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Minnesota reports 773 more COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

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

MDH said two of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Health officials said a total of 1,566 people have died from COVID-19 in the state, including 1,199 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Health officials also reported in Friday's update that 773 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota.

Eighteen 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 49,488 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota to date, including 5,833 health care workers, MDH said.

Health officials said 42,882 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

The Department reported more than 16,700 newly-completed COVID-19 tests in Friday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 922,876.

There are 278 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 108 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU. That's one more patient hospitalized in the ICU, and five fewer patients hospitalized not in the ICU than the Department reported in Thursday's update.

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

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