Mortality statistics from the early twentieth century are imprecise.
Data from the Minnesota Department of Health show the state added 16,617 new cases in the seven days between Sept. 15 and Tuesday, for an average of 2,373 new cases per day.
Minnesota had 59 new COVID-19 deaths in the last week, up from 45 the week prior.
Between last Tuesday and Friday, the state added an average of 1,882 new cases per day, up from 1,557 new cases per day in the previous week.
The issue has greater urgency as the return to school coincides with a new wave of COVID-19 infections driven by the delta variant.
In previous waves of COVID-19 infections in Minnesota, increased hospitalizations were soon followed by increased daily death tolls. Not this time, so far.
MDH reported Tuesday 92.7 percent of the state’s intensive care beds are in use, as are 91 percent of non-ICU beds.
While more than 90 percent of residents in far southwest Minneapolis are fully vaccinated, less than 50 percent of residents in other parts of the city are.
Not super great, it turns out.
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry says 96 percent of COVID-19 infected workers covered under the new law had their workers’ compensation claim accepted. Those who didn’t qualify saw their claim denied 72 percent of the time.
The most recent data show 59.1 percent of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 55.3 percent of Minnesotans have completed the vaccine series.
As the prospect of sharing a holiday dinner table draws nearer, MinnPost talked to medical professionals about how to talk to people who have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 about getting vaccinated.
Workers at Episcopal Homes in St. Paul and Eventide in Moorhead are required to be vaccinated this fall.
As of Tuesday the state had not gotten any official communication from the federal government regarding additional shots.
We’ll continue updating the list as we learn about more vaccine mandates.
Minnesota already requires a number of vaccines for students of various ages. What about COVID-19?
Effectively implementing an equity-guided policy will require the university to make vaccines maximally accessible – culturally, socially, logistically, financially.
Minnesota added 5,601 new COVID-19 cases in the seven days between Aug. 4 and Aug. 10, for an average of 800 new cases per day.
Minnesota added 4,151 new COVID-19 cases in the seven days between July 28 and Aug. 3, for an average of 593 new cases per day.
While data do show greater risk of transmission for the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, vaccines remain an effective protection against the disease.