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How to find updates on COVID-19 cases, deaths, hospitalizations in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) releases updated numbers for COVID-19 in the state each week.

ST PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) releases data on a weekly basis on its website regarding the status of COVID-19 across the state. MDH updates data each Thursday at 11 a.m. CT. Each data category now has its own specific page with deeper breakdowns based on location, age, gender and other factors.


Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for masking based on county community levels. Health care facilities also make decisions based on a separate CDC metric that measures community transmission. That data can be found on this page.


The Biden Administration has restarted its program to deliver free at-home COVID-19 tests to Americans after a three-month hiatus. Go to this link for more information.

The Minnesota Department of Health has four additional free COVID-19 at-home rapid tests available to all residents through the state's online ordering program. Health officials say this will be the final offering of the free tests before the program ends.


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