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Minnesota reports 745 more COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Thursday that 745 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

Nineteen 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 53,692 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state to date, including 6,181 health care workers, the Department reported.

MDH said 46,965 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

Health officials also reported more than 14,800 newly-completed COVID-19 tests in Thursday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 1,007,882.

MDH reported in Thursday's update that five more people have died from COVID-19 in the state. One of the people who died was reportedly an Olmsted County resident in their 90s, bringing the COVID-19 death toll in the county to 22.

A total of 1,594 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, MDH said. Health officials said 1,219 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

There are 298 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 141 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU, MDH said. That's two fewer people hospitalized in the ICU, and 10 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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