MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota’s common positivity price has now surged to 19.1%, shattering data because the state grapples with the spreading Omicron variant. Common every day circumstances have additionally hit a brand new document of 134.4 per 100,000 residents.
The earlier excessive for every day new circumstances was 125.9, recorded in mid-November of 2020. Well being officers have drawn the road for “excessive danger” at 10.
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The Minnesota Division of Well being on Tuesday reported 29,487 new circumstances and 38 further deaths. 4 of the deaths occurred in December, the MDH studies.
The every day replace from the MDH exhibits that since March of 2020, there have been 1,104,494 recorded circumstances of COVID-19 within the state, together with 22,098 reinfections. In all, 10,838 Minnesotans have died of COVID.
Consultants say the worst of the pandemic continues to be to come back. On Sunday, Commissioner of Well being Jan Malcolm advised WCCO-TV that circumstances within the coming weeks will “actually skyrocket.”
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“We’re going to see the very best numbers that we’ve seen but within the pandemic, and sadly our hospitals are very, very full already,” she added.
Hospitalizations per 100,000 residents are rising once more, after declining in December. The determine is again as much as 17.8, and something above 8 is taken into account “excessive danger.”
On Monday afternoon, there have been over 1,500 individuals in Minnesota hospitals with the virus, and 263 of them have been within the ICU. Staffed ICU beds are in brief provide statewide, with lower than 1% accessible within the metro space. There are solely 11 staffed pediatric beds accessible in Minnesota.
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In the meantime, greater than 8.9 million vaccine doses have been administered in Minnesota, together with over 1.8 million boosters. Roughly 72.4% of the state’s 5-and-older inhabitants has obtained their first dose.