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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 15

The latest figures from MDH.

Tuesday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) includes 95 new cases and one new death.

The state's death toll is 7,518 since the start of the pandemic. Of the total deaths, 59.4% (4,457) were residents of long-term care.

The state reported that 2,998,200 people have received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 2,755,522 people have completed their vaccine series (unchanged from yesterday, MDH data hasn't updated). Percent of Minnesota's population with at least one shot, based on age group:

  • 12-15: 33%
  • 16-17: 47%
  • 18-49: 56%
  • 50-64: 70%
  • 65+: 90%
  • Total population: 54%

50% of Minnesota's total population has completed the vaccine series. MDH has a public dashboard to track vaccine progress in Minnesota, and you can view it here.

Hospitalizations

Through June 14, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 147. Of those hospitalized, 49 people were in intensive care and 98 were receiving non-ICU treatment.

Hospital admissions involving COVID patients in Minnesota dropped to 223 on March 7 before rising to 699 on April 14. Since that mid-April peak the numbers have dropped precipitously, falling to 440 May 17 and now under 150.

Testing and positivity rates

The 95 positive results in Tuesday's update were from 7,051 completed tests, creating a test positivity rate of 1.34%.

According to Johns Hopkins University, Minnesota's test positivity rate over the past seven days is 1.31%.

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: 10,145,825 (up from 10,138,853)
  • People tested: 4,352,829 (up from 4,348,803)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 2,998,200 (data has not updated)
  • People who have completed vaccine series: 2,755,522 (data has not updated)
  • Positive cases: 603,966 (up from 603,876)
  • Deaths: 7,518 – 417 of which are "probable*" (up from 7,517)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 595,183 (up from 594,956)

* 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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