Minnesota cases jump to 169 Sunday

Mon 3-23-2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials say the state now has 169 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. The latest figure Sunday morning is up 32 from a day earlier.

So far the state has recorded one death, a Ramsey County person in their 80s who had underlying medical conditions. Gov. Tim Walz has activated the National Guard to move personal protective equipment from Camp Ripley to a state warehouse in St. Paul.

Many hospitals and medical workers have complained about a shortage of such gear.