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Coronavirus In Minnesota: MDH Reports 1,684 More COVID-19 Cases And 21 Deaths

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported 1,684 new coronavirus cases and 21 more deaths.

According to Minnesota Department of Health, more than 34,000 tests were processed in the last 24 hours, including antigen tests (1,682).

So far, 2,349 people have died because of the virus. The vast majority of the deaths – 1,645 – have occurred in long-term care facilities.

MORE: MDH’s COVID-19 Situation Update

A total of 133,802 cases have been confirmed in the state since March. Of those, 118,485 people no longer need to self-isolate. More than 9,500 people have needed treatment in Minnesota hospitals. Health officials are urging people to avoid all gatherings, large and small.

According to the state’s Dial Back Dashboard, Minnesota’s seven-day positivity rate has risen to 6% as of Oct. 14, due to data lag. State officials say there are about 27 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents, a number that has increased since late September.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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