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Age Structure Charts, April 21

By April 24, 2022Commentary

You can see a slight case rise.  Unless and until the state provides clarifying data in its possession, I am going to assume that a majority of hospitalizations are incidental.

Dave’s notes:

  1. Overall, Covid cases continue to rise slowly, while ICU admissions, non-ICU admissions, and deaths continue to generally decrease.
  2. As always there are 2 charts for each metric. The second chart for each metric was moved one week later this week, starting on 2/17/2022 (2/12/2022 for the Cases chart), in order to improve legibility of the more recent data.
  3. Fig. 1 and 2: Covid Cases Per Week. The reported Covid cases this week are slightly higher again this week. Total reported cases for the week were 5,387 total for all age groups, a moderate increase from the 3,574 revised cases reported last week.
  4. Fig. 5 and 6: ICU Covid Admissions Per Week. Reported total ICU admissions for the week were 21, a decrease of 11 from the total of 32 admissions reported last week. 21 admissions were the lowest reported since there were 15 ICU admissions the week of 7/01/2021. The 10-19 age group had the only significant increase in admissions, from 0 to 4 for the week. All other age groups were lower or flat.
  5. Fig. 7 and 8: Non-ICU Covid Admissions Per Week. Reported Non-ICU Covid admissions were higher this week, with a total of 169 admissions reported, an increase of 21 admissions from last week’s total of 148. The 70-79 and 80+ age groups were the only groups with higher admissions this week, with all other age groups lower or flat for the week.
  6. Fig. 9 and 10: Covid Deaths Per Week. Total reported Covid deaths for the week were 24, identical to last week’s reported deaths.  The 40-49 and 70-79 age groups had small increases, and the 60-69 and 80+ age groups were lower.

Data Sources:

1.  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.

2.  The data for the Covid cases per week come 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.

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