COVID-19 in MN: Pandemic path uncertain amid messy post-holiday data

COVID-19 in MN: Pandemic path uncertain amid messy post-holiday data

COVID-19 in MN: Pandemic path uncertain amid messy post-holiday data 3 things to know: 2,736 newly confirmed or probable cases (includes nearly 650 backlogged cases) 13,485 known, active cases; 718 currently hospitalized 72.6 percent of 16-and-older residents with at least one vaccine dose Updated 3 p.m. There’s no doubt COVID-19 remains stubbornly persistent in Minnesota. But backlogged cases and messy data from the Labor Day weekend make it hard to draw conclusions from the newest numbers about the pandemic's path. The Minnesota Health Department on Wednesday reported 2,736 newly confirmed or probable cases of the disease, but nearly 650 of those were months old, uncovered as part of an agency data review project. Known, active cases inched up to 13,485. Active cases are averaging just under 8,000 over the past …
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