Families with young kids have been waiting for months for news on when children under 12 would be eligible for vaccines. That time is coming soon.
In spite of that, the case positivity rate increased slightly.
Minnesota reported 127 new COVID-19 deaths in the last week, up from 94 the week prior.
At issue is a section of state law that came out of a revision of emergency powers laws following the 9/11 terror attacks.
Minnesota also reported 94 COVID-19 deaths in the last week.
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Minnesotans report difficulty buying rapid tests and longer waits for test results, even as new cases of COVID-19 persist at high levels.
The boosters are available to people who got the Pfizer vaccine and meet certain other conditions.
For one thing, students are back in classrooms. For another, the delta variant is far more contagious than the original strain of coronavirus Minnesota saw last fall.
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.