St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Minnesota on Sunday was the lowest since mid-April.

The Minnesota Department of Health today only reported four new COVID-19 deaths throughout the state. It was the lowest single-day death toll in Minnesota since April 13th when the state did not experience any deaths associated with the pandemic.

After reporting an elevated number of cases locally on Friday and Saturday, only seven new cases were detected in Olmsted County on Sunday. Testing identified 34 new cases on Saturday and 23 last Friday.

Statewide, the total number of COVID-19 cases now exceeds 33,000 with the addition of the 308 new cases reported today. About 8600 tests were completed yesterday after over 12,000 were finished Saturday and the total from Friday was above 16,000.

COVID-19 hospitalizations have remained on a generally downward trend since late May. There are currently 332 people hospitalized due to the new coronavirus and 156 of the patients are in intensive care.

The number of Minnesotans who have recovered and no longer require isolation has risen to over 29,000.

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