At ten starts right now.//// thank you for joining us for kimt news 3 at 10á i'm katie lange.
And i'm george mallet./// coronavirus stinger first tonight á a look at the latest coronavirus numbers.
Nearly 66á thousand cases are confirmed in the u.s. ... resulting in more than 900 deaths.
There are 287 positive cases in minnesota... and 145 in the hawykeye state.
There are 21 cases in olmsted county.
Dodge and fillmore county each have 3 cases.
Mower county has 6... in iowa cerro gordo county has 2 cases... and hancock has 3.
Each state has 1 confirmed death.
Governor tim walz has issued a "stay at home order" for minnesotans... going into effect friday at midnight á and lasting two weeks.xxx executive order 20á20 directs minnesotans to stay home and limit movements outside of their home á beyond essential needs.
The move comes after models released today by the minnesota department of health predicted more than 70á thousand minnesotans could die from covidá19 if no action were taken.
Kimt news 3's isabella basco is finding out how this is impacting people in rochester.
George and katie á á there is (no need to panic.
Grocery stores will remain open.
People's food coop in rochester is seeing a surge in sales due to covid 19.
The ceo and general manager of people's food coop tells kimt news 3 they've seen 25 to 50 percent growth on some days compared to the previous year.
Every time an order is issued... an uptick occurs... keeping the foot traffic very busy.
"the first thing we know is our curbside pick up service will increase, that's definitely been ramping up, and we'll see people do that more and more which we love because we want to reduce the number of people coming in close contact.
I think what will happen is we'll have surges every other day or so as people move through some of their stock."
Haywood tells kimt news 3 expects business to increase on weekdays as opposed to weekends since the majority of people are working from home.
Live in rochester thanks isabella.
Haywood also tells kimt news 3 to be kind and eat good food.
We think that's