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Minnesota reports 175 more COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Thursday that another 175 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 603,305 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 42,783 health care workers, the department said. Health officials said 43,688 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 17,247 COVID-19 tests in Thursday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 10,082,495.

MDH said 594,204 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

Seven 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.

A total of 7,484 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 4,447 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, state health officials said.

According to the state's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Tuesday, 2,978,393 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 2,696,380 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 53.5% of all Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 48.5% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH said a total of 32,333 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,563 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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