MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Within the final 24 hours, Minnesota well being officers have counted one other 1,715 new instances of COVID-19 and 17 extra deaths.
Minnesota Division of Well being data launched Sunday present that the state’s demise toll is now at 2,234, following a number of days final week with each day fatality counts within the double digits — some with totals not seen since early June.
Since Saturday, 65 extra individuals with the coronavirus had been admitted to Minnesota hospitals, with 12 sufferers getting into intensive care. Because the begin of the outbreak, practically 8,900 individuals have been hospitalized with the virus.
The entire tally of COVID-19 instances in Minnesota since March has now reached 122,812. This comes after a each day case report was set Friday, when more than 2,000 new cases were recorded. Saturday additionally added one other 1,700 instances.
This surge in instances coincides with a surge in testing. On Friday, as an illustration, the large case quantity got here after greater than 44,000 checks had been processed in a day. As for the final 24 hours, greater than 30,000 checks had been processed.
Since March, greater than 1.6 million individuals in Minnesota have been examined for the novel coronavirus. Of those that examined constructive, 108,316 not have to self-isolate.
In line with the state’s Dial Back Dashboard, Minnesota’s seven-day positivity charge stays round 5% as of Oct. 7, as a consequence of information lag. Well being officers say there are about 22 new COVID-19 instances per 100,000 residents, a quantity that has elevated since late September.
Well being officers and specialists say Minnesotans want to stay vigilant and proceed to apply social distancing, notably as chilly climate forces individuals to stay indoors and the vacation season approaches.