Skip to main content

Monday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health includes 10,964 newly reported cases and 44 newly reported deaths. The state's COVID-19 death toll is now 10,810.

Today's report includes data that was reported in a 24-hour period ending at 4 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7. Today's case totals may be slightly elevated due to a backlog of positive results being added over the past few days. Tuesday's update will include data from the weekend. 

Minnesota's test positivity rate on a 7-day rolling average (through Dec. 31) is 16.6%, Anything over 10% puts Minnesota in the high-risk threshold for community transmission of the coronavirus.


Through Jan. 7, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 1,435 – down from the 1,467 reported on Jan. 6. Of those hospitalized, 255 people are in intensive care (down from 269) and 1,180 are in non-ICU care (up from 1,198).

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

The latest hospital capacity data shows there are 22 staffed adult ICU beds available in the entire state – up from 20 on Jan. 6 – and 15 pediatric ICU beds available, which is up from 12 on Jan. 6.

Vaccine, booster stats

As of Jan. 6, the state reported that 3,775,306 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 3,541,401 people have completed the vaccine series. The state has administered 1,806,548 third doses/booster shots.

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

  • 5-11: 33%
  • 12-15: 63%
  • 16-17: 66%
  • 18-49: 70%
  • 50-64: 80%
  • 65+: 97%
  • Total population: 67.9%

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

  • 5-11: 25%
  • 12-15: 58%
  • 16-17: 62%
  • 18-49: 66%
  • 50-64: 77%
  • 65+: 93%
  • Total population: 63.7%

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: 16,671,212 (up from 16,582,622)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 3,775,306 (up from 3,771,106)
  • People who have completed vaccine series: 3,541,401 (up from 3,536,755)
  • People who have had a booster/3rd shot: 1,806,548 (up from 1,790,296)
  • Positive cases: 1,075,028 (up from 1,064,065)
  • Reinfection cases: 19,390 (up from 18,219)
  • Deaths: 10,810 – 663 of which are "probable*" (up from 10,766)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 1,017,409 (up from 1,009,237)

* 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.

Next Up

Anthony Edwards

Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks

The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.

Xcel Energy Center

NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.

the mayo clinic - edit

Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

FLickr - minneapolis police - Tony Webster - Feb 2020 - crop

Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

mn state capitol january 17 2021

St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years

He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.

Chris Smith

Gophers add All-Ivy League D-tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

school bus

High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead

Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.

covid-19 testing site sign

Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results

Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.

optum headquarters chad davis wikimedia commons

UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit

The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.


Omicron may have already peaked in Minnesota

Reported cases lag what's happening in real time, so the newly reported cases over the next week or so will still be very high.

MnDot snow plow cam I-35 12-10-21

MnDOT reveals 50 snowplow name finalists

Voting is open through Wednesday, Jan. 26.



Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 13

More than 11,000 cases included in today's report.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 14

More than 11,000 cases for a second day in a row.

COVID vaccination flickr phil roeder

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, January 3

Tuesday's update will include cumulative data from Dec. 31 to Jan. 3.

covid, vaccine

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 19

More than 44,000 new cases reported from the holiday weekend.

Wikimedia Commons - COVID vaccine, pfizer, shot - Martin G

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, December 13

Closing in on 10,000 deaths during the pandemic in Minnesota.

covid-19, coronavirus, ICU

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 11

Minnesota has set a new statewide record high test positivity rate.