(St. Paul, MN)  —  Nearly 74-hundred new COVID-19 cases are being reported over the past weekend in Minnesota.  The state Department of Health announced the new cases yesterday, along with 41 new deaths.  Over 990-thousand Minnesotans have tested positive for the virus and more than ten-thousand have died since the pandemic began.  Officials say just over 51-hundred of those deaths happened in long-term or assisted living facilities.