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Tracking the Minnesota COVID-19 numbers

Total case counts by day, cases by Minnesota county and more.

As the Minnesota Department of Health posts updates on coronavirus testing and cases from the disease, MinnPost will update the charts and map below with the latest data.

Note: As of July 10, 2021, MDH is no longer providing data on weekends, so this page will not be updated on Saturdays and Sundays.

As of October 14, MDH started reporting data based on two testing methods. PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) tests, which were the only types of tests reported prior to October 14, detect genetic material from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and are considered the most accurate method of diagnosis — MDH calls cases with positive PCR tests “confirmed” cases. Another testing method, antigen testing, detects proteins in the sample that are indicative of a coronavirus infection. Because antigen tests are less accurate than PCR tests, MDH calls these cases “probable” cases. But because both types of tests result in the same actions by health officials, we combine the numbers in the data below to give the most complete picture of the state of COVID-19 in Minnesota.

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Total COVID-19 cases (cumulative) in Minnesota by day
As of October 14, cases include both confirmed cases, determined by PCR testing, and probable cases, determined by antigen testing.


New positive COVID-19 tests in Minnesota by day
As of October 14, positive tests include both confirmed cases, determined by PCR testing, and probable cases, determined by antigen testing.


Deaths per day
Dates are shown for the date the death was announced by the Minnesota Department of Health, which may not be the date the death actually occurred. Deaths listed here are for both confirmed cases (determined by PCR testing) and probable cases (determined by antigen tests). The large spike on March 9 includes 138 deaths that occurred over the past year but were not previously reported.


Positive COVID-19 tests by Minnesota county