17 new Minnesota COVID-19 deaths reported
August 20, 2020
Seventeen COVID-19 deaths were reported by Minnesota health authorities on Wednesday - the highest single-day total since June 19.
Minnesota has now reported 1,738 deaths since the pandemic emerged in the state in early March. The addition on Wednesday of 567 newly lab-confirmed infections with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 also raised the state's case count to 66,618.
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 also increased to 321 as of Wednesday, including 152 patients in intensive care due to breathing problems or other complications from their infections.