ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz says the state is at a “tipping point” when it comes to the coronavirus as the number of positive cases continues to climb and that people must take precautions or risk a return to more restrictions on daily life in Minnesota.
Walz and state health officials are worried about the upcoming Labor Day holiday as people get together and the effect that could have on the number of COVID-19 cases. They’re urging Minnesotans to stay vigilant, wear masks, and socially distance even at informal gatherings with friends and family.
Over the past week, Minnesota has seen its number of active, confirmed cases reach a record high.
Since the pandemic began, the state has had a total of 78,966 positive coronavirus cases and 1,847 deaths, that include 10 new deaths and 856 new cases reported today (Friday).