Minnesota recorded eight more fatalities from COVID-19 Wednesday and 150 new infections were reported by the state Department of Health.
The latest deaths ranged in age from their 50s to their 80s with four residing in private homes, three in long-term care and one in a behavioral health facility. The death toll is 7,477 with 4,445 of those deaths in long-term care facilities.
The 150 new cases bring the state’s total to 603,144 since the pandemic began. Of those, 594,082 people have recovered enough they no longer need to be isolated.
The number of people hospitalized has fallen to 192 including 54 in critical condition. That’s the lowest number of hospitalized patients due to COVID-19 in more than a year.
Minnesota has administered 5.4 million doses of vaccine and 2.97 million residents have gotten at least one dose. Health officials hope to have 70 percent of the state population 16 and older vaccinated by the end of the month
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Author: Christopher Magan