Minnesota records 5 new COVID-19 deaths, 519 cases

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported 5 new deaths from COVID-19 along with 519 confirmed cases in the last two days.

All of the deaths reported were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. So far, 1,471 people have died statewide from the virus, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

A total of 38,136 people have tested positive for COVID-19 during the pandemic. The number of people who are hospitalized from the virus has decreased in the last several weeks, but 253 people remain hospitalized.

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.