Governor Tim Walz has a word for Minnesotans, even though a COVID vaccine appears to be on the near horizon:

“My caution to you is, that excitement can make it look like this thing’s just about over (but) we are right in the teeth of it: 77 deaths today (reported Wed).   And again you know what we say:   the math is relentless.   Hospitalizations follow cases.   Deaths follow hospitalizations.”

The governor says it’s doubly-important right now that Minnesotans follow COVID safety precautions including wearing masks, social-distancing, and no social gatherings outside of the immediate family.