Note: As of June 30, 2022 this page is not being updated. The Minnesota Department of Health is no longer reporting COVID-19 data on a daily basis. New weekly data can be found on the state's COVID-19 Situation Update page on Thursdays at 11 a.m.
As of July 10, 2021, MDH no longer provided data on weekends, so the page was not 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.