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Minnesota reports 998 more COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Tuesday that another 998 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Seven 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 581,335 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 41,623 health care workers, the department reported. Health officials said 39,707 of the state's cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered "probable cases."

MDH reported 13,840 COVID-19 tests in Tuesday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 9,338,983.

Health officials also reported that 560,733 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.

Eleven more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the state in Tuesday's update. MDH said one of the people who died was a resident of a long-term care or assisted living facility.

A total of 7,174 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 4,371 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

According to the state's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Sunday, 2,589,206 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 1,991,815 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 46.5% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 35.8% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH said a total of 30,574 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,219 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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