MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota’s common COVID-19 positivity price continues to fall, because it reached 2.1% in Friday’s replace from well being officers.
The positivity price has been beneath the brink for warning for almost a month. Daily new instances and hospitalizations are additionally plummeting to ranges not seen for the reason that early days of the pandemic.
Health officers on Friday reported 177 new instances out of roughly 17,500 accomplished exams, bringing the cumulative case depend to 603,466 since March of 2020. Data exhibits 3.9 new instances per 100,000 residents, which is beneath the road of warning.
Twelve deaths had been additionally reported on Friday. In all, 7,496 Minnesotans have died as a result of virus.
Minnesota Department of Health says that for the reason that onset of the pandemic, 32,361 Minnesotans have required hospitalization as a result of virus, and 6,568 of these instances required intensive care. Hospital admissions dropped to three.5 per 100,000 residents, the bottom it has been since April of 2020.
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State well being officers proceed to encourage Minnesotans to get vaccinated towards the virus and has set the objective of reaching a 70% vaccination price for residents 16 and older by July 1.
Friday’s replace exhibits that 65.6% of Minnesotans 16 and older have obtained not less than one dose of the vaccine, and 60.8% have accomplished the collection.
Ninety p.c of these 65 and older have obtained not less than one dose, whereas 32% of Minnesotans between the ages of 12 and 15 have obtained their first shot. More than 5.4 million vaccines have been administered since December.