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Minnesota reports 6 more COVID-19 deaths, including Olmsted County resident in their 20s

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Friday that six more people have died from COVID-19 in the state.

One of the people who died was a resident of Olmsted County in their 20s, MDH said. This brings the COVID-19 death toll in Olmsted County to 23. To date, a total of four individuals in their 20s have died from COVID-19 in the state, the Department said. Health officials said 12,915 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among that age group to date.

MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm said at 2 p.m. news briefing on Friday that the individual from Olmsted County was in their late 20s and had underlying health conditions.

Olmsted County Public Health Services has reported than recent cases in the county have continued to trend younger.

MDH said the other individuals whose deaths were reported in Friday's update were in their 90s, 80s and 70s.

Most reported COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota have been among residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. MDH said a total of 1,600 people have died from COVID-19 in the state. The Department said 1,223 of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Health officials also reported in Friday's update that 779 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. Twenty-one of the newly-reported cases were in Olmsted County, MDH said. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

A total of 54,463 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 6,259 health care workers, MDH said.

The Department said 47,289 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

MDH reported more than 16,600 newly-completed COVID-19 tests in the state, bringing the total number of tests completed to about 1,024,916.

Health officials said 312 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota as of Friday, including 151 COVID-19 patients in the ICU. That's 10 more COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU, and four more patients hospitalized not in the ICU than the Department reported in Thursday's update.

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

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