ST. PAUL -- Two people in Minnesota died from COVID-19 related complications Monday.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting 456 new cases of the virus statewide. There were no deaths in the tri-county area but Stearns County had 10 new cases, Sherburne County had 4 new positives, and Benton County just 1.

Minnesota continues to stay below the 475,000 positive cases mark. So far there have been 474,621 people in Minnesota contract the disease.

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The death toll is now at 6,380 with about two-thirds of those coming in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Minnesota is on the doorstep of 7-million COVID-19 tests with 699,322 have been completed since the pandemic began.


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