Minnesota reports 779 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths

    The coronavirus.

    More than 54,400 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,600 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

    The figures reported Friday include 779 new cases and six deaths.

    Approximately 1,024,916 tests have been completed. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, 312 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, 151 of them in intensive care units.

    Of the 54,463 people who have tested positive, 47,289 no longer need to be isolated.

    Rilyn Eischens
    Rilyn Eischens is a data reporter with the Reformer. Rilyn is a Minnesota native 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.