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Minnesota reports 50 more COVID-19 deaths, 1,504 more cases

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Wednesday that 50 more people have died from COVID-19 in the state.

One of the people who died was a resident of Olmsted County who was in their 90s, bringing the COVID-19 death toll in the county to 69, MDH said.

State health officials said 33 of the 50 people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 5,774 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, health officials reported. MDH said 3,693 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

State health officials also reported in Wednesday’s update that another 1,504 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests.

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

Courtesy: Olmsted County Public Health Services

A total of 440,354 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 34,275 health care workers, the Department said. MDH said 17,125 of the state’s cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered “probable cases.”

The Department also reported 23,956 COVID-19 tests in Wednesday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 6,006,711. Health officials said about 3,104,508 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

MDH said 419,139 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 146,901 people have received at least one vaccine dose in Minnesota. This includes 7,928 people who have completed the two-dose vaccine series.

MDH also said a total of 23,018 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 4,822 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

Nicole Valinote

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