May 4 decision looms for Gov. Tim Walz as testing ramps up
April 28, 2020
Gov. Tim Walz faces a key decision this week about whether to lift a stay-at-home order for a COVID-19 pandemic that is proving most deadly for long-term care residents, gumming up food production and spreading at a rate that nobody yet comprehends.
The death toll from COVID-19 reached 286 in Minnesota on Monday, but 223 involved long-term care facilities residents - who remain at greatest risk from the coronavirus infection due to age and existing health problems. Half of the COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the last seven days.