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Hospital-at-home programs are providing telehealth for some emergency patients
The president of Larrydean Goodridge's union said that after her death, the hospital reversed its policy of not providing non-nursing staff with N95 respirators. Hospital officials say they were following CDC guidelines.
Health officials say the evidence backing test accuracy and protectiveness from antibodies is not yet strong enough. Even the lab companies and hospitals admit they can't offer "immunity certificates" to people who have the antibodies today.
Elected officials say requiring cloth masks while in public is an easy and safe to way prevent spread of the coronavirus.
Seven of the eight people whose deaths were reported Friday lived in long-term care facilities.
Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm urged Minnesotans to celebrate the holiday primarily with the people in their own households and to consider virtual visits with larger groups.
It's only the third report in a month's time to reach the 500s.
State health officials say evidence is mounting that masks make a difference in slowing COVID-19 spread.
Gov. Tim Walz has said the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed by laboratory testing in Minnesota plateaued in June.
While cases of COVID-19 are growing rapidly in some states, Minnesota has seen fluctuating trends in confirmed case counts of late.