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COVID In MN: Case Growth Rate Decreasing, Along With Virus Levels In Metro WastewaterThe latest data from the Minnesota Department of Health and an analysis of COVID-19 levels in metro wastewater appears to show the latest wave has peaked.
Planned Parenthood Workers In Minnesota, 4 Other Midwest States Seek UnionAbout 400 workers at Planned Parenthood offices in five states said Thursday they plan to unionize as their employer deals with the potential loss of business in states where abortions may become illegal if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
COVID In MN: Feds To Convert Several Testing Sites To Provide Antiviral TreatmentThe White House is taking steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season.
Minn. Health Providers Advised To Be On Lookout For Possible Monkeypox CasesThe Minnesota Department of Health is advising health care providers throughout the state to be on the lookout for possible monkeypox cases.
COVID In Minnesota: Total Positive Case Count Surpasses 1.5 MillionHealth officials in Minnesota reported another 1,522 virus cases on Wednesday, pushing the state's total positive case count over 1.5 million since the onset of the pandemic.
COVID In Minnesota: Rolling Average Case Rate Finally Appears To Be Trending Down AgainThe state's case growth rate stands at 36.1 daily new cases per 100,000 residents. That's significantly above the high risk threshold (drawn at 10), though it's also the first sign that the average case rate is on the way down.
Planned Parenthood To Step In If North Dakota Clinic ClosesPlanned Parenthood said Monday it will offer abortion services at its clinic in Moorhead, Minnesota, if North Dakota's only abortion clinic does not quickly relocate from Fargo should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.
How Does Monkeypox Compare To COVID-19?Infectious disease experts around the world have their eye on a virus that's spread to several countries.
COVID In Minnesota: 2,152 New Cases, 9 More DeathsThe hospitalization rate is back above the line for high risk after sitting below it for months. It stands 9.4 new hospital admissions per 100,000 residents. The threshold for high risk for that metric is 8 cases per 100,000 residents.
2 Brave New Workshop Shows Canceled Due To COVID CaseThe Hennepin Theatre Trust has canceled two shows in downtown Minneapolis over the weekend due to a breakthrough COVID-19 case discovered within the company.
COVID In Minnesota: 2,424 Cases, 3 Deaths Reported FridayAs COVID-19 case growth continues to rise, health officials logged an additional 2,424 cases and three deaths on Friday.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 2,131 Cases, 9 DeathsThe Minnesota Department of Health's latest update puts the total case count at 1,490,445. There have been 12,584 COVID-19 deaths in the state.