MDH reports 3 COVID cases related to Duluth Trump rally, 1 to Biden visit |

MDH reports 3 COVID cases related to Duluth Trump rally, 1 to Biden visit

Updated: October 12, 2020 05:33 PM

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday that three cases of COVID-19 are related to President Trump's rally in Duluth.

However, Director of Infectious Disease Kris Ehresmann said two of the three cases were in the same household, so MDH does not yet classify the Trump rally as an outbreak. 

MDH officials also noted one case connected to Joe Biden's September visit to Duluth. 

The health department also updated the numbers of coronavirus cases related to President Trump's Sept. 18 rally in Bemidji. Ehresmann said 12 total cases have been reported among people who attended the rally. Another four cases are related to a counterprotest at the same time for a total of 16 connected to Sept. 18 events in Bemidji. 

Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said the state is on its fifth consecutive day of over 1,000 new cases. The positivity rate remains at 5%. 

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