Minnesota Passes 10,000 COVID Deaths on Wednesday

Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 10,000 on Wednesday, according to data released by state health officials.

There were 53 total deaths recorded in the state, bringing the death count to 10,018.

The Minnesota Department of Health also reported another 2,231 new infections, which includes 19 new cases in Blue Earth County.  Nicollet County reported 8 new infections, while Waseca and Watonwan County each logged 7 new cases.

There were 1,645 coronavirus patients hospitalized as of Tuesday, including 371 in intensive care.

In Minnesota’s south central region, there is just one staffed adult ICU bed available, according to a capacity report.  The south central region includes Blue Earth, Brown, Waseca, McLeod, Meeker, Watonwan and other counties.