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Minnesota reports 867 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths

By: - August 6, 2020 3:51 pm

The coronavirus.

More than 58,600 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,636 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The figures reported Thursday include 867 new cases and seven deaths.

Approximately 1,105,094 tests have been completed. As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, 319 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, 153 of them in intensive care units.

Of the 58,640 people who have tested positive, 51,604 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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