State Health officials remained concerned about COVID trending in the wrong direction as the Delta variant becomes more widespread. Kris Ehresmann with the state Health Department says the COVID positivity rate is inching toward a five-percent “caution” threshold…

“Fully vaccinated people are much, much, much, much, much less likely to develop the illness. 99.8% of our vaccinated population has not developed COVID.”

As of last week, the COVID-19 positivity rate in Minnesota reached four-point-nine percent. Ehresmann says it’s been more than three months since the state’s positivity rate was over five percent.