Minnesota reports record-high 2,800 new virus cases

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota health officials on Thursday reported more than 2,800 new coronavirus cases and 32 deaths.

Thursday’s case count marks the highest number of cases in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic. The 32 reported deaths are three shy of the state’s highest single-day total and the second time this month that deaths climbed over 30.

The state’s totals now stand at more than 142,000 cases and more than 2,400 deaths. Minnesota’s latest test positivity rate sits at more than 7%, an increase over the past two weeks, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project.

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