ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Thursday that another 1,973 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Sixteen 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 562,420 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, including 40,758 heath care workers, MDH said. Health officials said 36,669 of the state’s cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered “probable cases.”
MDH also reported 43,829 COVID-19 tests in Thursday’s update. This brings the total number of tests completed in the state to about 8,948,654.
The department said 538,450 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.
State health officials said 10 more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota. Five of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.
A total of 7,054 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 4,343 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, the department said.
According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Tuesday, 2,349,782 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 1,674,765 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 42.2% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 30.1% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.
MDH said a total of 29,477 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,006 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.