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St Paul (KROC AM News) - For only the second time since Minnesota began keeping track of COVID-19 statistics, a young child has been listed as a victim of the virus.

The Minnesota Dept. of Health Wednesday reported a child between 5 and 9-years-old died in Chippewa County.

That’s the only death in that age group out of nearly 13,000 positive cases.

The only other Covid-related death in Minnesota involving a person under the age of 20 was a 9-month-old who died in Clay County in July.

The number of positive cases involving Minnesotans under the age of 20 is nearly 80,000, or about 17-percent of the state's overall total.

The department reported a total of 11 Covid-related deaths Wednesday, raising the state’s overall total to 6,319.

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