COVID-19 testing volumes drop in Minnesota as state looks for signs of new strain
December 29, 2020
Fewer Minnesotans sought COVID-19 testing as they finished shopping and meal preparations during the week before Christmas.
That's a 28% decrease from the week that preceded Thanksgiving, which was a time when Minnesota was adding new cases at record rates.
"We were super busy before Thanksgiving and then everything just kind of fell off a cliff," said Heather Dawson, vice president of laboratory services at Minneapolis-based Allina Health.