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When COVID-19 case counts fall, doctors and public health officials say the importance of finding and isolating asymptomatic carriers will re-emerge as a top priority for ending the pandemic.
None of the claims that have been paid so far are from the state's largest meat-processing plants, where some of the Minnesota's biggest workplace outbreaks occurred.
Minnesota has seen 18 cases of the U.K. variant, two cases of the Brazil variant, and no cases of the South Africa variant, according to CDC data.
Minnesota saw 250% increase over prior year.
N95 respirators. Rubber gloves. Rapid test kits and swabs. Special syringes. To boost production, the Biden administration plans to use a wartime law that prioritizes federal contracts.
The number of people working in health care — Minnesota's largest industry by worker head count — has dropped 10,000 since the start of the year.
The manufacturer of a test used at community testing sites across the state says the test may offer an important clue that a more infectious COVID strain is present.
Starting this month, the Minnesota Department of Health is eliminating nasal-swab testing at its 20 "barrier-free" COVID-19 testing sites, and moving to collecting only saliva samples. The state's at-home tests will remain saliva-based.
Seen as the pandemic's possible "next wave"; experts offer ways to help.
Supply Link officials said they were conducting an investigation to determine who was behind the fake masks.