Minnesota’s reported Covid-19 deaths have fallen into single-digits since June 21st, with most of the deaths coming from care facilities such as nursing homes.
In addition to deaths lowering, hospitalizations have dropped in Minnesota. June 22nd showed the least amount of deaths reported since May 13th, along with the least amount of hospitalizations since May 3rd.
MDH reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths in MN, including 2 in long-term care (50%). That’s fewest deaths since 4/13. Overall, 1095 of 1384 were in LTC (79%). There are 156 patients in ICU, lowest since 5/3.https://t.co/BsOHHlHS1e
— Tom Hauser (@thauserkstp) June 22, 2020
Minnesota’s drop in deaths and cases comes after the continued reopening of its economy and mass protests in Minneapolis, which despite projections did not change case numbers much, according to ABC. Reported daily infections have also dropped, sinking from 453 on June 21st down to 242 on just 2 days later.
While deaths have dropped in the general, long-term care facilities such as nursing homes still account for over 80% of deaths. Elected Officials such as Senator Karin Housley have worked to help the elderly by increasing testing and threatening to subpoena Minnesota’s Health Department.