Deaths in Minnesota long-term care drop tenfold
Early on, many of Minnesota's 1,700 senior care communities were caught unprepared for the pandemic.
July 22, 2020
Deaths in the state's long-term care facilities have dropped tenfold since the Minnesota Health Department introduced a five-point plan to address the growth in COVID-19 outbreaks.
"The downward trend we've seen is very encouraging," said Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm. But she cautioned that COVID-19 still presents challenges.
"It is frankly inevitable that there will be more cases in long term care," she said.