MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A day after Minnesota broke a daily record for new COVID-19 cases, state health officials on Thursday announced Minnesota has done it again — reporting 3,956 additional coronavirus cases and 25 more deaths.

According to Minnesota Department of Health, more than 34,000 tests were processed in the last 24 hours, including 2,512 antigen tests.

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So far, 2,555 people have died because of the virus. The vast majority of the deaths – 1,777 – have occurred in long-term care facilities.

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A total of 164,865  cases have been confirmed in the state since March. Of those, 137,824 people no longer need to self-isolate. More than 11,000 people have needed treatment in Minnesota hospitals.

On Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz announced he’s requesting federal support for hospitals and long-term care facilities. The request would provide an additional 10 medical professionals to facilities experiencing staff shortages due to the spike in COVID-19 cases.

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According to the state’s Dial Back Dashboard, Minnesota’s seven-day positivity rate has risen to 9% as of Oct. 27, up 2% in the span of a week. If the daily average positivity rate climbs more than 5% in the span of 14 days, that would be considered a benchmark by which state authorities would consider reinstating more restrictions.