MDH: Over 1M cases, 50K hospitalizations in Minnesota since pandemic’s start

Minnesota has now passed 1 million total cases of COVID-19, according to data reported Monday by the Minnesota Department of Health.

The state’s millionth confirmed positive case, including reinfections, came from a test taken on Tuesday that wasn’t reported until Monday. To date, 987,599 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, and 10,359 people have died from the virus.

Additionally, more than 50,000 Minnesotans have now required hospitalization from COVID-19 infections, according to the latest update from the MDH.

Monday, the MDH reported*:

  • 53 newly reported deaths from COVID-19
  • 4,155 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests

*Due to the holiday, data posted on Monday represents data as of 4 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23.

Additionally, MDH said:

  • 8.59 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered
  • 1.63 million third-dose and booster shots have been administered
  • 3.5 million people have completed the vaccine series
  • 71.7% of those 5 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine

As of Monday, MDH also reported:

  • 133,065 total breakthrough cases, accounting for 3.914% of fully vaccinated Minnesotans
  • 5,292 total breakthrough hospitalizations, accounting for 0.156% of fully vaccinated Minnesotans
  • 1,011 breakthrough deaths, accounting for 0.030% of fully vaccinated Minnesotans

View the complete update via the interactive infographic below or here.

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports as of last Wednesday, all of Minnesota’s counties are considered to have a high level of COVID-19 community transmission.

View the complete update via the interactive map below or here.

The map below displays data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as it pertains to community transmission levels. Courtesy: CDC
According to the CDC, counties in red have a high level of community transmission, in orange have a substantial level, in yellow have a moderate level and in blue have a low level.

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