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Minnesota weighs new strategies to slow COVID-19 in long-term care


April 22, 2020

Glen Stubbe - Star Tribune

"As much as we are rightly focusing on long-term care, this is still a broad population-wide risk," said Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, shown earlier this month.

State health officials are stepping up support to long-term care facilities, which have suffered 113 of Minnesota's 160 COVID-19 deaths, but urged people not to be complacent about the broader risks.

The concentration of deaths in older and sicker long-term care residents reflects the lower circulation of the virus under the statewide stay-at-home order and the preservation of hospital services that are saving lives in lower-risk cases, said Jan Malcolm, state health commissioner.


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