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.
Andover Residents With Contaminated Drinking Water Are Frustrated, Want Answers“There's been no communication,” Betsy Berg said. “It's very frustrating because you don't know if you're even safe to bathe in it, to be honest.”
COVID In MN: MDH Reports 2,645 More Virus Cases As Latest Positivity Rate Hovers At 7.1%Minnesota health officials on Friday reported 2,645 more COVID-19 cases and 13 additional deaths. Meanwhile, the latest positivity rate is hovering at 7.1%.
COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Rises To 7.1%, 14 More Deaths ReportedAs of Thursday morning, figures from the Minnesota Department of Health showed that about 72.6% of Minnesotans 16 or older had received at least one dose, and 93.2% of those 65 or older had received at least one dose. In total, the state has administered 6,320,203 doses of vaccine, with about 3.18 million residents having completed their vaccine series.
COVID In Minnesota: COVID Cases In ICU Reach Peaks Not Seen Since Last WinterAs hospitalizations continue to grow in Minnesota due to the Delta variant, health officials on Tuesday reported an additional 4,603 virus cases and 12 more deaths.
COVID In Minnesota: 11 More Deaths Reported; Positivity Rate Notches Up To 6.7%As of Monday morning, figures from the Minnesota Department of Health showed that about 72.4% of Minnesotans 16 or older had received at least one dose, and 93.1% of those 65 or older had received at least one dose.
State Health Officials Concerned About Bump In COVID Cases Among Kids As School Year BeginsMinnesota public health officials say they are concerned about COVID-19 cases increasing among children as a school year begins with many back in the classroom.
COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Holding Steady At 6.6%; 9 More Deaths ReportedICU beds remain close to fully filled in the Twin Cities metro area, and southeastern Minnesota. At latest check, 97.1% of ICU beds in the metro area were currently in use. The situation is almost as bad in southeastern Minnesota, where only eight beds are still open (or 3.6%).
The Search For 'Forever Chemicals' In Minnesota Drinking WaterThe Minnesota Department of Health is looking for PFAS in our drinking water. PFAS, otherwise known as the "forever chemicals," are found in everything from carpets to clothing.
COVID-19 In MN: MDH Reports 5,700+ Cases, 9 Deaths In Last Several DaysAfter observing the holiday weekend, the Minnesota Department of Health has released updated COVID-19 data from the past several days, reporting 5,777 additional cases and nine more deaths.
Special Session Of Minnesota Legislature Next Month UncertainA once-likely special session of the Minnesota Legislature next month is now uncertain, after Gov. Tim Walz said he would reconsider calling lawmakers back to the capitol if Senate Republicans pursue removing the state’s top health official.
COVID In Minnesota: State Updates Figures With 22 More Deaths, 1,904 More CasesAccording to the Minnesota Department of Health's daily update, the state’s seven-day rolling average positivity rate rose once again, now standing at 6.7%. The positivity rate, which has been on the rise since dipping to 1.1% in late June, remains in the “caution” status. The line for high risk is drawn at 10%.
MDH Reports Rise In Vaccine Breakthrough Cases, Reopens Testing SitesMDH says it's happening because more people are getting vaccinated, so more of the cases will be among vaccinated people.
COVID-19 In MN: 1,900+ Virus Cases Reported, 6 More DeathsThe Minnesota Department of Health on Monday reported 1,918 additional COVID-19 cases and six more deaths. Meanwhile, the latest positivity rate remains in the “caution” status.
COVID In Minnesota: 11 More Deaths Reported In Last Day; Positivity Up To 6.1%Overall, the latest figures of those hospitalized show 165 Minnesotans in ICU with COVID, compared to fewer than 20 about six weeks ago. So far, 642,288 have tested positive for COVID in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic, and there have been 7,793 deaths.