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Minnesota reports 54 virus deaths, 2,543 new cases Saturday

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Published: Jan. 2, 2021 at 6:56 PM CST
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota has reported 54 deaths from COVID-19, along with 2,543 positive coronavirus tests, in its final reporting period of 2020.

The new numbers bring the state’s pandemic death toll to 5,377 people. A total of 417,832 cases of the coronavirus were detected since the pandemic began.

The Department of Health has reported a slow down in new cases, with the average number of daily new cases decreasing by 48% over the last two weeks. Gov. Tim Walz has kept a ban on indoor dining in place through the holiday period, but some businesses around the state defied that order for New Year’s celebrations.

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