Saturday coronavirus update: 13 new MN deaths, 826 new cases; 8 percent of Minnesotans vaccinated

Another 13 deaths from COVID-19 were reported Saturday by the Minnesota Department of Health, bringing the overall total to 6,475.

Of those who died, three were in their 90s, five were in their 80s, two were in their 70s and three were in their 60s. Eight were from long-term care or assisted-living facilities.

Hennepin County had four and Dakota County had three. Six other counties had one death each.

The state reported another 826 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 483,790. Of the cumulative deaths in Minnesota, 63 percent have been in long-term care facilities.

A total of 25,714 — or about 5 percent — of the overall total of those who tested positive since last March have had to be hospitalized.

Overall, there have been 7,316,923 completed tests in the state.

Throughout the state, 430,819 people — or about 8 percent — have received a completed vaccine series. In Ramsey County, 36,482 people have received both doses. In Washington County, 18,107, and in Dakota County, 25,032.

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