Minnesota reports 42 COVID-19 deaths over the weekend

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    Minnesota reported 42 deaths from COVID-19 between Friday and Sunday, including 28 deaths in one 24-hour period over the weekend.

    Across the state, 286 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 doubled since April 20.

    The state’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases has topped 3,800, with 214 new cases reported as of 4 p.m. April 26. A handful of rural counties have the highest case rates in Minnesota, with the largest number of cases per capita in Nobles County, where there are 181 cases per 10,000 residents, and in Martin County, with 20 cases per 10,000 residents.

    Of the 3,816 Minnesotans who tested positive, 1,842 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.

    Rilyn Eischens
    Rilyn Eischens is a data reporter with the Reformer. Rilyn is a Minnesota native 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.