Nine COVID-19 cases associated with Trump Bemidji rally, MDH says

BEMIDJI, MN - SEPTEMBER 18: Supporters gather before President Donald Trump arrives for a rally at the Bemidji Regional Airport on September 18, 2020 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Trump and challenger, Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice Preside (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

State health officials have identified nine cases of COVID-19 associated with President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Bemidji, Minnesota last month.  

Minnesota Department of Health Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann said Friday that at least nine people who have tested positive for COVID-19 reported attending the Sept. 18 rally, which was held in an airport hangar with most of the attendees being outdoors. 

Two of the nine cases were hospitalized, with one of them in the intensive care unit. 

As of Friday, Minnesota has seen a total of 109,312 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic.