Upward COVID-19 case trend in Minnesota worries experts

[KMSP Fox 9, October 11, 2020] Health officials say Saturday’s record high for newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in a single day in Minnesota is a trend in the wrong direction.

More than 1,500 new infections were reported Saturday and 1,400 infections were reported Sunday.

Dr. Frank Rhame, with Allina Health, has been on the frontlines of the pandemic since the start. He says the return to normal activities is largely to blame.

“You get a lot of transmission in young people and it doesn’t stay confined to that age group,” said Rhame. “It gradually drifts to older people. A week or two later you see a larger number of older people infected, you see more deaths. It’s utterly clock work.”

Posted on October 12, 2020 in Infectious Diseasecoronavirus

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