ICU cases drop amid signs of Minnesota COVID-19 uptick
The most severe hospitalizations peaked with the delta variant and have declined in 2022
April 19, 2022
COVID-19 cases in Minnesota's hospital intensive care units are nearing pandemic lows even as coronavirus infections are nudging upward.
Minnesota reported 23 COVID-19 ICU hospitalizations on Friday, which is well below the peak of 369 on Dec. 15 and is the lowest total since mid-July.
The decline occurred despite an increase in total COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota from 183 on April 10 to 207 on Friday. The seven-day average of new coronavirus infections also rose from 373 per day in the week ending March 20 to 615 per day in the week ending April 13.