ST. PAUL -- Minnesota saw a dip in the number of new positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths for the second straight day.

The Minnesota Department of Health says there were 727 new cases and two deaths Sunday, with zero deaths in the tri-county area. The statewide death total is at 6,202.

As for number of new COVID-19 cases locally, Stearns County had 12, Sherburne County had 6 and Benton County had 2.

Over 462,500 people have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. Minnesota has completed over 6.5-million COVID-19 tests.

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