'People Lined Up Out The Doors And They’re Sick': COVID Patient Bottleneck Has Many Minnesotans Desperate“Because we have so many patients in our hospital emergency department waiting to get in the hospital, we have lost the ability and the bed capacity to safely accept many transfers from throughout the region,” Dr. Dan Hoody said. “This is commonly us having to decline five to 50 transfers a day.”
COVID In Minnesota: Forest Lake Closes City Offices Amid OutbreakA COVID-19 outbreak has led Forest Lake leaders to close city offices this week.
COVID In MN: Nat'l Guard Support Coming To Long-Term Care Facilities; 4,718 New CasesAs Minnesota prepares to send National Guard support to long-term care facilities, the state reported 4,718 new COVID-19 cases and 37 more deaths Monday.
With COVID Cases Surging, Thanksgiving Has Health Care Workers ConcernedIn Minnesota alone new cases are up 53% over the last 14 days.
Hy-Vee And Walgreens Offering COVID-19 Booster Shot To All AgesHy-Vee announced Friday that they are now offering free COVID-19 booster vaccines to all individuals ages 18 and older. Walgreens will also offer booster vaccines.
Minnesota: Highest Infection Rates Of COVID-19, Hospitalizations Pass 1,400 Amid SurgeThe number of Minnesota patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has surpassed 1,400 for the first time since last December, before vaccines became available, according to figures released Friday.
School District Extends Thanksgiving Break To 9 Days In Attempt To Curb COVID Spike"I would say the best time to take an action to slow the spread of COVID is before it gets out of control. We don't know exactly what that tipping point is, but we know we've gotten a lot closer in the last three weeks," said Redmond.
Gov. Walz Announces COVID Vaccine Boosters For All Minnesota AdultsIf you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at least six months ago, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago, you are now eligible and encouraged to get a booster.
In Response To Rising COVID Cases, Shakopee Schools Extends Thanksgiving BreakA Twin Cities school district says it's extending the next week's holiday break to cover the entire school week in response to rising COVID-19 cases.
COVID In MN: Positivity Rate Continues Climbing As MDH Reports 4,827 New CasesThe state's positivity rate is at 10.7%, above the high risk threshold.
2 Federal Emergency Teams Dispatched To MN Next Week To Relieve Hospitals & Care NeedsState data show most beds across Minnesota are full and there are more than 1,300 hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Wednesday. The state has tapped into surge bed capacity, according to Minnesota Department of Health data.