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Concern Is Increasing As Covid Cases Rise Significantly In Minnesota

Wed 7-21-2021

(St. Paul, MN)  --  State health officials in Minnesota are concerned about a rise in new COVID-19 infections. 

Kris Ehresmann with the Minnesota Department of Health says the Delta variant is responsible for about 75-percent of the new cases.  Ehresmann said, "our concern is for some of these regions of the state where there is lower vaccination...that will be kind of the fuel for a potential fire with increased spread caused by the variants." 

Minnesota's hospitals were caring for 109 COVID-19 patients on Monday.  That's the highest number since June 23rd.  Over the past week, an average of 99 people have been treated for COVID-19 complications each day. 

Ehresmann says vaccination rates are the lowest in Greater Minnesota.