MDH Reports 1,169 New Cases of COVID-19, Stearns County Adds 42

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As of Saturday, over 2.45 million tests for COVID-19 have been completed in Minnesota.

There were 1,169 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 more deaths reported Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Health. The county surpassed 2,000 cases on August 7 (32 days), 3,000 cases on September 15 (39 days) and 4,000 cases on October 14 (29 days).

In counties: Allegheny is reporting an increase of 132 cases; Philadelphia an increase of 193; Berks an increase of 108 cases; DE an increase of 104; and Westmoreland an increase of 98 cases.

MDH's data shows Benton County 35 new cases for Benton County, however the county dashboard shows 38 new cases.

Clark County's number of new COVID-19 cases increased by 27 percent this week, with 43 new cases reported on Friday.

MDH says Sherburne County also had two of the 19 deaths reported, a resident in their 80's and another in their 90s. It took from March 7 to July 6 (122 days) for the county to reach 1,000 cases.

The state's record-breaking case numbers comes on a Thursday testing volume that more than doubles the usual test volume over recent days.

There have been over 117,000 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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