Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. This infectious disease is being studied and new information and updates are currently being released. The information in the report card is provided from November and December 2020. Information is released daily regarding cases, deaths, and current vaccinations on the MDH website. 


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Native American and Indigenous people have the highest hospitalization rate of any race. Of all who test positive for COVID-19 in these populations, 15% were hospitalized (Nov. 2020).

More information about COVID-19 can be found on the MDH and CDC websites.