Anoka County funeral outbreak, death in 20s show risks remain


Pandemic measures remained low in Minnesota on Friday, but a cluster of infections traced to a funeral and the state’s 14th COVID-19 death of someone in their 20s underscored the continued risks.

The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday reported 249 more infections with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and three more deaths, including someone age 20 to 24 from Itasca County. The additions raise pandemic totals to 607,524 infections and 7,635 deaths in Minnesota, which also reported an uptick in the positivity rate of diagnostic testing from a low of 1.1% on June 28 to 1.6%.

Infections and large group outbreaks had been declining in the state for the past three months — with more than 3.1 million eligible Minnesotans 12 and older receiving…

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