Nearly 28 percent of Minnesota’s COVID-19 cases have been health care workers. Kris Ehresman is the infectious disease specialist with the Minnesota Department of Health.

“At this point, 296 of our cases have been health care workers,” said Ehresman. “In the process of identifying these individuals, we do a thorough assessment of their potential exposure. We make a pretty strong effort to make sure that health care workers who may have been exposed are put into quarantine and follow-up.”

The Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday there have been 1069 positive cases out of 29,260 individuals tested. State officials say there have been 34 deaths. They add 549 people no longer need to be isolated, 120 individuals remain hospitalized and 64 are in ICU.