COVID In Minnesota: MDH Begins Texting Program To Reach Positive CasesMinnesota Department of Health will launch a program Monday that will text people who have tested positive for COVID-19 to let them know that a contact tracer will soon be calling.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 5,500+ New Cases And 46 Deaths, Over 51,000 Tests ProcessedMinnesota health officials reported Friday 5,552 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 deaths - the second-highest death count the state has seen in a single day.
How Can Minnesota Pull Off Mass-Testing By Thanksgiving? Good QuestionMDH is also recommending all Minnesotans between the ages of 18 to 35 get tested, especially if they are visiting friends and family over Thanksgiving. Even those people haven’t had a known close contact or aren’t showing symptoms, MDH is recommending a test.
COVID Cases Also Surging In Minnesota Schools, Prompting RollbacksThe new report that came out this morning shows that Minnesota schools from Nov. 1 to Nov. 7 had over 750 COVID-19 cases reported. That number was between 100 and just over 300 in September.
Gov. Tim Walz Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions, Earlier Restaurant And Bar Closing TimesWalz plans to unveil at least some of his restrictions at 2 p.m. Tuesday, hinting they would be more "surgically, much more aggressively" targeted.
Sources: Walz To Announce Restrictions On Bar And Restaurant Closing Times, WeddingsGov. Tim Walz said Monday that he plans to announce new restrictions that target active spreaders of COVID-19 in an effort to bring the coronavirus under control as cases have surged to dangerous levels in recent weeks.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: MDH Reports Nearly 4,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 19 More DeathsAs Gov. Tim Walz warns that Minnesota is entering a “dangerous phase” of the pandemic, state health officials on Monday are reporting 3,930 new COVID-19 cases and 19 more deaths.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: MDH Reports 4,647 New COVID Cases And 34 DeathsMinnesota health officials have reported an additional 4,647 COVID-19 cases and 34 deaths on Saturday, after a week that has seen soaring case counts and multiple record-breaking days.
With Minnesota COVID Cases Soaring, Will State Officials Dial Back Again?"I'm hopeful that now we can do something in the middle, not a full and complete lockdown, but we can't keep doing what we’re doing,” Dr. David Hilden said.
Quest For COVID-19 Vaccine Enters Final Phase At Minnesota's Allina HealthThe quest for a COVID-19 vaccine is entering the final phase at Minnesota's Allina Health.  It's one of just five vaccine studies to make it this far, worldwide.
MDH: State To Open Saliva Testing Location At Minneapolis Convention Center Next WeekThe State of Minnesota plans to open a new saliva testing site at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Another Day Of Record COVID-19 Cases With Nearly 4,000 Infections ReportedA day after Minnesota broke a daily record for new COVID-19 cases, state health officials on Thursday announced Minnesota has done it again -- reporting 3,956 additional coronavirus cases and 25 more deaths.
'Help Us': Minnesota ICUs Approaching Full Capacity As Daily COVID Cases Explode“We’re trying to get them to a higher level of care when we can, but it’s tight. And it’s a real struggle in the emergency room trying to find beds anywhere in Minnesota,” Dr. Deb Dittberner said.
Coronavirus (MN): Record High 3,844 Daily COVID Cases Reported; Gov. Requests Federal SupportA day after the presidential election, Minnesota has broken COVID-19 case records yet again, with 3,844 positive cases reported Wednesday. An additional 31 people have died.
Contact Tracing Challenges MDH As COVID Cases Reach Record Highs In MinnesotaWith so many people to track lately, Minnesota's Department of Health calls it a daunting task. Now, more people are coming forward to say their contact tracing didn't happen as promised.