157 people have been newly admitted to Minnesota hospitals with COVID-19 in the last three days. Kris Ehresman with the Minnesota Department of Health says that total will likely keep going up.

“Unfortunately, I just think it’s going to keep increasing,” said Ehresman. “I think we’re seeing a ripple effect from our increased cases earlier this month.”

Wednesday marked the first day there have been more than three hundred Minnesotans in the hospital with COVID-19 since June 27th.