Minnesota Update: 19 more deaths in the state from COVID-19


ST. PAUL, Minn. (WXOW) – Nineteen more people died from complications from COVID-19 in the past day according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

To date, a total of 7,274 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, the Department reported. MDH said 4,384 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Numbers released Thursday from the Minnesota Department of Health show another 30,000 state residents have finished the COVID-19 vaccination process.

Overall, the figures show 2,229,027 people or 40.1 percent have completed the vaccination series according to the state’s vaccination dashboard

Among the total population, MDH said 2,685,779 persons, or 48.3 percent, have received a first dose of the vaccine. 

MDH figures as of Tuesday, the data most recently available, show that 51.5 percent of all Houston County residents have received the first dose. 46.9 percent of the county’s population is finished with the vaccine series. 95.5 percent of those 65 and over have had at least one dose of the vaccine according to MDH.

Winona County has had 45.9 percent of its population get at least one dose, while 41.8 percent have completed the vaccine series. 87.8 percent of those 65+ have had at least one dose of the vaccine.

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State health officials also reported in its update there were 1,011 more people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota. The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. 

Winona County had eight new cases while Fillmore County reported two. For a list of how many cases have been reported in each county click here.

A total of 591,445 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 42,071 health care workers, MDH said. Health officials said 41,478 of the state’s cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered “probable cases.”

Health officials said 574,208 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

MDH also reported that the total number of tests completed in the state is 9,590,371. The Department reported that about 4,148,541 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

MDH also said a total of 31,241 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,356 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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