It has now been over a month since Minnesota reported double-digit COVID-19 deaths in a single day. Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcom says there are a variety of reasons for the decreased COVID mortality rate.

“The systematic improvements that have been made in the long-term care sector on increasing protocols and dialing in rapid control has definitely helped,” said Malcom. “Clinical care has also improved as treating physicians have learned more about best protocols and better care regarding oxygen therapy.”

MDH reported two COVID-19 deaths on Monday, matching July 13th and July 27th as the lowest single-day totals since the state reported zero deaths on April 13th.