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Minnesota reports 589 more COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations decrease

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Thursday that 589 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

MDH said 28 of the newly-reported cases were reported in Olmsted County. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

A total of 40,163 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 3,906 health care workers, MDH reported.

The Department said 35,193 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

Health officials also reported in Thursday's update that five more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota. Four of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH said.

A total of 1,490 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, health officials said. MDH said 1,165 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

About 705,440 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota to date, including more than 12,500 newly-completed tests reported in Thursday's update.

On Thursday Minnesota health officials also reported the lowest number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU since late April. Health officials said there are 251 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, and 116 of those hospitalized are in the ICU. That's six fewer patients hospitalized in the ICU, and eight fewer people hospitalized not in the ICU than the Department reported in Wednesday's update.

This is the lowest number of COVID-19 patients MDH has reported hospitalized in the ICU since April 26, when MDH reported that there were 115 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

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

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