MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Tuesday’s updated figures from the Minnesota Department of Health report 79 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, and no new deaths reported in the last 24 hours. Furthermore, the latest figures show fewer than 100 people currently hospitalized for the virus.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 605,297 positive cases and 7,587 deaths. In the last day, there have been about 5,060 new tests processed.READ MORE: COVID In MN: MDH Commissioner Says State Is Entering 'Critical Transition Phase'
The health department reports that the rolling average positivity rate is now at 1.3%, well below the threshold for increased caution, though a slight increase from the 1.2% level reached in recent days.
There are also a reported two daily new cases per 100,000 Minnesota residents, which is about as low as that figure has been since April 2020, when restrictions were high statewide.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 424 New Cases, 3 More Deaths Reported As Delta Variant Continues To Spread
Hospitalization figures are also continuing to track down significantly. The latest figures of those hospitalized show 23 Minnesotans in ICU. There are an additional 74 reported hospitalizations for COVID in the state. The figures show an average of 2.2 new daily hospitalizations per 100,000 residents, which is below the line of caution.
As of Tuesday morning, the latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health showed that about 66.8% of Minnesotans 16 or older had received at least one dose, and 90.6% of those 65 or older had received at least one dose.
In total, the state has administered 5,692,861 doses of vaccine, and has also reached about 2.88 million residents having completed their vaccine series.MORE NEWS: COVID In Minnesota: 375 New Cases Reported, Positivity Rate At 2.2%
According to MDH, since the pandemic began, more than 4.43 million Minnesotans have been tested.