Another update, maybe the last one, which shows the younger age groups in greater detail. Dave’s notes:
- All data is taken from the Minnesota Weekly Report, available here: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/stats/index.html. The Minnesota Weekly Report lists cumulative totals for tests on Page 9, and for hospitalizations and deaths on Page 22. These cumulative totals are tabulated each week and differences are taken to plot the weekly changes. This week the cases chart was switched from a reported basis, to a specimen collection date basis, now matching the overall age structure charts published on this web site. The cases data is taken from the data file wagscd.csv available from the Weekly Report web site https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/stats/index.html.
- All data is on a date reported basis except cases, which are on an actual date of event basis. Cases are retroactively updated as new data becomes available.
- Fig. 1: Reported testing was lower this week, almost returning to levels last seen before the Delta variant surge started (although testing data remains quite noisy).
- Fig. 2: Cases in the young age groups overall were significantly lower this week, with all age groups seeing significant declines.
- Fig. 3: ICU hospital admissions in the young age groups decreased to a total of 9, however the 0-4 age group made up 7 of these admissions, offsetting the 5-9 age group which dropped to 0 admissions.
- Fig. 4: Non-ICU admissions were significantly lower for the week, with a total of 65 admissions. All groups except the 10-14 age group had large declines for the week.
- Fig. 5: Total ICU and Non-ICU admissions were significantly lower for the week.
- Fig. 6: Deaths in children reported by Minnesota remain very rare. No Covid deaths were reported this week in these age groups.