Monday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) includes 3,010 new cases and 22 newly reported deaths. The state's COVID-19 death toll is now 8,559Through Oct. 22, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 907 – down from 915 reported Friday. It's the fifth straight decrease after reaching a high of 1,007. Of those hospitalized, 227 people are in intensive care and 680 were in general hospital care. Hospital capacity, despite four days of declining COVID-19 patients, remains very tight in Minnesota. The 3,010 positive results in Monday's update were from 59,125 completed tests, creating a test positivity rate of 5.09%. Todd County is currently at 4,053 confirmed cases of covid-19 along with 36 deaths.
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Follow the steps below: If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have it, follow the steps below to help protect other people in your home and community.
Clean high-touch surfaces in your isolation area (“sick room” and bathroom) every day; let a caregiver clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in other areas of the home.
High-touch surfaces include phones, remote controls, counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.
Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the operator that you have or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before medical help arrives.
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