Hospitalization rates continue to rise, which could mean higher death counts in the near future.
The vast majority of the people whose deaths were reported on Sunday — 46 out of the 57 — were Greater Minnesota residents.
A total of 1,019 COVID-19 fatalities, or nearly a third of all deaths in Minnesota from coronavirus, have been reported so far in November alone.
The number of Minnesotans in the hospital with COVID-19 and those hospitalized in intensive care also continue to rise.
Getting in touch with people who may have been in contact with those infected with COVID-19 was seen as a key strategy for arresting the spread of the disease. With daily new cases skyrocketing, authorities are scrambling to keep up.
State and local officials are coordinating plans to vaccinate Minnesotans in the coming months — maybe even weeks for some.
Though Minnesota’s restrictions on public life have been labeled tyrannical by some, they look fairly weak compared to measures taken in other cities and states with far milder outbreaks.
The Minnesota Department of Health also announced 5,094 new cases on Wednesday, based on 37,026 tests.
The Minnesota Department of Health also announced on Monday that 12 more Minnesotans with COVID-19 had died.
The most recent data showed that 293 Minnesotans were in the hospital in intensive care due to COVID-19.
Hospitalization rates are also up, suggesting the next few weeks could see many more deaths.
The Minnesota Department of Health also said Wednesday the number of new coronavirus cases is up 4,889 from Tuesday’s count.
The new restrictions come as Minnesota’s hospitalization rate and number of deaths are on the rise.
As the pandemic drags on for another month, people may be letting their guards down. But the virus is more widespread than ever, and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner adds to the risks.
With Friday’s new totals, Minnesota’s death toll since the start of the pandemic stands at 2,591.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 164,865 total cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota.
As in past elections, the Democrat’s victory was driven by votes from the Twin Cities suburbs.
Despite efforts by the Trump campaign to turn his narrow 2016 loss into a 2020 victory, in the end Biden led the state by a comfortable margin.