Minnesota in ‘desperate and dangerous place’ with COVID-19 – StarTribune.com

The Minnesota Department of Health reported a record 8,703 new cases Saturday, a one-day tally that surpassed the previous record by nearly 1,500.

Health officials stressed the skyrocketing count wasn’t due to a backlog or some other reporting anomaly, but rather, the rapid spread of a virus that will likely produce rising death counts and hospitalizations for weeks to come.

“These are the unvarnished numbers for today and reflect the very desperate and dangerous place we are at in Minnesota,” Kris Ehresmann, the state’s director for infectious diseases, said Saturday in a statement.

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