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The clinic is the first in Minnesota to administer the antibody treatment.
Since the pandemic arrived in Minnesota in March, the state's pandemic tallies include 262,952 positive cases, 14,745 hospitalizations and 3,201 deaths. With the latest numbers, an average of about 13.5% of reported tests have been positive over the past week.
Q3 operating income didn't fully make up for losses earlier this year.
The state is getting 25 staffed ambulances from the federal government to help hospitals transfer patients so medical centers are better prepared for a surge of critically ill patients.
Minnesota is beginning to receive limited supplies of a new COVID-19 therapy that could reduce the need for hospital stays and trips to the emergency…
Health officials stressed the skyrocketing count wasn't due to a backlog or some other reporting anomaly, but rather, the rapid spread of a virus that will likely produce rising death counts and hospitalizations for weeks to come.
The latest reading continues a recent trend of steady increases in the "positivity rate" for tests across the state — a worrisome sign, doctors say, for COVID-19 spread. Newly confirmed deaths included 27 in congregate care settings.
Fairview says the ER closure will have no impact on care for COVID-19 patients at St. Joseph's. Many pandemic patients aren't admitted through the emergency room, the health system says.
Severe spike in COVID-19 cases, deaths has hospitals fearful of falling behind.
MNsure enrollment urged despite ACA arguments before the Supreme Court.
Newly confirmed deaths included 18 in congregate care settings.
Judge says insurer's initial coverage used guidelines "to protect its bottom line."
Bloomington-based carrier joins trend as insurers see fewer claims from patients.
The number of positive cases reported Saturday topped the 3,000 mark for the second day in a row, reflecting a surge that's approaching what is now being seen in Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas.
October's final COVID-19 data release continued Minnesota's recent trend of more virus deaths and escalating case counts.
State's largest pediatric medical center cites financial losses from pandemic, need for efficiency.
Case counts are surging in rural communities like never before. Since the beginning of October, the 10 Minnesota counties with the fastest case growth are all in rural parts of the state.
Doctors fear more deaths and serious illness as big case growth continues.
Newly confirmed deaths included nine in congregate care settings.
The startup is launching fully insured health plans in dozens of states in 2021.
Record number of cases come on high volume of tests.
Third-quarter earnings beat expectations despite commercial enrollment decline.
More than 110,000 confirmed cases have been reported in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic.
Kaiser survey finds premiums rise 4%, with concerns about mental health, surprise bills.
The pandemic has now caused 106,651 confirmed cases in Minnesota.
Humana says it's open to talking with both health systems, but M Health Fairview says seniors should consider changing insurers.
Experimental therapy is the subject of ongoing research trials.
The pandemic has now caused 102,787 confirmed cases in Minnesota.
Rates for individual policies are increasing by 1% to 4% on average.
The nation's largest insurer will sell health plans in 291 new counties, including seven in Minnesota.
State health officials reported Saturday 10 more deaths from COVID-19 across the state, exactly 27 weeks after Minnesota's first death report came March 21.
No numbers yet, but some services could move from St. Paul to Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis-based startup company is now selling fully insured coverage.
The gathering, attended by scores of students, took place outside dorms on the Minneapolis campus.
Among all expectant mothers, Black and Hispanic women are contracting the coronavirus in numbers that far exceed their share of the population.
The state could see a spike with schools, indoor activities — and the flu.
The pandemic has now caused 79,880 confirmed cases in Minnesota.
Infections are occurring in clinics and hospitals, but state health leaders believe the majority of doctors and nurses are infected while away from work.
State health officials blame those who are disregarding guidelines for mask-wearing and social distancing.
The pandemic has now caused 74,257 confirmed cases in Minnesota.
New processing lab in Oakdale would create up to 250 jobs.
The pandemic has now caused 70,707 confirmed cases in Minnesota.
Health officials say a total of 22 Minnesotans with infections attended motorcycle rally.
Roughly one-quarter of new cases reported Saturday were in people age 15 to 24, officials said. Cases connected to the Sturgis rally could still grow.
The pandemic has now caused 68,867 confirmed cases in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Health received the first case report on Thursday and 14 more Friday, said Kris Ehresmann, the state's director of infectious diseases. One person was hospitalized.
Health system says it might return up to $130 million in CARES Act money.
The pandemic has now caused 68,133 confirmed cases in Minnesota.
Statewide halt to elective procedures with the pandemic slashed revenue.
A new study finds that African-Americans in Minnesota and 11 other states are being hospitalized for COVID-19 at a rate that exceeds their share of the population.
Health officials are wary of the chance case growth could accelerate this fall.
The pandemic has now caused 64,413 confirmed cases in Minnesota.
It's part of as a court agreement announced Friday by Attorney General Keith Ellison.
As their customers forgo nonemergency procedures, costs fall.
The new study, financed by Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group, asks if there's also a greater risk for carriers of sickle cell trait — a much larger group that includes about 8% of Black Americans.
A prominent University of Minnesota health researcher and the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis are calling for a strict, state-by-state lockdown to…
The pandemic has now caused eight more deaths in Minnesota.
The state Department of Health reported 867 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases and seven deaths. Twenty-seven counties are seeing enough changes in a week to end up in different categories when it comes to their school reopening plans.
The permanent shutdown, which followed a temporary closing this spring because of COVID-19, was surprising given the coronavirus spread and also troubling considering the need for health care among immigrants who live nearby.
Health officials warn the trend might not continue as new cases emerge.
The pandemic has now caused 55,188 confirmed cases in Minnesota.
The order from Gov. Tim Walz about face mask use indoors generated mixed reactions from merchants and customers.
The state reported a net increase of 803 new infections and five deaths.
Thousands of mammograms and colonoscopies were delayed in March and April — and now, as the health care system slowly returns to normal, patients still seem to be seem to be steering clear of care.
Among all age cohorts, people in their 20s have emerged as the single largest group testing positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota.
The pandemic has now caused 45,470 confirmed cases in Minnesota.
Fewer claims were filed as hospitals and clinics delayed elective surgeries because of the pandemic.
Data from animal studies and evidence from other viruses could provide important clues, the U's Michael Osterholm said.
The state reported one of its biggest tallies in new cases since May.
As more young people test positive for COVID-19, doctors are reiterating the importance of social distancing for a subset of younger Minnesotans — expectant mothers.…
The cuts come as the health system cites financial challenges with COVID-19.
State health officials say evidence is mounting that masks make a difference in slowing COVID-19 spread.
The pandemic has shifted many visits from clinics to online health care.
In the 1990s, employers across the country followed the group's pioneering health insurance program where employees shopped for care based on cost and quality. More recent work promoted better care at clinics and enhanced mental health benefits.
Steve Wegman, owner of the 507, said he's invested in masks, gloves and cleaning supplies and taken many other steps to protect the health and safety of both customers and employees since Minnesota bars and restaurants reopened at limited capacity this month.