Minnesota reports record-tying 72 COVID-19 deaths, 6,399 new infections

MINNEAPOLIS — The known toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota has reached 289,303 infections and 3,375 deaths — including 6,399 infections and a record-tying 72 deaths reported Wednesday — but new estimates suggest broader spread of the infectious disease.Roughly 15% of Minnesotans — about 846,000 people — have likely been infected with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 when including those who had no symptoms or weren’t tested, said Michael Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.After more than eight months of the p…

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