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MDH: Mower County resident 1 of 17 who died of COVID-19 as reported on Sunday

MDH: Mower County resident 1 of 17 who died of COVID-19 as reported on Sunday Photo: MGNonline.

KAAL-TV
Updated: October 18, 2020 12:13 PM
Created: October 18, 2020 12:11 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- An elderly Mower County resident has died because of COVID-19 on Saturday according to the Minnesota Department of Health.  On Sunday, MDH reported 17 more people have died of the new coronavirus. This includes the elderly resident from Mower County. The 17 deaths bring up the total number of people who have died of COVID-19 in the state to 2,234.  1,574 of those who died were residents in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

On Sunday, Minnesota health officials say 1,732 more people tested positive for COVID-19 which brings up the total positive cases to 122,812. Officials say 12,432 of those are health care workers.

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Local counties with newly reported COVID-19 cases:

Dodge                  7             

Fillmore                5             

Freeborn              8

Mower                  4

Olmsted              24

Winona               10

Health officials also reported that 1,681,318 individuals in Minnesota have been tested for COVID-19.  To date, the total approximate completed tests are 2,509,734.

Other numbers related to COVID-19 cases in Minnesota:

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative)              108,316

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative)      8,866

Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative)         2,405


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