Extremes in Minnesota COVID-19 cases and deaths, but no sign of trend yet
August 13, 2020
Minnesota on Wednesday reported its highest single-day COVID-19 death count since July 2 and its lowest two-day trend since June 30 of new infections with the coronavirus that causes the disease.
Health officials warned that neither conflicting milestone is a positive or negative indicator of the course of the pandemic - now in its sixth month in Minnesota.
"In order to really evaluate meaningful trends, you need many more days' worth of data," said Kris Ehresmann, state infectious disease director. "So we continue to celebrate every day with lower case numbers. But in order to really feel good, we would want to see sustained reductions over many days."