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.

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