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COVID-19 cases rise in Minnesota, but unknown transmissions drop


David Joles – Star Tribune file

A health care team helped a COVID-19 patient on the third-floor ICU at Bethesda Hospital last month.

Contact tracing has reduced the number of COVID-19 cases from unknown sources to the state goal of 30%, according to updated figures published Tuesday on Minnesota's pandemic response dashboard.

The progress in tracking the origins of COVID-19, which is caused by infection with a novel coronavirus, means that Minnesota health officials have better chances of identifying and containing hot spots of disease transmission.

Cases of community transmission that couldn't be traced to a source had increased from 10% on April 24 to 34% on June 8, but declined to 30% on June 14. The figures are averages for case determinations made in the seven days before those dates.


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