COVID deaths reported in Waseca, Watonwan counties

State health officials reported 16 COVID-19 deaths Thursday, including deaths in Watonwan and Waseca counties.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, Waseca County recorded its 20th coronavirus death; Watonwan County, the ninth.  Both deaths involved a person in their late 70’s.  Minnesota’s death toll now stands at 6,814.

Another 1,857 new COVID-19 cases were reported by MDH Thursday.  Blue Earth County reported 30 new infections.  Brown County added another 20 cases; Nicollet County, a dozen, and Waseca County, nine.


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