ST. PAUL — On a day when Gov. Tim Walz announced that nearly every measure in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota would be expiring soon, Minnesota reported 1,600 new COVID-19 cases.
In a news release Thursday, May 6, the governor heralded an end to pandemic restrictions that began more than a year ago. As vaccinations climb and case rates decline, he said, "we can now confidently and safely set out our path back to normal."
Following are the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Thursday, May 6. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.
Statewide case rates
- NEW CASES: 1,661
SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 PEOPLE: 28.8 (As of Tuesday, April 27.)
- TOTAL CASES: 584,227
- TOTAL RECOVERED: 563,364
SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 5.9% (As of Tuesday, April 27.)
ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 565
TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 30,783
DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 13
TOTAL DEATHS: 7,204
FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 2,614,141 people, or 59.3% of residents age 16 and older
COMPLETED SERIES (2 DOSES): 2,035,289 people or 46.1% of residents age 16 and older
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