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Minnesota achieves COVID-19 testing 'moonshot' goal


Kristin Anderson, a medic with the Minnesota Air National Guard's 133rd Medical Group, administered a free COVID-19 test to Jimmie Turner, 65, of Stillwater in May.

Gov. Tim Walz lauded Minnesota on Monday for reaching its "moonshot" testing goal to closely track the spread of COVID-19, but he warned that everything from mask-wearing in public to social distancing in bars will be needed to see the state through this pandemic.

While Minnesota isn't seeing the rapid growth in COVID-19 occurring right now in other states, Walz said he is concerned because of the recent outbreaks related to crowded bars and the gatherings over the upcoming holiday weekend that could spread the coronavirus that causes the infectious disease.

"We're going to have to learn to live with and manage COVID-19 for quite some time," he said.


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