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Multiple COVID deaths in Blue Earth, Faribault counties

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 25 new deaths Thursday, including multiple fatalities in Blue Earth and Faribault counties.

Two deaths were reported in Blue Earth County, the victims in their late 70’s & 90’s.  Those fatalities bring Blue Earth County’s death toll to 59.  In Faribault County, three coronavirus deaths were logged, including a person in their early 60’s, and two victims in their 80’s.  Also in southern Minnesota, a Mower County resident in their late 50’s died of COVID, says MDH.

Four of the deaths reported Thursday were from September; the rest happened this month, according to MDH’s daily update.  Minnesota’s death toll is at 8,379.

Hospitalizations still hover near 1,000, with a capacity report showing 983 COVID-19 patients, including 258 in intensive care.

MDH also reports another 2,919 newly confirmed infections Thursday, which includes 30 cases in Blue Earth County; 18 in Nicollet County.

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