Frontline healthcare workers are joining Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health to address Minnesotans amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
The press conference is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and you can watch in the YouTube link below:
Earlier Monday, Minnesota Department of Health leaders Jan Malcolm and Kris Ehresmann told MPR Radio's Kerri Miller that they support additional restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, which has exploded from going from an average of around 2,500 new cases per day at the end of October to between 5,000 and 8,700 per day over the past week.
Malcolm said she fears that the state's hospitals will be overwhelmed if the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 doubles or triples in the next few weeks. As of Nov. 15, there are 1,558 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 324 in intensive care.