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Minnesota reports 578 more COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Wednesday that 578 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

Seventeen of the new cases were reported in Olmsted County, MDH said. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

A total of 43,742 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota to date, including 4,189 health care workers, the Department reported.

MDH reported more than 12,400 newly-completed COVID-19 tests in Wednesday's update, bringing the total number of COVID-19 tests completed in the state to about 790,497.

Health officials said 38,179 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

MDH also reported in Wednesday's update that eight more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota. Health officials said 38,179 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

The state COVID-19 death toll is now at 1,518 deaths, health officials said. MDH reported that 1,180 of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Health officials said there are 254 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 106 people hospitalized in the ICU. That's 19 more COVID-19 patients hospitalized not in the ICU, and one less patient hospitalized in the ICU than MDH reported in Tuesday's update.

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

Nicole Valinote

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