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Minnesota reports 5 more COVID-19 deaths, 304 more cases

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Wednesday that 304 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

A total of 33,763 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota to date, including 3,450 health care workers, MDH said.

Find a full breakdown of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

Health officials said 29,707 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

About 529,643 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota, health officials reported.

MDH said in Wednesday's update that five more people have died from COVID-19 in the state. Two of the people who died were reportedly residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 1,397 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, the Department reported. Health officials said 1,102 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Health officials said there are 340 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, and 160 of those hospitalized are in the ICU. That's two more people hospitalized in the ICU, and one less person hospitalized not in the ICU than MDH reported on Tuesday.

In recent weeks, health officials have reported a downward trend in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota. The largest number of COVID-19 patients MDH has reported hospitalized in the ICU was 263 patients on May 30.

Health experts have stated that most cases of COVID-19 do not require hospitalization.

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