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Omicron continues retreat in Minnesota: 'It appears that we have peaked'

But health officials caution that new case rates are still high


February 4, 2022

Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune file

The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday reported 5,480 new COVID-19 cases and 45 more deaths.

Minnesota's COVID-19 cases continue to decline but high rates of infection are still being caused by the highly contagious omicron variant.

"Omicron hit with a vengeance and really swept through the state," said Dan Huff, an assistant commissioner with the Minnesota Department of Health. "The good news is it appears that we have peaked and are coming back down."

"We still have very, very high case counts in Minnesota," Huff told the Minnesota House Health Finance and Policy Committee on Wednesday. "A few regions in the state are still on the increase."


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