Think Minnesota has achieved control with respect to the the percentage positivity rate and new case (incidence) rates? Think again.
Minnesota now has a new case rate above the national average, according to data [White House COVID-19 task force leader] Birx provided to [State Health Commissioner Jan] Malcolm on Sunday. The state also has reported an increase in the positivity rate of diagnostic tests from 4.9% two weeks ago to 5.2% last week. Case growth has increased 7.9% over the past week and for the first time was larger than the 7.6% increase in testing activity, Malcolm said.