Coronavirus Response

Minnesota reports 510 new COVID-19 cases and 33 deaths

BY: - May 27, 2020

More than 22,400 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 932 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The totals reported Wednesday include 510 new cases and 33 deaths. More than 6,600 tests were completed between Monday and Tuesday. Approximately 216,532 Minnesotans have been tested for COVID-19. Of the 22,464 people who have […]

Minnesota reports 652 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths

BY: - May 26, 2020

More than 21,900 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 899 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The totals reported Tuesday include 652 new cases and 18 deaths. More than 5,800 tests were completed between Sunday and Monday. Approximately 209,898 Minnesotans have been tested for COVID-19. Of the 21,960 people who have […]

Minnesota’s unemployment rate tops 8%

BY: - May 21, 2020

Minnesota’s unemployment rate rose to just over 8% in April, up from 2.9% the month before, as workers face sweeping job cuts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That means 249,453 Minnesotans were jobless in April, according to data released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The new figures are the first look […]

Minnesota reports 32 more COVID-19 deaths, a new single-day high

BY: - May 21, 2020

Minnesota reported 32 deaths from COVID-19 between Tuesday and Wednesday — the highest number of deaths in a 24-hour period during the pandemic. Across the state, 809 people have died from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus since the state confirmed its first case on March 6, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. […]

Outdoor dining allowed starting June 1 in Minnesota; salons to reopen with limitations

BY: - May 21, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz announced Minnesota restaurants will be allowed to re-open for outdoor dining starting June 1, Wednesday. Salons and barber shops will also be able to resume business at limited capacity, as part of Walz’s plan to gradually ease the restrictions implemented as part of the state’s COVID-19 response. All businesses will have to […]

Minnesota reports 645 new COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths

BY: - May 20, 2020

More than 17,600 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 777 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The totals reported Monday include 645 new cases and 29 deaths. More than 5,500 tests were completed between Monday and Tuesday. Approximately 167,338 Minnesotans have been tested for COVID-19. Of the 17,670 people who have […]

Data: Women, Black Minnesotans, young people are getting worst of pandemic economy

BY: - May 20, 2020

Women, Black people and young Minnesotans are suffering the worst of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis of recent state unemployment data.  These workers are likely to feel long-term psychological and financial effects from unemployment, raising concerns that the current crisis could worsen Minnesota’s existing economic disparities. More than 650,000 […]

Minnesota reports 705 new COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths

BY: - May 18, 2020

More than 16,300 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 731 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The totals reported Monday include 704 new cases and nine deaths. More than 6,000 tests were completed between Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 156,606 Minnesotans have been tested for COVID-19. Of the 16,372 people who have […]

Minnesota reports 808 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths

BY: - May 15, 2020

More than 14,200 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 683 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The totals reported Friday include 808 new cases and 20 deaths. More than 5,900 tests were completed between Wednesday and Thursday, the second-highest daily total since the state announced in late April a plan to […]

Minnesota will be recovering from COVID-19 for years

BY: , , and - May 15, 2020

It seems like this has been going on forever. On March 6, I wrote the following in our newsletter, Daily Reformer:  With Super Tuesday over we turn our attention to the most important event happening in American politics: COVID-19. The reason I say that is because of its economic effects, which are already massive, and […]

Minnesota’s COVID-19 testing reaches new single-day high

BY: - May 14, 2020

Minnesota’s COVID-19 testing reached a new daily high Wednesday, with 6,717 tests completed for a total of 128,752, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Testing hadn’t increased as much as officials hoped in recent weeks, since the state announced in late April a plan to test up to 20,000 Minnesotans daily through a joint […]

New COVID-19 modeling projects more deaths, earlier peak in Minnesota

BY: - May 14, 2020

Minnesota researchers released new modeling Wednesday that projects a range of 16,000 to 44,000 COVID-19 deaths over 12 months of the pandemic. The updated model projects higher mortality and an earlier peak in Minnesota than initial figures, based on the state’s rising death total and updated data about the effectiveness of mitigation efforts. Researchers also […]