MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The operators of Minnesota’s state-run health exchange say a little more than 200,000 people have signed up for coverage through the exchange.

MNsure interim chief executive Scott Leitz says the exact number is 200,174.

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March 31 was the deadline for most people to get coverage or face a tax penalty. The number of enrollees has been slowly climbing as the state continues to process people who started their application before the deadline. The state had set a goal of 135,000 people soon after the MNsure website launched last October and suffered severe technical issues.

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MNsure recently signed a nearly $5 million contract with Deloitte Consulting to manage an overhaul of the website and computer systems.

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