ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Wednesday that nine more people have died from COVID-19 in the state.
Four of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH said. MDH said a total of 1,629 people have died from COVID-19 in the state. Health officials said 1,237 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.
Health officials also reported on Wednesday that 629 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota.
Fourteen of the cases were reported in Olmsted County, the Department said. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.
A total of 57,779 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 6,569 health care workers, MDH said.
MDH said 51,223 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.
Health officials also reported 11,720 newly-completed COVID-19 tests in Wednesday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in Minnesota to about 1,090,303. MDH said about 887,623 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the state, noting that some people get tested more than once.
As of Wednesday, there are 305 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 152 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU, MDH said. That's seven fewer COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU, and 16 fewer COVID-19 patients hospitalized not in the ICU than the Department reported in Tuesday's update.
Health experts have stated that most cases of COVID-19 do not require hospitalization.