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Minnesota reports 58 COVID deaths, including person in early 20s

About 39% percent of adult and pediatric patients in an ICU were being treated for COVID-19, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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ST. PAUL — Growth in Minnesota hospitalizations for COVID-19 showed no signs of slowing in the latest data released by the state health department Friday, Dec. 10.

With 1,678 hospitalizations as of Thursday, the state remained at a record high for 2021, putting continued strain on health care resources. No adult intensive care unit beds were available in northeastern and west-central Minnesota, and statewide 98% were full.

About 39% percent of adult and pediatric patients in an ICU, or 338 people, were being treated for COVID-19, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health.

The state on Friday reported 4,554 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 58 newly reported deaths, one was an individual in Anoka County between the ages of 20-24.

Following are the MDH COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Friday. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

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Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 4,554
  • SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 PEOPLE: 83.4 (as of 12/2)

  • TOTAL CASES, INCLUDING REINFECTIONS: 956,779
  • TOTAL REINFECTIONS: 11,293
  • SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 11.9 (as of 12/2)

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 1,678

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 47,956

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 58

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 9,872

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 3,689,184 or 70.8% of ages 5 and up

  • COMPLETED SERIES (2 doses): 3,435,045 or 70.8% of ages 5 and up

  • BOOSTER DOSES ADMINISTERED: 1,344,376

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Alex Derosier covers Minnesota breaking news and state government for Forum News Service.
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