Wright County Public Health has released its weekly COVID-19 dashboard. While the number of new cases remains as high as they have been since December 2020, for the first time in nine weeks, the number of new reported cases went down from the previous week.
There were 694 new confirmed cases over the past seven days, but the concerning number for medical professionals was that there were 29 cases that required hospitalization – the most in a seven-day period since the Dec. 10, 2020 dashboard. There were nine cases that required a stay in an Intensive Care Unit – the most since April – and two deaths reported. Since the pandemic began, there have been 20,793 confirmed cases, 884 cases that required hospitalization, 174 that required ICU treatment and 170 deaths.
To see the full dashboard, click here: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/026d05fb250c47e08ceb0700bfcd00ee. For more information about breakthrough cases and the infection rates among the vaccinated and unvaccinated, visit the Minnesota Department of Health website at https://www.health.state.mn.us/