Minnesota sets a new daily record in new COVID cases. It’s firmly in the red zone.
[A] Minnesota Department of Health spokesman said Friday that the record-high case count includes few backlogged cases. The number of tests reported to the state Thursday were unusually high, with 44,398 tests. That is more than double the 20,646 tests reported one day earlier. Health officials also said that there were 13 additional deaths, with six of those among residents of long-term care facilities. In total, Minnesota so far has recorded 119,396 COVID-19 cases along with 2,212 deaths.