By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota health officials reported 2,505 cases of COVID-19 and one death Tuesday, as the state’s case growth continues its steady climb.

New cases per 100,000 residents are again in the “high risk” category, after dropping in March and April. Now, there are roughly 21.4 new cases per 100,000 residents.

COVID-19 Case Growth As Of May 3, 2022 (Credit: Minnesota Department of Health)

Hospitalizations are also rising and are back above the “caution” threshold at 5.5 admissions per 100,000 residents.

There were 22 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care as of Monday afternoon, and an additional 283 in non-intensive care.

According to state health data, over 1.45 million cases have been reported in the state since March of 2020, while 12,512 people have died.

Meanwhile, 75% of the state’s eligible population has received their first vaccine dose, and 49% have gotten their booster.

As COVID-19 cases rise again, health officials in Minneapolis are encouraging masks in indoor spaces, and doctors encourage those experiencing virus symptoms to take a test.