ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota reports four new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state’s death toll from the new coronavirus to nine.
State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says three of the new deaths were among people who lived in long-term care facilities in Hennepin County.
The fourth death was in Martin County, in southern Minnesota, but was not linked to long-term care.
The Star Tribune reports the four deaths are the biggest one-day jump in Minnesota coronavirus deaths since the state’s first confirmed case was reported March 6.
The Minnesota Department of Health reports 503 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 62 from the previous day.