Health officials: 87 monkeypox cases so far in Minnesota, 2 in South Dakota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Thursday reported 87 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the state, as they offered an update on a viral infection that has aroused concern around the globe.

The state has had fewer cases so far than than the 108 Michigan but more than Wisconsin’s 43 and Iowa’s 15, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. South Dakota has reported two cases.

Most of Minnesota’s cases have come in the metropolitan area, and most are in men. Three of Minnesota’s cases led to hospitalizations.


August 19, 2022