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Minnesota reports 2,553 more COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Friday that another 2,553 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

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

Graph of COVID-19 cases in Olmsted County
Courtesy: Olmsted County Public Health Services

A total of 524,203 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, including 39,354 health care workers, MDH said. Health officials said 30,585 of the state's cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered "probable cases."

MDH also reported 50,517 COVID-19 tests in Friday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 8,303,586. The Department said about 3,717,258 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

Health officials said 501,188 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.

Four more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Friday's update. MDH said two of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 6,864 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, health officials said. MDH reported that 4,282 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 Wednesday, 1,720,811 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 1,088,332 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 30.9% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 19.6% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH also said a total of 27,476 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 5,651 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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