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SE MN seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WXOW) -- The Minnesota Department of Health said Saturday there were 806 new cases of COVID-19 in the state.

A dozen of the cases happened in SE Minnesota. Five were in Winona County, four in Fillmore County, and three in Houston County.

Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

A total of 41,571 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 4,016 health care workers, MDH reported.

The Department said 36,012 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

Health officials also reported in Saturday's update that four more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota. All four were people residing in a long-term care or assisted living facility, MDH said.

A total of 1,499 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, health officials said. MDH said 1,170 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

About 742,095 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota to date, including approximately 17,000 newly-completed tests between Friday and today.

Hospitalizations rose on Saturday. Health officials said 241 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state, up 14 from Friday. The number of people in intensive care dropped three people to 121.

This is the lowest number of COVID-19 patients MDH has reported hospitalized in the ICU since April 26, when MDH reported that there were 115 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Health experts have stated that most cases of COVID-19 do not require hospitalization.

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Kevin Millard

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