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Live updates: MDH reports 48 new COVID deaths and 6,780 cases on Dec. 30

Here is the latest data on Minnesota's battle against COVID-19, the delta and omicron variants and the efforts to increase vaccinations and testing across the state.

MINNEAPOLIS — Editor's note: The video above first aired Dec. 28, 2021.

  • MDH reported 48 new COVID deaths, 6,780 new cases on Dec. 30
  • 1,010 people were reported to be hospitalized, including 308 receiving treatment in the ICU
  • MDH believes omicron variant is dominant strain in state

Friday, Dec. 31

11 a.m.

Due to the holidays, the Minnesota Department of Health will not be updating COVID-19 data until Monday, January 3.

Thursday, Dec. 30

On Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 48 new COVID-19 deaths and 6,780 new cases in the state.

The new fatalities reported include one person in their 20s in Ramsey County and two people in their 30s in Hennepin County.

Minnesota's cumulative death total is at 10,516 since the pandemic began. 

Health officials say 5,153 deaths have taken place in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

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The cumulative total COVID cases in the state is now at 1,022,212 since the start of the pandemic. 

According to MDH's latest data available, 1,318 people are being treated for COVID in hospitals around the state, with 1,010 in non-ICU beds and 308 in the ICU. 

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MDH reported 8,685,646 total doses of vaccine have been administered in the state, with 3,749,205 people age 5 and older having received at least one shot (71.9%). Of that number 3,514,952 people have completed their COVID series and are considered completely vaccinated (67.4%).

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Among children 5-11 years old, the most recent age group to get the green light for COVID vaccines, 157,825 kids have at least one shot (31%) and 115,614 have completed their vaccine series (23%).

The state vaccine dashboard says of the total doses that have been administered in Minnesota, 59.5% are Pfizer, 36.7% are Moderna and 3.8% are Johnson & Johnson.

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Wednesday, Dec. 29

11 a.m.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported 69 new COVID-19 deaths and 5,215 new cases on Wednesday as cases of the omicron and delta variants continue to surge.

Among the deaths reported on Wednesday, four people were under the age of 50, including two people in their 30s. Seven of the deaths occurred in long-term care facility.

Since the pandemic began,10,468 total deaths have been reported, including 5,145 deaths occurring in long-term care or assisted living facilities, according to health officials.

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The total number of cases across the state since the beginning of the pandemic surpassed one million earlier this week as hospitals continue to feel the strain. According to Wednesday's data, 1,018 people are hospitalized, including 330 people receiving treatment in the ICU.

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Health officials continue to people to get vaccinated as 3,746,193 Minnesotans have received at least one dose and 3,511,708 are fully vaccinated. More than 67% of Minnesotans 5 years old and over have completed the series, while more than 76% of Minnesotans 18 and over have both shots.

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Tuesday, Dec. 28

11 a.m.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported 40 new COVID-19 deaths and 9,873 news cases from Dec. 23 to Dec. 27.

Among the deaths reported on Tuesday, one person was in their late 30s and three were in their 40s.

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Minnesota's cumulative death total is at 10,399 since the pandemic began. Health officials said 5,138 deaths have taken place in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

On Monday, the state reached over 1 million COVID cases since the start of the pandemic.

As cases continue to surge, health officials report few staffed hospital beds across the state, with 334 patients currently in the ICU and 1,031 hospitalized in non-ICU beds.

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Tuesday's data also shows 3,742,782 Minnesotans having at least one shot. Officials say 3,508,034 have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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More than 67% of Minnesotans 5 years old and over have completed the series, while more than 76% of Minnesotans 18 and over have both shots.

Monday, Dec. 27

11 a.m.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported a grim milestone Monday, confirming more than 1 million positive cases of COVID-19 in the state since the coronavirus pandemic began.

The numbers released by MDH Monday do not include data from the holiday weekend. Those numbers are set to be updated Tuesday.

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As of early Thursday morning, 4,155 new COVID cases were reported statewide, bringing the cumulative total to 1,000,361. MDH also reported 53 new COVID-related deaths, bringing Minnesota's total to 10,359.

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As the delta and omicron variants surge, MDH reports few staffed ICU beds throughout the state, with 335 total patients currently in the ICU with the virus and 1,059 hospitalized in non-ICU beds. 

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Monday's data also shows Minnesotans continue to get vaccinated, with 3,736,914 Minnesotans having at least one shot. Officials say 3,502,064 have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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More than 67% of Minnesotans 5 years old and over have completed the series, while more than 76% of Minnesotans 18 and over have both shots.

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