(FOX 9) - The Minnesota Department of Health reports the state's COVID-19 test positivity rate has soared to 8.3%, the highest since the vaccines first rolled out late last year.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota reached 960 on Monday and included 254 people needing intensive care. It was the highest level of hospitalizations the state has recorded since vaccination began in mid-December.
According to the Associated Press, Minnesota's rate of new infections for the past seven days is the seventh-worst among U.S. states.
The most new infections continue to be among school-age children.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.