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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s count of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen above 1,000. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 83 new cases Tuesday to raise the state's total to 1,069.
The number of deaths rose by four to 34. The department says 120 patients were hospitalized as of Tuesday, an increase of five, while 64 were in intensive care Tuesday, up seven since Monday.
The Minnesota Legislature meets Tuesday to approve a bill to ensure that first responders and health care workers who catch COVID-19 will qualify for workers compensation, regardless of whether they can prove they contracted it on the job.
Olmsted County also went over 100 positive cases (103) and has the second-most cases of any county in Minnesota.
Winona County has three deaths related to the virus. Olmsted County has two.
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Total approximate number of completed tests: 29,260
Total approximate number of completed tests from the MDH Public Health Lab: 8,922
Total approximate number of completed tests from external laboratories: 20,338
Minnesota Case Information
Total positive: 1,069
Patients who no longer need to be isolated: 549
Total cases requiring hospitalization: 242
Hospitalized as of today: 120
Hospitalized in ICU as of today: 64
Cases by county
Olmsted - 103
Mower - 18
Freeborn - 14. The 12th case is a person in their 80s, the 13th case is in their 40s, and the 14th case is in their 20s. One person is hospitalized.
Fillmore - 10
Goodhue - 12
Dodge - 11
Winona - 16
Steele - 8
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