Second Minnesotan has died from COVID-19

MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday that a second Minnesotan has died of COVID-19.

The death has been confirmed in the MDH daily update, with a person in their 80s from Ramsey County dying this past Saturday. The first person to die in Minnesota from COVID-19 was also a person in their 80s from Ramsey County.

Confirmed cases in the state went up on Thursday to 346 – an additional 59 cases from Wednesday’s numbers. More than 30 people are currently hospitalized. Three more Minnesota counties have confirmed cases, bringing the number of counties to 36. In southwest Minnesota, Jackson County still has one case, while Martin County’s number has risen to 12 cases.

According to the MDH, not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so it is not a representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or had COVID-19. All data are preliminary and may change as cases are investigated.

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