ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Monday that another 561 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. 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 479,591 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 37,481 health care workers, the Department said. Health officials said 22,732 of the state’s cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered “probable cases.”
MDH also reported 17,666 COVID-19 tests in Monday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 7,178,713. The Department said about 3,422,813 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.
Health officials said 466,311 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.
MDH also reported in Monday’s update that one more person has died from COVID-19 in the state. The person who died was a Ramsey County resident of a long-term care facility who was in their 80s.
This brings the COVID-19 death toll in Minnesota to 6,433. MDH said 4,038 of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.
According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 759,747 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Minnesota. This includes 356,911 people who have completed the two-dose vaccine series. The state said 13.7% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 6.4% have completed the vaccine series.
MDH also said a total of 25,478 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 5,264 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.