Rising COVID-19 numbers returning to pre-vaccine levels in Minnesota

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COVID-19: Here's Latest Positive-Test Rate Trend On Long Island; New Case Rundown By Community

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In the latest update from the state Department of Health, the seven-day average positive COVID-19 infection rate was back to 2.71 percent of those tested on Long Island on Sunday, Oct. 10, down slightly from 2.74 percent the day before.

Statewide, the positive infection rate has been on the rise, up to 2.50 percent on Oct. 10, up .03 percent over the weekend.

In Suffolk, 349 new COVID-19 infections were recorded, bringing the total to 235,833 since the pandemic began, while 265 were reported in Nassau as the total rose to 212,062. 

According to the latest update from the Department of Health, 30 new deaths were reported statewide, including three in Suffolk to bring the total number of fatalities to 3,570, while the death toll in Nassau held steady at 3,281. 

Average seven-day Infection rates in the state’s 10 regions according to the latest update from the Department of Health:

The latest breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Suffolk County, according. to the Department of Health as of Tuesday, Oct. 12:

According to the latest data from the county Department of Health, the most cases in Nassau County have been recorded in:

There were 207,153 new COVID-19 tests administered in New York according to the latest update from the Department of Health, resulting in 5,128 newly confirmed infections for a 2.48 percent positive daily infection rate.

Fifty-three new COVID-19 patients were admitted to New York hospitals as the number being treated for the virus climbed to 2,098 statewide.

According to the Department of Health, a total of 85.1 percent of New Yorkers over the age of 18 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 74.7 percent are fully vaccinated.

Officials said that 70 percent of all New Yorkers have received at least one dose, with 63.2 percent completing the vaccination process.

As of Oct. 12, 1,898,458 (711 new) first doses have been administered to Long Island residents, while 1,685,957 (1,205 new) have completed the process, both among the highest rates in the state.

"Wearing a mask, washing your hands, getting your vaccine - easy, effective things you can do to keep COVID at bay," Gov. Kathy Hochul said. "It costs nothing to keep your community safe and healthy while also protecting yourself and your loved ones. 

"If you haven't already, get your vaccine today. It's free, effective, and readily available."

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COVID-19: Hudson Valley Sees Uptick In Positive-Test Rate; New Case Rundown By County

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In the latest update from the state Department of Health, the seven-day average positive COVID-19 infection rate was up to 2.49 percent of those tested in the region on Sunday, Oct. 10, up slightly from 2.44 percent the day before.

Statewide, the positive infection rate has been on the rise, up to 2.50 percent on Oct. 10, up .03 percent over the weekend.

According to the latest update from the Department of Health, 30 new deaths were reported statewide, including two in Rockland and one in Dutchess.

Average seven-day Infection rates in the state’s 10 regions according to the latest update from the Department of Health:

New COVID-19 cases in the Hudson Valley, according to the Department of Health:

A breakdown of COVID-19 deaths in the Hudson Valley as of Thursday, Oct. 7:

There were 207,153 new COVID-19 tests administered in New York according to the latest update from the Department of Health, resulting in 5,128 newly confirmed infections for a 2.48 percent positive daily infection rate.

Fifty-three new COVID-19 patients were admitted to New York hospitals as the number being treated for the virus climbed to 2,098 statewide.

According to the Department of Health, a total of 85.1 percent of New Yorkers over the age of 18 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 74.7 percent are fully vaccinated.

Officials said that 70 percent of all New Yorkers have received at least one dose, with 63.2 percent completing the vaccination process.

As of Oct. 12, 1,471,079 (498 new) first doses have been administered to Hudson Valley residents, while 1,307,507 (652 new) have completed the process, both among the highest rates in the state.

"Wearing a mask, washing your hands, getting your vaccine - easy, effective things you can do to keep COVID at bay," Gov. Kathy Hochul said. "It costs nothing to keep your community safe and healthy while also protecting yourself and your loved ones.

"If you haven't already, get your vaccine today. It's free, effective, and readily available."

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Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations highest since December

FOX 9 12 October, 2021 - 03:19pm

The Minnesota Department of Health reports the state's COVID-19 test positivity rate has soared to 8.3%, the highest since the vaccines first rolled out late last year. 

Meanwhile, COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota reached 960 on Monday and included 254 people needing intensive care. It was the highest level of hospitalizations the state has recorded since vaccination began in mid-December. 

According to the Associated Press, Minnesota's rate of new infections for the past seven days is the seventh-worst among U.S. states. 

The most new infections continue to be among school-age children.

Health officials still recommend some COVID-19 precautions when trick-or-treating this year.

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Minnesota COVID-19 positivity rate hits vaccine-era high

KSTP 12 October, 2021 - 02:36pm

Minnesota's COVID-19 test positivity rate soared to 8.3% as of Tuesday, the highest mark since vaccines first rolled out late last year.

The seven-day rolling average for the state's positivity rate continues to climb toward the high-risk category. The state draws that line at 10%.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota reached 960 as of Monday and included 254 people needing intensive care. It was the highest level of hospitalizations the state has recorded since giving its first shots in mid-December. While the total was below the record 1,864 hospitalizations set last Nov. 29, it's the highest it's been in 2021. The rate of deaths being reported is roughly double what it was a month ago.

As COVID-19 burns through Minnesota's unvaccinated population, new cases have combined with trauma and other illnesses to fill up 96% of Minnesota's available intensive care beds and 93% of non-ICU beds. Open beds remain in low supply across much of the state, primarily due to staffing shortages.

The escalating COVID-19 wave is fueled by the fast-spreading delta variant and comes as a bitter blow to public health leaders who had pinned their hopes on vaccines stopping the pandemic. While vaccines don't prevent all infections, studies show they remain highly protective against severe illness, hospitalization and death.

School-age children continue to be the group suffering the most new infections in Minnesota with 10- to 14-year-olds leading the pack. Children age 11 and under aren't eligible for vaccinations yet. But cases are now also on the rise among middle-age residents.

Minnesota's rate of new infections for the past seven days is seventh-worst among U.S. states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with other Midwest and Northwest states seeing surges as well. But infections in hard-hit states such as Florida and Louisiana have dropped to among the lowest in the country.

COVID In Minnesota: State's Positivity Rate Shoots Up To 8.3%, Highest Since Pre-Vaccination Period

CBS Minnesota 12 October, 2021 - 10:07am

According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily update, the state’s total positive cases have risen to 746,768 since the pandemic began, with 8,330 deaths attributed to the virus. About 16,700 tests have been newly processed.

Meanwhile, the latest rolling seven-day average positivity rate is rising rapidly, now at 8.3%, as reported Tuesday. The line for high risk is drawn at 10%. The current figure represents the highest mark since vaccines first rolled out late last year.

There are also a reported 52.7 daily new cases per 100,000 Minnesota residents, which puts the state well above the line considered high risk, and the highest that figure has been since the middle of December 2020.

Total ICU bed usage among COVID-19 patients is at 254. Additionally, there are currently 706 COVID-19 patients being hospitalized in non-ICU beds. Many hospitals in the state are reporting being stretched close to capacity as these figures continue to remain high. While the total reported Tuesday is below the record 1,864 hospitalizations set last Nov. 29, it’s the highest it’s been in 2021.

The rate of deaths being reported is roughly double what it was a month ago.

The rate of new COVID hospitalizations per 100,000 residents is at 13.6; the last time it sustained figures that high was at the end of April.

As of Tuesday morning, figures from the Minnesota Department of Health showed that about 74% of Minnesotans 16 or older had received at least one dose, and 94.3% of those 65 or older had received at least one dose. In total, the state has administered 6,630,869 doses of vaccine, with about 3.26 million residents having completed their vaccine series.

There have been 190,415 vaccine booster shots given to eligible Minnesotans.

Minnesota’s rate of new infections for the past seven days is seventh-worst among U.S. states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with other Midwest and Northwest states seeing surges as well. But infections in hard-hit states such as Florida and Louisiana have dropped to among the lowest in the country.

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