St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - After reporting only 6 new cases on Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Health today reported another 17 cases of COVID 19 in the state.

The total number of positive test results reported by the state health department is now up to 77. The new viral illness has now been detected in 16 Minnesota counties with the highest number of cases found in Hennepin County, where the total exceeds 20.

Several of the new cases reported today were in the Rochester area. Olmsted County Public Health says 3 additional cases have been confirmed in Olmsted County, where total currently stands at 6. 

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