ST. PAUL — State health officials on Sunday, April 11, reported 1,784 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths due to the virus.
The latest data from the Minnesota Department of Health shows an ongoing resurgence in the spread of the virus, with a rise in positive test rate, community transmission and COVID-19 hospitalizations.
That resurgence comes after the state surpassed the 2 million mark for people with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Five of the deaths were residents in the Twin Cities metro area. One death was reported each in Mille Lacs, Nobles, Red Lake, Rice, St. Louis, Stearns, Wadena and Yellow Medicine counties. Those who died ranged in age from their 60s to one person in Hennepin County who was more than 100 years old. Six people were residents of long-term care facilities.
Since the pandemic reached Minnesota in March last year, 6,957 people in the state have died of the illness.
As of Friday, 2,050,888 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, and 1,386,766 have completed their vaccinations.
However, community spread remains at its highest since the pandemic arrived in Minnesota. As of April 1, more than 45% of new cases couldn’t be traced to known outbreaks or other cases. Hospitalizations are up, with 8.8 people per 100,000 currently hospitalized for COVID-19.
As of Thursday, 461 people across the state were hospitalized and 134 people were in intensive care units being treated for COVID-19.
Statewide case rates
ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 595
TOTAL CUMULATIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 28,229
DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 13
TOTAL DEATHS: 6,957
FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 2,050,888
COMPLETED SERIES: 1,386,766
As a public service, we’ve opened this article to everyone regardless of subscription status. If this coverage is important to you, please consider supporting local journalism by clicking on the subscribe button in the upper righthand corner of the homepage.