Minnesota sees 2 additional COVID-19 deaths, total cases reach 398

Friday, state health officials reported 52 new COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, bringing the total to 398.

Two more deaths related to COVID-19 have also been reported in the state, bringing the total to four deaths.

The MDH Public Health Lab has processed 6,929 tests, and private labs have completed 7,074 tests — private lab test totals had not been reported prior to Wednesday.

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At least one positive COVID-19 diagnosis has been reported in these Minnesota counties: Anoka, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone. Blue Earth, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Clay, Dakota, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Mahnomen, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Ramsey, Renville, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, St. Louis, Stearns, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Washington, Wilkin, Winona and Wright.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected about 553,000 people worldwide and killed about 25,000.

Just under 128,000 people worldwide have recovered from the virus.