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Gov. Walz: Minnesota should expect COVID winter, not blizzard

Governor says pandemic could last longer in Minnesota.


March 19, 2020

David Joles – Star Tribune

Traffic and pedestrians along Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis were few on Wednesday as state health officials continue to ask people to stay home, especially the sick.

The breadth of the COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota became clearer Wednesday, as state authorities disclosed that 77 confirmed illnesses included 16 counties, 13 health care workers, nine school workers, one school-aged individual, and one state legislative staffer.

All of the health care workers were likely infected by the novel coronavirus that causes the illness during out-of-state travel, rather than during treatment of COVID-19 patients. State officials nonetheless said these cases reflect the urgent need for Minnesotans to follow public health guidelines that protect themselves and the health care workers who will be counted on if cases of COVID-19 surge.


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Last updated: March 18, 2020

Source: Minnesota Department of Health


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