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Minnesota reports sixth young COVID-19 death


March 24, 2021

Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune

People's Center Clinic medical assistant Kayse Abdirahman prepped doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at the clinic.

Minnesota on Tuesday reported its sixth death in someone 24 or younger from COVID-19, an infectious disease that has caused 6,789 deaths overall in the state.

The state Department of Health also reported 870 more diagnosed infections with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, bringing its overall case count to 507,231. An Anoka County resident age 20 to 24 was among seven COVID-19 deaths reported on Tuesday and suffered from underlying health conditions that complicated the disease.

State health officials have urged people to continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and stay home when sick despite progress in vaccinating Minnesotans against COVID-19. The latest totals showed that 1,437,931 people in Minnesota had received vaccine, and 854,827 people had completed the series by receiving two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer versions or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson version.


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