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Covid Variants In Mn

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, June 24

The next daily update will be provided Monday, June 27.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 22

The latest from the state health department.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 21

The subvariant BA.5 is expected to replace BA.2.12.1 as the dominant strain in the coming weeks.

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Minnesota's COVID update for Friday, June 17

Friday marks the 834th day since the first case was confirmed in Minnesota on March 5, 2020.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, June 16

The dominant strains of omicron moving through Minnesota are BA.2.12.1, BA.4 and BA.5.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 15

Hospitalizations continue to hover around the 400 mark in Minnesota.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 14

Today's report includes three days of data (Friday 4 a.m. to Monday 4 a.m.).

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, June 13

The number of patients in ICU with COVID-19 has dropped to below 25.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, June 10

Here is the latest info from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, June 9

The newest data from the health department.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 7

Today's update includes 72 hours of data rather than the typical 24-hour period.

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BA.4, BA.5 expected to become dominant in Minnesota

"Those are hyper-contagious," said Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, June 3

BA.2.12.1 became dominated over BA.2, and now BA.4 and BA.5 are showing signs of quickly rising in wastewater samples.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, June 2

The latest from the state health department.

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'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN

Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, May 19

It's been 805 days since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Minnesota on March 5, 2020.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, May 18

More than 2,000 new cases in today's report.

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Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota

The European CDC has warned of a possible significant summer surge fueled by the omicron subvariants.

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BA.2.12.1 omicron subvariant quickly becoming dominant in MN

Experts say the subvariant is more transmissible but there is not evidence to suggest it causes more severe disease.

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First omicron variant COVID case detected in MN

The individual is an adult male who lives in Hennepin County and had recently traveled.