Minnesota tallies highest COVID-19 case count since May

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota has reported the highest daily COVID-19 case count since May as 806 people were confirmed to have the virus.

The state has been conducting many more daily tests since May.

About 5% of the 16,087 tests reported Saturday were positive.

Health officials also reported four more deaths of residents in long-term care and assisted living facilities. Three were in their 90s, while the other person was in the 80s age range.

The state has recorded 41,571 cases of COVID-19.

Nearly 86% of those have recovered, but 1,499 people have died.

Most of the deaths have been among residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.