The restrictions announced Tuesday are an attempt to curb the spread of a pandemic that has already killed 2,698 Minnesotans even as the state is on pace for its deadliest month yet.
Nineteen more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday.
Minnesota has now reported more than 30 deaths from COVID-19 in four of the last five days, and a total of 199 deaths in the first eight days of November.
The DFL is expected to retain the state House, while close races in St. Cloud, Rochester and Austin could determine whether the GOP retains its slim majority in the Minnesota Senate.
The Minnesota Department of Health said the number of positive cases in the state is up 2,948 from Sunday’s count, based on 37,429 new tests.
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The number of positive cases is up 2,867 from Wednesday’s count — a new single-day record — and is based on 27,769 new tests.
The state Senate district that includes Austin and Albert Lea is one of few in Greater Minnesota that Republicans don’t control.
Minnesota Department of Health said Monday that four more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, while the number of positives is up 1,570 from Sunday’s count.
The Minnesota Department of Health said Sunday the number of new cases is up 1,680 from Saturday’s count, based on 34,488 new tests.
Though more than half the state’s population lives in the Twin Cities metro, residents in Greater Minnesota are currently making up a larger share of people dying of coronavirus.
“Place is becoming a political identity now, ” says the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Cynthia Rugeley.
“We are deeply saddened and alarmed by these numbers, but frankly not surprised to see this happening,” said Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported five more deaths, and 1,627 new COVID-19 cases, on Monday.
MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm told reporters Friday she is “ deeply worried” about the new case numbers.
On paper, the contest between DFLer Kent Eken and GOP nominee Mark Larson for a crucial Moorhead-area state Senate seat should be competitive. So why has the race been so quiet?
Two DFLers asked to be removed from a list of more than 120 candidates who said they would fight efforts to mirror regulations written by other states, including the California rules Gov. Tim Walz hopes to adopt on cleaner-burning cars and electric vehicles.