Seven Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Seven more people have died after contracting the coronavirus in Minnesota, state health officials said Thursday.

Four of the additional deaths included people who were 85 years of age or older, according to the latest COVID-19 statistics in Minnesota. The others who died were ages 50 to 74.

Two deaths were reported in Hennepin County and the rest were in Carver, Dakota, Itasca, Lake of the Woods and Olmsted counties.

Three of the deaths were in assisted living or long-term care facilities, officials said.

COVID-19 continues to hit long-term care facilities especially hard. Of 1,837 coronavirus deaths in Minnesota, 1,348 of those deaths have been in assisted living or long-term care settings.

An additional 1,047 new cases were reported Thursday, bringing the total positive cases to 78,123 in Minnesota. Hennepin, Dakota and Ramsey counties had the most new cases. Positive test results in those counties totaled 426.

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