Minnesota reported 10,872 cases of COVID-19 in the past week — an increase of 1,960 from the previous week — bringing the total number of cases to 646,094.

On the vaccine front, 3,099,199 Minnesotans have received a full vaccine schedule (an increase of 34,064), which is 54.9 percent of the state’s total population. The number of Minnesotans who have received at least one vaccine is roughly 3.30 million, or roughly 58.6 percent of the state population. In addition, 92.8 percent of people age 65+ in the state have received at least one vaccine dose and 71.5 percent of people age 16 and older.

In Scott County, 88,678 (an increase of 767) people have one vaccine dose, while 83,092 (an increase of 914) have a completed vaccine series.

Right now, 6,803 (an increase of 48) Sibley County residents have received at least one vaccine dose, and 6,417 (an increase of 35) are completely vaccinated.

In neighboring Le Sueur County, 14,360 (an increase of 136) people have received at least one vaccine dose, while 13,495 people (an increase of 150) are completely vaccinated.

Cases in Tri-County Area

Scott County added 209 (an increase of 50) cases in the past week, bringing its total to 16,418 and 141 deaths (an increase of 2).

Sibley County saw a huge increase in the past week, adding 60 new cases (an increase of 28, or 87.5 percent) to bring its total to 1,514 cases and is holding at 10 deaths.

Le Sueur County added 49 new cases (an increase of 2) to total 3,058 cases, and 30 deaths (an increase of 2).

Cases in Area Schools

In addition, one new school was added to the outbreak list. Capitol Hill Magnet/Rondo in St. Paul, Ramsey County, and St. Croix Lutheran in West St. Paul, Dakota County, remain on the list, and Bluff Creek Elementary in Chanhassen, Carver County was added in the past seven days.

State Overview

The state conducted 256,782 tests in the past week, bringing its total to 11,391,772 tests on approximately 5,041,034 people.

Although new cases are surging, deaths continue to hold steady, with minor increases. The state reported 38 new deaths in the past week, an increase of 5 from the previous week. To date, 7,805 Minnesotans have died from COVID-19.

In an interesting change in trend, deaths in assisted living facilities remain low, with just 2 deaths in the past week. However, people age 70 and older continue to be at most risk, with 22 deaths. The state’s youngest residents continue to see the highest rate of new cases, but survive with little risk. In the past week, 5,515 people age 30 and younger tested positive for COVID, but no deaths were reported.

To date, 4,542 (58.2 percent) of the state’s 7,805 deaths have been in those facilities. At the same time, there have been 18,794 cases in those facilities (an increase of 83), which is 2.9 percent of all cases statewide.

Of Minnesota’s 646,094 total cases, 44,709 have been in health care workers (an increase of 357) and 625,274 (96.7 percent) no longer need isolation.

Hospitalizations increased by more than a third in the past week, with 572 (an increase of 86) more people being hospitalized. To date, 35,038 people have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. The state also reported 124 (an increase of 20) more patients needing ICU hospitalization. To date, 7,130 people have needed ICU care due to COVID-19.

Cases in Congregate Care

Dozens of congregate care facilities have reported exposure, including five facilities in the tri-county area. Exposure is defined as a person diagnosed with COVID-19 who visited, worked, or lived at the facility while contagious. Facilities are removed if they have not had a new exposure for 28 days.

Traditions of Waterville remains on the list for Le Sueur County.

Affected facilities in Sibley County include Lodge of Winthrop (new) and Good Samaritan Society of Winthrop.

Benedictine Living Community of Shakopee and Mala Strana Care and Rehab Center in New Prague remain as the only affected facilities in Scott County.

Cases in Age Groups

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

• Age 100+: 116 deaths (no increase); 341 total cases (an increase of 3)

• Ages 90-99: 1,819 deaths (an increase of 3); 6,386 cases (increase of 36)

• Ages 80-89: 2,632 deaths (an increase of 9); 16,208 cases (increase of 187)

• Ages 70-79: 1,723 deaths (an increase of 10); 29,472 cases (increase of 463)

• Ages 60-69: 918 deaths (an increase of 7); 60,230 cases (increase of 802)

• Ages 50-59: 386 deaths (an increase of 6); 88,679 cases (increase of 918)

• Ages 40-49: 138 deaths (an increase of 3); 91,633 cases (increase of 1,306)

• Ages 30-39: 55 deaths (no increase); 105,106 cases (increase of 1,594)

• Ages 20-29: 15 deaths (no increase); 117,486 cases (increase 1,452)

• Ages 5-19: 2 deaths (no increase); 105,947 cases (increase of 2,017)

• Ages 0-4: 1 death (no increase); 16,176 cases (increase of 452).

Top Ten Counties in MN

1.Hennepin: 124,251 (+1,829)

2. Ramsey: 52,644 (+716)

3. Dakota: 44,760 (+609)

4. Anoka: 39,687 (+542)

5. Washington: 27,164 (+447)

6. Stearns: 22,522 (+287)

7. St. Louis: 17,681 (+252)

8. Scott: 16,418 (+209)

9. Wright: 15,058 (+234)

10. Olmsted: 14,657 (+362)

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