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Minnesota reports 705 new COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths

By: - May 18, 2020 3:07 pm

The coronavirus.

More than 16,300 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 731 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The totals reported Monday include 704 new cases and nine deaths.

More than 6,000 tests were completed between Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 156,606 Minnesotans have been tested for COVID-19.

Of the 16,372 people who have tested positive, 10,764 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.