COVID-19 could potentially infect 2.4 million in Minnesota
March 26, 2020
Up to 2.4 million Minnesotans could become infected with COVID-19, according to disease modeling conducted by state and university public health experts.
The stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday won't necessarily bring down the number of infections. But researchers said the peak of the pandemic could be pushed back by several weeks, preserving limited health care resources while Minnesota struggles to get more masks, ventilators and testing supplies.