Health Officials in Minnesota said Thursday that the number of confirmed cases in the state has jumped to 346 and includes the state’s second death.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued a stay at home order to begin throughout the state starting on Friday and last for two weeks.
He says the restrictions are needed to buy time to build up the state’s capacity to handle a flood of infections.
People will still be allowed to go to grocery stores, their doctor’s office and buy gasoline, but the Governor extended his order closing bars and restaurants to May 1st. Schools will implement distance learning beginning Monday.
Thursday’s report indicated that 134 patients who no longer needed to be isolated and the total approximate number of completed tests was 12,950 as of yesterday.