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17 new COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota include 13 long-term care residents


Face coverings are required on board all Metro Transit buses and trains. [Credit: Jerry Holt • Star Tribune]

Deaths from COVID-19 continue to be concentrated among the elderly and residents of long-term care facilities, with 13 of 17 newly reported fatalities on Tuesday involving residents of these facilities.

The pandemic has now been associated with 748 deaths in Minnesota, including 608 long-term care residents, according to the latest COVID-19 figures provided Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Total infections have reached 17,029, and the number of hospitalized patients stands at 545 - with 229 of those patients in intensive care.


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