(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting a single-day record of 72 COVID-19 deaths. The new record follows a previous daily high of 67 fatalities Wednesday. A total of three-thousand-82 Minnesotans have died of coronavirus complications since March. Two of the latest deaths were a patient in their late 30s from Wilkin County and a person in their 40s from Anoka County. Seven-thousand-877 new cases were confirmed Thursday, increasing the state's total to 249-thousand-906. More than 56-thousand test results contributed to the COVID data.
On a local level, in Douglas County a person in their early 70's was among those who died, two people in their early 90's from Ottertail also died, and three people died from Stearns County.
New infections from Thursday's MDH Report include the following from West Central Minnesota : Douglas (47), Grant (4), Otter Tail (61), Pope (13), Stearns (494) and Todd County (32).