ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 13 additional COVID-19 deaths bringing the overall total to 6,737.

There were 1,107 new cases of the virus Thursday.

Stearns County added 31 new cases, Sherburne County added 28, and Benton County added 6 new cases.

More than 495,000 Minnesotans have contracted the virus since the pandemic began. Of those, more than 15,000 remain in self-quarantine.

Minnesota has now completed nearly 7.7-million tests.


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