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Friday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health includes 4,857 newly reported cases and 36 newly reported deaths. The state's COVID-19 death toll is now 11,797.

Today's update includes case data that was reported in a 24-hour period ending at 4 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10.

Minnesota's test positivity rate on a 7-day rolling average (through Feb. 3) was 13.0%, having been as high as 23.7% on Jan. 21. Anything over 10% puts Minnesota in the high-risk threshold for community transmission of the coronavirus.


Through Feb. 10, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 1,052 – down from the 1,089 reported on Feb. 9. Of those hospitalized, 153 people are in intensive care (down from 162) and 899 are in non-ICU care (down from 927).

The latest hospital capacity data shows there are 55 staffed adult ICU beds available in the entire state – down from 64 on Feb. 9 – and 24 pediatric ICU beds available, which is even from 24 on Feb. 9.

Vaccine, booster stats

As of Feb. 9, the state reported that 3,862,952 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 3,624,526 people have completed the vaccine series. The state has administered 2,096,870 third doses/booster shots.

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

  • 5-11: 39%
  • 12-15: 65%
  • 16-17: 68%
  • 18-49: 72%
  • 50-64: 80%
  • 65+: 97%
  • Total population: 69.4%

The percentage of Minnesota's population that have completed the vaccine series, based on age group:

  • 5-11: 32%
  • 12-15: 60%
  • 16-17: 64%
  • 18-49: 67%
  • 50-64: 77%
  • 65+: 93%
  • Total population: 65.1%

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers

  • Total tests: 18,367,211 (up from 18,330,462)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 3,862,952 (up from 3,860,958)
  • People who have completed vaccine series: 3,624,526 (up from 3,621,375)
  • People who have had a booster/3rd shot: 2,096,870 (up from 2,091,342)
  • Positive cases: 1,388,401 (up from 1,383,555)
  • Reinfection cases: 55,592 (up from 55,141)
  • Deaths: 11,797 – 160 of which are *non-laboratory confirmed* (up from 11,761)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 1,349,520 (up from 1,346,262)

* Non-laboratory confirmed deaths are patients have COVID-19 listed on the death certificate, but no documented positive laboratory test for SARS-CoV-2.

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