MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm gave an update on the COVID-19 numbers locally and around the world. Worldwide, there are over 5.1 million cases and 333,000 deaths. In the United States, there are over 1.47 million cases and 94,700 deaths. Locally, in Minnesota, there was a record-high number of new daily cases, up over 800 from Thursday. The total is at 19,005 confirmed cases. There was also a record high number of daily deaths statewide at 33. The total confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in Minnesota is now at 842. Twenty-seven of the 33 new deaths were residents of long-term care facilities.
Below are some other takeaways from Friday’s update: