Twenty-six more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, state health officials reported Friday, and the statewide count for confirmed cases pushed above the 10,000 mark for the first time.

The statewide toll is 534 deaths, according to data posted Friday morning by the Minnesota Department of Health. Residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities account for 434 deaths, roughly four out of every five across the state.

State officials on Thursday released a new plan to address the increasing deaths in long-term care that includes more testing and even use of the National Guard to help with worker shortages.

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