MDH: 8 newly reported COVID-19 deaths, 379 current hospitalizations
Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) stated that its situation update data will only be updated on a weekly basis starting on Thursday.
Tuesday, MDH also reported*:
- Eight new deaths from COVID-19
*Data reported on Tuesday represents data as of the remainder of Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and as of 4 a.m. on Monday. Of the deaths reported Tuesday, MDH says one is from May and seven are from this month.
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 said:
- 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.
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Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, as of Tuesday, 74 counties in Minnesota remained at a high level of COVID-19 community transmission. Another 10 counties are considered at a substantial spread.
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