“An encouraging trend,” says state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm about COVID-related hospitalizations at their lowest level in Minnesota (452) since May 12th — and Malcolm points to “pretty stable” hospital usage, particularly in I-C-U. But Health Department infectious disease expert Kris Ehresmann says on the other side…

…”We also are concerned because we have seen deaths in healthy younger adults, and so that is very sobering.”

The number of COVID patients in I-C-U has been relatively steady or fallen since the end of May.