MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota health officials urged this week that people wear masks, and wear them properly, as the state reported an additional seven COVID-19-related deaths on Saturday and 964 new infections.

More than 6,300 people have died in Minnesota and more than 470,000 people have been confirmed to have COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

State figures show more than 209,010 people have received the full two-dose series of the vaccine.

Officials say people need to wear masks correctly. Researchers at the University of Minnesota reviewed video of public events and found roughly a quarter of people were wearing masks under their noses.

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