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Almost 7,600 Minnesotans are reported as having COVID-19 reinfections

New metric reflects cases in which a person has positive diagnosis more than 90 days after previous positive diagnosis.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Following are the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Monday, Nov. 1. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 2,857 (including a backlog of 7,597 reinfections since the start of the pandemic; Monday's new case number was 10,454).
  • SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 PEOPLE: 39.5 (as of 10/22)

  • TOTAL CASES, INCLUDING REINFECTIONS: 797,984
  • TOTAL REINFECTIONS: 8,184
  • SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 7.3 (as of 10/22)

Beginning Nov. 1, the MDH has begun to report "reinfections." In keeping with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention terminology, this denotes cases in which a person tests positive more than 90 days after a previous positive test. As "total recovered" does not reflect known recovery but rather those no longer in isolation, with this updating we will remove that metric.

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 908

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 41,392

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 25

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 8,694

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 3,468,379 and 74.8% of population

  • COMPLETED SERIES (2 doses): 3,306,034 and 71.4% of population

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