On-campus Case Rate Low as We Enter Finals Week; Cases and Hospitalizations Continue to Decline Statewide

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In the final week of the Fall 2020 semester, Augsburg’s on-campus case student case rate remains low. As always, because of the standard delay in positive test reports, additional cases may be confirmed for prior weeks.

Augsburg’s weekly case rate trends in the past two months have largely reflected the increases and declines statewide.  Given the data available to date (see December 16 Twitter posts from MPR’s David Montgomery), statewide case rates appear to have peaked in the second half of November.

Trends in cases, hospitalizations, and COVID-19-related deaths in the state will likely inform decision from the State of Minnesota about public health restrictions beyond the December 18 end date of the Minnesota Governor’s November 21 executive order (see November 23 COVID-19 Status Blog post for additional information). These changes are expected to be announced the afternoon of December 16.