COVID Deaths Tie Record Daily High in Minnesota

The commissioner of the Department of Health calls the number of 35 deaths tragic, but it's not unexpected with the state seeing a continued surge of cases.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 35 more COVID-19 deaths in the state which matches the previous statewide daily high.

The commissioner of the Department of Health calls the number of 35 deaths tragic, but it’s not unexpected with the state seeing a continued surge of cases.

Just last Friday, Minnesota hit a record high case count of more than 2,200.

Commissioner Jan Malcolm is asking Minnesotans who test positive to do the work of telling their contacts to help prevent even more spread.

By taking proper precautions she is hoping Minnesota does not follow in the steps of Wisconsin which now has one of the worst COVID-19 rates in the country.

“More cases are going to lead to more people with serious disease potentially with long-term complications that we are only beginning to understand. More people in the hospital and more deaths. We need to brace ourselves for that,” says Malcolm.

These Minnesota numbers come as Wisconsin is no the fourth worst state in the nation for the rate of new infections, causing many hospitals to be close to overflowing with patients.

Wisconsin reported record deaths at 48 in Wednesday’s report.

In total, Minnesota has recorded more than 126,000 confirmed cases with more than 2,200 deaths.

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