Minnesota reports 1,616 hospitalizations for COVID-19
Weekly average positive test rates continued to climb, reaching 21.6%
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday, Jan. 14, reported 11,560 new cases and 1,616 hospitalizations for COVID-19 as the state continued to experience an unprecedented surge of new infections.
After dipping slightly in late December, the number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 is shooting up again amid a wave of new cases driven by the highly contagious omicron variant of the virus.
The seven-day rolling average test positivity rate as of Jan. 6, the most recently available date for that figure, was 21.6%. That breaks the pandemic record for the sixth daily report in a row.
The seven-day rolling average for new cases per 100,000 also continued to climb into record territory — 154.6.
Both figures are well beyond the threshold set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as "high-risk" — 10% for tests and 10 cases per 100,000.
Following are the MDH COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Friday. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.
Statewide case rates
- NEW CASES: 11,560
- SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 PEOPLE: 154.6 (as of 1/6)
- TOTAL CASES, INCLUDING REINFECTIONS: 1,138,246
- TOTAL REINFECTIONS: 27,553
- SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 21.6% (as of 1/6)
- ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 1,616
- TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 53,478
- DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 32
- TOTAL DEATHS: 10,971
- FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 3,795,237 or 72.8% of ages 5 and up
- COMPLETED SERIES (2 doses): 3,559,835 or 68.3% of ages 5 and up
- BOOSTER DOSES ADMINISTERED: 1,885,895