Governor Tim Walz says Minnesota has now reached his “moon shot” goal of being able to perform 20 thousand COVID tests per day — although about a month later than he originally envisioned. Walz says that testing volume gives the state an accurate representation of where the COVID virus is in Minnesota:
“It’s allowed us to think about strategically going forward where we could test all of our long term care facilities. It has given us the ability then to start building up the contact tracing to match that testing volume.”
State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says the number of COVID hospitalizations remains stable in Minnesota, and I-C-U usage is at the lowest level since May 1st.