Since the start of the pandemic, 1,860 Minnesotans with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died.
Officials warned that Minnesotans could see case spikes like those in Texas and Iowa if they aren’t careful.
MDH said Wednesday the number of confirmed cases is up 730 from Tuesday’s count and is based on 27,487 new tests. The increase in case count is largely due to a backlog reported by several labs.
The Minnesota Department of Health also announced it would increase scrutiny of bars’ and restaurants’ adherence to COVID-19 safety regulations after a slew of complaints.
The high number of newly reported cases was partly due to a backlog of results from a specific provider, Valley Health, that the Minnesota Department of Health has begun to work through.
The Minnesota Department of Health also announced Monday that four more Minnesotans had died of COVID-19, bringing the total for the whole pandemic to 1,771.
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One of the Sturgis-related cases was from a worker at a temporary bar there; the other 14 merely attended the rally.
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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