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Monday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health includes 3,655 newly reported cases and 46 newly reported deaths, including someone aged 25-29 from Becker County. The state's COVID-19 death toll is now 9,918.

The figures on Friday relate to the 24-hour reporting period ending 4 a.m. Friday. Data submitted Friday-Sunday will be released in Tuesday's update. 

Minnesota's test positivity rate on a 7-day rolling average (through Dec. 13) is 11.5%. Anything over 10% puts Minnesota in the high-risk threshold for community transmission of the coronavirus.


Through Dec. 10, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 1,678 – up from the 1,670 reported on Dec. 9. Of those hospitalized, 348 people are in intensive care (up from 338) and 1,335 are in non-ICU care (down from 1,340).

The most ICU patients during the duration of the pandemic was 399 on Dec. 1, 2020.

There are currently only 13 staffed adult ICU beds available in the entire state – up from 12 on Dec. 9 – and 7 pediatric ICU beds available, which is unchanged from Dec. 9. 

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Vaccine, booster stats

As of Dec. 9, the state reported that 3,692,432 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 3,441,368 people have completed the vaccine series. The state has administered 1,344,376 third doses/booster shots.

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

  • 5-11: 27%
  • 12-15: 61%
  • 16-17: 65%
  • 18-49: 69%
  • 50-64: 79%
  • 65+: 97%
  • Total population: 66.4%

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

  • 5-11: 13%
  • 12-15: 56%
  • 16-17: 61%
  • 18-49: 64%
  • 50-64: 76%
  • 65+: 93%
  • Total population: 61.9%

According to the CDC, which cites data from September 2021, an unvaccinated person was 5.8 times more likely to get COVID-19 and 14 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than someone who is fully vaccinated.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers

  • Total tests: 15,402,096 (up from 15,369,673)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 3,692,432 (up from 3,689,184)
  • People who have completed vaccine series: 3,441,368 (up from 3,435,045)
  • People who have had a booster/3rd shot: 1,361,606 (up from 1,344,376)
  • Positive cases: 960,425 (up from 956,779)
  • Reinfection cases: 11,379 (up from 11,293)
  • Deaths: 9,918 – 597 of which are "probable*" (up from 9,872)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 915,474 (up from 908,526)

* 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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