New cases of COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Minnesota.  Kris Ehresmann with the Minnesota Department of Health says the delta variant is responsible for about 75-percent of the new cases:

“Our concern is for some of these regions of the state where there is lower vaccination that…that will be kind of the fuel for a potential fire with increased spread and caused by the variants.”

Minnesota’s hospitals were caring for 109 COVID-19 patients on Monday. That’s the highest number since June 23rd. Over the past week, an average of 99 people have been treated for COVID-19 complications each day.