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Minnesota reports 629 new COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths

By: - August 5, 2020 2:32 pm

The coronavirus.

More than 57,700 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,629 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The figures reported Wednesday include 629 new cases and nine deaths.

Approximately 1,090,303 tests have been completed. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, 303 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, 152 of them in intensive care units.

Of the 57,779 people who have tested positive, 51,223 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.

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