There are now nearly 300 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Minnesota. Jan Malcolm, commissioner of the state Department of Health:

“As we’ve said before this total of 287 confirmed lab cases reflects only results from laboratory testing. We know there are more cases and that the virus is circulating in our communities.”

As of yesterday, there were 26 patients in the hospital, 12 of those in intensive care.   The age of those affected ranges from 6 months to 94 years old in age.