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Minnesota COVID-19 cases rise to 21, Gov.Walz declares state of emergency

The Florida Department of Health issued the latest COVID-19 information Monday morning. (MGN)
The Florida Department of Health issued the latest COVID-19 information Monday morning. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Mar. 15, 2020 at 7:56 AM CDT
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Minnesota health officials say the number of cases of the coronavirus has risen to 21 in the state, and now includes a rural county.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Saturday the number of cases rose by seven since Friday. Among the new cases is a person in their 30s in Renville County, in southwestern Minnesota. Wright and Washington counties also report new cases.

All but one of Minnesota's patients are 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