3rd teen death from COVID-19 in Minnesota, MDH reports – FOX 9

The Minnesota Department of Health reported the state's third teenage COVID-19 death Friday. 
A teenager between ages 15-19 from Beltrami County was one of the 62 newly reported deaths on Friday. There have been 9,616 total deaths due to COVID-19 in Minnesota.
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The teen is the sixth person under the age of 20 to die from COVID-19 in the state. The first teen death between ages 15-19 was reported in late October from Hennepin County and the second last month. The first child in Minnesota to die from COVID-19 was a 9-month-old infant in Clay County in July 2020. The second was a child in Chippewa County between the ages of 5 and 9 in February. The third child was under 10 years old from southwestern Minnesota and died from the virus in April. 
The Minnesota Department of Health also reported 5,685 newly reported positive COVID cases on Friday. 
As the first confirmed omicron COVID-19 variant is detected in Minnesota, there’s still much we don’t know about the variant.
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