MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Monday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Here are the latest updates from June 15, 2021:
603,966 confirmed cases; 7,518 deaths
One more Minnesotan has died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday, for a total of 7,518.
The person whose death was announced Tuesday was in their 90s. No deaths of residents of long-term care facilities were announced Tuesday.
MDH also said Tuesday there have been 603,966 total cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota. The number of positives is up 95 from Monday’s count and is based on 7,051 new tests. The seven-day case positivity average, which lags by a week, is 1.9 percent, down from 2.3 percent the week prior. You can find the seven-day case positivity average here.
The state has yet to update vaccination data from Monday. As of Saturday, though, 2,998,200 people in Minnesota, or 53 percent of the population, had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 2,755,522 people, or 49 percent of the population, have completed a vaccination series. More data on vaccines here.
The most recent data available show 49 Minnesotans are hospitalized in intensive care with COVID-19, and 98 are in the hospital with COVID-19 not in intensive care. You can find more information about Minnesota’s current ICU usage and capacity here.
Today on MinnPost
- Who’s still getting COVID-19 in Minnesota?
- Asking yourself how long it’s been since this all started? Us too.
- As always, a look at the numbers on the MinnPost COVID-19 dashboard.
Around the web
- Five U.S. states had coronavirus infections even before first reported cases -study, Reuters.
- AstraZeneca’s antibody cocktail fails to protect against coronavirus: Study, Politico.
MDH’s coronavirus website: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
MDH’s phone line for COVID-19 questions: 651-297-1304.