Minnesota health officials reported 806 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday — down from Saturday’s record high, but ahead of the recent daily average.

The state also reported nine more deaths from COVID-19, pushing the overall death toll to 1,657.

The new cases reported Sunday were based on more than 20,000 completed tests, among the highest testing totals on record so far in Minnesota. That pushed the daily percentage of positive tests below 4 percent in the latest report from the Minnesota Department of Health.

That’s down from a record 924 new cases and a 5.3 percent positive rate in Saturday’s report. Going into Sunday, the state had been averaging about 710 cases a day over the previous week.

The deaths reported Sunday included

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