ST PAUL, Minn. — Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began across the U.S. and around the world, the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to ebb and flow.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) continues to release data each weekday on the status of COVID-19 across the state. MDH says its case data does not necessarily indicate the full extent of COVID-19 cases; MDH data does not include positive at-home test results that are not reported to the state or otherwise verified with a PCR or antigen lab test.
Here's the latest data for Minnesota as of Monday, May 23, 2022.
- Newly reported COVID-19 cases: 2,152
- Total positive COVID-19 cases (including reinfections): 1,495,009
- Newly reported COVID-19 deaths: 9
- Total COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota: 12,596
(as of May 20, 2022)
- Current statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations: 422
- Current statewide COVID-19 ICU hospitalizations: 36
- Total COVID-19 hospitalizations: 63,869
- MN adult ICU beds in use (COVID & non-COVID): 896 of 1,005
- MN pediatric ICU beds in use (COVID & non-COVID): 131 of 144
- MN adult non-ICU beds in use (COVID & non-COVID): 5,900 of 6,703
- MN pediatric non-ICU beds in use (COVID & non-COVID): 396 of 438
(as of May 18, 2022)
- Minnesotans with one dose: 3,914,064 (70.4% of total population)
- Minnesotans with completed series: 3,709,010 (66.7%)
- Minnesotans boosted/up-to-date: 2,553,247 (45.9%)
COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVELS
In late February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for masking based on county-level community transmission levels. The latest CDC data and map can be viewed here.
Maps were last updated May 6.
The CDC's weekly update on May 19 showed the entire seven-county metro area remained in the "medium" community level designation. The southeastern corner of state was listed as "high," including the cities of Rochester and Winona, along with the northeastern portion of the station, including Duluth.
WHERE TO FIND COVID-19 TESTING
The state of Minnesota operates several community testing locations. Find a full list here.
The Biden Administration is also making free at-home COVID-19 tests available for home delivery through the U.S. Postal Service. Go to this link to place an order: How to order a second round of free at-home COVID-19 tests
The state is also providing free, at-home COVID-19 test kits to Minnesotans. Here's how to order: Minnesota to provide free at-home COVID test kits
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