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Coronavirus: Gov. Tim Walz to provide update at Monday press conference

He will be joined by, among others, Ecolab CEO Doug Baker.

Gov. Tim Walz will provide his latest update on his administration's response to the COVID-19 outbreak at a Monday press conference.

It was just three days ago that the governor gave his last press conference, and Walz usually uses the live broadcasts to announce new measures in the state's fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, he is being joined by Doug Baker, the CEO of St. Paul-based Ecolab, with whom Walz will discuss "the ways public-private partnerships have strengthened Minnesota’s response to COVID-19."

The Walz Administration has been looking to collaborate with some of the state's major companies, with Ecolab for example having significantly increased production of its hand sanitizer products during the pandemic.

Since Walz's last press conference, Minnesota's coronavirus deaths have risen from 111 to 134, and the number of cases has risen from 2,071 to 2,356. Updated figures will be provided at 11 a.m., though Monday's figures tend to be lower than other days due to less testing over the weekend.

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The past few days have seen the number of cases grow in the outbreak at JBS USA in Worthington, as well as more than 40 residents being moved out of a Wayzata care home due to an outbreak among residents, staff and administration.

Also joining Walz at the press conference will be Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Peterson, Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Nancy Leppink; and Department of Administration Commissioner Alice Roberts-Davis.

You can watch the press conference live via YouTube here.

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