MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday is reporting 5,801 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths. Meanwhile, metro ICU capacity is nearing capacity.
The additional cases bring the state’s case total to 318,763, with nearly 23,000 of those cases being among health care workers. Around 272, 600 people who have contracted the virus no longer need to quarantine.
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Five of the 15 additional deaths reported Monday involved a person in a long-term care or assisted living facility. Total COVID-19 deaths amount to 3,593 in the state since the beginning of the pandemic (2,413 in long-term or assisted living facilities).
Most of the deceased have been among the elderly, but more than 70 Minnesotans under the age of 65 have died from COVID-19 in the last three weeks. Since the start of the pandemic, one in 10 deaths have occurred in Minnesotans under 65.
In hospitals as of Sunday, there are nearly 400 COVID-19 patients in ICU beds, with a total of 1,840 people with the virus needing hospitalization.
According to Minnesota’s COVID-19 Response Capacity dashboard, there are less than 100 open ICU beds available across Minnesota. There are 25 beds available in the Twin Cities, meaning metro ICUs are 96% full.
In the last 24 hours, 43,481 tests were completed. About 2.5 million people have been tested in Minnesota.
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