Another 21 COVID deaths in Minnesota, the same as yesterday which was the largest daily jump so far. The coronavirus death toll now stands at 221 in the state. There are just under 32-hundred confirmed cases, and Governor Tim Walz reminds Minnesotans, “The sheer numbers that you’re going to see are going to go up significantly because of our testing. The real critical piece is, how many people’s lives do we save and how well is our hospital system [going to] be able to take it.”
278 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 — 111 of them in I-C-U.
Minnesota currently has 932 I-C-U beds in use for all patients including COVID. Capacity is about 12-hundred, but officials say an additional 800 beds can be ready in 24 hours if needed. 554 ventilators are in use statewide with the state’s capacity at about 14-hundred.