Minnesota health officials expressed concern about the state’s rising COVID-19 positivity rate on Wednesday. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says they track the seven-day average of COVID-19 tests coming back positive every day. On Wednesday it was 4.8%, up from 4.7% the day before, and up from 4.4% a week ago.

“So you can see with the testing positivity rate, definite trend upwards there. Not at a super accelerating rate, but still a steady progression up in terms of our test positivity rate.”

MDH has said previously that it will be concerning if the rate goes to 5% for more than five days in a row.