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Minnesota reports 470 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths

By: - August 12, 2020 3:43 pm

The coronavirus.

More than 62,300 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,678 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The figures reported Wednesday include 470 new cases and 12 deaths.

Approximately 1,188,288 tests have been completed. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, 335 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, 154 of them in intensive care units.

Of the 62,303 people who have tested positive, 55,855 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.