Minnesota elective surgeries, care to resume next week


Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz put his mask back on at the conclusion of a news conference Tuesday.

Hospital leaders hailed Tuesday's announcement by Gov. Tim Walz to lift a suspension of elective surgeries, even as they faced their busiest day yet in the COVID-19 pandemic and anticipate a surge of more patients soon.

While the suspension preserved masks and other supplies for caregivers treating COVID-19 patients, it has allowed other medical problems to fester in patients whose heart conditions have worsened and whose cancers have gone unscreened.



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