The most recent seven-day positivity rate, which lags by a week, is 6.5 percent, up slightly from a recent low of 4.7 percent.
Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday he will allow bars and restaurants to serve indoors starting Monday. The governor is also easing limits on the number of people who can attend religious services, gyms, sporting events, theaters and pools.
When Gov. Tim Walz announced a “pause” in November closing service at bars and restaurants, some business owners said they were being unfairly targeted. What do the data say?
The seven-day positivity average, which lags by a week, is 6.3 percent, up from 4.7 percent days earlier.
The state reported 1,784 deaths in December, making it by far the deadliest month of the pandemic.
MDH also reported 1,997 new cases on Wednesday, based on 25,729 tests.
Minnesota’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on March 6. A lot happened in the ensuing 10 months.
The high death toll comes even as the daily case rates continue to decline.
About $2.4 billion of that money came from the state system, with the rest coming from federal contributions adopted in response to the economic fallout from COVID-19.
The general rule is yes – with some exceptions.
Minnesota has reported fewer than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 for three consecutive days.
A Q&A with Alice Roberts-Davis, who oversees Minnesota’s Critical Care Supplies Working Group.
Twenty-four more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday, for a total of 4,896.
The Health Department also reported a drop in Minnesota’s seven-day case positivity rate, to 8.9 percent.
Among other things, the bill will provide the state with a share of $25 billion for rental assistance. Missing, however, is any direct aid to state and city governments.
This is the first time the seven-day average case positivity ratio has dropped below 10 percent since October.
We are responding normally to an abnormal situation. We are doing our best.
Through the first 17 days of December, the state has recorded 1,065 deaths from COVID-19.
Authorities have to consider which groups are most at-risk of developing severe COVID-19, as well as which groups can do the most to protect others.
A key example was that the Trump administration didn’t take Pfizer up on an offer to reserve hundreds of millions of doses of its COVID vaccine for use by Americans.