Minnesota announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths, 60 more cases, bringing state total to 689

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MINNEAPOLIS (Star Tribune) – Minnesota now has 689 confirmed COVID-19 cases, an increase of 60 from Tuesday, with five more deaths reported.

So far there have been 17 fatalities in the state from the new coronavirus.

There are currently 54 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, a decrease of two from Tuesday. But one more person was admitted to intensive care, bringing that total to 27.

Among all Minnesotans who were confirmed to have COVID-19,342 have since recovered and no longer need to be isolated.

State and private testing labs processed about 1,400 patient samples Tuesday. So far about 21,200 tests have been run.

Minnesota officials emphasize that there are many more cases in the state that have not been confirmed through testing.

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