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May 4 decision looms for Gov. Tim Walz as testing ramps up


April 28, 2020

Richard Tsong-Taatarii – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Patients including Alma Lopez lined up to get tested for Covid-19 at the People's Center Clinics & Services in Minneapolis.

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.


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