ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) — After taking a day off Saturday from reporting COVID-19 numbers, the Minnesota Department of Health reported just over 500 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 and attributed five more deaths to the virus Sunday.

All five deaths were in long term care facilities. Fewer than three-hundred-twenty people outside of long term care settings have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota.

Over the seven day period ending Saturday, there were 41 total deaths in the state.

With over 14-thousand more completed tests over the weekend, the state’s case positive rate for COVID-19 since testing began in late January continues to fall, sitting now at five-point-six percent.