State officials expect sometime this week, a revised computer model will be run to predict *when* the COVID-19 peak will hit Minnesota, and how many I-C-U beds, ventilators, personal protective equipment and other essentials will be needed at that point. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says, “Our colleagues at the University [of Minnesota] decided, in what they are referring to as Version 3.0 of the Minnesota model, that they put that out for peer review to some research leaders in the field around the country to get some feedback on that. So that’s why the delay, if you will.”
Earlier runs of the model produced various options state policymakers could choose to reduce the number of deaths from COVID-19. They’re using the information to make decisions on the stay-at-home order and business restrictions.