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.
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.
On April 6, St. Therese of New Hope became one of the first long-term care facilities in Minnesota to have a positive COVID-19 case in our resident population. The following weeks were the most trying and devastating in our 52-year history.
My streak of writing about the Minnesota State Fair for the last 40 years continues. Sort of.
There have now been 69,584 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota.
For many providers, the pandemic has been another difficult hurdle in an already tough business. For others, though, COVID-19 made the industry more attractive because of poor job prospects elsewhere.
Since the start of the outbreak, a total of 1,745 Minnesotans with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died.
The 17 deaths represent the highest one-day death toll since June 19. The state has reported more than 10 deaths in a day only three times so far in July and August.
Minnesota officials are still waiting for guidance on how to implement the new program — if it’s even legal.
The study appears to be the first to directly compare smell and taste symptoms in people with COVID-19 with those in people with upper respiratory illnesses.
Las Vegas casinos, open for months now, are a likely hotbed for the spread of COVID-19. For many reasons, contact tracing has proved next to impossible as tourists return to homes across the U.S.
The nine deaths announced on Tuesday mean that at least 1,721 Minnesotans have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Blacks make up 6.8% of Minnesota’s population, but represented 24.9% of the hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the U of M study. It analyzed the 12 states that reported ethnic and racial data on hospitalized COVID patients.
The seven deaths announced Sunday came after six were announced Saturday, for a total of 13 this weekend.
Wear a mask when walking? How close can you get to high-risk individuals if you’re outside? Are rented cabins safe?
“For us, it was like, pandemic, and then riots. And now, it’s pandemic and the aftermath of all of the violence. So we’ve had a double whammy here,” said Mary LaGarde, executive director of the Minneapolis American Indian Center.
Since the start of the outbreak, 5,742 Minnesotans have been hospitalized and 308 are currently in the hospital.
Researchers calculated the pandemic’s doubling time — how long it took for confirmed COVID-19 cases to double — before and during the stay-at-home periods.
On Oct. 11, 1918, Minneapolis schools, along with other public gathering places, were closed. They reopened on Nov. 18, but were forced to close again after a spike in student flu cases two weeks later.