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Northern Minnesota on defense as virus rages unabated

Community spread is rampant in Duluth and beyond

 

November 12, 2020

ALEX KORMANN • alex.kormann@startribune.com

Sophie Gray Spehar disinfected each table in her art classroom in September at Duluth's Piedmont Elementary School. Duluth schools will soon return to all-virtual learning and sports and activities will be "paused" until December as COVID-19 spreads faster than ever in the area.

DULUTH - The pandemic has been winning battle after battle Up North lately as efforts to contain the virus fall short.

Duluth schools are going all-virtual after a hybrid start. Itasca County is giving up on contact tracing. Nearly half of all St. Louis County residents say they know someone who has COVID-19. Less than a dozen critical care hospital beds remain available in all of northeastern Minnesota.

On Sept. 8, the first day of school, St. Louis County had reported 1,040 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic's onset. Eight new infections were recorded in the county that day.

https://www.startribune.com/northern-minnesota-on-defense-as-virus-rages/573043351/

 

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