Coronavirus Friday update: Six more deaths and 1,912 new cases

Minnesota reported 1,912 new coronavirus cases Friday and six new COVID-19 deaths, according to the state Department of Health. The latest deaths ranged in age from their late 60s to their late 80s with five residing in private homes and one in long-term care. All six fatalities occurred in August, bringing the death toll to […]

Coronavirus Friday update: Six more deaths and 1,912 new cases

Minnesota reported 1,912 new coronavirus cases Friday and six new COVID-19 deaths, according to the state Department of Health.

The latest deaths ranged in age from their late 60s to their late 80s with five residing in private homes and one in long-term care. All six fatalities occurred in August, bringing the death toll to 7,799 since the pandemic began.

There are 590 patients hospitalized with 166 in critical condition. An estimated 10,400 people with active infections are recovering at home.

Minnesota has screened 11.3 million samples from 5 million residents for the coronavirus. There have been 644,190 infections diagnosed since March 2020.

The more contagious delta variant is responsible for nearly all new cases in Minnesota. Health officials say more than 99 percent of new infections, hospitalizations and deaths are in residents who are not fully vaccinated.

Minnesota has administered 6.1 million doses of vaccine and 3.2 million have gotten at least one dose. About 71.2 percent of residents 16 and older who have gotten at least one shot.