MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota is now a top hot-spot for new cases of COVID-19.
The state is currently seeing about 200 cases per every 100,000 people. That case rate is the 10th-highest in the country.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 16 Deaths, 1,715 New Cases; Nearly 50% Of Eligible Minnesotans Have Received 1st Vaccine Dose
Michigan is at the very top of the list. Wisconsin is 35th.READ MORE: WI Supreme Court: Gov. Evers Can't Limit Business Capacity
On Friday, for the second day in a row, Minnesota cases topped 2,000, a number not reached since the beginning of January.
State health officials say the majority of the new cases can be tied to the U.K. variant of the virus. In order to combat the spread, they encourage Minnesotans to get vaccinated as soon as they are able.MORE NEWS: Executive Council Extends Gov. Walz's Emergency Powers
COVID-19 community spread is also as high as ever, with 45% of cases not knowing where they contracted the virus.
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