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Officials said the latest figures suggest an actual increase in viral spread with an increase in socializing. And temps will soon drive more Minnesotans indoors, where viral transmission risk is highest.
The University of Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Orchestra to study aerosols, with hopes of getting musicians back on stage.
Twenty-nine COVID-19 deaths were reported by the Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday along with a new category of probable infections based on antigen diagnostic testing.
Hope is that purified antibodies from multiple recovered COVID-19 patients will work better than infusions from single donors.
Minnesota's COVID-19 testing capacity will take a leap forward next week with the opening of a processing facility that can analyze up to 30,000 saliva samples per day to detect the novel coronavirus that causes the infectious disease.
Hospitals report high levels of patient activity due to COVID-19 and other medical issues, but adequate bed capacity right now.
The state has been reporting outbreaks in settings ranging from weddings to restaurants to jails to colleges to community events.
Minnesota health officials urge heeding safety order.
Broadening spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus has led to more infections and deaths in long-term care facilities.
New information comes in response to hospital leaders, lawmakers who opposed recent switch in COVID-19 hospital reporting.
Understanding of antibody response to COVID-19 could offer multiple clues to the future of the pandemic as well as vaccine effectiveness.
Minnesotans touched by COVID-19 in various ways encourage unity and resolve to get state through a pandemic entering its eighth month.
A key indicator in Minnesota's pandemic response is going in the opposite direction.
Bethesda Hospital will shut down; St. Joseph's Hospital will become Fairview's new flagship for COVID-19 care, but will no longer be a general hospital. Sixteen clinics in Minnesota and western Wisconsin will close and 900 jobs will be eliminated.
Seven-day admission trends reported by Minnesota health authorities show continued increase in patients hospitalized for COVID-19.
The president was far enough from the crowd at a Duluth rally that it's unlikely he spread the virus to attendees, but the environment presented other risks, an official said.
Fewer counties have case rates low enough to recommend all in-person K-12 classes.
The M Health Fairview innovation was announced amid signs that the pandemic is worsening in Minnesota.
State surpasses 100,000 lab-confirmed infections with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Large social gatherings, Labor Day weekend festivities and college and K-12 school classes and events have contributed to an acceleration in infections.
Hospital admissions for COVID-19 have risen to a level not seen in Minnesota since the start of June. The state also reported five COVID-19 deaths and 817 newly confirmed infections.
The milestone reached this weekend is sobering, with COVID-19 deaths equaling the population of Hinckley, Eyota or Warroad.
Eitzen's Jeffrey Adamson also disputed a report that a weapon was shown to a COVID-19 team.
The nonprofit COVID Exit Strategy website downgraded Minnesota to its lowest "uncontrolled spread" rating of pandemic progress.
A door-to-door COVID-19 testing survey has been halted due to multiple incidents of residents intimidating and shouting racial and ethnic slurs at state and federal public health survey teams.
The outbreaks raise concerns that virus will spread beyond prison walls.
More than 7,000 Minnesotans hospitalized during COVID-19 pandemic according to revised state data reporting.
State health officials encouraged following new CDC guidance that discourages parties and candy handouts while permitting no-contact goody bag giveaways.
The toll of the pandemic includes 10 deaths reported by Minnesota health authorities on Tuesday and 513 infections, bringing the total to 1,979 deaths and 91,422 infections. Surveyors offering free testing were confronted by someone who was armed, raising safety concerns.
Disparity in residence type of COVID-19 deaths has evened out this summer, with a lower proportion involving residents of long-term care.
Disparities in COVID-19 illness emerged early, prompting the state and providers to target those at greatest risk of infections and severe cases.
University of Minnesota mechanical engineers have been at forefront on research of how virus-carrying particles could spread through the air.
Key rate of unknown community transmissions of the virus causing COVID-19 increases to 36%
Sequencing helps identify spread of virus at outdoor concert, care facilities.
Six months after his emergency order, the governor reflected on changes he would make and the strengths of Minnesota's COVID-19 response.
Highlights from the sitdown with the governor as Minnesota's emergency pandemic response reaches six months.
Health officials want Minnesotans to avoid complacency amid some positive COVID-19 trends.
It is unveiling an online tracking tool that provides recent COVID-19 case data for U.S. counties, as well as advice on how to prevent infections.
Minnesota rates of poor birth outcomes for women with COVID-19 were lower than national study, but underscore the concern for pregnant women.
Testing is being offered at different points in September in 180 sites across the state that were chosen to try to gain an accurate demographic sampling.
Health officials urge parents to keep sick kids at home to try to ward off new school-fueled pandemic wave.
Dr. Nyan Pyae received an emotional farewell from HCMC last Thursday, with colleagues lining the hallway as he moved with the help of a walker out of his room.
State labs defend tests; critics question value of finding small fragments.
Those with respiratory symptoms that turned out to be COVID-19 were more likely to report recent dining out activities.
Disparity in deaths by residence type has evened out somewhat this summer, but long-term care residents remain at elevated risk.
State health officials have warned that outbreaks at bars, restaurants and large group events remain a threat to accelerate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Case count lowered by reduced testing over holiday weekend, but health officials warn of a risk of an increase later this fall.
Bloomington-based HealthPartners filled 1,019 of its 1,500 slots in the national trial in 24 hours last week, at one point crashing the recruitment website.
Impact of Labor Day weekend festivities, resumption of K-12 and college classes, on pandemic won't be known for days.
Minnesota's case numbers have been inflated by delayed reporting by some labs, but still reflect growth. Officials warned that social activities over the Labor Day weekend could increase spread.
A Minnesota man is believed to be the first death after being infected at the South Dakota motorcycle rally.
Minnesotans now have their first shot at signing up for a COVID-19 vaccine trial — with Bloomington-based HealthPartners announcing Wednesday that it is recruiting up to 1,500 people for AstraZeneca's Phase III study.
Minnesota falling short on three of five targets for assessing COVID-19 response.
Infections are occurring in clinics and hospitals, but state health leaders believe the majority of doctors and nurses are infected while away from work.
Deaths of people in private residences reflect continued shift from spring, when most COVID-19 fatalities were in long-term care facilities.
Signs point to COVID-19 growth statewide — and that Minnesota has overlooked the risk of viral transmission in family and friend gatherings.
Much of the attention to reduce the spread of the virus has been focused on restaurants and public places, but people need to take the same precautions in their personal and family gatherings, the White House's coronavirus response coordinator said.
State regulators are stepping up enforcement of mask-wearing, social distancing and other requirements imposed on Minnesota's bars and restaurants to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Low daily death total comes after 27 fatalities from infectious disease were reported in the prior two days.
Officials reported a record 1,158 lab-confirmed infections with the virus that causes COVID-19, but blamed delayed reporting by one lab.
The CDC urged people to follow the guidance of their doctors or local and state health authorities, and to seek testing if they have conditions such as diabetes or heart disease that put them at elevated risk.
Minnesota avoided double-digit COVID-19 death totals for most of July, but now has reported numbers that high on three days in August.
Retreat to online classes at three U.S. universities has Minnesota health officials tripling down on their call for caution by local students this fall.
The one-day jump in deaths and hospitalizations came amid other positive signs that the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic might be cresting.
Decline in deaths as outcomes of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota comes amid new drug therapies, improved oxygen management.
Minnesota's second COVID-19 pandemic wave is showing signs of leveling off, with 359 lab-confirmed infections reported, one of the lowest numbers in weeks.
A new study finds that African-Americans in Minnesota and 11 other states are being hospitalized for COVID-19 at a rate that exceeds their share of the population.
Federal virus trial will test synthetic compounds.
Growth in infections causing COVID-19 has leveled off in Minnesota this month.
Campus pandemic response plans will work better if students show up virus-free, health officials warn.
State meeting two of five COVID-19 dashboard targets for evaluating effectiveness of pandemic response.
As trial began, state reported seven new COVID-19 deaths and 697 new coronavirus infections.
Minnesota health officials reported 697 new infections, with changing rates potentially influencing local decisionmaking on school reopenings and restrictions in long-term care facilities.
County data show more variations and fluctuations in viral activity in Minnesota.
Minnesota hadn't reported a daily count of COVID-19 deaths in double digits since July 2.