Murray County loses resident to coronavirus

MINNESOTA – Murray County has lost a resident to COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Friday’s daily report shows five newly reported deaths, with one of them a person in their 90s from Murray County.

There were 773 newly reported cases on Friday’s report, with two in Cottonwood County, one in Jackson County, two in Murray County, seven in Nobles County, four in Pipestone County and five in Rock County.

There have been 1,566 deaths across the state since the pandemic began. As of Friday, there were 278 people hospitalized due to coronavirus, with 108 in ICU.

Of the 49,488 positive cases in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic, about 87 percent of people infected have recovered to the point they no longer need to be isolated.

The newest counts come as Gov. Tim Walz’s statewide mask-wearing order for restaurants, stores and other public indoor gathering spaces is set to start at midnight.

The governor, along with the Department of Education, are scheduled to make an announcement regarding how schools will move forward in the fall on Thursday, July 30.

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