**UPDATE – SUNDAY**

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials are confirming more than 5,550 new cases of the coronavirus and 64 new deaths from complications due to COVID-19. There were about 1,468 new cases per 100,000 people in Minnesota over the past two weeks, which ranks second in the country behind South Dakota for new cases per capita. The COVID Tracking Project reports that one in every 136 people in Minnesota tested positive in the past week. Health care workers have accounted for 25,471 of the more than 350,000 positive tests. The fatalities announced Sunday raised the state’s death toll to 2,637 since the start of the pandemic.

SATURDAY

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials have reported 75 new COVID-19 deaths and more than 6,300 additional coronavirus cases. The state Health Department on Saturday said residents of long-term care and assisted-living facilities accounted for 40 of the newly announced deaths, and 2,599 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Since the virus started infecting Minnesotans in March, the state has reported 345,281 positive cases, 18,059 hospitalizations and 3,920 deaths. The state’s one-day count of 6,337 new cases came on a volume of 52,822 newly completed tests.

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