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Minnesota reports 1,099 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths

By: - September 18, 2020 12:33 pm

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More than 87,800 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,950 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The figures reported Friday include 1,099 new cases and eight deaths.

Approximately 1,791,680 tests have been completed. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, 250 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, 136 of them in intensive care units.

Of the 87,807 people who have tested positive, 80,221 no longer need to be isolated.

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Rilyn Eischens
Rilyn Eischens

Rilyn Eischens is a former data reporter for the Minnesota 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.