Minnesota reports 53 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday – Twin Cities
Minnesota recorded 53 new deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday.
The new deaths mark the highest single-day number since March 8, when the state recorded 140, including an adjustment by adding old cases. Wednesday’s deaths included residents ranging in age from the mid-30s to above the 90s living across the state, including:
- Anoka County, 1 resident.
- Dakota County, 2 inhabitants.
- Hennepin County, 7 inhabitants.
- Ramsey County, 2 inhabitants.
- Washington County, 4 inhabitants.
Since the start of the pandemic, 9,282 Minnesotans have died as a result of the coronavirus.
The daily report on COVID-19 in the state Wednesday also lists 3,759 new infections in about 44,000 registered tests. Counties with the most new cases include:
- Hennepin County, 740 new infections.
- Dakota County, with 353.
- Anoka County, 307.
- Ramsey County, 287.
- St Louis County, 168.
- Washington County, 146.
Since the start of the pandemic, 881,102 Minnesotans have tested positive for the coronavirus. Of these, 9,997 were reinfected and tested positive a second time.
The current spate of cases is causing many Minnesota hospitals to scramble. There are now 1,420 patents being handled for COVID-19 in state hospitals, including 326 in intensive care units. While the total number of COVID-19 patients fell from 1,429 on Tuesday, the more severe cases in ICU rose from 320.
Health officials continue to encourage residents to get a vaccine, and for those adults who should get booster shots when eligible. Minnesota has administered nearly 7.7 million vaccine doses, including 904,686 boosters.