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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

COVID-19 Monday Update: Ongoing surge continues to decline, for now

Their slow decline in coronavirus test-positives, per capita infections and hospitalization rates continues in Minnesota, but there is outrage here and across the country that the new Omron version will bring rates back too soon.

While the outbreak rate in Minnesota has been falling for more than a week, the number of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths remains high. The health department on Monday reported 3,397 new infections and 45 more COVID-19 deaths.

Since the virus was detected in the state in March 2020, there have been 10,156 COVID-19 deaths, of which 5,100 are residents in long-term care, and 982,664 coronavirus cases have been diagnosed. More than 12,000 people have been infected more than once.

The state’s current surge measures remain at or near the high-risk threshold health officials use to determine if the outbreak is under control. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says all 87 counties in Minnesota have high rates of community transmission.

The latest deaths reported were in their late 40s to early 90s, with six in long-term care and 39 in private homes. Minnesota’s current seven-day rolling average for reported COVID-19 deaths is about 34 per day.

Hospitalization is gradually decreasing with 1,485 patients requiring care, including 366 in intensive care. Hospital capacity remains tight in most parts of the state, with 79 per cent of facilities without available adult intensive care beds and 41 per cent vacant regular adult hospital beds.

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The number of Minnesotans hospitalized for COVID-19 equals the state’s worst surge in December 2020, before vaccines were widely available.

Health officials say vaccines are the best way to avoid serious COVID-19 infections and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Vaccinated residents 16 and older are also urged to get a booster shot.

It is not clear how well the vaccines will protect against the omicron type, but the most recent research suggests that the boosters significantly improve the immune response.

About 3.8 percent of Minnesota’s 3.3 million fully-vaccinated residents have reported a successful infection. Vaccination now accounts for 22 percent of coronavirus cases diagnosed in Minnesota in 2021.

Of the 125,076 cases reported so far, 5,026 were hospitalized and 938 had died.

Minnesota has given 8.4 million doses of the vaccine, including 1.5 million boosters. More than 71 percent of the eligible population, who are 5 years of age and older, have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

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