Minnesota continues to see steep declines in new cases of the COVID-19 disease, with just 1,496 new cases reported in the past week. This is a drop of 30 percent compared to last week, and 82 percent less compared to one month ago. To date, Minnesota has reported 602,880 cases of  COVID-19 since March 2020.

On the vaccine front, 2,663,064 Minnesotans have received a full vaccine schedule (an increase of 71,365), which is 47.2 percent of the state’s total population. The number of Minnesotans who have received at least one vaccine has grown to 2.96 million, or roughly 52.6 percent of the state population. However, 90 percent of people age 65+ in the state have received at least one vaccine dose, and 63 percent of people age 12 and older.

Cases in Tri-County Area

Scott County added 20 cases in the past week, bringing its total to 15,608. Scott County also added one more death in the past week, bringing its total fatalities to 131.

Sibley County added 4 new cases (no change) to bring its total to 1,372 cases and 10 deaths (no change).

Le Sueur County added 4 new cases (a decrease of 5) to total 2,852 cases and remains at 25 deaths.

Cases in Area Schools

Scott County removed one school from its outbreak list, bringing its total number of affected schools to 10. At this point, no schools in Sibley or Le Sueur County are affected.

Affected schools include Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake, Twin Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake, Belle Plaine High School, Shakopee West Middle School, Shakopee High School, Jordan Elementary School, Jordan Middle School, New Prague High School, New Prague Middle School, and Prior Lake High School in Savage, all in Scott County.

State Overview

The state conducted 101,667 tests in the past week, bringing its total to 10,048,275 tests on approximately 4,303,602 people.

The state reported 41 deaths (a decrease of 15) between June 1-7. To date, 7,467 Minnesotans have died from COVID-19.

Of the 41 deaths that occurred in the past week, 8, or 19.5 percent, occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities. To date, 4,442 (59.5 percent) of the state’s 7,467 deaths have been in those facilities. At the same time, there have been 18,540 cases in those facilities, which is 3.0 percent of all cases statewide.

Of Minnesota’s 602,880 total cases, 42,757 have been in health care workers (an increase of 98) and 593,553 (98.4 percent) no longer need isolation.

The number of people requiring hospitalization continues to decline. In the past week, 187 people (a decrease of 106) were hospitalized, bringing the total to 32,243. The state also reported 45 (a decrease of 12) more patients needing ICU hospitalization. To date, 6,548 people have needed ICU care due to COVID-19.

Cases in Congregate Care

Another congregate care facility dropped off the exposure list in the past week. Exposure is defined as a person diagnosed with COVID-19 who visited, worked, or lived at the facility while contagious.

At this point, the only affected facilities are Oak Terrace Senior Housing of Gaylord in Sibley County and Ridgeview Le Sueur Nursing and Rehab Center in Le Sueur County.

Cases in Age Groups

Demographics for deaths compared to total number of cases are as follows:

• Age 100+: 114 deaths (no increase); 335 total cases (no change)

• Ages 90-99: 1,764 deaths (an increase of 3); 6,270 cases (increase of 9)

• Ages 80-89: 2,548 deaths (an increase of 10); 15,549 cases (increase of 21)

• Ages 70-79: 1,647 deaths (an increase of 12); 27,926 cases (increase of 54)

• Ages 60-69: 865 deaths (an increase of 8); 57,538 cases (increase of 120)

• Ages 50-59: 345 deaths (an increase of 4); 84,998 cases (increase of 179)

• Ages 40-49: 120 deaths (an increase of 2); 87,089 cases (increase of 175)

• Ages 30-39: 49 deaths (an increase of 1); 99,220 cases (increase of 274)

• Ages 20-29: 12 deaths (no increase); 111,606 cases (increase of 275)

• Ages 5-19: 2 deaths (no increase); 98,013 cases (increase of 310)

• Ages 0-4: 1 death (no increase); 14,304 cases (increase of 79).

Top Ten Counties in MN

1. Hennepin: 116,063 (+258)

2. Ramsey: 49,303 (+134)

3. Dakota: 42,318 (+100)

4. Anoka: 37,371 (+86)

5. Washington: 25,483 (+55)

6. Stearns: 21,402 (+27)

7. St. Louis: 16,744 (+40)

8. Scott: 15,608 (+20)

9. Wright: 14,278 (+26)

10. Olmsted: 13,259 (+24)

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