MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Within the final 24 hours, Minnesota well being officers have counted one other 1,715 new instances of COVID-19 and 17 extra deaths.
Minnesota Division of Well being data launched Sunday present that the state’s dying toll is now at 2,234, following a number of days final week with every day fatality counts within the double digits — some with totals not seen since early June.
Since Saturday, 65 extra folks with the coronavirus have been admitted to Minnesota hospitals, with 12 sufferers getting into intensive care. Because the begin of the outbreak, almost 8,900 folks have been hospitalized with the virus.
The full tally of COVID-19 instances in Minnesota since March has now reached 122,812. This comes after a every day case file was set Friday, when more than 2,000 new cases were recorded. Saturday additionally added one other 1,700 instances.
This surge in instances coincides with a surge in testing. On Friday, as an illustration, the huge case quantity got here after greater than 44,000 exams have been processed in a day. As for the final 24 hours, greater than 30,000 exams have been processed.
Since March, greater than 1.6 million folks in Minnesota have been examined for the novel coronavirus. Of those that examined constructive, 108,316 now not must self-isolate.
In accordance with the state’s Dial Back Dashboard, Minnesota’s seven-day positivity price stays round 5% as of Oct. 7, as a result of knowledge lag. Well being officers say there are about 22 new COVID-19 instances per 100,000 residents, a quantity that has elevated since late September.