Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday imposed 4 weeks value of recent COVID-19 restrictions as the spread spiked to an all-time excessive, shutting down bars, eating places and health facilities, whereas pausing social gatherings and arranged beginner sports activities.

The announcement got here on a day when Minnesota recorded a report 67 new COVID-19-related deaths, pushing the state’s toll to three,010. The Minnesota Department of Health additionally reported 5,102 confirmed new circumstances, rising the state’s complete to 242,053. State officers stated they anticipated to high 300,000 circumstances someday subsequent week.

The governor stated in a televised deal with that it made a distinction when Minnesotans endured a lockdown final spring, and that they should take a pause once more to guard a well being care system that’s at a breaking level. While the state has constructed up its mattress capability and provides of private protecting tools because the lockdown, he stated, medical doctors, nurses and different care employees at the moment are more and more falling in poor health due to group spread.