Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

1,704 new COVID-19 cases reported in Minnesota Saturday

Deanna Wagner | 18 October, 2020, 07:31

Minnesota is reporting a record-high number of new COVID-19 cases along with a record number of COVID-19 tests processed the day prior.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported five additional COVID-19 deaths, 1,682 new confirmed cases, and 22 more probable cases on Saturday.

Sherburne County's COVID-19 data shows 47 new cases Friday; the MDH reports 40 for the county.

Kendall County COVID-19 cases increased by 54 from Monday to Wednesday
Six congregate care facilities also are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to the county. Only Fulton County at 62.2 had a higher incidence rate in Kentucky than Knox County on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the state's health secretary pronounced Pennsylvania "at the start of the fall resurgence" of COVID-19 but said there were no plans to reimpose a stay-at-home order or shut down businesses again in response. A total of 272 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began. Total case counts in those weeks were 250 and 251, respectively.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 39.4 million people worldwide and killed over 1.1 million people.

However, gaps in the program coupled with increasing cases of COVID-19 across the US and the world have raised questions about whether Hawaii is ready to safely welcome back vacationers. The county surpassed 2,000 cases on August 7 (32 days), 3,000 cases on September 15 (39 days) and 4,000 cases on October 14 (29 days).