Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, July 11

The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Author:
Publish date:

Saturday COVID-19 situation report from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that just over 800 more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the latest reporting period, which began Thursday at 4 p.m. and ended Friday at 4 p.m.

That is the highest number of confirmed cases in a single day since May 21, and it comes after 16,000 tests were conducted, meaning the positive test rate is at 5 percent, up from the 3 percent recorded on Friday.

The report includes four more deaths, bringing the death toll from the virus in Minnesota to 1,499. All four deaths came in long-term care facilities.

Two of the 806 positive tests have been removed for an official tally of 804. Cases are removed for a variety of reasons, including patients being from another state and false positive test results.

The positive test rates for each day of reporting this week are:

  • Monday: 7.6%
  • Tuesday: 10.2%
  • Wednesday: 5.9%
  • Thursday: 4.6%
  • Friday: 2.96%
  • Saturday: 5.00%

The World Health Organization says that a 14-day positive test rate of below 5 percent is the key to keeping businesses open. Minnesota's 7-day rolling, as of Thursday, was 3.94%, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:

  • Tests: 742,095 (up from  725,825)
  • Confirmed cases: 41,571 (up from 40,767)
  • Deaths: 1,499 (up from 1,495)
  • Still hospitalized: 241 (up from 227)
  • Patients in intensive care: 121 (up from 124)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 36,012 (up from 35,442)

There have been 38 patients deemed to have "probably" died from COVID-19, though that total isn't included in the aforementioned death toll. Those cases represent victims who never received a COVID-19 test, but for whom doctors believe within a reasonable degree of certainty that the virus caused their death.

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

u.s. district court minnesota - federal court minneapolis

Limits on in-person court activity extended for 45 days

The statewide order extends current limitations through March 15.

D'Angelo Russell / Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves need more from D'Angelo Russell

The Wolves haven't gotten what they expected since making a blockbuster trade.

oct. 20 snow crash

Spinouts, crashes still happening after snow leaves MN roads a mess

The snow storm caused at least 208 crashes this weekend.

1024px-Crock_pot

For The Week: Food tips and tricks to get you through the next 7 days

BMTN's food writer Lindsay Guentzel makes life easier for Minnesotans.

snow, plow

Here's how much snow fell in Saturday's storm in Minnesota

MSP Airport had the highest total as of 7 a.m. Sunday with 5.3 inches.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Mason Branstrator

Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Tributes pour in after MN Supreme Court justice's daughter found dead

Olivia Chutich died near the campus of Iowa State University.

Image from iOS (96)

Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Related

coronavirus, doctor, nurse, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, Oct. 17

The latest data from the Minnesota Department of Health.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, June 27

The latest update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, Aug. 1

The latest figures have been released by the Minnesota Department of Health.

coronavirus, doctor, nurse, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Sunday, September 6

The latest figures from the Department of Health.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, August 22

The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health have been released.

coronavirus, ICU, covid-19 hospital, doctor

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Sunday, August 23

The latest figures have been released by the Minnesota Department of Health.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Oct. 19

The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Aug. 3

The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health.