Over the weekend Minnesota surpassed two-thousand total deaths attributed to COVID-19 by the Minnesota Department of Health. After reaching one-thousand deaths in late May, it has taken nearly four months to record another thousand deaths in the state. M-D-H Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann was hesitant to call the slowdown in the death-rate a win.

“I think we want to acknowledge the positive, but I think people need to realize that COVID did not magically go away or get to be a better virus over the span of the last few months.”

M-D-H data shows the survival rate for those with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Minnesota remains nearly 98-percent.