Answering more of your questions on COVID-19

A person wearing a face mask, goggles, gloves and gown holds a swab.
Nursing assistant Shenetta Blanchard administers COVID-19 tests Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at the drive thru or walk up testing site at North Memorial Health Specialty Center in Robbinsdale. The site is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
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A lot has changed since Gov. Tim Walz first issued a peacetime emergency in response to COVID-19.

There have been over 65,000 cases confirmed in Minnesota since the pandemic began.

Young Minnesotans between ages 20-29 have the highest number of cases within a single age group.

However, around three quarters of the state’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths have been among people in assisted living or long-term care facilities.

What does the latest science tell us about what to expect in the coming months?

Monday at 9 a.m., MPR News guest host Stephanie Curtis and two guests opened the phone lines to answer your questions about COVID-19’s impact in Minnesota.

Guests:

Dr. David Hilden is vice president of medical affairs at Hennepin Healthcare.
M. Kumi Smith is an assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota.


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