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Northern Minnesota among nation's hot spots for new COVID-19 cases | Bemidji Pioneer

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Coronavirus

At 96% ICU capacity and 93% non ICU beds now full, hospitalizations are at highest point this year.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Northern Minnesota is among the nation's hotspots for new cases, sometimes double the rest of the state according to a New York Times analysis, with a band of high spread running from the northern metro moving northwest.

"New daily cases have risen by 29 percent in the last two weeks and hospitalizations by 17 percent," according to an article highlighting the spread in Minnesota and published on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Following are the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Wednesday. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

Hospitalizations, deaths

Of the 24 deaths, just 5 were in long term care. According to state health records cited in The New York Times, 96% of ICU beds are now full and 93% of non-ICU beds are full.

Vaccinations

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