Health officials announced Friday that Minnesota now has a UKOIVD-19 outbreak in four counties.
Chris Ehresmann, Minnesota Department of Health Director of Infectious Diseases, says multiple cases of B.1.1.7. Variants have now been found in the area of Scott County, Blue Earth County and St. Louis County, near Scott Rora in the Iron Range.
It is in addition to Carver County, which has seen dozens of different types in recent weeks, that the spread of contact tracing has reconnected with youth sports and entertainment.
MDHA said the 2-day covid testing event will be held Monday and Tuesday at the .Rora Community Center, while it has selected Mankato in Blue Earth County – the location for its 7th permanent community vaccination site.
Scientists say SARS-COV-2 may be 70% more contagious than the most common strain of the virus in the UK, and one study suggests it is potentially even more deadly.
The Star Tribune on Sunday revealed how the MDHA outbreak in Carver County, showing how quickly it was transmitted by a variety of sports teams and schools, revealed that at least 12 primary school outbreaks had affected one person. Bonded with a sports team. With five infections.
Its rise in Minnesota coincided with a state-of-the-art COVID-19 case that has been re-recorded in recent weeks, having previously dropped steadily from the top in late November.
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March. As many as 316 people have been hospitalized in COVID-19 as of 18, the latest low of 210 on March 6, with more than 100 being hospitalized.
Concerns are running high among health officials that there is a risk of another significant increase in cases before most of Minnesota’s population is vaccinated.
Ehresman described the state as a “race between variables and vaccines.” Cases of South African and Brazilian variables have also been confirmed in Minnesota.
Now the U.S. The three vaccines available in, Pfizer / Bioentech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are believed to maintain their effectiveness against the UK variant, although initial results are mixed for the South African and Brazilian variants.