We're definitely not stating triumph yet." Active cases trending down, The count of understood, active cases was available in at 14,741 in Thursday's numbers, slightly greater than the prior day but still below the most recent peak of about 20,000 in mid-April. The seven-day trend line is at its floor in more than 3 weeks.
The portion of COVID-19 tests coming back positive continues to dip after a current upswing and remains just listed below the 5 percent limit that specialists discover worrying. Hospitalizations had been climbing the past few weeks, hovering at levels not seen considering that January. Thursday's numbers showed 644 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota; 176 required intensive care.
Hospitalizations can typically remain higher for numerous weeks following an increase in active cases. Fifteen deaths reported Thursday brought Minnesota's pandemic toll to 7,128. Amongst those who have died, about 61 percent had been living in long-term care or helped living centers; most had underlying health issue. The state has taped 573,938 overall validated or probable cases so far in the pandemic, consisting of the 1,921 published Thursday.
Regionally, all parts of Minnesota remain in better shape than they were in late November and early December. Case counts had been approaching the past couple of weeks throughout the state, but the trend appears to have actually peaked. Vaccination rate leveling Minnesota's vaccination pace remains reasonably flat as officials work now to reach out to those who haven't been vaccinated.
5 million residents 16 and older now have at least one vaccine dosage, and more than 1. 8 million have actually finished their vaccinations, since Wednesday's upgrade. That works out to about 42 percent of the 16-and-older population totally immunized and 57 percent with at least one shot, including about 87 percent of those 65 and older.
The speed may choose up, after federal health officials raised the time out on utilizing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. But the recent production breakdown that resulted in millions of J&J dosages destroyed is having an effect. Forecasts by MPR News data reporter David Montgomery, Officials also acknowledge the state must do more to link unvaccinated people to shots.