ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials say the number of newly confirmed coronavirus case slipped after several days of large case counts.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 480 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the state to 52,281 since the pandemic began.
Minnesota reported its largest one-day case count on Sunday with more than 860 cases..
The Star Tribune reports the drop in newly confirmed cases could be the result of a decrease in tests processed.
About 9,000 diagnostic tests were reported Tuesday, down from nearly 13,600 reported on Monday.
Health officials reported four additional deaths Tuesday, raising Minnesota’s total to 1,580.