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Minnesota reports 32 more COVID-19 deaths, a new single-day high

By: - May 21, 2020 10:50 am

The coronavirus.

Minnesota reported 32 deaths from COVID-19 between Tuesday and Wednesday — the highest number of deaths in a 24-hour period during the pandemic.

Across the state, 809 people have died from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus since the state confirmed its first case on March 6, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The state’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases has topped 18,000, with 539 new cases reported as of 4 p.m. Wednesday. More than 173,500 Minnesotans have been tested.

Of the 18,200 Minnesotans who tested positive, 12,488 have recovered. Due to testing limitations in March and April, 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 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.