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COVID death reported in Redwood County Thursday

A death in Redwood County was among a dozen reported Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health.  The death involved a person in his or her late 80s, and is the 35th death reported in Redwood County since the start of the pandemic.

COVID-19 hospitalizations, which rose above 400 Wednesday for the first time since January, were up again Thursday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The latest report showed 435 current hospitalizations, which included 105 patients in intensive care.

Eight of Thursday’s deaths were private residents; 4 came from long-term care or assisted living.  Minnesota’s official death toll, according to the state, rose to 6,860.

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