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Minnesota reports 513 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Tuesday that another 513 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Ten 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 480,091 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 37,505 health care workers, the Department said. Health officials said 22,823 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 9,498 COVID-19 tests in Tuesday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 7,187,985. MDH said about 3,425,265 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the state, noting that some people get tested more than once.

The Department reported that 467,147 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.

Tuesday’s update also included one newly-reported COVID-19 death in the state. MDH said the person who died was a resident of Rock County who was in their 70s.

This brings Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll to 6,434. Health officials said 4,038 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 762,089 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Minnesota. This includes 362,156 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 6.5% have completed the vaccine series.

MDH also said a total of 25,528 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 5,276 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

Nicole Valinote

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