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Wednesday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health includes 591 newly reported cases and 21 newly reported deaths. The state's COVID-19 death toll is now 12,152.

Today's update includes case data that was reported in a 24-hour period ending at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 1.

Minnesota's test positivity rate on a 7-day rolling average (through Feb. 22) was 5.4%, 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.


Through Mar. 1, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 501 – down from the 512 reported on Feb. 28. Of those hospitalized, 70 people are in intensive care (down from 75) and 431 are in non-ICU care (down from 437).

Vaccine, booster stats

As of Feb. 27, the state reported that 3,878,905 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 3,659,150 people have completed the vaccine series. The state has administered 2,145,978 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: 69.7%

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

  • 5-11: 35%
  • 12-15: 61%
  • 16-17: 64%
  • 18-49: 67%
  • 50-64: 78%
  • 65+: 93%
  • Total population: 65.8%

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers

  • Total tests: 18,817,340 (up from 18,798,821)
  • People with at least 1 vaccine shot: 3,878,905 (up from 3,878,905)
  • People who have completed vaccine series: 3,659,150 (up from 3,659,150)
  • People who have had a booster/3rd shot: 2,145,978 (up from 2,145,978)
  • Positive cases: 1,416,191 (up from 1,415,652)
  • Reinfection cases: 61,314 (up from 61,271)
  • Deaths: 12,152 – 180 of which are *non-laboratory confirmed* (up from 12,131)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 1,398,048 (up from 1,397,019)

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

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