Minnesota COVID-19 Hospitalizations Highest Since Mid-May
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials are reporting the highest number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 since mid-May.
Minnesota hospitals were treating 411 coronavirus patients as of Friday, That's up from up from 90 in mid-July.
Of those current patients, 109 were sick enough to warrant intensive care.
The state is also reporting five new deaths from COVID-19, along with 1,470 new infections.
More than 7,000 residents vaccinated against the virus have been infected, but health officials say that's a tiny fraction of the vaccinated population.
Gov. Tim Walz has extended a $100 incentive program for new vaccine recipients for one more week.