Minnesota COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 700

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota health officials say the death toll due to the coronavirus has reached 700, after 17 new cases were confirmed.

The report released Saturday showed 740 new cases of COVID-19, putting the total at 14,969.

The figure includes 63 new positive tests involving health care workers, increasing the total to 1,765.

There were mixed results in the hospitalization summary. Five fewer people were listed in medical facilities from Friday’s review, but the number of people in intensive care jumped from 200 to 225.

Twenty counties have now confirmed at least 100 cases of the virus.

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