MDH Reports Record-High 1,537 New COVID-19 Cases
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials reported 10 more COVID-19 deaths in the state on Saturday, and 1,537 new confirmed cases of the virus.
The one-day figure for newly confirmed cases is the highest since the pandemic started, but it comes on one of the highest-ever days of testing volume.
New Cases by County Reported Saturday
- Benton: 6
- Mille Lacs: 18
- Morrison: 10
- Sherburne: 22
- Stearns: 62
- Wright: 34
Since the start of the pandemic, Minnesota has reported a total of 110,828 confirmed cases and 2,131 deaths.
Residents of long-term care and assisted-living facilities accounted for five of the new deaths reported Saturday.
The state has been averaging about nine new deaths per day over the past week — somewhat higher than seven-day averages in recent months, but below May averages.
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