Note: The figures released on Monday April 5 were lower due to the holiday weekend, and the cases released on Tuesday April 6 are higher as it includes multiple days of data.
Tuesday’s COVID update from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) includes 3,014 new cases and four new deaths.
The four new deaths increase the death toll in the state to 6,889 during the course of the pandemic. Of the total deaths, 62.4% (4,294) were long-term care residents.
As of April 4, the state reported that 1,841,585 people had received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 1,192,051 people had completed their series of vaccines.
Forty-two percent of Minnesotans age 16 and older have received at least one injection.
MDH has a public dashboard to track the progress of the vaccine in Minnesota, and you can view it here.
As of April 5, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 497, which is higher than the 448 reported Monday.
Of those hospitalized as of April 5, 114 people were in intensive care (versus 110 reported Monday) and 383 were receiving treatment outside the ICU (versus 338).
Here’s how Minnesota’s hospital admissions have progressed since March 1.
- March 1: 251 (191 out of ICU, 60 ICU)
- March 7: 223 (177 out of ICU, 46 ICU)
- March 13: 255 (194 out of ICU, 61 ICU)
- March 20: 324 (246 outside the ICU, 78 ICU)
- March 27: 356 (264 out of ICU, 92 ICU)
- April 5: 497 (383 out of ICU, 114 ICU)
Test and positivity rates
The 3,014 positive results in Tuesday’s update were 29,635 tests completed, creating a two-day test positivity rate of 10.17%.
According to Johns Hopkins University, Minnesota’s test positivity rate for the past seven days is 6.68%.
The World Health Organization recommends that a positive percentage rate (total positives divided by total tests completed) be less than 5% for at least two weeks to safely reopen the economy. That 5% threshold is based on the total positives divided by the total tests.
Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers
- Total tests: 8,405,105 (vs 8,375,597)
- Tested people: 3,751,477 (from 3,740,840)
- People with at least 1 vaccine injection: 1,841,585 (vs. 1,808,949)
- People who have completed. vaccine series: 1,192,051 (from 1,164,187)
- Positive cases: 530,622 (from 527,650)
- Deceased: 6,889 – 380 of which are “probable *” (vs. 6,885)
- Patients who no longer require isolation: 508,094 (from 504,712)
* Likely deaths are patients who died after testing positive for the COVID-19 antigen, which is believed to be less accurate than the more common PCR test.