With a partnership between the state, the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic, Gov. Tim Walz made a huge announcement Wednesday.
Mayo Clinic will soon be able to perform 20,000 diagnostic and 15,000 antibody tests per day. A huge breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. Health officials hope to understand how widespread the virus is and improve the state's response.
As of Wednesday, state health officials had identified 2,721 laboratory-confirmed cases. Of those, 1,317 people have recovered, 179 have died and 240 are hospitalized with 107 in critical condition.
“This is a good first step,” Walz said. “We have a ways to go, Minnesota.”