Minnesota reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases; active cases at record high

    The coronavirus.

    More than 114,500 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 2,151 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

    The figures reported Tuesday include 1,150 new cases and seven deaths. For the past week, the state has reported an average of at least 1,000 new cases daily, with the seven-day average of active cases reaching a record high, MPR reported.

    Approximately 2,355,124 tests have been completed. The state announced Tuesday that free saliva testing sites would open in 10 locations statewide as part of a push to increase testing.

    Of the 114,574 people who have tested positive, 102,624 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.