Seventy-nine Minnesotans have died of COVID-19 as of 4 p.m. April 13, according to the Minnesota Department of Health — twice the total number of deaths reported one week earlier.
Since the state confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 6, 1,695 people have tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. About half have recovered and no longer need to be isolated, according to MDH.
On April 8, Gov. Tim Walz extended the stay-at-home order — initially set to end April 10 — through May 4 in hopes of slowing the spread of 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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