Record 56 COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday in Minnesota
November 12, 2020
A single-day record 56 COVID-19 deaths were reported by state authorities on Wednesday in Minnesota, where new early bar closing times and caps on receptions, parties and social gatherings will seek to slow the spread of the infectious disease.
Minnesota has reported 2,754 deaths due to COVID-19, an infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus.
Accelerated spread of the virus is reflected by the increase in the positivity rate of diagnostic testing from 5% a month ago to more than 12%. More than 194,000 infections have been verified through testing, including 4,900 reported on Wednesday.