ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Friday that 13 more people have died from COVID-19 in the state.
Seven of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH said.
A total of 1,897 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota to date, the Department reported. Health officials said 1,382 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.
MDH also reported in Friday’s update that 484 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
Seven 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 82,716 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 8,998 health care workers, MDH said.
The Department said 75,757 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.
Health officials reported more than 17,800 COVID-19 tests in Friday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 1,665,328. The Department said about 1,212,560 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.
As of Friday, there are 253 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 139 patients hospitalized in the ICU, MDH said. That’s one more patient hospitalized in the ICU, and five fewer patients hospitalized not in the ICU than the Department reported in Thursday’s update.
Health experts have stated that most cases of COVID-19 do not require hospitalization.