Some positive numbers are being reported when it comes to COVID-19 in the state of Minnesota. Jan Malcom, director of the state department of health, says one of the key metrics is how fast cases double.

“We’re happy to note Minnesota is seeing cases double at a slower rate than we anticipated,” said Malcom. “In the early part of March, we were seeing cases double every one to two days. Now we’re seeing cases double every eight days. This is good news.”

Malcom says that’s proof the social distancing and other mitigation efforts are working. She encourages all Minnesotans to keep up the good albeit difficult effort. Monday, Governor Walz reported the Center for Disease Control said Minnesota had the lowest per capita rate in the nation when it comes to coronavirus infections. Walz says 17 people for one hundred thousand have been infected in the state.