Skip to main content

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, March 5

The latest figures from MDH.

Friday's COVID update from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) includes 796 new cases and 13 new deaths.

The newly reported deaths brings the state's total to 6,534 over the course of the pandemic.

Of the total deaths, 62.3% (4,076) were residents of long-term care, including six of the latest 13.

Through Mar. 3, the state reported that 975,781 people have received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 516,422 people have completed both doses of vaccine that are required for the vaccines' maximum effect.

MDH has a public dashboard to track vaccine progress in Minnesota, and you can view it here.

Hospitalizations

Through Mar. 4, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 224, down from 243 on Mar. 1.

Of those hospitalized, 57 are in intensive care (level from Mar. 1) and 167 are receiving non-ICU treatment (down from 186).

Testing and positivity rates

The 796 positive results in Friday's update were from 37,165 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 2.14%.

According to Johns Hopkins University, Minnesota's test positivity rate over the past seven days is 2.88%

The World Health Organization recommends that a percent positive rate (total positives divided by total completed tests) of below 5% for at least two weeks is necessary to safely reopen the economy. That 5% threshold is based on total positives divided by total tests.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers

  • Total tests: 7,502,722 (up from 7,465,199)
  • People tested: 3,507,277 (up from 3,499,299)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 975,781 (up from  948,127)
  • People with 2 vaccine shots: 516,422 (up from 500,188)
  • Positive cases: 488,170 (up from 487,374)
  • Deaths: 6,534 – 273 of which are "probable*" (up from 6,521)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 474,175 (up from 473,728)

* Probable deaths are patients who died after testing positive using the COVID-19 antigen test, which is thought to be less accurate than the more common PCR test.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

George Floyd, protest

Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video

The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 2.12.05 PM

Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host

She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 1.16.21 PM

Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure

The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.

ShutterflyGoogle

Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility

The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.

millcitymuseum_hr1

Mill City Museum in the running to be named best history museum in the U.S.

The museum offers scenic views of the Mississippi River.

HolmgrenMugRamseyCo

Man charged with attempted murder of White Bear Lake police officer

Daniel Holmgren Jr., 33, was being served an arrest warrant at the time of the incident.

image

Gallery: 1,000-acre Wisconsin resort listed for nearly $4.3M

The lush landscape features a creek and private lake.

school bus

Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy

Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.

basketball unsplash stock

North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement

Head Coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he let his players decide amongst themselves.

Related

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Sunday, March 21

The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health.