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COVID-19 cases rise by over 100 Thursday

Positive cases of COVID-19 in the state rose by over 100 cases Thursday, according to the Minnesota Department of health.

As of today, there have been 1,912 cases in Minnesota, up from 1,809 the day before. There were seven more deaths, bringing the total to 94 statewide.

Mower County’s cases remained at 25.

Statewide there have been 41,675 completed tests and 1,020 patients no longer need isolation. As of Thursday, there were 213 people hospitalized with 103 in ICU.

Freeborn County now has 29 cases while to the north Dodge has 16 and Steele 9 cases. Olmsted is sitting at 163 cases and two deaths.

A Minnesota Public Radio story has reported that Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday he is pushing for 5,000 tests a day by May 4, which is when the stay-at-home order expires.