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Minnesota reports 20 new Winona Co. cases of COVID-19 along with one death

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WXOW/KTTC) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Wednesday that a person from Winona County died from COVID-19.

The person was between 65-69 according to the state. No other identifying information was immediately available.

It increases the total number of deaths in Winona County from the virus to 18.

Health officials reported in Wednesday’s update that a total of seven more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota. Three of the people who died were reportedly residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 1,933 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, MDH said. The Department reported that 1,402 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

On Wednesday, 513 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

MDH figures showed that Winona County had 20 new cases on Wednesday. They've now recorded 714 total cases to date.

Two new cases were reported in Fillmore County while Houston County had six, MDH said. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

A total of 85,813 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 9,303 health care workers, MDH said.

The Department reported that 79,583 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

MDH reported more than 9,900 COVID-19 tests in Wednesday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 1,743,611. The Department said about 1,252,392 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

As of Wednesday, there are 244 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 136 patients hospitalized in the ICU, health officials said. That’s five more patients hospitalized in the ICU and one more patient hospitalized not in the ICU than the Department reported in Tuesday’s update.

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

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