Minnesota tops 1 million COVID cases since start of pandemic; death reported in Cottonwood County

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has topped a million cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

The state Department of Health confirmed 4,155 new cases Monday, lifting the total number of infections to 1,000,361. Another 53 deaths were also reported, which included a victim in their early 70’s from Cottonwood County.

The figures released Monday do not include cases from the holiday weekend, which are expected to be updated Tuesday.

Minnesota’s case count includes nearly 12,800 people who have become infected with COVID-19 more than once. Johns Hopkins University researchers report that there have been 703 new virus cases per 100,000 people in Minnesota over the past two weeks. That ranks 21st in the country for new cases per capita.

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