COVID-19 deaths were reported in multiple southern Minnesota counties Tuesday, including Redwood, Renville, Blue Earth, Brown, and Sibley, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Tuesday.

The Redwood County victim was the 16th alleged in that county since the start of the pandemic, and was in his or her early 80s. Renville County’s reported 15th victim was in his or her 90s.

The death in Blue Earth County was a person 90 to 94-years-old, and was the 11th death in the county. Brown and Sibley counties each reported the death of a person 65 to 69-years-old, the sixth and fourth death, respectively for those counties. Deaths were also reported in McLeod, Mower, and Nobles counties, among others.

Three deaths came from a group home, 12 from long-term care, and eleven from a private residence. Minnesota now has a total of 2,943 deaths.