COVID-19 hospitalizations 64% down from April peak
Earlier today, the Minnesota Department of Health reported new 134 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. This is the lowest number of cases yet for Minnesota –– and is 92…
Earlier today, the Minnesota Department of Health reported that as of May 13th, about 464 Minnesotans were hospitalized due to COVID-19. Among them, 123 are receiving ICU care. These numbers are significantly down from last month’s peak of 699 total hospitalizations –– of which 168 were ICU hospitalizations.
COVID-19 cases as well as hospitalizations peaked slightly in mid-April, but have been going down since then. But even at their peak, hospitalizations stayed well below 700 per day. For the past week, COVID-19 hospitalizations have been below 500.
Figure: Daily total COVID-19 Hospitalizations beginning April 1
New Hospitalizations have also been trending down since Mid-April as shown by the figures below.
As of current, almost 90 percent of all adults 65+ have had at least one dose of the vaccine. We should expect COVID-19 outcomes, especially hospitalizations to improve as more Minnesotans get vaccinated.