MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials Friday reported a single-day high of 3,165 new coronavirus infections, with 18 deaths. The state also reported 738 hospitalizations, another single-day high, with 176 people in intensive care.

States around the country are struggling with rising cases of the coronavirus.

Despite the rising hospitalizations, Dr. Rahul Koranne of the Minnesota Hospital Association told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that hospitals are in better position to handle the surge than earlier this year.

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New COVID-19 Cases Reported Today by County

  • Stearns: 219
  • Wright: 92
  • Sherburne: 64
  • Benton: 51
  • Morrison: 25
  • Mille Lacs: 22

The U.S. also saw it's largest single-day new case total with 88,521 -- bringing the total number of American cases more than nine million, at 9,007,298. The U.S. coronavirus death toll stands at 229,293.

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