MDH: 4 newly reported COVID-19 deaths, 284 current hospitalizations

Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported*:

  • 4 new deaths from COVID-19

*Of the deaths reported Thursday, MDH says three are from April 2022 and one is from February 2022.

MDH also reported the following data regarding hospital capacity**:

  • 1,028 ICU, non-COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
  • 23 ICU, COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
  • 6,421 non-ICU, non-COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
  • 261 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 said:

  • 9.79 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered
  • 2.23 million┬áthird-dose and booster shots have been administered
  • 3.69 million people have completed the vaccine series
  • 2.55 million people up to date with vaccine doses
  • 74.9% of those 5 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine

View the complete update via the interactive infographic below or here.


Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, as of Thursday, 37 counties in Minnesota remained at a high level of COVID-19 community transmission. Another 34 counties are considered at a substantial spread.

View the complete update via the interactive map below or here.

The map below displays data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as it pertains to community transmission levels. Courtesy: CDC
According to the CDC, counties in red have a high level of community transmission, in orange have a substantial level, in yellow have a moderate level and in blue have a low level.