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Minnesota reports 505 more COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Thursday that another 505 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Six 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

The state also reported that a total of 600,408 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 42,600 health care workers. Health officials said 43,218 of the state's cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered "probable cases."

MDH reported 26,012 COVID-19 tests in Thursday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 9,889,976.

The department said 588,096 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

Ten more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the state's update on Thursday. Two of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH said.

A total of 7,403 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 4,424 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

According to the state's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Tuesday, 2,885,499 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 2,543,044 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 51.9% of all Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 45.7% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH said a total of 31,992 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,488 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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