Minnesota reports 586 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths Tuesday

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 586 new COVID-19 cases and six more deaths Tuesday.

Meanwhile, at least 569,164 people in Minnesota have now received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or about 12.9% of the state’s adult population, state health officials reported. 

The latest data from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that 162,132 people in the state are fully inoculated against COVID-19, or about 3.7% of the adult population. MDH’s vaccine data is accurate as of Feb. 7, as reporting lags by a few days. 

Of the newly-reported deaths, five were residents in long-term care facilities.

The 586 newly reported cases were out of 10,623 tests—a 5% positivity rate. Over the last seven days, Minnesota has averaged a 3.4% test positivity rate. Anything over 5% is a concern for MDH. 

There have now been 469,254 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Minnesota since the first infection was reported in the state last March. Nearly 97% of the state’s cases have recovered to the point where the infected person no longer needs to be isolated from others. 

A total of 6,308 Minnesota have now died from COVID-19.