ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) – Governor Tim Walz says he doesn’t know yet, whether he’ll extend a stay-at-home order past May 4th, but that Minnesota is “hitting a really critical time” in the fight against COVID-19.

“We have done so well that it might be a double-edged sword for us,” said Walz. “I’m just afraid people are ready to bust out and then this thing spikes up.”

Cases in Minnesota have continued to increase rapidly over the weekend. On Sunday, health officials announced that there were now 2,356 confirmed cases in the state and 134 fatalities.

Walz indicates when the time is right the state economy will re-open in phases.