Monday (3/23) update: Minnesota coronavirus count climbs to 169; Walz activates National Guard

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota health officials say the state now has 169 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus.

The latest figure Sunday morning is up 32 from a day earlier.

So far the state has recorded one death, a Ramsey County person in their 80s who had underlying medical conditions.

Gov. Tim Walz has activated the National Guard to move personal protective equipment from Camp Ripley near Little Falls to a state warehouse in St. Paul.

Many hospitals and medical workers have complained about a shortage of such gear.