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Seven more Minnesota COVID-19 deaths cap worst week since June


October 5, 2020

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC/TNS)

ST. PAUL - Seven more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, state health officials reported Sunday, Oct. 4, ending one of the more deadly weeks of the pandemic in Minnesota since June.

All seven people were in their 70s or older, and four were residents of long-term care facilities, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota Department of Health. That brings the total death toll of the virus to 2,080.

Fatal cases have trended upward slightly, with 72 deaths over the past week, which is the most deaths over a seven-day span since June.


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