(St. Paul, MN)  —  Over 37-hundred new COVID-19 cases are being reported in Minnesota.  Health officials announced the new cases yesterday, along with 40 additional deaths.  More than 16-hundred people in the state are hospitalized for COVID-related illnesses, with 330 in the ICU.  Over 952-thousand Minnesotans have tested positive for the virus and more than 98-hundred have died since the pandemic began.