Oct. 27 update on COVID-19 in MN: Double-digit deaths, record hospitalizations | MPR News

COVID-19’s toll in Minnesota continued its grim ascent Tuesday with the Health Department reporting 15 more deaths, nearly 2,200 more cases and a record number of hospitalizations.

Newly confirmed cases were up on relatively low testing, skyrocketing the positive test rate above 15 percent — more than three times the threshold officials say is concerning.

It’s a jump so startling that MPR News checked with the department to see if it was an error. It was not, although it’s unclear yet if this is an anomaly or evidence of a problematic trend.

New COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota

Source: Oct. 27 update on COVID-19 in MN: Double-digit deaths, record hospitalizations | MPR News