Director Kris Ehresmann, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control Division
- Director Ehresmann reported 936 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 97,638.
- The median age for a case of COVID-19 is 35-years-old.
- There were seven new deaths due to COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota to 2,015.
- A total of 7,546 patients have been hospitalized for COVID-19 thus far in the pandemic with 2,111 of those treated in the ICU.
- There were 53 new admissions to the hospitals.
- There were 16 new admissions to the ICU.
- 22,162 COVID-19 tests were reported to the state yesterday.
- Over the weekend, the state reached and passed two million COVID-19 tests conducted since the beginning of the pandemic.
- The seven-day COVID-19 average test positivity rate is 5.4%. It was at 4.4% a week prior. The state has been above the caution threshold of 5% for two days.
- Director Ehresmann said the state is seeing more cases associated with workplace settings and social gatherings.
- 89 clusters (cases of three or more) have been associated with food processing plants, grocery stores, and bakeries.
- 40 clusters have been associated with meat processing plants.
- 182 clusters have been associated with manufacturing plants
- 236 clusters have been associated with general businesses of all types.
- 77 bars and restaurants have been investigated. 47 establishments have had enough cases to be counted as an outbreak. 1,416 unique cases can be traced to bars and restaurants.
- 37 outbreaks have been associated with weddings. 11 have been associated with funerals. 22 have been associated with gyms.
- She reiterated the importance for everyone in the state to do their part to slow the spread of the virus – keep six feet of distance, wear a mask, wash hands, and stay home when sick.
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