MINNEAPOLIS (TNZT) – Minnesota health officials say there have been 2,188 more cases of COVID-19 and five deaths.
As of Friday, there had been more than 1.5 million cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota since the pandemic began, and 12,633 people have died.
According to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard and subway sewage data, case growth appears to be declining after a recent spike in the Omicron BA.2 variant. Last week, there were 34 infections per 100,000 people in Minnesota, down from a recent high of 38.6.
As of Friday, there were 419 people in Minnesota hospitals, including 34 in intensive care. Hospitalizations have fallen slightly, but appear to be holding steady at around 9.4 admissions per 100,000 population.
During that time, more than 75% of the state’s eligible population has received at least one dose of vaccine and more than 10 million vaccines have been administered.