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Minnesota reports 669 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths

By: - July 17, 2020 2:12 pm

The coronavirus.

More than 45,00 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,533 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The figures reported Friday include 669 new cases and seven deaths.

Approximately 819,511 tests have been completed. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, 252 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, 110 of them in intensive care units.

Of the 45,013 people who have tested positive, 38,568 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.