Greta Kaul

The daily coronavirus update: 57 more deaths as pandemic continues

MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from November 29, 2020: Fifty-seven more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, […]Read More

The daily coronavirus update: 72 more deaths, tying previous one-day

MinnPost normally provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. Programming note for this week, though: We’re taking a break from the daily coronavirus briefing  over the long holiday weekend, so sit tight until Sunday, when our next update is scheduled. Here are the latest updates from November 25, 2020: 289,303 cases; 3,375 deaths […]Read More

COVID-19 surge has Minnesota contact tracers overwhelmed

With the daily rate of new COVID-19 cases in Minnesota more than quadrupling in the space of a month — from about 26 new cases per 100,000 people a month ago to 120 cases per 100,000 people last week — state and local health departments are struggling to keep up with case investigation and contact […]Read More

With two COVID-19 vaccines potentially near approval, what is the

With potential COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon in the coming months — or even weeks, for some — state officials and local public health departments are making plans to vaccinate Minnesotans as soon as the inoculations become available. In recent weeks, both Pfizer and Moderna have announced they have reason to believe they’ve developed  highly […]Read More

Minnesota’s COVID-19 measures: too far, or not nearly far enough?

On Wednesday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced new restrictions on bars and restaurants, social gatherings and other facets of life in Minnesota with the goal of slowing the spread of COVID-19 across the state. As Minnesotans have grown weary of coronavirus precautions and moved activities indoors out of cold weather, the growth of coronavirus cases […]Read More

The daily coronavirus update: 67 more deaths; Walz to announce

,MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from November 18, 2020: 242,043 cases; 3,010 deaths A record 67 […]Read More