Skip to main content

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, April 1

BMTN provides a COVID-19 update at 11 a.m. seven days a week.
covid, vaccine

Thursday's COVID update from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) includes 2,140 new cases and 12 new deaths. It's the first day with more than 2,000 new cases reported since Jan. 10. 

The 12 new deaths increases the state's death toll to (6,860) over the course of the pandemic. Of the total deaths, 62.4% (4,280) were residents of long-term care.

Through Mar. 30, the state reported that 1,682,545 people have received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 1,057,848 people have completed their vaccine series.

Thirty-eight percent of Minnesotans aged 16-plus have received at least one shot.

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

Hospitalizations

Through Mar. 31 the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 438, which is up from 411 reported Wednesday.

Of those hospitalized through Mar. 30, 105 people were in intensive care (up from 102 reported Wednesday) and 330 were receiving non-ICU treatment (up from 309).

Here's how Minnesota's hospital admissions have progress the past month. 

  • Mar. 1: 251 (191 non-ICU, 60 ICU)
  • Mar. 7: 223 (177 non-ICU, 46 ICU)
  • Mar. 13: 255 (194 non-ICU, 61 ICU)
  • Mar. 20: 324 (246 non-ICU, 78 ICU)
  • Mar. 27: 356 (264 non-ICU, 92 ICU)
  • Today: 438 (330 non-ICU, 105 ICU)

Testing and positivity rates

The 2,140 positive results in Thursday's update were from 43,117 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 4.96%

According to Johns Hopkins University, Minnesota's test positivity rate over the past seven days is 6.16%.

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: 8,253,622 (up from 8,211,019)
  • People tested: 3,703,686 (up from 3,689,024)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 1,682,545 (up from 1,658,176)
  • People who have completed. vaccine series: 1,057,848 (up from 1,031,749)
  • Positive cases: 521,667 (up from 519,529)
  • Deaths: 6,860 – 377 of which are "probable*" (up from 6,848)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 500,351 (up from 499,395)

* 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 2022-09-29 at 4.48.45 PM

Bloomington PD announce what's likely 'largest fentanyl bust in Midwest'

The case is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Sept. 27

This week's report represents data collected Sept. 21-27.

Screen Shot 2022-09-29 at 2.56.10 PM

MN health officials warn of potential for measles outbreak amid rise in cases

A recent case among a child with no travel history is prompting heightened concern.

skid steer

Four-year-old boy dies in accident on western Wisconsin farm

The boy was struck by a skid steer, according to police.

Screen Shot 2022-09-29 at 2.41.51 PM

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge hits the market for $6M

The restaurant will remain open while the property is on the market.

Screen Shot 2022-09-29 at 12.27.48 PM

Apartments, brewery proposed for site of former Minneapolis lumberyard

The developer is proposing two buildings connected via skyway.

Screen Shot 2022-09-29 at 1.27.38 PM

'Exceptionally rare' meteorite impact crater found in the Twin Cities metro

Had it struck in today's world, much of the Twin Cities would've been wiped out.

Grand Old Day

Organizers seeking ideas for 'reimagining' of Grand Old Day

A task force is set to begin meeting next month to reimagine the event.

fentanyl

Eveleth man gets 11 years for selling woman fentanyl that led to fatal OD

Torisa Sulvoris Wallace, 39, was sentenced to 134 months in prison in U.S. District Court in Virginia Thursday.

Related

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, April 2

BMTN provides a COVID-19 update at 11 a.m. seven days a week.

coronavirus, covid-19, drive-thru testing

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Sunday, March 28

BMTN provides a COVID-19 update at 11 a.m. seven days a week.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, March 29

BMTN provides a COVID-19 update at 11 a.m. seven days a week.

coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, March 30

BMTN provides a COVID-19 update at 11 a.m. seven days a week.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, March 31

BMTN provides a COVID-19 update at 11 a.m. seven days a week.

covid, vaccine

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, April 8

COVID-19 updates are provided daily around 11 a.m.

covid-19, coronavirus, PPE

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, April 29

COVID reports are available seven days a week just after 11 a.m.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, March 25

COVID-19 updates are provided daily around 11 a.m.