Skip to main content

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, October 9

Minnesota is nearing 500 current COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Friday's COVID-19 report from the Minnesota Department of Health includes 14 new deaths, 12 of whom were residents of long-term care facilities. People from long-term care settings now account for 1,513 of the 2,121 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota since March. 

Meanwhile, the number of current COVID-19 patients who are hospitalized includes 133 in an ICU (down from 139 Thursday) and 338 in non-ICU care. That's a total of 471, which is up from 457 on Thursday. 

The public dashboard has also been updated, now show the state's hospitals have a maximum capacity of 1,903 ICU beds, of which 1,090 are currently occupied. The state also is currently seeing 6,958 of 9,974 (70%) non-ICU hospital beds occupied.

Meanwhile, Thursday's update includes 1,401 new cases, 11 of which have been removed for an official count is 1,390 cases. Those positives are the result of 16,973 people tested, creating a 24-hour reporting period test positivity rate of 8.19%.

The positive test rate is lower from the perspective when the number of individuals producing positive tests (1,390) divided by total completed tests (31,857). In that case, the positivity rate is 4.36%.

The "tests completed" number is always higher than the "people tested" metric because some people get tested multiple times and those who test positive are only counted once, so it produces a less accurate positivity rate.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:

  • Total tests: 2,256,165 (up from 2,224,194)
  • People tested: 1,543,532 (up from 1,526,559)
  • Positive cases: 109,312 (up from 107,922)
  • Deaths: 2,121 (up from 2,107)
  • Hospitalized (cumulative since start of pandemic): 8,251 (up from 8,187)
  • ICU admissions (cumulative): 2,267 (up from 2,245)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 97,715 (up from 97,254)

There have also been 53 deaths where COVID-19 is listed by doctors as the "probable" cause, though it's not included in the official COVID-19 death toll.

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

Snowmobile tracks Any Arthur Flickr

Who left the burnt snowmobile on a frozen Minnesota lake?

There wasn't much left beyond the frame and a few other large, metal parts.

T Kline Robbinsdale City Council

Charges: Drunk council member fled police on wrong side of Hwy. 100

The complaint alleges he caused a wrong-way crash, then drove around an officer that tried to stop him.

20211010_Vikings_Lions_REG05_0560

What does the future hold for the Vikings at linebacker?

Anthony Barr is hitting free agency, and Eric Kendricks is approaching age 30

vehicle car

String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended

The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.

kid hospital doctor

Child COVID hospitalizations reach pandemic-high in northern MN

As omicron surges, more kids are ending up in the hospital.

ice fishing close unsplash

'It's disgusting': Anglers dumping sewage on to popular ice fishing lake

A local CO told Bring Me The News it's people in newer, RV-style wheel houses.

Alejandro Rios and Michael Steward

Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul

It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.

Peyton Manning John Randle Twitter

What was Peyton Manning doing in Minnesota?

It's apparently for an upcoming episode of his TV show, "Peyton's Place."

covid-19, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 25

The test positivity rate has dropped for the first time since before Christmas.

Related

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, November 3

There are now 862 people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota.

coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, October 23

The health department has reported 68 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 72 hours.

coronavirus, nurse

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 13

483 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized in Minnesota.

coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, October 7

It's unclear how many of the 1,079 occupied ICU beds in Minnesota are COVID-19 patients.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 6

More than 1.5 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota since March.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 27

Hospitalizations continue to rise quickly in Minnesota.

covid-19, coronavirus

46 more dead in Minnesota's Friday COVID-19 update

More than 1,400 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota.

coronavirus, ICU

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, October 2

There have been 40 deaths reported in the past three days.