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Minnesota reports 499 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Monday that 499 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

Twenty-six of the new confirmed 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 42,772 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota to date, including 4,104 health care workers, MDH said.

The Department reported that 37,199 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

About 768,989 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota to date, including more than 11,700 newly-completed tests reported in Monday's update.

Health officials reported in Monday's update that two more people have died from COVID-19 in the state. MDH said one of the people who died was a resident of a long-term care or assisted living facility.

This brings the state COVID-19 death toll to 1,504, MDH said. Health officials reported that 1,172 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

There are 247 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 114 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU, MDH said. That's five more people hospitalized not in the ICU, and nine fewer people hospitalized in the ICU than MDH reported in Sunday's update.

This is also the lowest number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU in Minnesota since April 25, when MDH reported that there were 109 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

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

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