MDH: 11 new deaths due to COVID-19, 475 hospitalizations in progress
On Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported*:
- 11 new deaths from COVID-19
* MDH says all deaths reported on Thursday are from May 2022.
MDH also reported the following data regarding hospital capacity**:
- 991 ICU, non-COVID beds used for adult and pediatric patients
- 39 ICUs, COVID beds used for adult and pediatric patients
- 6,269 non-ICU, non-COVID beds used for adult and pediatric patients
- 436 non-ICU, COVID beds used for adult and pediatric patients
**For this dataset, MDH defines COVID beds in use as “the number of currently COVID-19 positive patients occupying a staffed inpatient bed in Minnesota. This does not include patients who were once positive but are now negative.
Additionally, MDH said:
- 10.04 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered
- 2.26 million third and booster doses were administered
- 3.71 million people have completed the vaccine series
- 2.44 million people up to date with their vaccine doses
- 75.1% of those aged 5 and over received at least one dose of the vaccine
As of May 23, 2022, MDH has expanded the data points it reports regarding COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases. The full dataset can be viewed here.
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Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday that 67 counties in Minnesota remain at a high level of community transmission of COVID-19. 14 other counties are considered a substantial gap.
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The map below displays data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding levels of community transmission. Courtesy: CDC
According to the CDC, counties in red have a high level of community transmission, orange a substantial level, yellow a moderate level, and blue a low level.