“We have a lot of COVID right now.   It is raining COVID.”

…State Epidemiologist Doctor Ruth Lynfield as the Minnesota Department of Health reports COVID cases are trending younger.  Lynfield says last week there were about about 150 new cases per day in schools — but this week…

“We had more than 600 cases to report on Monday and yesterday (Tues) had 500 cases — so this is on the way up.”

The state’s case-positive rate is 7.1 percent — the highest since mid-April — and COVID cases in the I-C-U are also highest since then.   Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says so far 153 COVID cases, including four hospitalizations, have been directly tied to the Minnesota State Fair.