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Minnesota reaches 200 COVID-19 deaths

Two-hundred people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, according to numbers released by the Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday.

The MDH reported 21 new deaths from COVID-19 Thursday, the largest single day increase since the first COVID-19 death in Minnesota was reported on March 21.

Thursday also marked the largest single day increase in reported cases with 221, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Minnesota to 2,942 out of 51,548 tests. Of those cases, 268 were hospitalized as of Thursday, with 104 in intensive care, while 1,536 were no longer in isolation.

Locally, Mower County remains at 27 confirmed cases. Neighboring Olmsted County reported nine new cases, going from 204 to 213, as well as its fifth COVID19-related death. Fillmore County reported one new case, going from 11 to 12, as well as its first COVID-19-related death.