Coronavirus Thursday update: Eight more Minnesota deaths and 874 new infections

20May 2021

Minnesota recorded eight more COVID-19 deaths Thursday and 874 new infections were reported by the state Department of Health.

Nearly 5 million vaccine doses have been administered and more than 62 percent of residents ages 16 and older have gotten at least one dose.

The latest fatalities from COVID-19 ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s with seven residing in private homes and one in long-term care.

Test-positivity and hospitalizations continue to decline. There are 412 patients hospitalized including 109 in critical condition.

The current seven-day rolling average for test-positivity is 3.4 percent, which is less than half the mid-April peak.

Minnesota has diagnosed 597,052 coronavirus infections and 7,333 have died from CODID-19 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

This story is developing and may be updated. 

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Author: Christopher Magan

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