Jun. 4—MANKATO — A Nicollet County resident died of COVID-19, the county's 45th fatality linked to the illness during the pandemic.
The resident was between 75-79 years old, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
South-central Minnesota's nine counties have combined for 245 total COVID-19 deaths during the pandemic.
The latest death was among eight reported statewide Friday. Minnesota's pandemic death toll rose to 7,445.
Area counties also combined for eight new COVID-19 cases Friday. It was a rise from the three on Thursday but extended the run of days with fewer than 10 new cases to six.
The full list of new cases by county includes:
* Blue Earth County — 2
* Faribault County — 2
* Le Sueur County — 1
* Nicollet County — 1
* Brown County — 1
* Watonwan County — 1
This story will be updated.
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