Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says they continue to monitor the surge in COVID-19 cases in other parts of the country where re-openings happened much faster. She says here in Minnesota:
“We’ve taken a pretty measured approach to re-opening in phases and we’re not as wide open as some of the states that are having the more significant outbreaks. So we’re definitely mindful of the speed of with which those trajectories can change.”
The test positivity rate in Minnesota is currently 4.7%, and Malcolm said when it gets to 5% for more than five days in a row, they start to get concerned that it could be climbing back up. 499 new coronavirus cases were reported Monday.