"My hope is that we can fight this virus quicker and more efficiently by increasing the testing capabilities and availability and Mayo Clinic’s overall COVID-19 response," Towns wrote on Twitter.
"Thank you to the Mayo Clinic workers and all healthcare workers who are working around the clock to treat us. You are our heroes," Towns added. "We’re all in this together, let’s protect ourselves and the community around us."
The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Minnesota. As of Friday at 4 p.m., there were 1,629 confirmed and presumptive cases in the United States, with 41 deaths.