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Minnesota reports 3 COVID-19 deaths

By: - July 21, 2020 11:53 am

The coronavirus.

More than 47,400 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,548 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The department said that a data management system issue affected COVID-19 case counts for Monday and Tuesday. More than 900 new cases were reported Monday — which would have been the state’s highest daily total — but it is more accurate to put the case counts at about 636 each day for Monday and Tuesday, according to MDH.

Approximately 876,859 tests have been completed. As of 4 p.m. Monday, 266 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, 112 of them in intensive care units.

Of the 47,457 people who have tested positive, 41,511 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.