Minnesota’s 2021 death toll is coming in higher than expected. Health officials say there were more than 51-thousand deaths in the state last year, up 15-percent from 2020. Officials say more than five-thousand COVID-19 deaths account for most of the increase. An increase in opioid overdose deaths also contributed significantly to the increase.
Minnesota’s 2021 Death Toll Higher Than Expected
By Ashley Hanley|2022-03-11T07:57:56-06:00March 11th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!