MDH Says COVID-19 Case Rate has Dropped

MDH Says COVID-19 Case Rate has Dropped Click to Enlarge Photo: Minnesota Department of Public Safety

(KNSI) - According to Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Minnesota has seen a sustained decrease in positive COVID-19 tests for the past three days.

She says previously, the state saw three days in a row with increased COVID-19 cases.

On Monday, the MDH reported 230 new positive cases, which Malcolm says is the lowest the state has seen since April.

Hospitalizations have also been on the decline, according to Malcolm.

"COVID related hospitalizations have declined for six days," Malcolm says of the latest figures. "ICU use has declined or been stable for four days."

The MDH's latest report shows 196 people currently in the ICU and 353 in the hospital overall.

Malcolm also says Monday marks the lowest death rate that the state has seen since April 12th, with a total of six reported deaths.

She says four of those were in congregate care settings such as assisted living facilities.