The Duluth News Tribune reports:
Minnesota’s current COVID-19 surge shows no signs of slowing. The Health Department on Friday, Oct. 9, reported another 1,401 newly confirmed cases and 14 more deaths. Hospitalization rates continue to trend upward.
They follow a stretch of more than a week when average new daily case counts topped 1,000. The trend line of active COVID-19 cases in Minnesota remains at a record high in the pandemic.
The outbreak now includes nine cases associated President Donald Trump’s Sept. 18 rally in Bemidji. Health officials confirmed that count on Friday and said two of those nine have been hospitalized, with one needing intensive care.