Coronavirus USA Updates: Minnesota’s governor allows places of worship to open

Coronavirus USA Updates: Minnesota's governor allows places of worship to open
Coronavirus USA Updates: Minnesota's governor allows places of worship to open

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced that starting Wednesday, he will allow places of worship to reopen at 25% capacity if they adhere to social distancing and other public health guidelines.

Walz also announced that COVID-19 cases are still climbing and may not reach the peak until summer.

The state’s health commissioner said there was an increase of 847 positive coronavirus cases Friday — the highest daily total. There have been 19,845 positive cases in the state thus far.

– Arkansas has 2nd wave of COVID-19 infections

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced on Saturday that the state is having a second peak of COVID-19 infections.

“It’s clear and evident to me that we have had one peak and we had a dip and now we are having a second peak right now and really they are 30 days apart,” said Hutchinson, adding that it isn’t “all that bad.”

Hutchinson said the state is doing more testing “that allows our contact tracing to be more effective, quicker, and more responsive to the cases we see.”

The rate of positive cases are around 5% — the national average is 10%, said Hutchinson.

“This data means that there are still positive people out there and we can’t be casual in our interactions,” the governor said.

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