Coronavirus: Gov. Tim Walz To Announce New Measures Tuesday

William Bornhoft
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TWIN CITIES, MN — Gov. Tim Walz Tuesday will discuss the "next steps" in Minnesota's response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The announcement will come as the state sees a spike in virus cases and deaths.

The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday reported 19 COVID-19 deaths and 3,930 new cases. A total of 2,675 Minnesotans have died from the virus since March.

Dr. Saugar Maripuri, a nephrologist for Hennepin Healthcare, is among those in the medical field asking Walz to place new restrictions on public gatherings. Maripuri says the state is at a "tipping point" for hospital capacity.

It's not clear how drastic or wide-ranging any new restrictions from the governor's office will be.

Walz Monday called on all Minnesotas to get tested for COVID-19 as the state opened more facilities.

Walz will address the state live at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Patch will carry a livestream of the speech.

This article originally appeared on the Southwest Minneapolis Patch