ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD)  —  Minnesota has set a new record for the number of positive COVID-19 test results.  The Department of Health reported 5,908 Sunday, setting a new single-day high.

Thirty-one deaths push the state’s death toll to two-thousand-656.  The report indicates more than 16-thousand health care workers are among the 180-thousand-plus who have been infected by the virus.

Gov. Tim Walz is expected to renew the peacetime pandemic state of emergency later this and that will bring on a sixth special session of the Minnesota Legislature.