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Minnesota reports 609 new COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths

By: - July 10, 2020 3:19 pm

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More than 40,700 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,495 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The figures reported Wednesday include 609 new cases and five deaths.

Approximately 725,825 tests have been completed, an increase of 19,204 from the day before. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, 227 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, 124 of them in intensive care units.

Of the 40,767 people who have tested positive, 35,442 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.