Coronavirus Monday update: Two more deaths and 189 more infections

12July 2021

Minnesota recorded two new COVID-19 deaths Monday and 189 more coronavirus infections were reported by the state Department of Health.

The data includes statistics from Saturday and Sunday. The state Department of Health is now reporting new numbers only on business days.

The latest fatalities were a Hennepin County resident in their 50s and a Stearns County resident in their 60s. One lived in long-term care and one in a private home.

Since the pandemic began, 7,624 Minnesotans have died from COVID-19 including 4,486 in long-term care. There are 93 additional deaths suspected to have been caused by COVID-19, but the person never had a positive coronavirus test.

Minnesota has screened 10.4 million samples from 4.4 million residents since March 2020. There have been 606,484 coronavirus cases diagnosed and of those who tested positive 597,848 have recovered enough they no longer need to be isolated.

Test positivity has ticked up slightly in recent days, but remains below 2 percent, which is well under the 5 percent caution threshold.

There are 102 patients hospitalized including 23 in critical condition. An estimated 830 people with active infections are recovering at home.

Minnesota has administered 5.7 million doses of vaccine and 3 million have received at least one shot. There are 67.4 percent of residents 16 and older who have gotten at least one dose of vaccine.

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Author: Christopher Magan

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