Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Sunday, June 14

Hospitalizations are at their lowest level in more than a month.
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Sunday's coronavirus update from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that 15 more people have died from COVID-19, which brings the state's death toll since mid-March to 1,298.

The latest 24-hour reporting period included 9,718 diagnostic tests, which resulted in 311 positive results, 12 of which have since been removed for an official tally of 299.

Of the latest deaths, 11 out of 15 occurred in long-term care or assisted-living facilities. Of the total deaths, 1,030 have been residents of long-term care or assisted-living facilities.

The number of patients who are hospitalized, including in intensive care, continues to fall, now totaling 369, of whom 186 are in the ICU. This is adding more data to suggest that the virus is plateauing in Minnesota, even though cases and hospitalizations are rising in other states that have loosened restrictions, particularly Texas and Arizona.

The slowing of cases and hospitalizations comes despite it now being more than two weeks since Memorial Day and the start of the George Floyd protests. Health officials have said it could take up to three weeks before knowing if the large crowds resulted in enhanced spread of the virus. 

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:

  • Tests: 417,710 (up from 407,992)
  • Confirmed cases: 30,471 (up from 30,172)
  • Deaths: 1,298 (up from 1,283)
  • Still hospitalized: 369 (down from 390)
  • Patients in intensive care: 186 (down from 191).
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 26,090 (up from 25,620)

There have been 31 patients deemed to have "probably" died from COVID-19, though that total isn't included in the aforementioned death toll. Those cases represent victims who never received a COVID-19 test, but for whom doctors believe within a reasonable degree of certainty that the virus caused their death.

Meanwhile, health officials are encouraging anyone who attended protests in recent days to go in for a COVID-19 test, and they recommend doing so whether you have symptoms or not.

You can find your closest testing facility in Minnesota through this link.

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