ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Wednesday that another 1,611 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Thirty-six 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 560,450 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, including 40,682 health care workers, the department said. Health officials said 36,390 of the state’s cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered “probable cases.”
MDH also reported 24,501 COVID-19 tests in Wednesday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 8,904,956.
Health officials said 537,130 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.
MDH also reported in Wednesday’s update that 13 more people have died from COVID-19 in the state. Two of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.
A total of 7,044 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 4,339 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.
According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Monday, 2,324,241 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 1,648,311 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 41.8% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 29.6% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.
MDH said a total of 29,372 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 5,990 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.