MDH: 5 newly reported COVID-19 deaths, 185 current hospitalizations
Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported:
- Five new deaths from COVID-19
Of the deaths reported Wednesday, MDH says three are from April, one is from February and one is from November 2021.
MDH also reported the following data regarding hospital capacity**:
- 951 ICU, non-COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
- 33 ICU, COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
- 6,445 non-ICU, non-COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
- 152 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:
- 9.64 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered
- 2.21 million third-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
- 74.8% 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. NOTE: MDH is no longer reporting the number of total estimated tests completed and positivity rate due to changes in federal reporting. The changes in federal reporting mean the department no longer receives all negative test results, which means an accurate positivity rate or testing estimate cannot be calculated, MDH says.
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, as of Wednesday, six counties in Minnesota remained at a high level of COVID-19 community transmission. Another 25 counties are considered at a substantial spread.
View the complete update via the interactive map below or here.