Minnesota reported 364 new coronavirus cases Friday and five more COVID-19 deaths were recorded by the state Department of Health.
The daily new case count has now been below 1,000 per day for two weeks. Current, test-positivity has fallen to roughly 2.5 percent which is well below the 5 percent caution threshold.
The latest deaths ranged in age from their 60s to their 80s with two residing in private homes and three in long-term care. The death toll is now 7,408 with 4,427 fatalities in long-term care facilities.
There are 316 patients hospitalized including 77 in critical condition. An estimated 4,500 residents with active infections are recovering at home.
Minnesota has diagnosed 600,767 coronavirus infections since the pandemic began in March 2020 and 588,509 of those people have recovered enough they no longer need to be isolated.
The state has administered 5.2 million doses of vaccine and 2.9 million residents 16 and older have gotten at least one dose.
State health officials announced Friday they will not report daily pandemic stats on Memorial Day. Those numbers will be combined with the data reported Tuesday, June 1.
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Author: Christopher Magan