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625 new Minnesota COVID-19 cases contribute to weekend surge


August 11, 2020

Anthony Souffle – Star Tribune

Lindsey West who teaches 5th grade at Clara Barton Open School held a sign as she and others protested in person learning this fall outside in Governor's Residence in late July.

Minnesota has reported more than 2,300 infections with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 over the last three days - a level of viral activity that approximates the first peak of the pandemic in the state in late May.

The three-day total includes 625 lab-confirmed infections reported Monday by the Minnesota Department of Health. The state also reported three additional deaths from COVID-19 and that 320 people were hospitalized with the infectious disease as of Monday. That included 159 people who needed intensive care due to breathing problems or other complications from their infections.

Deaths from COVID-19 have not increased - as the state has not reported any double-digit totals in fatalities since July 2 - but health officials fear that this could result from the rise in confirmed infections. A recent uptick in cases among residents and staff in long-term care facilities has drawn particular concern.


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