MDH: 52 newly reported COVID-19 deaths

On Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported:

  • 52 new deaths from COVID-19*

*MDH reports one death was from January 2021, one is from September 2021, one is from November of 2021, and three were from December 2021. The 46 others were from January 2022.

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

  • 906 ICU, non-COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
  • 227 ICU, COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
  • 5,202 non-ICU, non-COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
  • 1,326 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:

  • 9.14 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered
  • 2 million┬áthird-dose and booster shots have been administered
  • 3.59 million people have completed the vaccine series
  • 73.5% 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 reports Wednesday that all 87 counties in Minnesota continue to remain at having a high level of COVID-19 community transmission.

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.