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Minnesota reports 463 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths

By: - July 8, 2020 3:06 pm

The coronavirus.

More than 39,500 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,485 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The figures reported Wednesday include 463 new cases and eight deaths.

Approximately 692,970 tests have been completed, an increase of 7,636 from the day before. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, 265 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, 122 of them in intensive care units.

Of the 39,589 people who have tested positive, 34,902 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.