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Minnesota reports 365 new COVID-19 cases, a single-day high

By: - April 28, 2020 10:36 am

The coronavirus.

Minnesota reported 365 new COVID-19 cases between Sunday and Monday — the highest number in a 24-hour period — for a total of 4,181 cases.

Testing has increased in the past week, since the state announced a plan to test up to 20,000 Minnesotans daily through a joint effort with Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Still, the single-day spike in confirmed cases outpaced the reported number of completed tests.

As of April 27, 301 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 number of reported deaths has nearly doubled in the past week.

More than 63,800 Minnesotans have been tested for COVID-19, an increase of 2,561 between Sunday and Monday.

A handful of rural counties have the highest case rates in Minnesota. Nobles County has the largest number of cases per capita, with 216 cases per 10,000 residents. Martin County has 26 cases per 10,000 residents.

Of the 4,181 Minnesotans who tested positive, 1,912 have recovered. Due to testing limitations, 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.