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Minnesota reports 2,534 new coronavirus cases, 40 additional deaths Sunday

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Published: Dec. 27, 2020 at 12:39 PM CST
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported 2,534 positive COVID-19 cases and 40 deaths from data recorded over the past two days.

The update that combined Friday and Saturday confirmations increased the total of number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 409,061. The cumulative amount of fatalities stands at 5,147, of which 3,332 were in long-term care facilities.

There were about 555 new cases per 100,000 people in Minnesota over the past two weeks, which ranks 42nd in the country for new cases per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. One in every 471 people in the state tested positive in the past week.

About 5.48 million COVID-19 tests and 2,999 vaccinations have been completed in Minnesota, health officials said Sunday.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

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