Walz to Announce Technology to Help Spread Slow of COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz plans to unveil a new technology Monday that’s designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19, which has been surging in the state this month.

Minnesota health officials reported 7,219 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, lifting the total number of positive cases to more than 270,000 since the start of the pandemic. Officials also confirmed 40 deaths due to complications from COVID-19 in the last day, for a total of 3,241 fatalities.

There were 1,591 new cases per 100,000 people in Minnesota over the past two weeks, which ranks sixth in the country for new cases per capita. One in every 120 people in Minnesota tested positive in the past week.

Walz will announce the new technology alongside Minnesota IT Services Commissioner Tarek Tomes and Minnesota Department of Health Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann.

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