New COVID-19 cases are up dramatically over the past month in all age groups 30 and older. But the most recent data show a concerning rise in the number of new cases among Minnesotans ages 60 and older. It’s not clear why. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm:

“These numbers clearly show despite what we wish was the case COVID-19 is still a big and growing problem in Minnesota. What we’ve seen happen in Wisconsin, and pretty much every state around us is a cautionary example of how quickly things can get even worse when a state is seeing uncontrolled community transmission.”

And starting Saturday, visitors will be allowed in nursing homes and assisted living facilities that have not had a COVID-19 exposure in the last 14 days. Another requirement for opening nursing homes is if there’s low to medium virus transmission in the county.