MDH: 14 newly reported COVID-19 deaths, 379 current hospitalizations
Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported*:
- 14 new deaths from COVID-19
*Of the new deaths reported Wednesday, MDH says one each is from June 2021, October 2021, November 2021, December 2021 and March 2022. Nine are from June 2022.
MDH also reported the following data regarding hospital capacity**:
- 954 ICU, non-COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
- 29 ICU, COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
- 5,765 non-ICU, non-COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
- 350 non-ICU, COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
**For this data set, MDH defines COVID beds in use as being “the number of patients who are currently positive with COVID-19 occupying a staffed inpatient bed in Minnesota. This does not include patients that were once positive but are now negative.”
Additionally, MDH’s updates on vaccine data appeared to remain the same from Tuesday’s updates:
- 10.19 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered
- 2.31 million third-dose and booster shots have been administered
- 3.75 million people have completed the vaccine series
- 1.69 million people are up to date with vaccine doses
- 75.3% of those 5 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine
As of May 23, 2022, MDH has expanded the data points it is reporting related to COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases. The full data set can be viewed here.
MDH also stated that its situation update data will only be updated on a weekly basis starting on Thursday.
View the complete update via the interactive infographic below or here.
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, as of Wednesday, 78 counties in Minnesota remained at a high level of COVID-19 community transmission. Another five counties are considered at a substantial spread.
View the complete update via the interactive map below or here.