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-19 Near-Death Survivor Thanks Hospital-At-Home Program For Recovery
Michigan is at the very top of the list. Wisconsin is 35th.
On Friday, for the second day in a row, Minnesota cases topped 2,000, a number not reached since the beginning of January.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: National Guard To Assist At Long-Term Care Facilities, Open New Rapid Testing Sites
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.
COVID-19 community spread is also as high as ever, with 45% of cases not knowing where they contracted the virus.MORE NEWS: COVID In Minnesota: State Taking New Measures As Hospitals Reach Capacity