Minnesota reported 53 new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday.
New deaths are the highest in a single day since March 8, when the state recorded 140 deaths, including adjusting for the addition of old cases. On Wednesday, residents between the ages of 30 and 90 died throughout the state, including:
- Anoka County, 1 resident.
- Dakota County, 2 residents.
- Hennepin County, 7 residents.
- Ramsey County, 2 residents.
- Washington County, 4 residents.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 9,282 Minnesotans have died from the coronavirus.
The state’s daily COVID-19 report on Wednesday also marks 3,759 new infections with approximately 44,000 registered tests. The counties with the newest cases include:
- Hennepin County, 740 new infections.
- Dakota County, c 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, 9997 were reinfected and tested positive for the second time.
With the current spike in cases, many Minnesota hospitals are struggling. Currently, 1,420 patents for COVID-19 treatment are processed in public hospitals, including 326 in intensive care units. While the total number of COVID-19 patients fell from 1,429 on Tuesday, more serious cases in intensive care units rose from 320.
Health officials continue to urge residents to get the vaccine, as well as those adults who need to get boosted when needed. Minnesota has administered about 7.7 million doses of the vaccine, including 904,686 boosters.