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MDH Investigating COVID Outbreak At Western Minnesota CampMinnesota Department of Health officials said Tuesday they are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at a camp for teenagers in the northwestern part of the state.
CDC Recommends Masks For All In K-12 Schools, Regardless Of Vaccination StatusThe Centers for Disease Control announced Tuesday that fully vaccinated Americans in communities with substantial or high COVID transmission should once again wear face masks in some indoor public settings.
COVID In Minnesota: 1,000+ New Cases Reported; CDC Expected To Again Recommend MasksMinnesota health officials reported Tuesday 1,032 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths as the Delta variant continues to spread, pushing case counts and hospitalizations to levels not seen since spring.
Mayo Clinic Remains Nation's Top-Ranked HospitalThe rankings were determined by hospital service in 15 areas of “complex specialty care,” along with 17 bellwether procedures.
Itchy Eyes? Scratchy Throats? Allergies Likely Not To Blame This SummerMany Minnesotans who spent the weekend outdoors came out of it with itchy eyes and scratchy throats.
COVID In MN: MDH Commissioner Says State Is Entering 'Critical Transition Phase'Minnesota health officials warned Monday that the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for more than 75% of the state's new COVID-19 cases and that it's a serious threat to people who still have not gotten vaccinated.
COVID In Minnesota: 424 New Cases, 3 More Deaths Reported As Delta Variant Continues To Spread Minnesota health officials reported Monday 424 more cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths as the Delta variant continues to spread in the state.
Sen. Tina Smith Says Democrats 'Are Going To Push As Hard As We Can' For Federal Paid Family LeaveThe U.S. is the only developed nation that does not have a federal paid family leave policy. In Congress, efforts to change that have been moving forward slowly.
COVID In Minnesota: 375 New Cases Reported, Positivity Rate At 2.2%Friday's updated figures from the Minnesota Department of Health reported 375 additional COVID-19 cases and two deaths, as case numbers rise due to the highly contagious Delta variant.
COVID In Minnesota: Data Show State's Conservative Counties Have Lower Vaccination Rates, Reflecting National TrendCounties in Minnesota with the lowest vaccination rates voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 election by large margins, state data from the health department and secretary of state’s office show, reflecting a national trend of partisan differences when it comes to taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Inches Up To 2%, With 340 Newly Confirmed CasesThere are also a reported 3.3 daily new cases per 100,000 Minnesota residents; the line of caution there is drawn at 5 cases per 100,000.
COVID In Minnesota: 5 More Deaths Reported; Case Counts, Hospitalizations On The RiseDaily COVID-19 case numbers are mounting in Minnesota, and state health officials say the highly-transmissible Delta variant is to blame.