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Minnesota reports 364 more COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Friday that another 364 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

A total of 600,767 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 42,625 health care workers, the department said. Health officials said 43,273 of the state's cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered "probable cases."

The department also reported 21,250 COVID-19 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 9,910,330.

State health officials said 588,509 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

Five more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, according to Friday's update. Three of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 7,408 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 4,427 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

According to the state's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Wednesday, 2,900,110 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 2,562,690 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 52.1% of all Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 46.1% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH said a total of 32,021 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,493 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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