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With ICU beds full, patients wait hours.
Health care workers, those in long-term care likely to go front of line, panel says.
Sixty-one more COVID-19 deaths and 5,371 new lab-confirmed infections were reported in Minnesota on Friday. Key indicators of the course of the pandemic suggest a dip in the fall surge.
Minnesota has one of nation's highest new infection rates, but it is declining.
Local public health agencies could opt to shorten 14-day quarantines to 10 days if people have no symptoms.
Positivity rate of diagnostic testing continues to decline, but health officials remain concerned over viral transmission on Thanksgiving.
Hennepin Healthcare offers daily contact with health care providers to reassure patients at home during their infections.
Declines in new infection rates in the Dakotas and Wisconsin could be an indicator of progress in the pandemic in Minnesota as well.
Although some indicators have inched down from highs earlier in November, health officials echoed warnings about a continued COVID-19 surge and said the state could face restrictions for the Christmas holiday.
Heartbreak and loss are realities in the "red zone," the ICU wing designated at Mercy Hospital for critically ill COVID-19 patients.