ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Monday that another 1,385 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
MDH said the update on Monday includes data from Saturday, as there was no update Sunday due to the holiday. The Department also said a technical issue on Saturday caused fewer cases to be processed. So, Monday’s case numbers may be lower, and the number of cases reported on Tuesday may be higher.
The cases reported on Monday were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Twenty-nine of the newly-reported cases were in Olmsted County, MDH said. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.
A total of 527,650 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, including 39,471 health care workers, MDH reported. Health officials said 31,117 of the state’s cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered “probable cases.”
MDH also reported 37,065 COVID-19 tests in Monday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 8,375,597.
State health officials reported that 504,712 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.
Ten deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the state’s update on Monday. Seven of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.
A total of 6,885 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, the Department said. MDH said 4,293 of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.
According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Friday, 1,808,896 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 1,164,182 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 32.5% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 20.9% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.
According to MDH, as of Friday, 45.5% of Olmsted County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 33.2% of residents who have completed the vaccine series.
MDH also said a total of 27,569 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 5,661 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.