Since the start of the outbreak, a total of 1,745 Minnesotans with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died.
The nine deaths announced on Tuesday mean that at least 1,721 Minnesotans have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Overall, election officials were pleased with how smoothly things went in last week’s primary, despite a number of COVID-19 induced obstacles.
Omar’s decisive victory was driven by a progressive turnout machine built over the last decade.
The seven deaths announced Sunday came after six were announced Saturday, for a total of 13 this weekend.
The Minnesota Department of Health also issued guidance for students to try to minimize spread of the disease before the start of the school year.
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Omar and her challenger in the DFL primary ran close races in many of the Minneapolis suburbs in the Fifth District, but most of the votes in the race are found in the city itself.
The Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday that three more Minnesotans had died of COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,660 since the pandemic began.
As with everything, COVID-19 has disrupted business as usual when it comes to reporting election results.
Minnesota’s seven-day average case positivity rate rose to 5.2%, up from 4.9% a week ago. MDH considers above 5% a concerning trend.
Four more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday, for a total of 1,620.
Because of COVID-19, local governments have changed numerous polling locations or — in some smaller, rural precincts — gone to mail balloting.
As of Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Health said there have been a total of 55,947 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic.
In the early days of the pandemic, confirmed cases of COVID-19 were concentrated in U.S. cities, including the Twin Cities. Now, counties in Greater Minnesota are seeing per-capita infection rates comparable to Hennepin and Ramsey.
MDH also reported 83 new cases among residents or staff in long-term care facilities, up from 40 announced Tuesday — with the majority of the new cases among health care workers.
The state has hundreds of workers making calls to people who test positive for COVID-19, and with those they may have been in contact with. But with high levels of community spread of the disease, those efforts have limited benefits.
The state’s case positivity rate was at 4.8 percent, near the five percent threshold that is a warning sign for public health officials.
Election judges tend to be older, which means they tend to be more vulnerable to COVID-19. Many are deciding not to risk working the polls this year.