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Minnesota reports 150 more COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Wednesday that 150 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Three 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 603,144 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 42,769 health care workers, MDH said. Health officials said 43,657 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 10,459 COVID-19 tests in Wednesday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 10,065,154.

MDH said 594,082 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.

Eight more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the state’s update on Wednesday. MDH said three of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 7,477 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 4,445 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, the department reported.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Monday, 2,972,489 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 2,680,652 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 53.4% of all Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 48.2% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH said a total of 32,302 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,554 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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Nicole Valinote

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