- Associated Press - Saturday, November 28, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota reported 45 new COVID-19 deaths and more than 9,000 coronavirus cases on Saturday.

The Star Tribune reports the tally released Saturday covers two days worth of data.

The report from the Minnesota Department of Health came one day after the state for the first time saw more than 100 deaths reported within a 24-hour period.

With the latest figures, Minnesota has now seen 304,023 positive cases, 16,423 hospitalizations and 3,521 deaths since the pandemic arrive here in March.

Residents of long-term care and assisted-living facilities accounted for 23 of the newly announced deaths, and 2,378 deaths since the start of the pandemic.



Numbers released Saturday show health care workers have accounted for 22,292 positive cases - up by more than 200 cases from last week. More than 257,000 people who were infected no longer need to be isolated.

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