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Minnesota reports 567 new COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths

By: - August 19, 2020 3:24 pm

The coronavirus.

More than 66,600 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,738 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The figures reported Wednesday include 567 new cases and 17 deaths.

Approximately 1,308,264 tests have been completed. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, 321 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, 152 of them in intensive care units.

Of the 66,618 people who have tested positive, 60,242 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.