MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eight more Minnesota residents have died of COVID-19, while the state’s total of confirmed cases has climbed above 1,800,. The deaths reported Wednesday raised the state’s total to 87 from the coronavirus.
The health department also reported 114 new confirmed cases to increase Minnesota’s total to 1,809.
As of Wednesday, 197 patients were hospitalized, an increase of 20 from Tuesday, while 93 of them were in intensive care, a jump of 18.
Meanwhile, nonessential business have inundated Gov. Tim Walz’s administration with requests to open their doors again as a stay-at-home order continues because of the coronavirus pandemic.
New deaths: 8
Total deaths: 87
New cases: 114
Total cases: 1,809
Patients no longer needing isolation: 940
Total cases requiring hospitalization: 445
Hospitalized as of today: 197
Hospitalized in ICU as of today: 93
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