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Minnesota reports 995 more COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Thursday that 995 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

Twenty-two 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 93,012 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota to date, including 9,930 health care workers, the Department reported.

MDH said 83,862 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

Health officials reported more than 21,100 COVID-19 tests in Thursday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 1,895,302. MDH said about 1,336,851 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

MDH also reported in Thursday's update that three more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota. One of the people who died was reportedly a resident of Olmsted County who was in their 80s. Two of the three people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 1,988 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, MDH reported. The Department said 1,435 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

MDH also changed the way it reports COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state as of Thursday, and no longer reports the number of current hospitalizations. MDH reports the number of cases admitted the hospital on each date and the total number of hospitalizations reported in the state to date.

The Department said a total of 7,335 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota to date. This includes 2,049 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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

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