COVID-19 hits hard at Minnesota’s long-term care facilities

April 22, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Health officials say the vast majority of Minnesota’s COVID-19 deaths are cases associated with long-term care facilities.

As of Tuesday, officials say, 113 of the 160 Minnesota residents confirmed to have died from the coronavirus were connected one way or another with long-term care facilities such as nursing homes.

Fourteen of the 17 new deaths reported Tuesday were among residents of those facilities.

The department also reported 97 new confirmed cases Tuesday to boost the state’s total to 2,576.

It was the first time since last Tuesday that Minnesota recorded fewer than 100 new cases.