MDH confirms 1st death related to COVID-19

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Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed the first death related to COVID-19.

MDH said the death occurred Thursday in Ramsey County. The patient was in their 80s.

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“Gwen and I extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones during this time of loss,” Gov. Tim Walz said in a statement. “As COVID-19 continues to spread in Minnesota, we must all do what we can to keep each other safe.”

MDH reported Saturday a total of 137 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.