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.
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