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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Sunday, Feb. 7

The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Sunday's COVID update from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) includes 901 new cases and 10 new deaths.

The newly reported deaths bring the state's total to 6,299 over the course of the pandemic. Of those deaths, 63% (3,971) were residents of long-term care, including 5 of the 10 reported Sunday.

Through Feb. 5, the state reported that 554,102 people have received at least 1 dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine while 156,638 people have completed both doses of vaccine that are required for the vaccines' full effect.

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

Two new variants of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Minnesota, including what was the first known case of the Brazil P.1 variant in the United States. That case involves a Minnesotan who recently traveled to Brazil. There are 8 confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 variant. Both new strains are believed to be more transmissible.


Hospitalization numbers are not updated at weekends.

Testing and positivity rates

The 901 positive results in Sunday's update were from a total of 27,922 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 3.22%.

According to Johns Hopkins University, Minnesota's test positivity rate over the past seven days is 3.53%, making it one of the lowest rates in the country.

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: 6,780,024 (up from 6,751,744)
  • People tested: 3,314,427 (up from 3,305,989)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 554,102 (up from 525,236)
  • People with 2 vaccine shots: 156,638 (up from 147,321)
  • Positive cases: 468,118 (up from 467,217)
  • Deaths: 6,299 – 261 of which are "probable*" (up from 6,289)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 453,225 (up from 452,183)

* 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.

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