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Minnesota reports 695 new COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths

By: - May 12, 2020 12:48 pm

The coronavirus.

More than 12,400 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 614 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The totals reported Tuesday include 695 new cases and 23 deaths.

More than 5,000 tests were completed between Sunday and Monday, the highest daily total since the state announced in late April a plan to increase testing capacity. The daily totals still remain far below the maximum capacity of about 10,000 tests per day.

A total of 120,834 Minnesotans have been tested.

Of the 12,494 people who have tested positive for COVID-19, 8,223 have recovered and no longer need to be isolated.

For more data related to the coronavirus pandemic in Minnesota and the United States, check out Minnesota Reformer’s daily COVID-19 tracker.

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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.