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Minnesota reports 365 more COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Thursday that nine more people have died from COVID-19 in the state.

Health officials said five of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 1,406 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, health officials reported. The Department said 1,107 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

MDH said 365 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota. Eleven of the newly-reported COVID-19 cases were reported in Olmsted County, health officials said. Find a full breakdown of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

Health officials reported that a total of 34,123 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 3,486 health care workers.

MDH said 29,854 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

About 542,696 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota, MDH said. More than 13,000 newly-completed tests were reported in Thursday's update.

Health officials said 336 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, and 162 of those hospitalized are in the ICU. That's two more people hospitalized in the ICU, and six fewer people hospitalized not in the ICU than the Department reported in Wednesday's update.

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

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