By Associated Press - Saturday, September 12, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota heath officials reported 929 positive COVID-19 tests and nine additional deaths on Saturday.

The newly reported positive cases bring the statewide to 83,588. Health officials said 9,077 health care workers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.

More than 76,600 people were marked as no longer needing isolation.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus was 1,906 on Saturday. Officials report that 1,389 of deaths have been among residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 6,899 people have required hospitalization. Of those, 247 remain in those facilities, with 140 in intensive care.

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.

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