Minnesota health officials reported on Thursday 1,096 new cases of the coronavirus and 19 more deaths.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 6,724 people have died because of the virus. A total of 4,231 of those deaths have occurred in long term care facilities.
A total of 494,106 cases have been confirmed in Minnesota since the pandemic began in March of last year. Of those, 479,713 people no longer need to self isolate.