Another eight deaths from COVID-19 were reported Saturday by the Minnesota Department of Health, bringing the state’s overall total to 7,072.
Of those who died, two were in their 90s, two were in their 80s, two were in their 70s, one each was in his or her 60s and 50s. Four were from long-term care or assisted-living facilities.
The deaths were in Anoka, Chippewa, Douglas, Hennepin, McLeod and Wright counties.
The state reported another 2,104 infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 566,687. Of the cumulative deaths in Minnesota, 61 percent have been in long-term care facilities.
A total of 29,703 — or about 5 percent — of the overall total of those who tested positive since March 2020 have had to be hospitalized.
Overall, there have been 9,044,360 completed tests in the state.
Throughout the state, 1.7 million people — or about 31 percent of the state’s population — have received a completed vaccine series, the health department reported Thursday. In Ramsey County, 170,885 people have received both doses. In Washington County, 80,729 and in Dakota County, 128,167.
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Author: Deanna Weniger