The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota climbed by 28 on Sunday — the largest single-day increase on record in the state since the pandemic began.
The confirmed death toll in Minnesota is now 272, the state Department of Health reported. Officials said 23 of the 28 deaths reported Saturday were residents of long-term care facilities — including a 44-year-old resident of Hennepin County, the youngest confirmed COVID-19 fatality in Minnesota to date.
Meanwhile the overall confirmed number of cases increased by 156 to 3,602.
There’s been an upward trend in the number of test results reported each day, with more than 2,000 reported each of the last four days. That compares to daily totals around 1,300 to 1,400 a week ago.