Governor Tim Walz could announce as soon as today (Thurs 2pm) additional measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota’s long-term care facilities, which have born the brunt of pandemic deaths in the state:

State Health Department epidemiologist Kris Ehresmann says COVID testing in other states…

“They have not had the same predominant focus on long-term care that we have had.”

…and as a result, those other states might not have detected that some deaths in long term care facilities were due to COVID.