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Minnesota reports 1,640 more COVID-19 cases, 33 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Friday that another 1,640 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests.

Sixty-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 443,562 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 34,594 health care workers, the Department said. MDH said 17,577 of the state’s cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered “probable cases.”

Health officials also reported 46,861 COVID-19 tests in Friday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 6,090,114. The Department said about 3,124,903 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

MDH said 422,289 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.

State health officials also reported in Friday’s update that 33 more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota. One of the people who died was a resident of Olmsted County who was in their 70s, MDH said. This brings the COVID-19 death toll in the county to 71.

The Department said 18 of the 33 people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 5,850 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, health officials said. MDH said 3,734 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 162,040 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Minnesota. This includes 24,745 people who have completed the two-dose vaccine series.

MDH also said a total of 23,185 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 4,850 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

Nicole Valinote

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