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Minnesota reports 606 more COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Tuesday that 606 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

Seven of the 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 57,162 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state to date, including 6,506 health care workers, the Department reported.

MDH said 50,426 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

Minnesota health officials also reported more than 8,000 newly-completed COVID-19 tests in Tuesday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 1,078,695. MDH said about 878,111 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

Health officials reported four new COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota in Tuesday's update. Two of the people who died were reportedly residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 1,620 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, health officials said. MDH said 1,233 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

As of Tuesday, there are 328 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 159 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU, MDH said. That's six more COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU, and 20 more COVID-19 patients hospitalized not in the ICU than the Department reported in Monday's update.

This is the largest number of COVID-19 patients MDH has reported in the ICU since June 25, when health officials reported 162 patients in the ICU.

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

Nicole Valinote

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