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The latest COVID-19 figures, which are reportedly weekly in Minnesota, have been released. The update shows that COVID-19 cases increased slightly in the latest 7-day period to an average of 1,333 cases per day.

Deaths decreased over the past week compared to the previous week, but hospitalizations jumped 19.9% in the latest report. In total, 12,978 Minnesotans have died from COVID-19 during the pandemic.


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Here's a look at the data for the 7 days ending at 4 a.m., Tuesday, August 2:

Positive cases reported July 27-Aug. 2: 9,331 (average 1,333 per day) – up from 9,008 last week.

Hospitalizations as of Aug. 2 500 total: 46 in ICU, 454 non-ICU – up from 417 last week.

Deaths reported July 27-Aug. 2: 25 – down from 46 last week.

Currently the Metropolitan Council's Twin Cities wastewater data shows that BA.5 comprises 79% of the COVID found in metro plant wastewater for the week of July 19-25. The next wastewater update comes Friday, Aug. 5.

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Overall, the amount of viral load found in wastewater now is nowhere near the extremely high levels Minnesota had during the surge in late 2021 and early 2022. 

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