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Hospitalizations rise as Minnesota COVID-19 infections hit 742, with 1 more death

A sign on the marquee of In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre offers hope during the COVID-19 outbreak Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Minne
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Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to increase. There are 75 patients needing inpatient care, an increase of 21 from Wednesday. Thirty-eight patients are in ICU.

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As deaths mount, pressure is building on the state to release more. The Minnesota Department of Health has cited concerns that releasing names would violate privacy laws.
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Alarmed by the numbers gathering at the most popular lakes and trails, parks leaders doubled down on their call for people to spread out and visit smaller neighborhood parks instead. They say doing so could head off more drastic action, such as closing parks altogether.
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