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Minnesota reports 578 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths

By: - July 15, 2020 2:57 pm

The coronavirus.

More than 43,700 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,518 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The figures reported Wednesday include 578 new cases and eight deaths.

Approximately 790,497 tests have been completed. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, 254 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, 106 of them in intensive care units.

Of the 43,742 people who have tested positive, 38,179 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.