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Minnesota reports 142 more COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Thursday that another 142 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

A total of 604,184 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, including 42,839 health care workers, MDH said. Health officials said 43,843 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 15,518 COVID-19 tests in Thursday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in Minnesota to about 10,170,659.

MDH said 595,499 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.

Four more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Thursday's update. A total of 7,527 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 4,459 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

According to the state's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Tuesday, 3,010,116 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 2,787,532 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 54.1% of all Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 50.1% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH said a total of 32,483 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,591 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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