Minnesota’s ICU beds are filling up amid a surge in flu instances

Flu season begins early, CDC says

Flu season begins early, CDC says


MINNEAPOLIS — Flu season is shortly accelerating and hospital beds are filling up.

The brand new weekly report launched Thursday reveals Minnesota’s variety of new instances is properly forward of current years. Nonetheless, the final two flu seasons mirrored a a lot decrease variety of hospitalizations as many had been blocked or masked and disinfected through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nonetheless, we have already seen half of all hospitalizations from final season: 439 thus far. Of those, 243 had been reported as not too long ago as final week.

Moreover, the seven-day common confirmed that 97% of accessible ICU beds within the Twin Cities had been occupied and 90% in Higher Minnesota.

Almost 200 faculties reported outbreaks final week and two long-term care amenities.

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