The Minnesota Department of Health reported a grim milestone today (Mon) confirming more than 1 million positive cases of COVID-19 in the state since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The numbers released today do not include data from the holiday weekend. Those numbers are set to be updated tomorrow. As the delta and omicron variants surge, MDH reports few staffed ICU beds throughout the state, with 335 total patients currently in the ICU and 1,059 hospitalized in non-ICU beds. The good news Minnesotans continue to get vaccinated, with nearly 3.8 million (3,736,914) Minnesotans having at least one shot. Officials say 3.5 million have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 67% of Minnesotans 5 years old and over have completed the series, while more than 76% of Minnesotans 18 and over have both shots.