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Minnesota COVID-19 deaths total 79

By: - April 14, 2020 1:58 pm

The coronavirus.

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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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.