Skip to main content

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, Feb. 23

The latest figures from MDH.

Tuesday's COVID update from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) includes 500 new cases and one new death.

The newly reported death brings the state's total to 6,434 over the course of the pandemic. It's the second consecutive day that a single death was reported.

Of the total deaths, 62.7% (4,038) were residents of long-term care.

Through Feb. 21, the state reported that 762,089 people have received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 362,156 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 Feb. 22, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 269 – down from 235 on Sunday.

Of those hospitalized, 54 were in intensive care and 215 were receiving non-ICU treatment.

Testing and positivity rates

The 500 positive results in Tuesday's update were from only 9,498 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 5.26%. The data usually reported on Tuesdays however is known for anomalous results compared to the days preceding and following them.

According to Johns Hopkins University, Minnesota's test positivity rate over the past seven days is 3.24%. It's around the same rate Minnesota had in September before a surge in cases boosted the rate to above 15% in November.

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: 7,187,985 (up from  7,178,713)
  • People tested: 3,425,265 (up from 3,422,813)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 762,089 (up from 759,747)
  • People with 2 vaccine shots: 362,156 (up from 356,911)
  • Positive cases: 480,091 (up from 479,591)
  • Deaths: 6,434 – 270 of which are "probable*" (up from 6,433)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 467,147 (up from 466,311)

* 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

image

BREAKING: Rescue efforts underway for 100+ stuck on ice chunk on Minnesota lake

Red Lake — both Upper and Lower — is the largest freshwater lake in the state.

Screen Shot 2022-11-28 at 9.38.30 AM

St. Paul featured on Hallmark Channel's 'Christmas Cam' livestream

Downtown's dazzling display can be viewed from anywhere in the world.

JamborMugshot

Charges: Drunk driver almost struck Bemidji parade spectators

The man told police he was trying to attend the parade himself.

6

The SCHEELS Experience

Whether looking for reliable hunting and fishing gear or new clothing and shoes, Eden Prairie SCHEELS is a one-stop shopping experience for the whole family.

0

Charges: Man fatally shot ex's new partner as he dined at Bloomington restaurant

Criminal charges filed Monday detail an alleged motive in the shooting.

MetallicaLiveLondonWikimedia

Metallica to perform 2 nights in Minneapolis on 2023-24 World Tour

The heavy metal rock band returns to the state for the first time since 2018.

snow, plow

Tuesday storm to dump plowable snow in Minnesota

Snow should reach the Twin Cities Tuesday morning and fall throughout the day.

Screen Shot 2022-11-28 at 6.57.31 AM

Police: Drunk-driver almost struck people watching parade in Bemidji

The man was arrested for DWI charges following the incident.

police tape

3 at trauma centers in critical condition after rural MN attack

Two victims and the alleged attacker are in critical condition.

grinch neighbor

Neighborhood 'grinch' sends letter to Burnsville family over holiday lights

A Burnsville family's holiday decorations were the subject of an anonymous complaint.

Related

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 25

The latest figures from MDH have been released.