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Thursday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) includes 5,123 newly reported cases and 43 newly reported deaths. The state's COVID-19 death toll is now 8,968.

Some of today's new cases include backlogged data from the weekend, though the state says it is now up to date: "Over the past weekend COVID-19 case growth exceeded intake capacity, resulting in a temporary backlog."

Vaccine, booster stats

As of Nov. 9, the state reported that 3,512,944 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 3,309,462 people have completed the vaccine series. The state has administered 616,621 third doses/booster shots.

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

  • 5-11: 4%
  • 12-15: 60%
  • 16-17: 64%
  • 18-49: 67%
  • 50-64: 78%
  • 65+: 96%
  • Total population: 63.5%

Hospitalizations

Through Nov. 10, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 1,172 – up/down from 1,159 reported Wednesday. Of those hospitalized, 281 were people are in intensive care and 891 were in non-ICU care. 

Through Nov. 10, there were only 38 staffed ICU beds available in the entire state.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers

  • Total tests: 14,099,993 (up from 14,053,909)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 3,512,944 (up from 3,505,911)
  • People who have completed vaccine series: 3,309,462 (up from 3,307,336)
  • People who have had a booster/3rd shot: 616,621 (up from 591,263)
  • Positive cases: 836,787 (up from 831,669)
  • Reinfection cases: 9,129 (up from 9,034)
  • Deaths: 8,968 – 525 of which are "probable*" (up from 8,925)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 798,603 (up from 797,121)

* 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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