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COVID-19 cases rise in rural Minnesota: all but one patients currently recovering at home

Medical staff wearing safety garments assist a driver at a new coronavirus drive-up test clinic, one of several in the metropolitan Twin Cities area, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Bloomington, Minn. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minnesota health officials say the number of cases of the coronavirus has risen to 35 as of Sunday afternoon in the state, and now includes a rural county.

Among the new cases is a person in their 30s in Renville County, in southwestern Minnesota. Wright and Washington counties also report new cases.

It is important to note that all but one of Minnesota’s patients are currently recovering at home. A patient in Anoka County was in critical condition earlier in the week.

On Friday Gov. Tim Walz declared a peacetime state of emergency to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.


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