MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health has announced 315 new COVID-19 cases and 10 additional deaths Monday.

The additional cases bring the state’s total positive cases to 35,861, with 31,225 no longer needing isolation.

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Meanwhile, hospitalizations for the disease are continuing to trend downward. As of Monday, 278 people are in the hospital battling COVID-19, with 140 in intensive care.

The state’s death toll is now 1,435. The majority of the deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities.

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Testing has now breached over 592,900 overall in the state. About 7,522 were completed in the last 24 hours. The state’s goal is 20,000 tests a day.

For most people, COVID-19 symptoms are mild, such as fever and coughing. However, the disease, which attacks the lungs, can be deadly to the elderly and those with underlying issues.

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