ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Health says there were 12 deaths Sunday related to the COVID-19 virus. One of those deaths was a person in their '90s from Benton County.

There were 980 new cases statewide, with Stearns County reporting 31 new cases, Sherburne County reporting 16 new cases, and Benton County reporting 9 new cases.

The death toll is now at 5,939 in Minnesota.

Minnesota is also approaching 450,000 total infections since the pandemic began.

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