The seven-day positive case average, which lags by a week, is 6.6 percent. That rate has been increasing steadily for weeks and is above the 5-percent threshold that officials say represents a concerning sign of disease spread.
Margaret Wild of Washington State University notes that viruses typically transmit to humans “when we push natural systems by destroying animal habitat.” The proliferation of zoonotic viruses in our age should thus not be surprising, for we are witnessing a massive destruction of natural habitats.
The state reports 1.9 million Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far.
The seven-day positive case average, which lags by a week, is 6.3 percent. That rate has been rising for weeks and now well above a 5-percent threshold that state officials say is a concerning sign of disease.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Minnesota is up 3,014 from Saturday’s count.
Community groups find success through partnerships, deep listening and meeting people where they are — lessons that transcend vaccination campaigns.
The effort is aimed at inoculating people who live in areas that rank high on the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index, which measures things like poverty and access to transportation.
The last time Minnesota added as many cases in a single day was in January.
The degree to which vaccination prevents transmission of COVID-19 is still being studied, which means parents still need to exercise caution.
Minnesota health officials continue to report new cases of more contagious COVID-19 variants in the state.
As of Monday, 1,658,176 people in Minnesota, or 29.8 percent of the population, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Minnesota Department of Health also said Tuesday that one more Minnesotan has died of COVID-19.
The Minnesota Department of Health also said Monday that five more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19.
After case interviews turned up a number of cases at a couple of Life Time facilities, MDH researchers collected more data to try to better understand the extent of the outbreaks.
On the eve of opening arguments in the trial of the police officer charged with killing George Floyd, Walz asked Minnesotans to “make your voices heard,” while heeding Martin Luther King’s advice: “that nonviolence is the only way to truly move hearts and create change.”
The Minnesota Department of Health also said Sunday that five Minnesotans have died of COVID-19.
How many more people just became eligible. Why now. And how you can get an appointment for a shot.
Though Gov. Tim Walz said the priority for vaccination is still older Minnesotans and those with underlying conditions, he encouraged all Minnesotans to sign up to get vaccinated if they had the opportunity.
Walz announced the change after a promise of increased vaccine supplies from the federal government.
The state reports 1,475,130 people in Minnesota — 26.5 percent of the population— have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.