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Virus-related hospitalizations climb as the overall case rate drops in Olmsted County and several other Southeast Minnesota counties.
Olmsted County sees slight dip, but case rate remains high, regardless of having the state's second-highest vaccination rate.
Counties surrounding Olmsted remain areas of medium COVID transmission status under federal guidelines.
Olmsted County sees slight uptick as hospitalization rate remains steady with reduced severe cases.
Much of the region also saw an increase in the number reported COVID-related hospitalizations to 13.4 per 100,000, which increased most counties to medium transmission status.
Weekly federal reports show new cases and hospitalization rates return to lowest category after a couple weeks of fluctuation.

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“It’s clear that monkeypox has come to Minnesota,” said state Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield. “While our current cases are associated with travel outside Minnesota, we expect we will soon see cases among people who have no travel history or contact with someone who did, indicating that spread within social networks in Minnesota is occurring.”
Increase in cases and hospitalization rates are seen through most of the Southeast Minnesota region.
Officials identified the case through initial testing at the state public health laboratory on Saturday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on final confirmation.

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