The number of COVID-19 cases in the state is trending in the right direction. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm:

“We’re certainly happy to be ending this difficult 2020 with decreasing case counts in the last several weeks. Though they are at high levels are case growth is down a full 68-percent from the peak in mid-November.”

Wednesday MDH reported 66 new deaths from COVID-19 and 2,019 positive COVID-19 tests.