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Minnesota reports 125 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Tuesday that another 125 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 603,005 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 42,761 health care workers, the department said. Health officials said 43,626 of the state's cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered "probable cases."

MDH also reported 6,951 more COVID-19 tests in Tuesday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 10,055,133.

State health officials said 593,851 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 Tuesday's update. A total of 7,469 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 4,442 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH said.

According to the state's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Sunday, 2,966,964 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 2,669,061 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 48% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH said a total of 32,256 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,549 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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