Only two and a half percent of Minnesotans that have received COVID-19 test have tested positive for Coronavirus.

“There have been 2336 tests administered and 60 of them have been positive,” said Kris Ehresman with the Minnesota Department of Health.

Ehresman was asked if any conclusions can be drawn from that.

“It does indicate that the (COVID-19) symptoms are fairly common so there’s a number of people that have been tested that may have had influenza or other illnesses. As we focus our testing on hospitalized patients that will certainly make a difference in the numbers.”

The Minnesota Department of Health announced new standards for testing Tuesday, which will focus on hospitalized patients, health care workers and residents in congregate living settings, such as long-term care.