COVID indicators' mixed signals leave Minnesota threat unclear through late summer
Wastewater levels declined in the Twin Cities, but other signs have pointed to rising COVID-19 levels in the state
July 29, 2022
Mixed COVID-19 statistics in Minnesota offer little indication of the direction of the pandemic - other than to say that the coronavirus isn't going away.
New infections held steady in the state at a daily average of 1,402 in the week ending July 22, according to Thursday's state situation update, but viral levels in Twin Cities' wastewater declined by 8% last week.
Severe COVID-19 levels haven't worsened, but they haven't improved either. The 417 COVID-19 hospitalizations Tuesday - 36 involving intensive care - reflected a stagnant number of infected patients this summer.