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Minnesota reports 2,535 more COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Thursday that another 2,535 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Twenty-three 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 535,182 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, including 39,741 health care workers, MDH reported. Health officials said 32,482 of the state's cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered "probable cases."

State health officials also reported 44,111 COVID-19 tests in Thursday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 8,474,916.

MDH said 510,959 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.

Fourteen deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Thursday's update. One of the people who died was a resident of Olmsted County who was in their 60s. This brings the COVID-19 death toll in the county to 95.

Six of the 14 people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 6,922 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 4,304 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH said.

According to the state's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Tuesday, 1,900,248 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 1,247,045 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 34.2% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 22.4% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

Gov. Tim Walz also announced on Thursday that the state has passed 3 million vaccine doses administered.

MDH said a total of 27,986 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 5,732 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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