10-7 COVID-19 Update from MN Department of Health
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Update 10-7-2020
NOTE: The Minnesota Department of Health did not hold a 2 p.m. conference call today (Oct. 7) due to a Governor Walz’s roundtable with COVID-19 survivors. CCX News provided the following update from MDH statistics.
October 7, 2020 COVID-19 Update:
- In Minnesota, 106,651 total confirmed cases. (up 918 over previous reporting day).
- Of the 106,651 cases, 96,616 (91%) are no longer considered infectious.
- In Minnesota, 2,101 total deaths (up 14 over previous day)
- Age breakdown of 14 newly reported deaths: 4 in 70s, 5 in 80s, 5 in 90s.
- 9 of the 14 deaths were residents of long-term care facilities or assisted living. 2 of the 14 were residents of Hennepin County.
- Minnesota had four straight days of double digit deaths from Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 (A total of 53 deaths).
- Last dates with four straight days of double-digit deaths occurred June 17-June 20 (A total of 60 deaths)
- The month of May remains peak for death in Minnesota
- Most deaths in age 85-89 age group – 359 or 17% of all Minnesota deaths
- Most cases in 20-24 age group – 14,307 or 13% of all Minnesota cases
- 2nd highest is 25-29 age group – 10,447 total cases
- 3rd highest is 15-19 age group – 10,122 total cases
- Those three age groups make up 33% of all confirmed cases
- Hospitalizations highest since late May
- Sept. 27 – Oct. 3 – 363 patients admitted
- May 24 – May 31 – 446 patients admitted
- MDH updates its 14-day average case rate per 10,000 people Thursday, Oct. 8. This is used to provide guidance for Minnesota school districts.