17 more Minnesotans die of COVID-19 as state’s toll hits 160, Nobles County increases to 101

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Health officials say 17 more Minnesotans have died from COVID-19, raising the state’s death toll to 160. The 17 new deaths tied a high set last Friday.

The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday also reported 97 new confirmed cases to boost the state’s total to 2,576. It was the first time since last Tuesday that it reported fewer than 100 new cases.

But officials caution that the real number of infections is likely much higher because most people don’t qualify for testing. Officials also say 237 Minnesotans were hospitalized with the disease as of Tuesday, unchanged from Monday.

Cases in Nobles County increased 101 on Tuesday.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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