Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, July 14

The latest figures from MDH.
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Wednesday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) includes 208 new cases and three new deaths.

The state's death toll is 7,630 since the start of the pandemic. Of the total deaths, 58.8% (4,488) were residents of long-term care.

As of July 12, the state reported that 3,093,896 people have received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 2,942,415 people have completed their vaccine series.

The percentage of Minnesota's population with at least one shot, based on age group:

  • 12-15: 39%
  • 16-17: 51%
  • 18-49: 58%
  • 50-64: 72%
  • 65+: 91%
  • Total population: 56%

52.9% 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.


Through July 13, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 98. Of those hospitalized, 22 people were in intensive care and 76 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 hovering around 100.

Testing and positivity rates

The 208 positive results in Wednesday's update were from 10,497 completed tests, creating a test positivity rate of 1.98%.

According to Johns Hopkins University, Minnesota's test positivity rate over the past seven days is 1.59%, which has been ticking up as the Delta variant spreads, having recently been below 1%.

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: 10,450,193 (up from 10,440,027)
  • People tested: 4,502,124 (up from 4,498,188)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 3,093,896 (up from 3,091,253)
  • People who have completed vaccine series: 2,942,415 (up from 2,939,361)
  • Positive cases: 607,069 (up from 606,870)
  • Deaths: 7,630 – 422 of which are "probable*" (up from 7,627)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 598,316 (up from 598,217)

* 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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