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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 a little more than an average of 1,280 cases per day.

Deaths also increased slightly, as did hospitalizations over the past week. In total, 12,953 Minnesotans have died from COVID-19 during the pandemic. 

Cases:

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Hospitalizations:

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Deaths:

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Here's a look at the data for the 7 days ending at 4 a.m., Tuesday, July 16:

Positive cases July 20-26: 9,008 (average 1,286 per day) – up from 8,494 last week.

Hospitalizations July 20-26: 417 total: 36 in ICU, 381 non-ICU – up from 406 last week.

Deaths July 20-26: 46 – up from 35 last week.

Currently the Metropolitan Council's Twin Cities wastewater data shows that BA.5 comprises 70% of the COVID found in metro plant wastewater for the week of July 12-18. The next wastewater update comes Friday, July 29.

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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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