Minnesota health officials say teens are fueling a slight uptick in COVID-19 activity. A report released yesterday showed an increase in the state positivity rate of diagnostic testing to three-point-nine-percent. The Minnesota Department of Health has reported close to seven-thousand more diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in a seven-day period that ended yesterday, and ten percent involved teens 15 to 19 years old. Officials say the risk of transmission increased earlier this year with the return to in-person classes and youth sports activities.
Lower-Risk Teens Fueling Slight COVID-19 Increase In Minnesota
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-18T07:01:52-05:00March 18th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!