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111 Minnesotans have died from COVID-19

By: - April 17, 2020 11:02 am

Minnesota reported 17 deaths from COVID-19 between April 15 and 16 — the highest number in a 24-hour period during the pandemic.

Across the state, 111 people have died from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus since the state confirmed its first case March 6, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The number of reported deaths has nearly doubled since April 10.

The state’s tally of confirmed cases has now topped 2,000, with 159 new cases reported as of 4 p.m. April 16. One-hundred of the new cases are in Hennepin County.

Of the 2,071 Minnesotans who tested positive, 1,066 have recovered. Due to testing limitations, those totals don’t include everyone who is sick with or has recovered from COVID-19.

For more data related to the coronavirus pandemic in Minnesota and the United States, check out Minnesota Reformer’s daily COVID-19 tracker.

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Rilyn Eischens
Rilyn Eischens

Rilyn Eischens is a data reporter with the Reformer. Rilyn was born and raised in Minnesota and has worked in newsrooms in the Twin Cities, Iowa, Texas and most recently Virginia, where she covered education for The Staunton News Leader. She's an alumna of the Dow Jones News Fund data journalism program and the Minnesota Daily. When Rilyn isn't in the newsroom, she likes to read, add to her plant collection and try new recipes.