MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials in Minnesota are keeping a close eye on the state’s number of available intensive care beds, as they are filling up with COVID-19 patients and those recovering from elective surgeries. As of Tuesday, 258 patients with COVID-19 were in the ICU, and the ICU capacity in the Twin Cities was at 87%.
Here are the latest updates in the COVID-19 pandemic:
- 5 p.m.: The death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 100,000 in the United States.
- 11:00 a.m.: MDH officials report an additional 510 cases of COVID-19 and 33 more deaths.
- 9:00 a.m.: Xcel Energy says it will ramp up its commitment to communities and customers impacted by the pandemic.
- 5:22 a.m.: President Donald Trump mocks Joe Biden on Twitter for wearing a face mask in public, which is what health experts are recommending to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- 3:47 a.m.: A new poll shows that only about half of Americans say they’d get a COVID-19 vaccine if scientists succeeded in quickly creating one.
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