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Minnesota goes over 1,000 in deaths due to the coronavirus

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has topped more than 1,000 deaths from the coronavirus, the state Department of Health said Saturday.

The updated report shows an increase of 30 deaths in the last day, raising the total to 1,026. Of those, 837 were residents of long-term care facilities, officials said.

The state went over the 24,000 mark in total COVID-19 cases, after 659 positive tests from Friday’s lab work. The number of health care workers who have been infected stands at 2,646.

A total of 589 are hospitalized, a drop of three from Friday. The number of intensive care patients increased by four, to 263.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.