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Hospital COVID-19 admissions on the rise in Minnesota

The state also reported five COVID-19 deaths and 817 newly confirmed infections


September 30, 2020


Cheryl Odegaard, a medical assistant at St. Luke's Respiratory Clinic in Duluth, prepared to administer a COVID-19 test to a patient in a drive-through testing site last week.

Hospital admissions for COVID-19 have risen to a level not seen in Minnesota since the start of June.

At least 380 people were admitted for COVID-19 to Minnesota hospitals in the seven-day period ending Saturday, and at least 64 were admitted Wednesday alone. That is the highest single-day admission total since May 26, when Minnesota's first wave of severe COVID-19 cases peaked and the state reported 78 hospital admissions.

The increase in hospitalizations followed rising infections with the corona­virus that causes COVID-19 in young adults and teenagers, who then spread the virus to others at greater risk of severe illness, said Kris Ehresmann, state infectious disease director.


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