The number of positive COVID-19 cases across the state continues to rise. Yesterday the department of health reported just over 700- hundred new cases. MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm says while they’re glad COVID-19 cases haven’t skyrocketed to the degree we’ve seen in other states:

“At the same time we haven’t seen a decrease either we’ve hit a plateau at a very high level of daily cases and that rate has increased just in the last week or so.”

The average testing totals are between 11 and 17 thousand a day.