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Resurgent COVID-19 races through Minnesota senior homes spared in the spring


November 25, 2020

Jerry Holt – Star Tribune

Katherine Berg with husband Brian Berg and grandkids Cullen Beeler, 8, and Laney Beeler, 5, blew a kiss to her mom, 99-year-old Eleanor Murray, who is staying at the Prairie Senior Cottages in Isanti, Minn.

The coronavirus is surging back into Minnesota's senior homes, with facilities running desperately short of the one resource they cannot go without - staff.

Across the state, a second wave of coronavirus cases is raging through nursing homes and assisted-living facilities that escaped the first wave of outbreaks this spring, once again threatening older adults who are most at risk of dying from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus.

Nearly 11,000 residents have tested positive for the new coronavirus, with one out of five dying from COVID-19 complications.


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