MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota well being officers reported one other 443 new instances of COVID-19 and 7 COVID-related deaths on Sunday.
The seven-day common of recent instances continues a downward pattern that started in mid-April, based on information from the Minnesota Division of Well being.
Of the COVID-realted fatalities, 4 folks have been residents of the Twin Cities space. One dying was reported in every of Douglas, Itasca, and McLeod counties. They ranged in age from their early 50s to 90s. 4 folks have been residents of long-term assisted dwelling services.
Whereas case development is slowing, measurements MDH makes use of to observe the chance to the general public is combined.
The speed of constructive COVID assessments has fallen to 4.8% which is under MDH’s “warning” threshold of 5%. Nevertheless, group transmission of COVID-19 rose to a brand new excessive of 45%. Group transmission is outlined as instances of the virus that aren’t traced to different identified instances or outbreaks. MDH defines a group transmission price above 30% as a “excessive threat” to public well being.
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 additionally proceed to say no. As of Thursday, 396 folks have been hospitalized for the virus throughout Minnesota. Of them, 116 have been being handled in intensive care items. That’s down from a peak on April 22 within the current spring wave of the virus when 202 folks have been being handled in intensive care items throughout the state.
Vaccination efforts proceed. As of Thursday, greater than 2.8 million Minnesotans age 16 and older have acquired no less than one dose of a vaccine, and almost 2.5 million have accomplished a vaccine collection.
Statewide case charges
ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 396
TOTAL CUMULATIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 31,754
DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 7
TOTAL DEATHS: 7,370
FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 2,848,324
COMPLETED SERIES: 2,492,237
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