In Minnesota, there were 779 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 54,463 since the pandemic began. Six additional deaths were also reported, which brings the total in Minnesota to 1,600 deaths from COVID-19.
Hospitalization in Minnesota increased by 14, up to 312 and there were 10 new Intensive Care patients bringing the state’s total of COVID-19 ICU patients up to 151.
Crossed 1 million tests:
Minnesota passed the 1 million tests conducted milestone on Thursday, according to Malcolm. “The infrastructure we have built has allowed us to build testing capacity,” she continued. Thursday, 16,660 tests were conducted. However, Malcolm also noted that supply challenges have reemerged. She urged that testing symptomatic patients is still the state’s primary focus in testing, however, there are exceptions