MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With courses now totally in session for Minnesota college students, well being officers on Monday reported a further 2,693 virus instances and 11 extra deaths.
In accordance with the Minnesota Division of Well being’s every day replace, the state’s complete optimistic instances have risen to 669,176 because the pandemic started, with 7,903 deaths attributed to the virus.
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In the meantime, the newest positivity fee remains to be staying comparatively regular at 6.7%. The positivity fee, which went as far down as 1.1% in late June, stays within the “warning” standing; the road for top danger is drawn at 10%.
ICU beds stay shut to totally stuffed within the Twin Cities metro space, and southeastern Minnesota. At newest test, 97.8% of ICU beds within the metro space had been at the moment in use. The scenario is sort of as unhealthy in southeastern Minnesota, the place solely 10 beds are nonetheless open (or 4.5%). The Twin Cities metro space exhibits 15 ICU beds nonetheless out there, together with 28 non-ICU beds, which accounts for simply 0.8% of the world’s capability.
As of Monday morning, figures from the Minnesota Division of Well being confirmed that about 72.4% of Minnesotans 16 or older had obtained no less than one dose, and 93.1% of these 65 or older had obtained no less than one dose. In complete, the state has administered 6,284,567 doses of vaccine, with about 3.16 million residents having accomplished their vaccine collection.
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There are additionally a reported 31 every day new instances per 100,000 Minnesota residents, which places the state properly above the road thought-about excessive danger, and nonetheless rising. The state spent the early a part of summer time properly under the road of warning, which is drawn at solely 5 new instances every day per 100,000 residents.
In an effort to reduce unfold of the Delta variant, extra mass testing websites are opening up within the metro space, together with a re-opening of the testing website on the Minneapolis Conference Heart.
On a nationwide degree, President Biden introduced the newest effort to fight the pandemic final Thursday, saying it’s his job as president to guard People from the lethal illness. The president had beforehand urged companies to undertake their very own mandates late final month earlier than taking this vital step in requiring them.
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Greater than 4,800 Minnesota companies must adjust to an incoming federal rule requiring staff at companies with 100 or extra workers to get vaccinated or examined weekly for coronavirus, the state’s employment company stated, impacting 1.4 million Minnesotans who’ve a job.