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Health official stresses individual choices in helping to reopen schools


Kris Ehresmann

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The state of Minnesota reported another 681 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 29. The new cases were spread broadly across the state, appearing in 59 of the state's 87 counties, according to the state Department of Health.

"We're seeing COVID transmitted across the state," said Minnesota Department of Health director of infectious disease Kris Ehresmann at an afternoon news conference Wednesday. "No portion of the state is immune to it. It's not just the metro. That's why we keep reminding people that no place is really safe from COVID."

Hennepin County leads the state with nearly 17,000 diagnosed cases. Ramsey County is in second with just over one-third that amount, at more than 6,500 cases.


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