Minnesota reports 29 COVID-19 deaths, new antigen test data
October 15, 2020
Concerns over rising COVID-19 infection rates across Minnesota gave way Wednesday to a grim statistic: a spike in deaths.
State health officials reported 29 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday - the highest one-day total since June.
"This reflects the increase in disease we have been seeing in the community for many weeks, with deaths as a lagging indicator," said Kris Ehresmann, state infectious disease director at the Minnesota Department of Health. "We should not be surprised if we continue to see the number of deaths from COVID moving forward higher than we have seen in the last months."