STD Annual Data Release 2019 - Minnesota Dept. of Health

STD Statistics - 2019


  • There were 33,725 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in 2019 compared to 32,024 cases in 2018.

    • Chlamydia, the number one reported infectious disease in the state, increased by 4% to 24,535 cases in 2019.
      • The majority occurred in teens and young adults ages 15 to 24.
      • One out of every three cases occurred in Greater Minnesota, with two or more cases reported in every county.
    • Gonorrhea remained the second most commonly reported STD in Minnesota with 8,063 cases reported in 2019, a 7% increase.
      • Forty percent of all gonorrhea cases occurred among 15 to 24 year-olds and three-quarters of the cases occurred in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area.
    • Syphilis cases increased by 23% with 1127 cases in 2019.
      • New infections continued to be centered within the Twin Cities metropolitan area and among males, particularly among men who have sex with men.
      • However, the presence of syphilis among females, especially those who are pregnant or of child-bearing age, is of concern.
      • Twenty-one cases of congenital syphilis in infants were reported in 2019. This is a rate of 32.3 per 100,000 live births which is the highest Minnesota has ever reported and represents a 110% increase from 2018.

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Updated Friday, 07-May-2021 11:16:28 CDT