COVID-19 deaths in double digits in Wednesday's MDH report

MINNESOTA – COVID-19 numbers took a jump Wednesday, according to the statistics released by the Minnesota Department of Health. There were 17 newly reported deaths, with one person in their 60s and the rest 70 and up. This brings the death toll in the state to 1,738 since the pandemic began. It’s only the second time since early July that death numbers have been in the double digits.

Wednesday’s numbers also showed 567 newly reported cases of the coronavirus, with one in Murray County and two in Nobles County. More than 1.3 million tests have been completed in Minnesota, with just over 66,600 cases confirmed. Of those, 60,242 patients no longer require isolation.

There are currently 321 patients hospitalized, with 152 of them in ICU. According to the state’s response capacity, there are currently 1,044 ICU beds in use across the state, with a capacity of more than 1,200 immediately and up to 2,182 within 72 hours.

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