If COVID Rates Continue Climbing, Experts Warn 'It Won't Be Too Long' Before In-Person Schooling Halts AgainHealth officials are also concerned about the growing number of COVID-19 cases in students.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: How Does Indoor Transmission Compare To Outdoor Transmission?The Minnesota Department of Health doesn't currently collect data on whether COVID transmission happens indoors or outdoors – but there’s a big worry about what happens when cold weather arrives.
Minnesota Officials Concerned With Rising HospitalizationsMinnesota health officials said Wednesday that rising hospitalizations due to the coronavirus are a concern, just a day before Gov. Tim Walz was to announce guidance for schools reopening in the fall.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Only 2 COVID-19 Deaths Reported As State Counts Nearly 500 More CasesThe number of daily COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota remains in the single digits even as hundreds of new cases are being counted in the state each day.
'The Evidence Is Still Very Much Out': The Problem With Serology TestingMinnesota health leaders say one COVID-19 test may not hold the answers you expect.
Talking Points: MDH Infectious Disease Director Discusses Mysterious Illness Linked To COVID-19 In ChildrenAs COVID-19 numbers continue to climb in Minnesota, the state has issued an advisory of a mysterious illness that has been linked to the coronavirus in children.
Minnesota's Coronavirus Social Distancing Grade Plummets From 'A' To 'D,' Survey FindsAs we stand entering the third month, it appears that Minnesotans are no longer at the head of the class, nationwide.
How Does Contact Tracing Work?According to the MN Department of Health, there’s no law requiring a case to give the names of their contacts, but most cases give this information.
WCCO Investigates: Which Neighborhoods Are At High Risk For COVID-19We teamed up with Wilder Research to pinpoint the places Minnesotans could suffer the most serious consequences.
Why Does Wisconsin Have More Cases OF COVID-19 Than Minnesota?On Thursday, Minnesota reported it now has 1,192 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Wisconsin’s confirmed cases now stand at 3,875. For the past two weeks, Wisconsin has consistently reported twice the cases as Minnesota.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Mayo Clinic Pitches In To Eliminate State's Testing BacklogState infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann says the state should now be able to get back to patients with their results much faster.
How Does A Virus Start?Fear of the coronavirus has spread around the world, but this is hardly the first time there have been new, deadly infections. So Roger from Hudson wanted to know: How does a virus start? Good Question.
Talking Points: Director Of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology Discusses Measles OutbreakThe prestigious medical journal "The Lancet" lists Hennepin County as one of the U.S. counties most likely to get the next outbreak of the measles.
Minnesota Prepares For Flu SeasonThe flu is the virus that haunts us all winter long. But Kris Ehresmann of the Minnesota Department of Health is calling this season lackluster, so far. "I know a lot of people are thinking, 'It was so much busier the last couple of years, what's happening?'" Ehresmann said.
Good Question: Are We Winning The War Against HIV/AIDS?Actor Charlie Sheen announced Tuesday morning that he is HIV-positive. He said he has known about the diagnosis for four years and has been taking daily antiretroviral medications to stay healthy. "It's a hard three letters to absorb," Sheen said.