COVID-19 Data Archive - Minnesota Dept. of Health

COVID-19 Data Archive

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Updated 8/4/2022


Archived data, including past weekly reports, will not be updated to reflect changes due to data review or reporting methods.

Last Situation Update Daily Data

Updated June 29, 2022, with data current as of 4 a.m. the previous business day.

  • Positive cases by date specimen collected data table (CSV)
    Reinfections by date specimen collected data table (CSV)
    • Minnesota uses the CSTE: Update to the standardized surveillance case definition and national notification for 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (PDF).
      • A person is counted as having a reinfection if they test positive (confirmed or probable) for COVID-19 more than 90 days after a previous lab-confirmed case.
      • Prior to 11/1/21, people were only counted as a case once, even if multiple positive tests were recorded for a person over 90 days apart.
    • Case data is represented by the date of specimen collection.
    • The total cumulative number of people who have tested positive is presented as "Total positive people".
    • The total number of reinfections is counted in "Total number of reinfections (cumulative)"
    • A person with a positive PCR test result following a positive antigen test result would move from being a probable case to a confirmed case.
    • A person with a negative PCR test result following a positive antigen test result would still be considered a probable case.
    • As of 10/28/21, case interviews are prioritized. Priority groups include people under 18 years old, hospitalizations, deaths, and people with vaccine breakthrough or variants. Therefore, not all cases were contacted for interview.
  • Hospitalization data table (CSV)
    • Hospitalization data show how many people required admission to a hospital and ICU. Admissions include all Minnesota cases regardless of location of hospitalization. Cases in residents of other states hospitalized in Minnesota are not included.
      • “Total hospitalizations” and “Cases admitted to a hospital” include both ICU and non-ICU admissions.
      • Admission dates are when the case was first admitted to the hospital. In most cases, the original admission was for COVID.
      • Cases hospitalized before they were diagnosed with COVID also use original admission dates. This is the reason for admission dates before the first case was identified in Minnesota.
  • Deaths data table (CSV)
    • Total deaths with laboratory testing are deaths due to COVID-19 with:
      • A positive PCR test (confirmed case) or antigen test (probable case) for SARS-CoV-2
        AND
        • COVID-19 is listed on the death certificate
          OR
          Clinical history/autopsy findings that provide evidence that the death is related to COVID-19 without an alternative cause (i.e. drowning, homicide, trauma, etc.).
    • COVID-19 Death Case Definitions (PDF)
      Updated 1/31/2022.
    • Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths have COVID-19 listed on the death certificate, but no documented positive laboratory test for SARS-CoV-2.
      On 10/14/20, this category name was changed from “probable deaths” to "non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths."
    • Deaths are represented by the date of death. Deaths are added as they are reported and verified. This is why there is a lag for the dates shown in the table.
  • Demographics:
    • Age group data table, including age group of deaths (CSV)
      • Number of cases and deaths in each age group is based on age of person at the time they were tested.
    • Gender data table (CSV)
    • Race and ethnicity data table, including race and ethnicity of deaths (CSV)
      • As of 10/28/21, case interviews are prioritized. Priority groups include people under 18 years old, hospitalizations, deaths, and people with vaccine breakthrough or variants. Therefore, not all cases were contacted for interview. If cases were not interviewed, race and ethnicity information from disease reporting is included when available.
    • County of residence data table, including county of residence of deaths (CSV)
      • County of residence is confirmed during the case interview. At the time of this posting not all interviews have been completed.
      • County of residence is confirmed during the case interview. At the time of this posting not all interviews have been completed. The county residence data may not equal the total number of reported positive cases.
      • For deaths by county of residence: The county of residence reported is the county the person lived in at the time of the death. Those living in congregate living settings at the time of death are reported by the location of the congregate living setting.
      • We will not release specific locations for any patients being tested in order to protect patient privacy.

Past Weekly COVID-19 Reports

The last Weekly COVID-19 Report was published June 23, 2022, with data as of 4 a.m. the previous day unless noted otherwise.

The MDH Weekly COVID-19 Report presented data in an easy to interpret way and enhanced the information provided in the daily Situation Update for COVID-19 web page with situational insights as well as trends over time. The last version of some downloadable data files are also provided below the archive list.

Downloadable data

This data is part of the COVID-19 Weekly Report, provided as a PDF (above), updated 6/23/2022.

  • Downloadable data file: Cases by Age Group and Specimen Collection Date (CSV)
    This data is cases by age group by date of specimen collection in Minnesota presented in the weekly report PDF file (above), updated 6/23/2022.
  • Downloadable data file: Weekly Case Rate by County of Residence (CSV)
    This data is the number of cases by county of residence in Minnesota by week of specimen collection presented in the weekly report PDF file (above), updated 6/23/2022.
  • Downloadable data file: Positive Cases by Zip Code of Residence (CSV): 6/23/2022
    Cumulative cases by Zip Code of residence. Numbers include confirmed and probable cases. Updated 6/23/2022.
  • Downloadable data file: Cases, Deaths, and No Longer Needing Isolation by County of Residence (CSV)
    This file contains data by county of residence presented in the weekly report PDF file (above), updated 6/23/2022.
  • Downloadable data file: Weekly Case Data (CSV)
    This file contains weekly data presented in the weekly report PDF file (above), updated 6/23/2022 for:
    • Cases by week of specimen collection date.
    • New hospitalizations, new ICU hospitalizations: Cases by week of initial hospitalization, cases by week of ICU hospital admission.
    • Deaths by week of death.
    Data for Child care attendees, Pre-K to grade 12 students, Institutes of higher education facilities, and Congregate care residents that were part of this file previously are still being updated and are available from Setting Specific Data.

Past Setting Specific Data

As of August 2022, some settings moved to facility-based reporting. Because the reporting methods are different, this past data cannot be directly compared to present data.

  • Downloadable data file: Weekly Setting Specific Data (CSV)
    This file contains weekly data previously presented on the Setting Specific Data portion of the Situation Update, updated 7/28/2022 for:
    • Potential Exposure in Child Care and Youth Serving Programs: Cases of COVID-19 among children and youth with potential exposure in a child care or youth serving program setting outside of their home and outside of the K-12 instructional day by specimen collection date.
    • Student Cases Associated with Pre-K through Grade 12 School Buildings: Cases of COVID-19 associated with students attending school and hospitalizations, ICU hospitalizations, and deaths of staff working at a prekindergarten through grade 12 building while they were able to spread COVID-19.
    • Resident Cases Associated with Congregate Care Settings: Cases of COVID-19 associated with residents living in congregate settings is by specimen collection date. Congregate care settings include nursing homes, assisted living-type facilities, group homes, and other communal-living settings with a health care component.

Wednesday, 03-Aug-2022 13:31:50 CDT