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Minnesota's COVID-19 Response Capacity

This page is no longer being updated starting 7/7/2022. For the most current hospital capacity data, please visit MDH's COVID-19 Hospitalization and Capacity website.

The State of Minnesota is committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of Minnesotans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with private and nonprofit sector partners, State of Minnesota leaders are working to ensure we are curbing the spread of COVID-19, supporting providers and facilities, and mitigating the impact on Minnesota families.

Below is an overview of the data tracked by the Governor’s COVID response team regarding capacities for hospital surge.

Accessing underlying data

To access underlying data for the visualization above, use a mouse or keyboard to select the visualization and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter or you can download a CSV file for the following:

ICU and Non-ICU Beds In Use (Teletracking - timeseries)

ICU and Non-ICU Bed Availability, Hospital Capacity Counts, and Identified Surge (time-series) 
Data as of 11/18/2021 includes pediatric and adult capacity separately. Prior to this date, capacity is grouped into one category. ICU included both adult and pediatric capacity. Non-ICU included only adult capacity.

Beds in Use:

Data Source: Federal Department of Health and Human Services-TeleTracking hospital reporting as directed by HHS. 

Non-COVID: The number of patients who are not currently positive with COVID-19 occupying staffed inpatient beds in Minnesota. 

COVID: The number of patients who are currently positive with COVID-19 occupying a staffed inpatient bed in Minnesota. This does not include patients that were once positive but are now negative.

ICU: The number of occupied staffed inpatient intensive care unit beds in Minnesota. 

Non-ICU: The number of occupied staffed inpatient beds including all overflow, observation, and active surge/expansion beds used for inpatients in Minnesota that are not an ICU bed. 

Data Correction Period: Data quality checks are in place and, if errors are discovered, hospitals have seven days to correct and resubmit their data. Therefore, data for a specific date may change slightly for up to seven days. 

Hospital Data, Maps, and Hospital Surge Capacity Data:

Data source: MNTrac - Minnesota's statewide tracking (beds and resources) and alerting system.

The “In-use” field for ICU and non-ICU beds is a calculated field representing the difference between reported total capacity and total staffed bed availability within this data source.

ICU beds: The number of staffed inpatient intensive care unit beds in Minnesota. 

Non-ICU beds: The total number of staffed inpatient medical, surgical, and observation beds. These do not include emergency department, psychiatric, nursery, neo-natal ICU, labor and delivery, or rehab beds unless they are staffed and used for COVID care.

Surge beds: A bed not normally in hospital census and operation but that could be re-purposed to care for a patient. Actual available surge beds are dependent on staffing, space, and supplies.

Other notes:

Data is submitted by Minnesota hospitals daily and reported here the following day. It reflects a daily snapshot of hospital bed use and capacity.  This dashboard is updated on weekdays, so hospital submissions from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are posted on Monday.   The ICU and non-ICU data from MNTrac and HHS-TeleTracking are not directly comparable. 12/29/2020 Note: For 12/10/2020 through 12/27/2020, the dashboard previously showed figures reported on the day, but did not reflect data changed during hospitals’ seven day correction period. Updated data is now shown for these dates. 

The top chart, "ICU and Non-ICU Beds in Use," displays data inclusive from June 9, 2020 to present. since June there have been changes to federal reporting standards, so comparing data over time should be done with caution.

Data beginning in March for the regional maps and “Hospital Capacity and Identified Surge" charts are available for download. Since March, there have been changes to state reporting standards, so comparing data over time should be done with caution. 

To download the data displayed here in a CSV or Excel format, click the downward arrow in the bottom right corner of the visualization or use the CSV links above.

Additional Data

For data on the number of Minnesotans who are newly hospitalized with COVID-19 each day, along with cumulative Minnesotans who have been hospitalized, please see to the MDH Situation Update.
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