This new condition progresses rapidly and can strike multiple organs and systems, including the heart, lungs, eyes, skin and gastrointestinal system.
Minnesota health officials also said Thursday the share of COVID-19 deaths among residents of long-term care facilities has continued to drop, which they attributed in part to a focus on disease control and a surge of protective equipment at the facilities.
MDH also said Wednesday there have been 81,868 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, up 260 from Tuesday’s count.
Outbreaks have already occurred on a number of Minnesota college campuses.
“We saw an 18 percent increase nationwide in overdoses in March, a 29 percent increase in April and a 42 percent increase in May,” said Engebreth, who heads Minnesota Outpatient Services at Hazelden-Betty Ford.
Since the start of the pandemic, 1,860 Minnesotans with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died.
Officials warned that Minnesotans could see case spikes like those in Texas and Iowa if they aren’t careful.
Not much is known about the way COVID-19 and the flu interact.
MDH said Wednesday the number of confirmed cases is up 730 from Tuesday’s count and is based on 27,487 new tests. The increase in case count is largely due to a backlog reported by several labs.
The Minnesota Department of Health also said Tuesday there have been a total of 76,355 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota since the pandemic started.
One more Minnesotan has died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday.
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.
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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.