As of Sunday, a total of 1,816 Minnesotans have died due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minnesota Department of Health also announced it would increase scrutiny of bars’ and restaurants’ adherence to COVID-19 safety regulations after a slew of complaints.
School administrators in several metro districts are hoping a COVID-19 information dump will offer teachers some added assurances about staying safe. In some instances, though, it’s having the opposite effect.
In 2007, Susan set out to make sense of the latest health research and trends — as she put it, “separating the hype from the evidence.”
This is my last posting for Second Opinion; I’ve decided to retire from the column.
The high number of newly reported cases was partly due to a backlog of results from a specific provider, Valley Health, that the Minnesota Department of Health has begun to work through.
The survey also revealed that telehealth services grew by 833 percent since the start of the pandemic. More than 80% of the physicians surveyed said their patients are satisfied with receiving care this way.
Some medical ethicists urge clinicians not to rush when it comes to decisions about how quickly COVID-19 patients may return to consciousness.
There have now been a total of 71,236 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota.
The cases may be linked to rises in temperature and tiny particulates that occur before storms, the study’s authors say. Both factors exacerbate respiratory illnesses like asthma and COPD.
MDH also said Tuesday there have been 70,707 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, up 409 from Monday’s count.
Researchers at Yangzhou University have reported that flushing a toilet or urinal sends a cloud of tiny aerosol particles into the air.
“We decided to offer a series of virtual online classes,” said founder/Executive Director Jeanne Calvit. “We didn’t want anyone to get bored or feel isolated. We created a Zoom community, and the response from our artists was immediate and enthusiastic.”
The Minnesota Department of Health also announced Monday that four more Minnesotans had died of COVID-19, bringing the total for the whole pandemic to 1,771.
“In many cases, political group membership mattered even more for expected friendship outcomes than length/closeness of the friendship,” the researchers said.
There have now been 69,584 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota.
One of the Sturgis-related cases was from a worker at a temporary bar there; the other 14 merely attended the rally.
Fine particulate matter comes from a variety of sources, including motor vehicles, power plants, airplanes, residential wood burning, forest fires and dust storms.
Since the start of the outbreak, a total of 1,745 Minnesotans with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died.
The study also shows that one out of every 108 Americans will die of a gunshot wound during their lifetime if current death rates hold.