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COVID-19 Numbers as of 3 pm December 29

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The WDH reports 452 probable cases in Sheridan County.

State Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine is encouraging people to limit their gatherings as another holiday approaches.

Butler County saw five new deaths and 93 new cases of COVID-19 as more than 8,500 new cases were reported statewide on Tuesday.

Since the virus started infecting Minnesotans in March, the state has reported 413,107 positive cases, 21,748 hospitalizations and 5,262 deaths.

Of those cases, 560,035 are confirmed and 62,314 are probable. Levine said hospitals in the state continue to face challenges from the influx of COVID patients, with 5,905 people now hospitalized, 1,145 of them in an intensive care unit and 747 on a ventilator, according to health department data.

Of those, 6,022 are now hospitalized with 1,174 adults in intensive care and 698 patients on ventilators.

The statewide death total is 15,353 and increase of 267. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 51,999 resident cases of COVID-19, and 9,410 cases among employees, for a total of 61,409 at 1,457 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Meanwhile on Monday, residents and staff members of more than 2,000 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Pennsylvania began receiving the coronavirus vaccine.

There are 3,244,103 individuals who have tested negative to date. A total of 63,987 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 27,258 in correctional facilities.

82,790 doses of the vaccine have been administered.

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