by Anthony Gockowski
Ninety-four percent of Minnesotans who have died due to complications from COVID-19 had a significant underlying health condition.
That’s according to KSTP reporter Tom Hauser, who requested the data from the Minnesota Department of Health.
As of Oct. 21, 94% of the 2,269 Minnesotans who died from the virus had a significant underlying health condition, while just 2% (48 deaths) did not. Data was not available for 4% of deceased patients.
Among those under 60 years of age, 82% (143 deaths) had an underlying health condition, whereas 95% of those over the age of 60 had an underlying condition. When the data was released, 2,094 of the 2,269 deaths were among Minnesotans over the age of 60.
As a follow-up to a question I asked on an MDH call last week, they got back to me on latest stats on how many Minnesotans who’ve died of COVID-19 had a significant underlying health condition. The current numbers are 94% yes; 4% unknown and 2% no. About 70% in long-term care. pic.twitter.com/UoYVMyxHEO
— Tom Hauser (@thauserkstp) October 25, 2020
Minnesota has added 99 more deaths since Oct. 21, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,368, which represents 1.7% of the 137,536 Minnesotans who have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those who have tested positive, 122,100 no longer needed isolation as of Tuesday.
Minnesota has tested 1,791,688 people, meaning about 7.7% (137,536) have tested positive.
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Anthony Gockowski is Editor-in-Chief of Alpha News. He previously worked as an editor for The Minnesota Sun and Campus Reform, and reported for The Daily Caller.