Minnesota Trump Rally Led to Nine Coronavirus Cases: State Health Department

Minnesota Trump Rally Led to Nine Coronavirus Cases: State Health Department

Officials from Minnesota’s Health Department confirmed Friday that the state’s surge in coronavirus cases includes nine that have been linked to a rally President Trump held in the state on Sept. 18, the Duluth News Tribune reported.

Two individuals required hospitalization while one needed intensive care.

Trump held a rally last month in an airport hanger in Bemidji, a town in the northern part of the state. Despite the lack of social distancing at these events, the Trump campaign has continued to hold them. The president has planned an in-person event at the White House on Saturday and plans on heading to Florida for a rally on Monday.

The last White House gathering was the nomination ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett in the Rose Garden, which turned out to be a super-spreader event, leading to more than a dozen positive tests among those in attendance, including President Trump himself.

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.