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Age Structure Charts, February 17

By February 19, 2022Commentary

It is all falling rapidly, pretty much across all age groups for all events.  Dave’s notes:

1. There are 2 slides for each set of data, one showing data for the whole pandemic and a second chart showing only data since early July, 2021. Note that the full pandemic slides have different start dates, because Minnesota Department started publishing different data on different dates. This week the shorter time period chart of each pair has been started 4 weeks later than previously.

2. The data for the charts on testing, hospital admissions, and deaths comes from the Minnesota Weekly Report (available here: The data in the Weekly Report is presented as cumulative totals for each data type each week. I am taking weekly differences and assembling the data into charts. This data is by date of report, meaning the charts are documenting new events reported this week, even though the underlying event occurred sometime in the past. The data is provided for 5 year age groups, and I am assembling into 10 year age groups to make the charts more readable.

3. The data for the Covid cases per week comes from a data file published along with the Minnesota Weekly Report, here: This data is published by date of specimen collection, rather than by date of report as the other data is. The data is provided as cases per week in 5 year age groups. I am compiling the data into 10 year age groups in order for the charts to be more readable. This data is updated by date of specimen collection, so it is possible that past week’s data will be updated.

4. Fig. 1 and 2: Covid Tests Per Week. Reported testing continues to trend lower this week for all age groups.

5. Fig. 3 and 4: Covid Cases Per Week. The reported Covid cases this week were lower this week in all age groups, continuing the trend we have seen since the peak 5 weeks ago. Total cases for the week were reported as 14,543, a 39% decrease from last week’s revised total of 23,776 cases.

6. Fig. 5 and 6: ICU Covid Admissions Per Week. Reported ICU Covid admissions were generally lower this week, with large decreases in the 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 80+ age groups. Reported total ICU admissions for the week were 111, an decrease of 68 from the 179 reported ICU admissions the prior week. The 111 ICU admissions for the week was the lowest since there were 93 admissions the week ending 8/19/2021.

7. Fig. 7 and 8: Non-ICU Covid Admissions Per Week. Reported Non-ICU Covid admissions were sharply lower this week in every age group, except for slight increase in the 0-9 and 10-19 age group. Total Reported Non-ICU Covid admissions for the week were 745 a decrease of 249 admissions from the prior week.

8. Fig. 9 and 10: Covid Deaths Per Week. Total reported Covid deaths for the week were 169, a decrease of 31 from the 200 reported deaths the week before.

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