Saturday coronavirus update: 51 new MN deaths, 6,265 new cases

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COVID-19 claimed the lives of three centenarians in Minnesota, according to a health department report Saturday.In total, the state’s death count reached 3,201, with an additional 51 reported on Saturday. Of those, three were 100 years or older, 11 were in their 90s, 19 in their 80s, 10 in their 70s, three in their 60s, two in their 50s and three in their 40s. Thirty-one were from long-term care or assisted-living facilities.
Hennepin had the most deaths with five. Ramsey and St. Louis had four. The rest had three or fewer.
The state reported another 6,265 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 262,952. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. Of the cumulative deaths in Minnesota, 68 percent have been in long-term care facilities.
A total of 14,745 — or about 6 percent —  of the overall total of those who tested positive have had to be hospitalized.
Overall, there have been 3,712,110 completed tests in the state.
Nearly 80 percent of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 are no longer in isolation. This number does not include deaths.

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