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Live updates: MDH reports 35 new COVID deaths, 3,378 new cases

Here is the latest data on Minnesota's battle against COVID-19, and increased vaccination and testing across the state.

ST PAUL, Minn. — Friday, November 5

11 a.m.

Friday marks the third day in a row of a high number of new deaths from COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health's (MDH) latest data. MDH reported 43 deaths on Wednesday, 32 on Thursday and 35 on Friday.

MDH also reported the cumulative death total is now at 8,828 since the pandemic began. 

Updated data shows 3,378 new COVID cases were reported Friday, which continues a higher total number of cases than in weeks past.

The cumulative total cases in the state is now at 815,008 since the start of the pandemic. 

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According to MDH's latest data available, 982 people are being treated for COVID in hospitals around the state, with 747 in non-ICU beds and 235 in the ICU.

On Wednesday, total hospitalizations went over the one thousand mark (1,004) for the first time since Oct. 15, when 1,008 were receiving inpatient treatment.

Total hospitalizations since the arrival of COVID have risen to 42,072. 

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MDH reported 7,077,652 total doses of vaccine have been administered in the state, with 3,481,565 people age 5 and older having received at least one shot (66.8%). Of that number 3,331,634 people have completed their COVID series and are considered completely vaccinated (63.9%). 

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75% of Minnesotans age 16 and older have received at least one shot.

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The state vaccine dashboard says of the total doses that have been administered in Minnesota, nearly 60% are Pfizer, 36.2% are Moderna and just 4.2% are Johnson & Johnson.

Thursday, November 4

11 a.m.

Updated data from state health officials shows that Minnesota's COVID-19 new cases and hospitalizations continue to climb from yesterday's numbers.

On Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported 3,718 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, with an additional 32 people dying from the virus.

On Wednesday, 2,956 new cases were reported.

The cumulative total cases in the state is now at 811,654 since the start of the pandemic. 

Of the 32 newly reported deaths, one of the victims was a person between the ages of 35 and 39 in Dakota County.

The cumulative death total in Minnesota is now at 8,793 since the pandemic began. 

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Health officials say 4,782 deaths have taken place in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

According to MDH's latest data available, 1,021 people are being treated for COVID in hospitals around the state, with 789 in non-ICU beds and 232 in the ICU.

On Wednesday, total hospitalizations went over the one thousand mark (1,004) for the first time since Oct. 15, when 1,008 were receiving inpatient treatment.

Total hospitalizations since the arrival of COVID have risen to 41,931. 

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MDH reported 7,048,304 total doses of vaccine have been administered in the state, with 3,478,914 people age 16 and older having received at least one shot (75%). Of that number 3,326,854 people have completed their COVID series and are considered completely vaccinated (71.9%). 

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The state vaccine dashboard says of the total doses that have been administered in Minnesota, nearly 60% are Pfizer, 36.1% are Moderna and just 4.2% are Johnson & Johnson.

Wednesday, November 3

11 a.m.

On Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported more than 40 new COVID deaths and 2,956 new cases in the state.

The cumulative total cases in the state is now at 799,550 since the start of the pandemic. 

MDH reported 43 new deaths from the virus, bringing the cumulative death total to 8,761 since the pandemic began. 

Health officials say 4,773 deaths have taken place in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

The new fatalities reported include a person between the age of 25 and 29 in Hennepin County.

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According to MDH's latest data available, 1,004 people are being treated for COVID in hospitals around the state, with 777 in non-ICU beds and 227 in the ICU. Recently, total hospitalizations have been hovering in the 900s across Minnesota, but the state hasn't been over the one thousand mark since Oct. 15, when 1,008 were receiving inpatient treatment.

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MDH reported 7,022,338 total doses of vaccine have been administered in the state, with 3,476,404 people age 16 and older having received at least one shot (74.9%). Of that number 3,322,036 people have completed their COVID series and are considered completely vaccinated (71.8%).

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The state vaccine dashboard says of the total doses that have been administered in Minnesota, nearly 60% are Pfizer, just over 36% are Moderna and just 4.2% are Johnson & Johnson.

Tuesday, November 2

11 a.m.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has increased by 7,043 over the weekend.

MDH no longer shares data on weekends, so numbers released on Tuesdays reflect reports from 4 a.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday.

Twenty-four additional people died from the virus, bringing the cumulative COVID-19 death total to 8,718 since the pandemic began. 

The new fatalities reported include two people between the ages of 35 and 39, one in Hennepin County and the other from Mower County. 

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Health officials say 4,763 deaths have taken place in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Officials say a total of 978 people are currently hospitalized and being treated for the virus on an inpatient basis. Of those patients, 223 require ICU care. Total hospitalizations since the arrival of COVID have risen to 41,481. 

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MDH says 7,002,505 total doses of vaccine have been administered in the state, with 3,474,328 people age 16 and older having received at least one shot (74.9%). Of that number 3,318,665 people have completed their COVID series and are considered completely vaccinated (71.7%).

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The state vaccine dashboard says of the total doses that have been administered in Minnesota, nearly 60% are Pfizer, 36% Moderna and just 4.2% are Johnson & Johnson.

Monday, Nov. 1

11 a.m. 

On Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported 2,857 new cases of COVID-19 in the state. The cumulative total cases in the state is now at 789,800 since the start of the pandemic.

MDH also announced Monday that it will begin reporting reinfections of the virus. As of Nov. 1, the state says since the beginning of the pandemic there have been 8,184 instances of people being reinfected with the virus. Of that number, MDH says 587 were already included in Minnesota's case total, so it is reporting 7,597 total reinfections on Monday.

In a press release, MDH said it has been collecting the information of people who have been infected with COVID more than once throughout the pandemic, but will now begin officially reporting them thanks to a new formal, standardized definition of reinfection from the CDC. 

MDH also reported 25 deaths from the virus on Monday, bringing the cumulative death total to 8,694 since the pandemic began.

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According to MDH's latest data available, 908 people are being treated for COVID in hospitals around the state, with 694 in non-ICU beds and 214 in the ICU.

Total hospitalizations since the arrival of COVID have risen to 41,392.

Hospital bed capacity in the Twin Cities metro area remains low, with only 1% of staffed non-ICU beds open and 1.1% of staffed ICU beds open.

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MDH reported 6,939,463 total doses of vaccine have been administered in the state, with 3,468,379 having received at least one shot. Of that number 3,306,034 people have completed their COVID series and are considered completely vaccinated. At least 74.8% of Minnesotans age 16 or older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Friday, Oct. 29

11 a.m.

On Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported 3,348 new cases of COVID-19 in the state.

The cumulative total cases in the state is now at 787,550 since the start of the pandemic. 

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MDH also reported 16 deaths from the virus on Friday, bringing the cumulative death total to 8,669 since the pandemic began. 

Health officials say 4,753 deaths have taken place in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

The fatalities reported Friday include three people between the ages of 40 and 59 in Hubbard, Wright and Hennepin Counties.

According to MDH's latest data available, 915 people are being treated for COVID in hospitals around the state, with 703 in non-ICU beds and 212 in the ICU. 

Total hospitalizations since the arrival of COVID have risen to 41,129.

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MDH reported 6,906,114 total doses of vaccine have been administered in the state, with 3,466,097 having received at least one shot (74.7%). Of that number 3,300,397 people have completed their COVID series and are considered completely vaccinated. At least 74.7% of Minnesotans age 16 or older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The state vaccine dashboard says of the total doses that have been administered in Minnesota, nearly 60% are Pfizer, nearly 36% Moderna and just 4.2% are Johnson & Johnson.

Meanwhile, Governor Walz announced Friday that COVID first dose vaccinations are up nearly 40% among kids 12-17 years old in the state.

That age group currently has the lowest vaccination rate.

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Six months into the pre-teens and teens becoming eligible, the "Kids Deserve a Shot" campaign kicked off to help increase the vaccination rate.

The first week of the campaign, more than 2,200 Minnesotans 12-17 got their first vaccine dose, compared to just 1,600 the week before, according to the Office of Governor Walz.

"Every shot in the arm helps us fight COVID-19, and we're excited to reward every 12-17-year-old who joins us in that fight," said Governor Walz.

The deadline for 12-17-year-olds to get their first shot and be eligible for a $200 Visa gift card is just over a week away.

Parents and their kids can learn more about the gift cards rewards and a college scholarship drawings at mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-rewards/kids-deserve-a-shot.