The new Corona virus, should we worry?

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MN Covid-19 Update - Monday, April 26

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive cases 531,677 +973. Including probable cases 569,440.

Positive test rate 4.8%.

Health-Care workers with positive cases 41,043 +41.

Cases no longer needing isolation 547,021 +2,240.

Active Cases 15,340 -1,043.

Deaths 6,692(same). Including probable deaths 7,079.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,115 (same). Including probable cases 4,353).

Patients currently Hospitalized 613 -13. Cumulative 29,736 +18.

Patients currently In ICU 179 -9. Cumulative 6,051 +2.

Total PCR tests processed 8,429,176 +20,113. Including antigen testing 9,103,708.

Number of people tested 3,989,176 +9,497.
 

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Beds in use from the weekend

Saturday:
ICU 190 -12
other 457 -30
Total 647 -42

Sunday:
ICU 188 -2
other 438 -19
Total 626 -21

Monday:
ICU 179 -9
other 434 -4
Total 613 -13
 

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Did you even read this article? It's an incredibly misleading title for what the data actually showed.

That said, now that the vulnerable have had ample opportunity to be vaccinated, I'm all for all schools and youth activities being fully opened up at this point.
 

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MN Covid-19 Update - Tuesday, April 27

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive Cases 532,566 +893. Including probable cases 570,518.

Positive test rate 7.4%.

health-care workers with positive cases 41,099 +56.

Cases no longer needing isolation 549,110 +2,089.

Active Cases 14,317 -1,023.

Deaths 6,704 +12. Including probable deaths 7,091.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,116 +1. Including probable cases 4,354.

patients currently Hospitalized 641 +28. Cumulative 29,918 +182.

Patients currently In ICU 184 +5. Cumulative 6,081 +30.

Total PCR tests processed 8,440,957 +12,136. Including antigen testing 9,116,991.

Number of people tested 3,993,200 +4,024.

 

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But she did attend one of the Governor's COVID conference calls. Doesn't seem like many, but more than Biden has. Top Priority. All hands on deck.
I thought covid was a big deal. Now it appears the border is rife with the virus, and this administration doesn't care.

Nice work Joe and the GT.
 

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More anti-science child abuse by a democrat governor.

at the same time, an elementary student in Marshall, MN died of covid this week. according to the local school district, this was a healthy child with no pre-existing conditions.

that's the thing about covid. it doesn't seem to obey the rules.

some people catch it, and it's no worse than a cold. other people catch it and die.

I really think that is part of the issue with all the arguments over statistics and case counts.

this virus is really hard to predict. it just keeps throwing curves at all the experts, and they are swinging and missing like Pedro Cerrano.
 

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at the same time, an elementary student in Marshall, MN died of covid this week. according to the local school district, this was a healthy child with no pre-existing conditions.

that's the thing about covid. it doesn't seem to obey the rules.

some people catch it, and it's no worse than a cold. other people catch it and die.

I really think that is part of the issue with all the arguments over statistics and case counts.

this virus is really hard to predict. it just keeps throwing curves at all the experts, and they are swinging and missing like Pedro Cerrano.

It's a sad story, but seemingly young, healthy children die from the flu every single year.

Yet in those years we don't have governors dictating that toddlers mask up.
 

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MN Covid-19 Update - Wednesday, April 28

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive cases 533,757 +1,195. Including probable cases 572,025.

Positive test rate 6.0%.

Health-Care workers with positive cases 41,190 +91.

Cases no longer needing isolation 550,992 +1,882.

Active Cases 13,920 -397.

Deaths 6,723 +19. Including probable deaths 7,113.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,120 +4. Including probable cases 4,358.

Patients currently Hospitalized 643 +2. Cumulative 30,040 +122.

Patients currently In ICU 178 -6. Cumulative 6,108 +27.

Total PCR tests processed 8,459,806 +20,030. Including antigen testing 9,140,195.

Number of people tested 4,000,147 +6,947.

 

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And just for fun - a MN vaccination update. Figures reported as of Sunday, April 25th:

# of people 16+ receiving a 1st dose: 2,468,406 - 56% of state
# of people 16+ fully vaccinated 1,815,771 - 41.1%.
# of people 50-64 yr old with 1st dose - 60.6%
# of people 65+ with 1st dose - 86.4%.

Doses shipped to hospitals, clinics and public health agencies: 3,566,085
doses shipped to pharmacies 992,220
total doses shipped to MN 4,565,305

total doses administered 4,092,496 - 89.6% of doses received.

doses administered by brand:
Pfizer 52.3%
Moderna 43%
Johnson and Johnson 4.8%.

(in closing - I work at a radio station - someone just called to complain because the Twins' game is not on TV today..........)
 

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It's a sad story, but seemingly young, healthy children die from the flu every single year.

Yet in those years we don't have governors dictating that toddlers mask up.
How are those flu case numbers looking this past winter, Mr. Masks Don't Work?

I'm sincerely interested in your science/physics/biology-based explanation as to why you honestly believe the wearing of masks in public is completely ineffective in decreasing the rates of Covid transmission.
 

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It’s terrible in India right now. The numbers are vastly undercounted too.
Yeah, the situation there is bad, going to worse. We had often discussed on here wondering how Inida was doing so well compared to others..... unfortunatley, they weren't.
 

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MN Covid-19 Update - Thursday, April 29

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive Cases 535,401 +1,646. Including probable cases 573,938.

Positive test rate 4.3%.

Health-Care workers with positive cases 41,288 +98.

Cases no longer needing isolation 552,069 +1,077.

Active Cases 14,741 +821.

Deaths 6,735 +12. Including probable deaths 7,128.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,125 +5. Including probable cases 4,365.

Patients currently Hospitalized 644 +1. Cumulative 30,140 +100.

Patients currently In ICU 176 -2. Cumulative 6,127 +19.

Total PCR tests processed 8,498,094 +38,701. Including antigen testing 9,189.095.

Number of people tested 4,014,732 +14,585.

 

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Yeah, the situation there is bad, going to worse. We had often discussed on here wondering how Inida was doing so well compared to others..... unfortunatley, they weren't.
I read somewhere that an estimated 15% of deaths in normal times aren’t officially recorded there and about 75% that are recorded don’t have an official cause of death determined. I guess lots of people die at home there. They were probably never doing as well as we thought.
 
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