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Friday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health includes 2,028 newly reported cases and 12 reported deaths. The state's COVID-19 death toll is now 12,713.


Through June 9, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 409 (up from 406 on June 8). Of those hospitalized, 34 people are in intensive care (down from 41) and 375 are in non-ICU care (up from 365).

Which variants are circulating in wastewater?

The next update is expected at some point Friday, June 10. 

According to the latest wastewater data from the Metropolitan Council, which covers two-thirds of the Twin Cities metro and serves about 2 million people, the most prevalent strain of coronavirus from samples tested May 24-30 was omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 at 64%, which is up from 57% the previous week.

Meanwhile, omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 more than doubled from 11% of samples taken May 17-23 to 23% in the latest reporting period, and that is expected to continue to climb in the weeks ahead.

Related: 'Hyper-contagious' BA.4 and BA.5 expected to become dominant in Minnesota

Vaccine, booster stats

As of June 8 the state reported that 3,920,013 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 3,715,943 people have completed the vaccine series. There are 2,435,862 Minnesotans who are "up to date" with their vaccine shots, which includes boosters.

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

  • 5-11: 42%
  • 12-15: 67%
  • 16-17: 69%
  • 18-49: 73%
  • 50-64: 81%
  • 65+: 96%
  • Total population: 70.5%

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

  • 5-11: 38%
  • 12-15: 63%
  • 16-17: 66%
  • 18-49: 68%
  • 50-64: 78%
  • 65+: 93%
  • Total population: 66.8%

The percentage of Minnesota's population up to date with vaccines, based on age group:

  • 5-11: 14%
  • 12-15: 24%
  • 16-17: 31%
  • 18-49: 39%
  • 50-64: 57%
  • 65+: 84%
  • Total population: 43.8%

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers

  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 3,920,013 (up from 3,919,473)
  • People who have completed vaccine series: 3,715,943 (up from 3,715,317)
  • People up to date with their vaccine series: 2,435,862 (down from 2,436,104)
  • Positive cases: 1,527,145 (up from 1,525,118)
  • Reinfection cases: 75,790
  • Deaths: 12,713 – 316 of which are *non-laboratory confirmed* (up from 12,701)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 1,500,603 (up from 1,499,722)

* 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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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, June 2

The latest from the state health department.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, June 9

The newest data from the health department.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 22

The latest from the state health department.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, June 3

BA.2.12.1 became dominated over BA.2, and now BA.4 and BA.5 are showing signs of quickly rising in wastewater samples.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, June 24

The next daily update will be provided Monday, June 27.


Minnesota's COVID update for Friday, June 17

Friday marks the 834th day since the first case was confirmed in Minnesota on March 5, 2020.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 15

Hospitalizations continue to hover around the 400 mark in Minnesota.