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Minnesota reports 43 more COVID-19 deaths, 1,598 more cases

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Thursday that 43 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 60s, MDH said. This brings the COVID-19 death toll in the county to 70.

Twenty-three of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, the Department said.

A total of 5,817 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, MDH said. Health officials said 3,716 of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

MDH also reported in Thursday’s update that 1,598 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests.

Sixty-six 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 441,935 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, including 34,437 health care, the Department said. MDH said 17,351 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 36,678 COVID-19 tests in Thursday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 6,043,802. MDH said 3,112,884 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the state, noting that some people get tested more than once.

The Department said 420,919 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 153,332 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Minnesota. This includes 15,082 people who have completed the two-dose vaccine series.

MDH also said a total of 23,113 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 4,836 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

Nicole Valinote

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