As of Wednesday, there were 260 Minnesotans in intensive care with COVID-19-related illness. That’s the largest number of people in Minnesota ICUs since the pandemic began and Mary Turner with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) says nurses still feel like they aren’t working under safe conditions in most hospitals…

“Once these patients get inside the ICU they are in there no less a month, no less than a month are they incubated so that’s why our beds are filling up so fast because there’s no movement.”

Turner is also concerned that more rural hospitals are starting to see more cases of COVID-19. As of yesterday, 33 more Minnesotans had died from COVID-19–and altogether there have been 932 deaths statewide.