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Minnesota Dept. of Health: 500K residents have completed vaccine series

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WXOW) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported new figures in its Thursday update that 14 more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota.

A total of 6,521 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, the Department reported. MDH said 4,070 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

State health officials also reported in Thursday's update that another 949 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota. The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests.

Winona County, Houston County, and Fillmore County all saw seven cases each on Thursday. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

A total of 487,374 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 37,919 health care workers, MDH said. Health officials said 24,073 of the state's cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered "probable cases."

MDH also reported 68,000 COVID-19 tests in Thursday's update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 7,465,199. The Department reported that about 3,499,299 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

Health officials said 473,728 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

MDH also said a total of 25,896 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 5,344 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

According to the state's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 948,127 people, or 17 percent, have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Minnesota. This includes 500,188 people, or 9 percent, who have completed the two-dose vaccine series.

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