Minnesota records first COVID-19 death in a child

July 20, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota has recorded its first coronavirus-related death in a child.

Health officials say the child was a 9-month-old in Clay County who had no existing health conditions. Clay County is in western Minnesota, bordering North Dakota and the Fargo area. 

The news comes as Gov. Tim Walz ponders whether to reopen schools in the fall.

Also Monday, Minnesota investigators announced they have sent warning letters to 14 bars and restaurants that were found to be in violation of Walz’s order allowing for the safe reopening of businesses during the pandemic.

Those in violation could have to pay fines or lose their liquor license.