ST. PAUL -- For the first time since January, Minnesota has top over 2,000 new cases of COVID-19.

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The Minnesota Department of Health says there were 2,140 new cases and 12 more deaths reported Wednesday.


Olmsted County reported 24 new infections. Locally, just under 67,000 Olmsted County residents have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine and almost 48,000 are now fully vaccinated.

The statewide daily testing positivity rate was about 6.2 percent.

State health officials say 521,667 people have tested positive for the virus in Minnesota, with just over 500,000 no longer needing to be in isolation.


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