Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said that from the beginning of October through the end of November, new cases in long-term care facilities increased by more than 400 percent.
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The plan was to use $100 million of Minnesota’s federal CARES Act money to pay for the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program.
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With 376 Minnesotans in the ICU with COVID-19 and the effects of Thanksgiving gatherings yet to be felt, death tolls in coming weeks may get higher.
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Some schools have cancelled their programs, while others are considering virtual options. At least one school has continued sending students abroad.
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The Minnesota Department of Health also said Wednesday there have been 5,165 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, based on 42,737 tests.
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Minnesota is in the middle of the pack for U.S. states overall, though in the last week it has had one of the highest death rates.
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MDH also said Tuesday there were 3,549 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, based on 22,757 new tests.
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