Minnesota’s COVID-19 update for Tuesday, April 19th
Minnesota’s COVID-19 update for Tuesday, April 19th

Minnesota’s COVID-19 update for Tuesday, April 19th

Tuesday’s COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health includes 1,742 recently reported cases and four recently reported deaths. The state’s COVID-19 death toll is now 12,472.

Today’s update includes case data reported over a 72-hour period ending at 1 p.m. 4 on Monday, April 18, and thus the higher number of cases compared to what has been reported in the recent 24-hour updates. That said, the Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed that cases are “begins to creep up again“in Minnesota.

The coronavirus variant currently dominant in Minnesota is the BA.2 version of omicron. According to the latest wastewater data from the Metropolitan Council, 96% of the samples in the 7-county area are BA.2 and the remaining 4% (as of April 11) is the original omicron strain, BA.1.

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