Coronavirus Monday update: Two new Minnesota deaths and 196 new infections

7June 2021

Minnesota’s coronavirus activity remained near some of the lowest levels of the pandemic Monday with two new deaths and 196 infections reported by the State Department of Health.

The latest fatalities were a Hennepin County resident in their late 40s and a Morrison County resident in their late 60s. Both resided in private homes.

The death toll is 7,467 with 4,442 of those deaths in long-term care. Another 93 deaths are suspected to have been caused by COVID-19 but the person never had a positive test.

Minnesota has screened more than 10 million samples from 4.3 million residents since the outbreak began in March 2020. Roughly 75 percent of the state’s 5.7 million residents have been tested at least once and the cumulative positivity rate is just under 6 percent.

In recent week, a shrinking portion of tests are coming back positive. The current test-positivity rate is now under 2 percent.

There are 243 patients hospitalized including 63 in critical condition. An estimated 1,860 people with active infections are recovering at home.

Minnesota has administered 5.4 million doses of vaccine and 65 percent of residents 16 and older have gotten at least one shot. State officials hope to have 70 percent of the population 16 and older vaccinated by July 1.

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Author: Christopher Magan

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