Of the 1,505 newly reported cases, 279 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 26,739 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,762 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 369 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,244 long-term care facility deaths have been reported.

To date, 26,520 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,463 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Thursday moved the state’s total to 501,458 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 485,358 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Thursday, approximately 7.8 million COVID-19

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