MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A day after the Meals and Drug Administration panel endorsed the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, well being officers in Minnesota reported 3,773 extra virus instances and 94 deaths – the second highest each day fatalities recorded to this point.
The brand new numbers from the Minnesota Division of Well being convey the state’s cumulative case rely to 370,968. A complete of 4,292 folks have died from the virus since March. Although the virus is thought to affect aged folks in long-term care settings, two folks between the ages of 35 and 39 in Anoka and Nicollet counties have been amongst these reported deceased in Friday’s report.
On Thursday, a 66-year-old incarcerated man at Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault died of COVID, and a 63-year-old from the Moose Lake facility died from the virus as effectively.
There are at the moment 1,461 folks in Minnesota hospitals with the virus, with 343 within the ICU. Hospital beds stay restricted, as solely 2% can be found within the metro space. Statewide, 92% of ICU beds are in use and 90% of non-ICU beds are in use, based on the Response Capability Dashboard.
In keeping with the general public well being threat measures dashboard, the seven-day common rolling positivity charge sits at 13.1% as of Dec. 2, because of information lag. The quantity had been falling, reaching a low of 10.7% as of Nov. 25. However the day after, Nov. 26, was Thanksgiving, and well being officers mentioned they anticipated to see a surge in instances as households and buddies gathered collectively, regardless of Heart for Illness Management and state suggestions towards vacation gatherings.
Within the final 24 hours, the state has processed 58,497 COVID exams. New websites are nonetheless opening all through the state, together with a brand new drive-thru fast testing website on the Mall of America. The exams present a end result with 96.7% accuracy usually in lower than half-hour. Not like different free neighborhood testing websites, the fast exams at MOA will price an individual $99, although folks can verify with their insurance coverage to see if the associated fee is roofed.
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Small companies are struggling because of ongoing unfold of the virus. A consultant for Gov. Tim Walz says a deal is shut on enterprise reduction. Walz introduced on Wednesday that he’ll name a particular session on Monday to cross reduction for small companies and dealing households.
At 2 p.m. on Friday, Walz and Commissioner of Well being Jan Malcolm, and well being care employees will urge Minnesotans to take steps to restrict the unfold of COVID. You may watch it dwell on CBSN Minnesota.