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Minnesota health officials hoping for COVID-19 wake-up call – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Officials said the latest figures suggest an actual increase in viral spread with an increase in socializing. And temps will soon drive more Minnesotans indoors…

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State health officials hope a sobering week of COVID-19 growth in Minnesota will shake people out of the “mitigation fatigue” that has some people ditching masks, gathering close for happy hour, and increasing their risk of viral transmission.
In the seven-day period ending Friday, the state Department of Health reported more than 8,500 new lab-confirmed infections and a tally of 91 COVID-19 deaths — a mortality figure the state hasn’t seen since the end of the pandemic’s first surge in June.

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