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Five new COVID deaths in two days in Minnesota



Five people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota in the last two days, marking 16 days in a row where the daily death total was below 15.

The state reports 519 new cases since Friday, bringing the total for Minnesota to 38,136.

Of the new cases reported Sunday, there are two each in Winona County and Fillmore County.

Winona County has a total of 124 cases, with 15 deaths.

Fillmore has 30 total cases, and Houston has 25.

Houston County still has the lowest number of coronavirus cases among any Minnesota county along the Iowa border.

Sunday’s figures for Minnesota reflect both July 4th and 5th.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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