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Minnesota reports 1,156 more COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Friday that another 1,156 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Twenty of the cases were reported in Olmsted County, MDH said. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

Courtesy: Olmsted County Public Health Services

A total of 482,978 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 37,628 health care workers, MDH said. Health officials said 23,328 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 39,601 COVID-19 tests in Friday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 7,289,410. Health officials said about 3,453,214 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

MDH reported that 469,149 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

The Department also reported in Friday’s update that 12 more people have died from COVID-19 in the state. Five of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 6,462 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, MDH said. The Department said 4,046 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Wednesday, 804,716 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Minnesota. This includes 405,992 people who have completed the two-dose vaccine series. The state said 14.5% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 7.3% have completed the vaccine series.

MDH also said a total of 25,683 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 5,295 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

Nicole Valinote

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