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Minnesota reports 498 new COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths

By: - June 26, 2020 4:38 pm

The coronavirus.

More than 34,600 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,411 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The figures reported Friday include 498 new cases and five deaths.

Approximately 557,278 tests have been completed, an increase of 14,560 from the day before. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, 335 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, 157 of them in intensive care units.

Of the 34,616 people who have tested positive, 30,008 have recovered and 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.