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Minnesota reports 115 more COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Friday that another 115 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 604,291 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, including 42,846 health care workers, MDH said. Health officials said 43,861 of the state's cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered "probable cases."

State health officials also reported 13,941 COVID-19 tests in Friday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 10,184,576.

The department also reported that 595,583 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 the state's update on Friday, bringing Minnesota's COVID-19 death toll to 7,531. MDH said 4,460 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 Wednesday, 3,014,795 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 2,799,918 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 54.2% of all Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 50.3% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH said a total of 32,500 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,596 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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