Minnesota reports 2,736 more COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Thursday that another 2,736 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Thirty-five of the cases were reported in Olmsted County, MDH said. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

Courtesy: Olmsted County Public Health Services

A total of 549,830 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, including 40,235 health care workers, MDH reported. Health officials said 34,738 of the state’s cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered “probable cases.”

MDH also reported 46,406 COVID-19 tests in Thursday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 8,711,467.

Health officials said 524,290 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.

Eleven more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Minnesota in Thursday’s update. Four of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 6,989 people have died from COVID-19 in the state, including 4,324 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, health officials reported.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Tuesday, 2,162,665 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This includes 1,488,116 people who have completed the vaccine series. According to the state, this means 38.9% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 26.7% of Minnesotans who have completed the vaccine series.

As of Tuesday, 50.5% of all Olmsted County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 39.1% of residents who have completed the vaccine series, the state reported.

MDH said a total of 28,750 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 5,875 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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