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Nine new cases confirmed in Mower County since May 1

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota since March 6 rose to 10,088 after the Minnesota Department of Health reported 723 new cases on Friday.

According to the MDH, 5,697 of those are no longer in isolation while 1,270 are health care workers.

So far, 101,270 tests have been conducted in Minnesota.

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An additional 26 deaths were reported on Friday, bringing the total number of Minnesota COVID-19 deaths to 534. The MDH reports that 434 deaths have been among residents in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Locally, another case was reported in Mower County, raising the total to 37 confirmed cases.

According to Mower County Health and Human Services Division Manager Pam Kellogg, nine new cases, all of which are in isolation, have been confirmed in Mower County since May 1. The remaining 28 cases are no longer in isolation.

Kellogg said she has not been notified of any hospitalizations.

Neighboring counties of Olmsted, Dodge, Steele and Freeborn all saw increases in COVID-19 cases, bringing their totals to 351, 24, 45 and 41, respectively. Olmsted County also reported another death, bringing that total to nine.