A Martin County resident has been identified as the latest person in South Central Minnesota to die from COVID-19.
The death, which was confirmed Monday, was the region’s 249th fatality linked to the illness during the pandemic.
The person was between 55-59 years of age, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
The death in Martin County was among 4 linked to COVID-19 statewide on Friday.
While new cases of COVID-19 have dwindled in recent weeks, new deaths linked to the illness are about steady compared to the last two months.