But for the more than 3,000 families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19, it wasn't a choice.
"This is a sad development, but it is not a surprising development". The previous record of 72 was reported November 18th and 24th. There have been 378,082 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 95% of total cases. "We know that more cases leads to more hospitalizations and deaths, and today's news reinforces that tragic pattern", Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said in a statement.
The state on Friday reported 5,704 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus out of 55,575 tests. The county met the same 4 out of 7 indicators that it met last week. "The efforts we make each day make a difference".
See the full Minnesota COVID-19 situation update here.
The province's death count is now up to 384.
And, it brought a public statement from the state's highest-ranking public health official on a day her office is closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
"It's clear that we are in the most unsafe public health moment that we've experienced since 1918", Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said on his podcast Wednesday.
According to MDH, the newly reported positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Friday moved the state's total to 295,001 cases since pandemic record-keeping began.
A new local electoral area report has also revealed which areas have the highest 14-day incidence rates.
Almost 13 million people in the United States have or have had the coronavirus and more than 264,000 people have died from the infection.
Minnesota has recorded 3,476 deaths since COVID-19 was first spread to the state nearly nine months ago. Seventy-three schools were added to that list this week.
There were 1,910 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today and yesterday combined, for an average of 955 daily cases each day.