Minnesota COVID-19 toll rises, but predicted impact falls
April 7, 2020
Gov. Tim Walz hinted Monday that he plans to extend the current stay-at-home order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Minnesota, but with a tailored approach that allows some businesses to resume normal operations.
While cases of COVID-19 continue to increase - with 30 deaths and 986 confirmed cases in the state so far - Walz said there are encouraging signs, including a confirmed case rate of around 17 per 100,000 people in Minnesota that is lowest among all states.