The state’s adult obesity rate stayed at 30.1-percent between 2018 and 2019.

“Minnesota has remained stable for the last two years, we’ve only seen very slight increases over the last several years I would add that Minnesota remains below the national average, and below our neighboring states as well.”

That’s the good news says the state Health Department’s, Kristine Igo. The bad news is that nearly one-third of Minnesotans remain at higher risk for suffering more severe symptoms and death if they catch COVID-19 due to obesity. Igo says the national adult obesity rate was 31.4-percent last year.