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For the first time since 2019, the number of group home licenses has fallen.
Transplant recipients and those with chronic illnesses worry COVID-19 will continue to spread as more Minnesotans stop wearing masks.
The subvariant, which has been detected in low levels in Twin Cities area wastewater, is 30-50% more infectious than its predecessor, but researchers are still trying to determine whether it is more severe.
Regulators and the industry are seeking regulatory flexibility to address staff shortages.
The tests should be used only at room temperature, and there are ways to tell if the test performed properly.
But health officials caution that new case rates are still high.
Nearly 35% of Minnesota prisoners tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
More than 275,000 new infections were detected in January, but omicron has not caused as many hospitalizations and deaths, due in part to Minnesota's COVID-19 vaccination rate of 64.7%.
Board said a Beltrami County jail inmate suffered from medical neglect that led to his death.
New cases had been falling last month after residents received COVID-19 vaccine boosters