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Minnesota reports 1,267 more COVID-19 cases, 17 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Wednesday that another 1,267 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Fifteen 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 582,576 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 41,675 health care workers, the department reported. Health officials said 39,940 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 25,827 COVID-19 tests in Wednesday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 9,364,629.

MDH said 562,376 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.

State health officials also reported in Wednesday’s update that 17 more people have died from COVID-19 in the state. Three of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 7,191 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 4,374 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Monday, 2,598,871 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 2,007,668 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 46.7% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 36.1% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH said a total of 30,691 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,246 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

Nicole Valinote

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