Minnesota COVID-19 briefing: Updated numbers, community spread affecting long term care and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – KSTP

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Minnesota sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths, 556 brand-new cases.

In Minnesota, there were 556 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the states overall to 59,185 because the pandemic started. 4 additional deaths were also reported, which brings the overall in Minnesota to 1,640 deaths from COVID-19.

Community transmission rise/Long-term care centers:.

Around 910,000 Minnesotans have been evaluated, which is about 16% of the states population..

MDH State Epidemiologist and Medical Director Dr. Ruth Lynfield talked about the boost that the state has actually been seeing in community transmission and its effect on long-term care..

With the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally beginning in Sturgis, South Dakota, Malcolm said that Minnesota citizens who prepare to participate in and return to the state are advised to quarantine for 14 days upon their return.

With the increase in community transmission and the likelihood that there will be occasions in Sturgis that do not lend themselves to social distancing, it brings great issue, Malcolm stated. Throughout a historic pandemic, the event brings individuals from around the country to a small place, which she said is a big issue.

High-risk groups in specific must assess if it deserves it to go to the rally, Malcolm stated..

Lynfield said that the rising rate of community transmission is leading to negative impacts in long-term care. While the bulk of cases in long-lasting care considering that the start of the pandemic have actually been amongst locals, because mid-June the majority have been in personnel. These personnel infections are then in turn resulting in more resident cases, which are likely to be more severe, according to Lynfield. She said the states research studies and research are showing boosts in large events where social distancing is not occurring..

Lynfield stated that the rising rate of community transmission is leading to adverse results in long-lasting care. While the bulk of cases in long-term care because the start of the pandemic have actually been among locals, because mid-June the majority have actually been in personnel. These staff infections are then in turn leading to more resident cases, which are most likely to be more extreme, according to Lynfield.

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