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COVID-19 pandemic wave continues retreat in Minnesota

State has identified 331 COVID-19 deaths in nearly 3.2 million fully vaccinated Minnesotans, or .008% of that population


October 26, 2021

Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune file

Health officials urge unvaccinated people to get the shot and vaccinated people to get the booster shot when eligible.

COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined in one week from 1,008 to 907 in Minnesota, which is showing more signs of a peak in its latest pandemic wave.

The positivity rate of diagnostic testing has declined as well in Minnesota from 8.3% to 7.8%, but has been above the 5% caution threshold for nearly three months because of a fast-spreading delta variant of the coronavirus.

Minnesota's rate of coronavirus infections in the past seven days ranks 11th highest in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the state could be following the pattern of others in the South that had severe pandemic waves this summer that are in steady decline.


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