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Minnesota reports 498 more COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Friday that 498 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

A total of 34,616 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 3,525 health care workers, MDH said.

Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

Health officials said 30,008 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

About 557,278 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota, health officials said. The Department reported more than 14,000 newly-completed COVID-19 tests in Friday's update.

MDH also reported in Friday's update that five more people have died from COVID-19 in the state. All five people were reportedly residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Health officials said a total of 1,411 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota. MDH said 1,112 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

There are 335 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, and 157 of those hospitalized are in the ICU, MDH reported. That's five fewer people hospitalized in the ICU, and four more people hospitalized not in the ICU, than the Department reported in Thursday's update.

Health experts have stated that most cases of COVID-19 do not require hospitalization.

Nicole Valinote

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