Newly Confirmed COVID Cases Slip in MN; 4 New Deaths

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials say the number of newly confirmed coronavirus case slipped after several days of large case counts.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 480 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the state to 52,281 since the pandemic began.

Minnesota reported its largest one-day case count on Sunday with more than 860 cases.. The Star Tribune reports the drop in newly confirmed cases could be the result of a decrease in tests processed.

About 9,000 diagnostic tests were reported Tuesday, down from nearly 13,600 reported on Monday.

Health officials reported four additional deaths Tuesday, raising Minnesota’s total to 1,580.

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