Through the first 17 days of December, the state has recorded 1,065 deaths from COVID-19.
Authorities have to consider which groups are most at-risk of developing severe COVID-19, as well as which groups can do the most to protect others.
Persuading vulnerable low-income and ethnic communities to take a new vaccine may be challenging. But established local health leaders, like a group in Rochester, may be one answer.
The deaths announced Wednesday represent the third-highest single-day during the pandemic.
Though the severity of the pandemic has shown signs of lessening in recent weeks, there are still high rates of COVID-19 test positivity, signaling that the outbreak hasn’t receded to levels seen over the summer.
Gov. Tim Walz plans to keep bars and restaurants closed to indoor service after the current restrictions expire Friday.
Minnesota’s average case positivity rate is down from what it was a week ago, which is an encouraging sign.
Despite the improvement, the Health Department expects Minnesota to reach a total of 400,000 cases by Christmas.
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Minnesota has reported 851 deaths so far in December, putting it on pace to smash the state’s one-month record for COVID-19 fatalities.
The 94 deaths announced Friday are the second-most reported in one day so far during the pandemic.
“I do really think it’s based on who we are and our health care culture,” said Rochester Mayor Kim Norton.
Last month Mayor Sandy Lucy noticed that anti-mask attitudes were evolving in Washington, Missouri. That’s when residents heard about a middle schooler who died days after being admitted to the hospital.
Conditions associated with COVID-19 include symptoms that last after the acute illness is over, from fatigue to shortness of breath, cough, joint pain, chest pain, brain fog, memory difficulties, mood swings, anxiety, muscle pain, headaches, intermittent fever, and fast pounding of the heart.
A bump in cases and deaths that has been anticipated in the wake of Thanksgiving is expected to start to show this week.
PD GENEration is a national initiative offering genetic testing for clinically relevant Parkinson’s genes.
FDA approval for Pfizer’s vaccine could come as soon as December 10.
Gov. Tim Walz will outline Minnesota’s plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday afternoon.
The revised quarantines come after new guidance from the CDC and it is hope they will increase compliance.
Headway offers mental health services for children and adults, including culturally specific programming.