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Minnesota COVID-19 deaths increase to 9

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota increased by 62 Sunday as the number of deaths from the virus jumped by four.

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed nine deaths related to COVID-19 as of Sunday morning. – Provided

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 503 people have tested positive for COVID-19, and nine people have died.

The agency stated 17,657 tests have been completed, including 7,703 from the Minnesota Department of Health public health lab and 9,954 from external laboratories. The department states not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so it is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or had COVID-19.

Seventy-five people have required hospitalization, and 39 remain hospitalized as of Sunday.

Hennepin County has the highest number of confirmed cases at 171, followed by Olmsted County at 47, Ramsey County at 46 and Dakota County at 39.

There was no increase in confirmed cases in area counties. Mower County has had 11 confirmed cases; Steele, five; Waseca, three; and Faribault, one.

No cases have been reported in Freeborn County.