Day: October 16, 2020

8 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,276 new cases in Minn.; state unveils new hospital data

A revised dashboard with a daily count of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota was unveiled Thursday to inform hospital leaders about bed availability and the public about the spread of the coronavirus behind the pandemic.

The dashboard showed on Thursday that 139 patients with COVID-19 were in intensive care units in Minnesota hospitals and another 939 patients with non-COVID medical problems were in ICU beds in the state. Another 318 patients with COVID-19 are in non-ICU beds in Minnesota hospitals and 6,639 patients are admitted to such beds for other medical needs.

Hospital leaders said they were blindsided last month when the Minnesota Department of Health removed similar data from its COVID-19 situation page, which they used to assess local beds and staffing needs. They welcomed the new dashboard information.

“It is important that we have a line of sight into what is occurring throughout the state, regionally and on a

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Dentist who yanked patient’s tooth out while on hoverboard jailed

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A rogue dentist who was filmed extracting a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard has been jailed for 12 years for dangerous dentistry.

Seth Lockhart shot to notoriety after he was filmed pulling the tooth from unconscious patient Veronica Wilhelm while riding the gadget, and was jailed in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday for crimes including knocking patients out without receiving adequate training – or their consent.

Judge Michael Wolverton said: ‘Lookhart almost killed many patients by performing anesthesia thousands of times without training or consent, on patients outside his scope of training and expertise, while stealing money from Medicaid and embezzling from his bosses.’

Lockhart let his office manager Shauna Cranford – who was in on the fraud – extract a patient’s tooth despite her not having any dental training.

Disgraced dentist Seth Lockhart – who was once filmed extracting a patient’s tooth
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