St Paul (KROC AM News) - Minnesota has seen its lowest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in nearly a month. 

The state Health Dept. Sunday reported the number of hospitalized Minnesotans who were not in intensive care was 251, the lowest total since May 10th (235). 

And the number of ICU patients was listed at 199, the first time since May 13th it slipped below 200. 

There were nearly 400 new positive cases in the report, raising the state total to 27,900. Mower County - which has seen higher numbers in recent days - reported 22 more, raising its total to 504.  

The number of additional tests was put at 10,700 - the fourth straight day the daily total was over 10,000. The state has now recorded 344,000 tests. 

The report shows 16 more COVID-19 deaths, increasing the total to 1186. Of the total, 949 were residents of long term care and/or assisted living facilities. 

The department’s report from Saturday also listed the youngest Minnesotan to die from the disease, a person in their 20s from Ramsey County.

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