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Wednesday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health includes 10,719 newly reported cases and 49 newly reported deaths. The state's COVID-19 death toll is now 10,887.

Today's report includes data that was reported in a 24-hour period ending at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. 

Minnesota's test positivity rate on a 7-day rolling average (through Jan. 4) is 19.8%, which is a record high in Minnesota. Anything over 10% puts Minnesota in the high-risk threshold for community transmission of the coronavirus.


Through Jan. 11, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 1,522 – down from the 1,528 reported on Jan. 10. Of those hospitalized, 257 people are in intensive care (down from 263) and 1,251 are in non-ICU care (down from 1,265).

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

The latest hospital capacity data shows there are 23 staffed adult ICU beds available in the entire state – down from 33 on Jan. 10 – and 16 pediatric ICU beds available, which is up from 15 on Jan. 10.

Vaccine, booster stats

As of Jan. 10, the state reported that 3,788,080 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 3,553,874 people have completed the vaccine series. The state has administered 1,858,010 third doses/booster shots.

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

  • 5-11: 34%
  • 12-15: 63%
  • 16-17: 66%
  • 18-49: 70%
  • 50-64: 80%
  • 65+: 97%
  • Total population: 68.1%

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

  • 5-11: 26%
  • 12-15: 58%
  • 16-17: 62%
  • 18-49: 66%
  • 50-64: 77%
  • 65+: 93%
  • Total population: 63.9%

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers

  • Total tests: 16,882,192 (up from 16,671,212)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 3,788,080 (up from 3,775,306)
  • People who have completed vaccine series: 3,553,874 (up from 3,541,401)
  • People who have had a booster/3rd shot: 1,858,010 (up from 1,806,548)
  • Positive cases: 1,115,198 (up from 1,075,028)
  • Reinfection cases: 23,163 (up from 19,390)
  • Deaths: 10,887 – 666 of which are "probable*" (up from 10,810)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 1,052,376 (up from 1,017,409)

* 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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