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Minnesota COVID hospitalizations remain high; weekly case rate drops

State reports 32 deaths, 6,122 new cases.

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota remains at a record level of hospitalizations for COVID-19 in 2021, according to numbers released Monday, Dec. 6, by the state department of health, though the seven-day rolling average of new cases per 100,000 continued to drop.

Following are the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Monday. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 6,122
  • SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 PEOPLE: 61.9 (as of 11/26)

  • TOTAL CASES, INCLUDING REINFECTIONS: 933,025
  • TOTAL REINFECTIONS: 10,747
  • SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 10.4% (as of 11/26)

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 1,570

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 46,863

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 38

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 9,654

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 3,667,362 or 70.4% of ages 5 and up

  • COMPLETED SERIES (2 doses): 3,392,658 or 65.1% of ages 5 and up

  • BOOSTER DOSES ADMINISTERED: 1,211,323

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