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Minnesota reports 2,140 more COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Thursday that another 2,140 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Twenty-five of the cases were reported in Olmsted County, MDH said. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

Courtesy: Olmsted County Public Health Services

A total of 521,667 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 39,295 health care workers, MDH said. Health officials said 30,113 of the state's cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered "probable cases."

MDH also reported 43,117 COVID-19 tests in Thursday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 8,253,622. The Department added that about 3,703,686 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

State health officials said 500,351 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

Twelve more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the state in Thursday's update. Four of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

The state's COVID-19 death toll is at 6,860 as of Thursday's update. MDH said 4,280 of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

According to the state's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Tuesday, 1,682,545 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 1,057,848 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 30.2% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 19% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH also said a total of 27,404 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 5,635 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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