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Minnesota reports 679 more COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Monday that 679 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

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 75,864 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota to date, including 8,309 health care workers, MDH said.

Health officials reported that 67,656 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

The Department reported more than 11,300 COVID-19 tests in Monday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 1,489,726. MDH said about 1,128,023 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the state, noting that some people get tested more than once.

MDH reported in Monday's update that one more person has died from COVID-19 in the state. This is the first time MDH has reported one single death in its daily COVID-19 update since April.

Health officials said the individual who died was a Waseca County resident who was in their 70s, and was a resident of a long-term care or assisted living facility.

A total of 1,817 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, MDH said. The Department reported that 1,339 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

As of Monday, there are 306 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 131 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU, MDH said. That's five fewer people hospitalized in the ICU and four fewer people hospitalized not in the ICU than the Department reported in Sunday's update.

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

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