Walz says Minnesota will report a record 56 COVID-19 deaths

Gov. Tim Walz says Minnesota health officials will report a record 56 new deaths from COVID-19 when they release updated figures Wednesday.

Minnesota’s previous record was 36 deaths, reported Friday.

Additionally, last week, the Minnesota Department of Health reported the seven-day testing positivity rate was nearing 10%.

The governor made the comments a day after imposing new restrictions on bars, restaurants and gatherings to slow the spread.

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He warned that Minnesota is approaching the worst phase of the pandemic and that conditions will get dramatically worse unless people change their behavior.

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