Minnesota sees 70 deaths from COVID-19; cases surpass 1,500

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Department of Health says six more people have died from COVID-19, raising the state’s number of coronavirus-related deaths to 70.

Health officials also said 109 additional people have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in Minnesota to 1,536.

The new deaths reported Sunday include four Hennepin County residents, one Washington County resident and one St. Louis County resident. All of them were in their 60s or older.

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