College Of St. Benedict, St. John's University Will Require Booster Shots Starting March 1Two Minnesota colleges are taking new steps to try and keep COVID-19 infection rates low on campus.
COVID-19 In MN: Continuing Spike, Latest Positivity Rate Now At 13.4%A day after an announced expansion in COVID-19 testing capacity statewide, Minnesota health officials on Wednesday reported 71 additional deaths and 4,149 more virus cases.
Mayo Clinic Doctor Argues Booster Shots Can Help Amid Spiking Omicron COVID CasesBooster shots offer more protection against omicron, which means a positive case will likely lead to no symptoms or symptoms that are mild.
COVID In Minnesota: State's Now Had Over 10K ICU Hospitalizations Since Start Of PandemicThe cases in Monday's data were up through last Thursday, and do not cover any cases over the long holiday weekend.
COVID In Minnesota: 69 More Deaths Reported; Positivity Rate Ticks Up To 8.7%As of Monday, 330 intensive care unit beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients, along with 1,018 non-ICU beds. More than 8.66 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state, including 1.67 million boosters.
COVID In MN: 9,873 New Cases Reported Over Holiday WeekendA day after federal health officials loosened the isolation guidelines for asymptomatic people with COVID-19, Minnesota reported 9,873 new cases and 40 more deaths.
COVID-19 In MN: 50+ Additional Deaths Reported As State Breaches 1 Million Positive CasesAs post-holiday testing is being encouraged during the Omicron surge, Minnesota health officials on Monday reported 4,155 additional COVID-19 cases and 53 more deaths attributed to the virus.
COVID In MN: Positivity Rate Continues Downward Trend As State Approaches 1 Million Total Positive CasesOn a day where Gov. Tim Walz announced his family tested positive for COVID-19, Minnesota health officials on Tuesday reported 7,396 virus cases and 41 more deaths.
COVID In Minnesota: As Christmas Approaches, Avg. Positivity Rate Dips Below Line Of High RiskWith news from Moderna that a booster dose of its coronavirus vaccine appeared to significantly increase antibodies that can help fight off an infection with the Omicron variant, the Minnesota Department of Health reports that there have been 3,397 newly reported positive cases of COVID-19, along with another 45 deaths.
COVID In MN: US Surpasses 800K Deaths, Minnesota Now Over 10KAs the United States surpasses 800,000 deaths from COVID-19, state health officials in Minnesota reported 2,231 new cases and 54 more deaths Wednesday.
COVID In MN: Positivity Rate Remains Above 'High Risk' ThresholdOver 960,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Minnesota since the pandemic began.