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Minnesota reports 196 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Monday that another 196 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

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

A total of 602,880 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 42,757 health care workers, the department said. Health officials said 43,609 of the state's cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered "probable cases."

Another 10,367 COVID-19 tests were reported in Monday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 10,048,275.

State health officials said 593,553 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

Two more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Monday's update. A total of 7,467 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Minnesota, MDH said. Health officials said 4,442 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 Saturday, 2,964,813 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 2,663,064 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 53.3% of all Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 47.9% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH said a total of 32,243 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,548 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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