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COVID In Minnesota: 32 Further Deaths Added To State's Toll; Positivity Lingers Above 8%Minnesota's latest rolling seven-day average positivity rate appears to have reached a plateau for the moment, now at 8.3%. The line for high risk is drawn at 10%. There are also a reported 49.9 daily new cases per 100,000 Minnesota residents, which also represents what could be the start of a downward trend.
COVID In Minnesota: 21 More Deaths Reported; State's Now Seen 40K HospitalizationsAccording to the Minnesota Department of Health's daily update, the state’s total positive cases have risen to 763,915 since the pandemic began, with 8,457 deaths attributed to the virus.
Father Of 2's Dying Wish Sets Up Future Cancer Patients' Families With Healing FlatsA Twin Cities father fighting cancer pledged to make it easier for hospital patients in the middle of their own health struggles. WCCO is sharing the heartbreak and the hope leading some of the sick at Mayo Clinic to Healing Flats.
Minnesota To Offer Gift Cards, Scholarship Drawings As Vaccination Incentives For KidsChildren who complete their vaccine series before the end of November will get a $200 Visa gift card and a shot at a $100,000 college scholarship, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday.
COVID In Minnesota: 2,868 New Cases, 29 More Deaths ReportedThe latest figures bring the total case count to 758,252, and 8,436 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
Nurses Strike Enters Day 2 At WestHealth In PlymouthA suburban emergency room and urgent care remains closed as 50 nurses are on strike.
As Health Agencies Consider More Boosters, Minn. Leaders Pitch Vaccines To Kids, ParentsIt could be a big week in the fight against COVID-19.
COVID-19 Near-Death Survivor Thanks Hospital-At-Home Program For RecoveryWith COVID-19 cases rising, and flu season officially here, a local program is freeing up beds by discharging patients earlier or helping them avoid the hospital altogether.
COVID In Minnesota: National Guard To Assist At Long-Term Care Facilities, Open New Rapid Testing SitesDue to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tim Walz announced a new plan to mobilize the National Guard to assist at local long-term care facilities and open new rapid testing sites across the state.
COVID In Minnesota: State Taking New Measures As Hospitals Reach CapacityHospitals like North Memorial Medical Center are treating COVID-19 patients as case numbers continue to climb around the state. Currently, the Delta variant is surging.
COVID In Minnesota: 25 More Deaths Reported, And Another Nearly 3,000 New CasesTotal ICU bed usage among COVID-19 patients is at 255. Additionally, there are currently 728 COVID-19 patients being hospitalized in non-ICU beds. Many hospitals in the state are reporting being stretched close to capacity as these figures continue to remain high.
Study: Minnesota Ranks In Middle Of Pack In COVID-19 SafetyMinnesota ranked as the 26th safest state, sandwiched between fellow Midwestern states Kansas and South Dakota.