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COVID In Minnesota: 1,000+ New Cases Reported; CDC Expected To Backpedal On Mask Guidelines

MINNESOTA (WCCO) — Minnesota 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. The large in increase in cases Tuesday is, at least partly, due numbers being processed from the weekend. However, daily case counts have been rising steadily for weeks. The last time Minnesota recorded a day with more than 1,000 new cases was in early May. One of the three deaths recorded in the last 24 hours includes a person in Ramsey County in their mid-...
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What to Know About the Delta Variant in Minnesota

Although positive COVID-19 case numbers are still relatively low, they are still increasing. The delta variant has shown to be more contagious and spread faster to unvaccinated people. Many cities around the world have reinstated a mask mandate due to the concern of increased COVID-19 cases. The delta variant is...
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Minnesota Officials Investigating COVID-19 Outbreak at Camp

ST. PAUL (AP) — Minnesota Department of Health officials say they are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at a camp for teenagers in the northwestern part of the state. Communications specialist Erin McHenry says state health officials are aware of "a cluster of cases" at the Castaway Club Young Life Camp on Pelican Lake, about 45 miles east of Fargo, North Dakota.
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Minnesota officials urge shots as delta variant surges

MINNESAPOLIS (AP) -Minnesota health officials are warning that the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for more than 75% of the state’s new COVID-19 cases. And they say it’s a serious threat to unvaccinated people as the state’s case numbers head back up. Kris Ehresmann, the state’s infectious disease director, says the delta variant has gone from causing less than 1% of Minnesota cases to over three-quarters in just a few weeks. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm made a plea for Minnesotans who haven’t been vaccinated to get their shots. She says breakthrough cases” among vaccinated Minnesotans remain “very rare.”
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More COVID Cases, Deaths Reported In Minnesota

More coronavirus cases have been reported in Minnesota. Yesterday, health officials listed 424 new cases and three additional deaths. With those numbers introduced, the state’s totals show over 609-thousand infections and about 76-hundred-53 deaths overall. About three-million-128-thousand-86 people have received their first shot of the coronavirus vaccine so far. About...

With COVID-19 Cases on the Uptrend, Minnesota Health Leaders Say Delta Variant is Concerning for the Unvaccinated

(KNSI) – New COVID-19 cases are increasing around the U.S. and Minnesota, and though state health leaders say the state’s current cases, test positivity rate and hospitalizations are still below their caution threshold, they say the more transmissible delta variant is concerning for those who are not — or cannot be — vaccinated against COVID-19. In the Minnesota Department of Health’s first media briefing call in several weeks, Commissioner Jan Malcolm said the state is seeing a pattern similar to what the rest of the country is experiencing: an increase in new cases and hospitalizations, especially among people who are not vaccinated.
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Minnesota Opinion: Check lengthy checklist before heading to Canada

First, the good news, the relief: After nearly 17 long months of disease and worry and lockdowns and restrictions and being justifiably and understandably cautious, Canadian officials announced that fully vaccinated U.S. citizens, as well as Canadians residing in the U.S., can begin crossing the border again and entering Canada on Aug. 9.