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
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.