Skip to main content

Tuesday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health includes 1,457 newly reported cases and 20 newly reported deaths, including a person aged 20-24 years old from Anoka County. The state's COVID-19 death toll is now 12,221.

Today's update includes case data that was reported in a 72-hour period ending at 4 a.m. Monday, Mar. 7. 

Minnesota's test positivity rate on a 7-day rolling average (through Feb. 28) was 4.0%, having been as high as 23.7% on Jan. 21. Anything over 10% puts Minnesota in the high-risk threshold for community transmission of the coronavirus.

Hospitalizations

Through Mar. 7, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 366 – down from the 418 reported on Mar. 4. Of those hospitalized, 44 people are in intensive care (down from 57) and 322 are in non-ICU care (down from 361).

It's the fewest ICU COVID patients since there were 44 in Minnesota on July 25.

it's the fewest non-ICU COVID patients since there were 319 on Aug. 16.

Vaccine, booster stats

As of Mar. 6, the state reported that 3,883,726 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 3,668,047 people have completed the vaccine series. The state has administered 2,160,448 third doses/booster shots.

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

  • 5-11: 40%
  • 12-15: 66%
  • 16-17: 68%
  • 18-49: 72%
  • 50-64: 80%
  • 65+: 97%
  • Total population: 69.8%

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

  • 5-11: 36%
  • 12-15: 61%
  • 16-17: 64%
  • 18-49: 68%
  • 50-64: 78%
  • 65+: 93%
  • Total population: 65.9%

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers

  • Total tests: 18,938,860 (up from 18,895,371)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 3,883,726 (up from 3,882,027)
  • People who have completed vaccine series: 3,668,047 (up from 3,665,186)
  • People who have had a booster/3rd shot: 2,160,448 (up from 2,155,724)
  • Positive cases: 1,420,149 (up from 1,418,694)
  • Reinfection cases: 61,738 (up from 61,594)
  • Deaths: 12,221 – 190 of which are *non-laboratory confirmed* (up from 12,201)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 1,403,236 (up from 1,400,456)

* Non-laboratory confirmed deaths are patients have COVID-19 listed on the death certificate, but no documented positive laboratory test for SARS-CoV-2.

Next Up

Gov. Tim Walz and Scott Jensen.

Walz, Jensen clash over 'extreme' abortion views

The two clashed over the topic on Tuesday, following the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 12.24.27 PM

Movie filming brings memorable day for MN teen with leukemia

Ayotzin Limon-Millard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 1.25.30 PM

Police trying to ID 'Playboy bandit' and 'no-pants raider' suspect

Police are calling the unidentified man "the Playboy bandit" and the "no-pants raider."

storm, severe, shelf cloud

Twin Cities under severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon

Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 9.27.30 AM

Famous Dave's family brings new BBQ biz to the south metro

The newest Twin Cities location is the first to offer wine slushies on the menu.

storm, shelf cloud, severe weather

Large hail possible with strong storms in eastern MN, WI

Watch the forecast update with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

Tony Evers, Wisconsin governor

WI governor vows to protect anyone charged with abortion crimes

“You think it’s bad now? The four Republicans that are going after me, one of them we’re going to beat, they are going to make it worse," Evers said.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 28

The state will stop providing daily updates and move to weekly editions beginning Thursday, June 30.

FWV_YSOWAAI_CS-

Sports anchor Hobie Artigue announces FOX9 departure

Artigue has spent the past seven years covering Minnesota sports.

hennepin county medical center

Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from pool in south Minneapolis

The boy was pulled from a pool at a home in south Minneapolis.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 8.32.18 AM

Nashville man leaving wedding shot in the face in Minneapolis

He was leaving a wedding when gunfire erupted near the Stone Arch Bridge Saturday night.

image

Abogados Café in St. Paul is the first law-themed coffee shop in America

The new business is Minnesota's first Latina-owned coffee shop.

Related

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, March 11

ICU admissions for COVID-19 are the lowest they've been since July 2021.

covid, vaccine, booster shots

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, March 2

Case levels in a single day of reporting haven't been this low since early August.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, March 25

ICU admissions are at their lowest since there were 25 patients on July 19, 2021.

covid-19, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, March 7

The number of Minnesotans hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to fall.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, February 15

Hospitalizations decreased significantly over the weekend.