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State exceeds 8K COVID-19 cases since March 6

In a record setting day, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 728 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total to 8,579 total confirmed cases in Minnesota since March 6.

As of Wednesday, 443 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, including 180 in intensive care. The MDH confirmed that 5,005 positive cases are no longer in isolation.

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The number of deaths reported on Wednesday was 30, raising Minnesota’s total to 485 since March 21. Of that, 391 were residents of long-term or assisted living facilities.

The MDH confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday in Mower County, making the total number of positive cases in Mower County 35 since March 19.

Neighboring counties of Olmsted, Dodge, Steele, Freeborn and Fillmore have reported 322, 21, 29, 38 and 12 cases, respectively. Olmsted has also reported eight deaths and Fillmore has reported one death.