COVID In Minnesota: State's Positivity Rate Shoots Up To 8.3%, Highest Since Pre-Vaccination PeriodAccording to the Minnesota Department of Health's daily update, the state’s total positive cases have risen to 746,768 since the pandemic began, with 8,330 deaths attributed to the virus. About 16,700 tests have been newly processed.
Health Leaders, Hospital CEOs Warn Of COVID 'Capacity Crisis' For Minnesota Adults And ChildrenTop hospital and long-term care industry leaders say that workers are exhausted and leaving the profession at record-levels, creating a staffing shortage of caregivers as cases increase and hospital beds fill up.
MDH: 11th School Staff Member Dies Due To COVIDSince the beginning of the pandemic, 11 school staff members have died due to COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 2,674 New Cases, 32 DeathsThirteen of those deaths occurred in September, and one in March. The other 18 happened in October.
Health Leaders Encourage Regular COVID Testing To Stave Off Fall Surge“The vaccine is like a great umbrella, but it is raining COVID outside and you might still get wet, and so that’s why we’re saying test as well,” MDH's Dan Huff said.
COVID-19 In MN: Over 90,000 Vaccine Booster Shots AdministeredMinnesota health officials on Monday reported 3,546 additional COVID-19 cases and 21 more deaths. Meanwhile, over 90,000 people have gotten vaccine booster shots so far.
MDH: Minnesota Saw 18% Rise In Nonfatal Drug Overdoses In 2020The Minnesota Department of Health says 7,290 nonfatal overdoses were reported in 2020, compared to 6,196 in 2019.
COVID In Minnesota: Daily New Case Average Highest It's Been Since December 2020Health officials on Thursday reported an additional 2,874 virus cases and 13 more deaths due to COVID-19. Meanwhile, there have been 72,221 vaccine booster shots given to eligible Minnesotans.
COVID In Minnesota: More Than 54,000 Minnesotans Have Had 3rd Vaccine ShotMeanwhile, the latest rolling seven-day average positivity rate has notched down to 6.6%, as reported Tuesday. The positivity rate, which went as far down as 1.1% in the middle of summer, remains in the “caution” status.
MPCA Looking Into Potential Contamination Of Water Wells In 2 Twin Cities CommunitiesThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has announced it's looking into findings of contamination in private wells in two Twin Cities communities, including one WCCO reported on earlier this week.
9th, 10th School Staffers Die Of COVID-19, State Health Dept. ReportsSince Labor Day, Minnesota has added nearly 2,200 COVID-19 cases associated with schools. There have also been 11 more hospitalizations, including two students.
COVID In Minnesota: 24 More Deaths Confirmed By MDH; 2,434 More CasesMeanwhile, the latest rolling seven-day average positivity rate remains at 6.8%, as reported Thursday. The positivity rate, which went as far down as 1.1% in late June, remains in the “caution” status; the line for high risk is drawn at 10%.
Rising COVID Cases Amid Delta Variant Put Minnesota School Plans In FluxIn order for there to be blanket mask mandates impacting schools or businesses, or capacity limits once again inside businesses, that would have to come from an executive order by Gov. Tim Walz under a peacetime emergency, and those powers have expired. Walz's administration says they have no intention of reinstating a state of emergency at this point.
COVID-19 In MN: Nearly 800 Patients With The Virus Need HospitalizationWhile federal health officials discuss COVID-19 vaccine booster shot advisability, health officials in Minnesota on Wednesday reported 1,642 additional virus cases and 14 more deaths.
COVID In Minnesota: Death Toll Tops 8,000; Positivity Rate Notches Down To 6.8%As hospitals start reinstating visitor restrictions due to the strain of the Delta variant, health officials on Thursday reported an additional 6,352 virus cases and 18 more deaths, bringing the state's total above 8,000 at roughly the same time that the country's death toll has matched that of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic.