MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported 7,219 new coronavirus cases, lifting the total number of positive tests to more than 270,000 since the start of the pandemic.

Officials confirmed 40 deaths due to complications from COVID-19 in the last day, for a total of 3,241 fatalities. Minnesota's death count is the 24th highest in the country overall and the 29th highest per capita at 58 deaths per 100,000 people, according to statistics filed Saturday by Johns Hopkins University researchers.

There were about 1,568 new cases per 100,000 people in Minnesota over the past two weeks, which ranks seventh in the country for new cases per capita. One in every 120 people in the state tested positive in the past week.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.