ST. PAUL — State health officials confirmed on Monday, April 26 that a child younger than 10 years of age died from COVID-19 complications in southwestern Minnesota.

The death was not included in figures released Monday and will be catalogued in a school-specific data release Thursday, April 29. It is believed to be the third COVID-19 death to occur among children younger than 18 in Minnesota since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

No other details were released.

Following are the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Monday, April 26. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

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  • NEW CASES: 1,197
  • SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 PEOPLE: 36 (As of Thursday, April 15.)

  • TOTAL CASES: 569,440
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 547,021
  • SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 7% (As of Thursday, April 15.)

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 613

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 29,736

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED:

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 7,079

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 2,459,499 people, or 55.8% of the state population

  • COMPLETED SERIES (2 DOSES): 1,805,757 people or 40.9% of the state population

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