MN Hospital Officials Issue Joint Statement

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Day 233: Stay Safe Minnesota

Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems on Thursday who issued a joint statement on stopping the spread of COVID-19.

In the previous Red Alert for ICU Beds in Twin Cities post, with skyrocketing covid-19 cases in the state, shortage of ICU beds and health care workers was highlighted.

On Thursday, more than 170 officials with Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems issued a joint statement on stopping the spread of COVID-19:

  • “Hospitals, health systems and health care providers are watching with growing concern as COVID-19 cases quickly increase in Minnesota, fueled by broad community spread in all parts of the state.
  • “Demand for hospital care is increasing in both medical-surgical and intensive care units, and the percentage of beds occupied by patients with COVID-19 is growing.
  • “The high level of community transmission means that our health care heroes — including nurses, doctors, therapists, pharmacists, support services, housekeeping, technicians, advanced practice providers and many more — are contracting COVID-19 as they go about their daily lives in our communities. Reducing and preventing community spread is critical to helping keep our health care heroes healthy and able to care for patients.”
  • “As we did at the beginning of this pandemic, we each need to do our part and protect our health care heroes, our family members and our communities.”
  • “Minnesotans must do all we can now to reduce the community spread of COVID-19. As we did at the beginning of this pandemic, we each need to do our part and protect our health care heroes, our family members and our communities.”

They urged Minnesotans to continue social distancing, hand-washing and mask-wearing in public.

Coronavirus Pandemic Watch

According to the MDH latest tally (as of Nov 14, 11 a.m.) the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota are 216,028 (out of 3,356,392 tested) with 2,874 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins database (as of Nov 13, 2:25 p.m.) there are 10,675,820 confirmed covid19 infection with 243,387 deaths. Globally the covid19 virus has infected 53,166,374 with 1,312,857 deaths.