MDH says the number of new COVID-19 cases declined for the third straight day Monday. Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcom says it’s been nearly two months since the state has seen an increase as low as  Monday’s.

“The last time we had case growth this low was April 26th,” said Malcom. “That day we had 214 cases in 2200 cases. Yesterday we had 230 cases in a volume of five thousand tests.”

Malcom says the overall hospitalization rate is the lowest since April 24th and the ICU rate in the lowest in over a month.

“COVID hospitalizations have declined for six straight days and ICU rates have declined or been stable for four straight days,” said Malcom. “This is an encouraging sign of stability.”

The state reported six COVID-19 deaths Monday, the lowest daily death total since April 12th.