By Associated Press - Sunday, December 13, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota health officials on Sunday confirmed 85 new deaths due to complications from the coronavirus, lifting the death toll to 4,444 since the start of the pandemic.

The state reported 3,439 positive COVID-19 tests in the last day, for an overall count of 378,823. Health care workers have accounted for 28,337 positive cases

There were 1,272 new cases per 100,000 people in Minnesota over the past two weeks, which ranks fourth in the country for new cases per capita, according to The COVID Tracking Project. One in every 186 people in Minnesota tested positive in the past week.

Four counties have surpassed 25,000 cases, including Hennepin with 77,378, Ramsey with 32,735, Dakota with 26,504 and Anoka with 25,030. Those counties have combined for 2,329 deaths.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

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