The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 2,948 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 200 probable cases from antigen testing, and 13 deaths. The confirmed cases were the result of 8,709 for a positive rate of 33.9 percent.

Marshall County had 4 new confirmed cases, Pennington County-4 cases, Roseau County-4 cases, Polk County-3 cases, and Lake of the Woods County-3 cases.

Updated January 4, 2021
Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.

Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. All data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Many data points are collected during case interviews. Data presented below is for all cases, regardless of interview status. Data for cases pending interview may be listed as “unknown/missing.”

Positive PCR test results are considered confirmed cases. Positive antigen test results are considered probable cases.

All probable cases get the same public health follow up and recommendations as cases confirmed by PCR tests.

Daily Update:

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Total positive cases (cumulative) 423,688
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 408,630
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 15,058
Newly reported cases 3,148
Newly reported confirmed cases 2,948
Newly reported probable cases 200
Newly reported deaths 13


Graph of Laboratory testing for COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2), data in table below.

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 5,723,166
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 5,484,851
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 238,315

Testing data table

Total approximate number of people tested (cumulative) 3,020,132

Minnesota Case Overview

Graph of confirmed cases of COVID-19 by specimen collection date, data in table below.

Total positive cases (cumulative) 423,688
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 408,630
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 15,058

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 32,727

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 405,556


Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 5,443
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 5,259
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 184
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 3,506

Deaths data table

Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 59


Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 22,180
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 4,676

Hospitalization data table

Case Demographics


Age group data table:
Including age group of deaths


Gender data table

Race & Ethnicity

Race and ethnicity data table:
Including race and ethnicity of deaths

Likely Exposure

Likely exposure data table

Not all cases among health care workers have a likely exposure as health care staff.


Cases by County of Residence

County of residence is confirmed during the case interview. At the time of this posting not all interviews have been completed.

County of residence data table:
Including county of residence of deaths

Residence Type

Residence type data table

Weekly Report

This report includes more detailed information on testing, demographics, syndromic surveillance, and more. Updated every Thursday.

Facilities with Cases & Exposures

Cases in Pre-K through Grade 12 School Buildings, by County

Congregate Care Facilities with Exposures, by County

Other Statistics

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