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Minnesota reports 480 more COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Tuesday that 480 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

Five of the new 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 52,281 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state to date, including 6,043 health care workers, MDH said.

Health officials said 45,987 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

The Department reported more than 9,000 newly-completed COVID-19 tests in Tuesday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 979,988.

Health officials reported in Tuesday's update that four more people have died from COVID-19 in the state. Three of the people who died were reportedly residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

The state COVID-19 death toll is now at 1,580, MDH said. Health officials said 1,210 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

There are 294 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 138 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU, MDH said. That's 12 more people hospitalized in the ICU, and 25 more people hospitalized not in the ICU than the Department reported on Monday.

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

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