Minnesota COVID-19 stories show personal tragedies, larger trends
April 15, 2020
Near the end of her battle with COVID-19, Gloria Hays was hanging on, even though the infection combined with asthma made the 89-year-old woman unresponsive and unable to speak.
Her youngest daughter wasn't allowed to visit Hays in her isolation at a Plymouth memory care center, but had a worker bring a phone to her mother's ear: "We love you. So many are there with you," Ava McKnight recalled telling her mom. "If you're waiting for us to visit, we can't. Let go in your own time."