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Only 4 Minnesota counties have COVID-19 infection rates that allow hybrid learning

52 counties have exceeded 100 cases per 10,000 residents.
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There are 87 counties in Minnesota and the latest weekly report for infection rates from the state health department reveals that 83 counties are now exceeding the rates that call for distance learning for all grade levels. 

School districts select learning models based on 14-day infection rates per 10,000 residents in a given county. As seen in the table below, 50+ cases per 10,000 residents puts districts in the distance learning for all category. The only counties not at that threshold are: 

  • Cook: 41.42 cases per 10,000 residents
  • Koochiching: 47.45
  • Lake of the Woods: 47.26
  • Watonwan: 47.49

As you can see, all four are very close to the 50 or more threshold. 

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Even more evident of Minnesota's worsening COVID-19 crisis is that there are 52 counties with more than 100 cases per 10,000 residents. There were only 18 counties at the 100 or greater mark in last week's report. 

Three counties are actually higher than 200 cases per 10,000 residents:

  • Polk: 234.88 cases per 10,000 residents
  • Roseau: 201.14
  • Benton: 201.11

Here are the infection rates for the seven-county metro:

  • Anoka: 138.96 (up from 76.27 last week)
  • Carver: 78.57 (up from 40.33 last week)
  • Dakota: 90.12 (up from 49.59 last week)
  • Hennepin: 90.37 (up from 51.37 last week)
  • Ramsey: 87.50 (up from 50.12 last week)
  • Scott: 110.90 (up from 61.59 last week)
  • Washington: 118.90 (up from 86.49 last week)

You can see the full list of Minnesota's 87 counties and their infection rates per 10,000 residents dating back to May right here.

"Any increase in case incidence can represent a greater risk, but schools may consider a 14-day case rate of 10 or more cases per 10,000 to be an elevated risk of disease transmission within the local community, especially when the level of cases per week is sustained or increasing over time," the state health department says.

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