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Minnesota reports 10 new COVID-19 deaths, 3 in Olmsted County

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Wednesday that 10 more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including three residents of Olmsted County.

One of the Olmsted County residents was in their 50s, and the other two were in their 70s. This brings the COVID-19 death toll in the county to 87.

MDH said three of the 10 people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 6,390 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, the Department reported. MDH said 4,019 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 783 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota. The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests.

Twenty-nine 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 475,379 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 37,307 health care workers, MDH said. Health officials said 22,055 of the state’s cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered “probable cases.”

MDH also reported 22,160 COVID-19 tests in Wednesday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 7,021,209. The Department reported that about 3,378,669 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

Health officials said 462,502 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, 695,629 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Minnesota. This includes 246,431 people who have completed the two-dose vaccine series. The state said 12.5% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 4.4% have completed the vaccine series.

MDH also said a total of 25,287 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 5,212 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

Nicole Valinote

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