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What Is COVID's Delta Variant?A new strain known as the Delta variant is now making its way through the country after originating and quickly spreading through India a few months ago.
While Reported STDs Decreased Last Year, Pandemic Disruptions Give Cause Of UncertaintyWhile new data on sexually transmitted diseases in Minnesota show that overall cases decreased last year, officials are concerned that disruptions in care stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic led to less testing.
COVID In Minnesota: 80 New Cases Report; Positivity Rate Continues To FallMinnesota health officials reported Tuesday 80 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death.
Andy Slavitt, Fmr. Biden Advisor, Pens Book On What U.S. 'Could Have Done Better' In COVID ResponseA former senior advisor to President Joe Biden’s COVID response team, Andy Slavitt is out with a new book called "Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response."
COVID In Minnesota: Health Officials Report 100 New Cases, 4 More DeathsMinnesota health officials reported Monday 100 more cases of COVID-19 and four related deaths.
Runner Does Grandma's Marathon Months After Bone Marrow Transplant: 'Who Gets A Gift Like That?'A Minneapolis man achieved a remarkable feat this weekend, running Grandma's Marathon in Duluth less than a year after a bone marrow transplant.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 127 New Cases, 9 More Deaths SundayThe latest numbers from health officials bring the cumulative case count to 604,509. In total, 7,545 Minnesotans have died from the virus.
COVID In Minnesota: 132 Cases, 5 Deaths Reported SaturdayMinnesota health officials on Saturday reported 132 new cases and five additional deaths, as 62.2% of Minnesotans 16 and older have been fully inoculated.
Severe Blood Shortage Nationwide Impacting Minnesota HospitalsAt one of the Red Cross donation sites in Bloomington, they say some of their most common donors are frontline healthcare workers, who are seeing this shortage firsthand.
Back Together: Buffalo Bonds In Aftermath Of Mass Shooting, COVID PandemicBuffalo Days is going strong at Sturges Park along Lake Buffalo, featuring rides, games and food. It's especially exciting given the recent past residents have had to live through.
COVID In Minnesota: 4 Deaths, 115 New Cases As Rate Of Community Spread RisesCommunity spread remains at its highest point since the beginning of the pandemic - 51.5% as of last week.
COVID In Minnesota: As Cases Dwindle, Community Spread Now Prime Source Of New InfectionsThe health department reports that the rolling average positivity rate is now at 1.8%, well below the threshold for increased caution. There are also a reported 3.4 daily new cases per 100,000 Minnesota residents.