State officials have theories but don’t know for certain why Minnesota logged its highest daily jump in COVID-19 hospitalizations yesterday (Tues), up 57 to a total of 545. State Health Department’s Kris Ehresmann says they’ve seen some cases where people initially have milder symptoms that become more severe later on:

“We had some higher numbers of cases reported last week, so days with much higher numbers of cases, it could just be function of that. But I can’t say for certain — but that is certainly something to consider.”

New numbers come out later this morning (11am).