Here is How COVID-19 Instances Are Climbing In Minnesota In contrast To The Nation

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2022-01-30

The Omicron variant drove new daily cases of COVID-19 in the United States to new highs. Cases are now declining across much of the country. Over the past week, there have been an average of 191.0 new daily cases of the virus per 100,000 Americans, up from an average of 231.9 new daily cases per 100,000 the week before.

In total, approximately 71,813,000 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the United States since the first known infection was identified on January 21, 2020.

Bucking the national trend, new cases are increasing every day in Minnesota. Over the past week, the state averaged 295.4 new daily cases of the coronavirus per 100,000 people, compared with 113.0 new daily cases per 100,000 people the week before.

Nationwide, the average number of new daily infections has increased in 17 states in the past week. Of all states, Minnesota reported the second-largest increase in average new infections per day over the past week.

The current average daily infection rate in Minnesota is the third highest of any 50 states.