BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- Another prominent health care provider is furloughing 2,600 employees as the coronavirus cuts into revenue.

HealthPartners, the second-largest nonprofit group in the state, operates seven hospitals, dozens of clinics and a health insurance business.

COVID-19 has eliminated elective surgeries and created some financial challenges for health care groups.

Earlier this month Minnesota's largest nonprofit group, the Mayo Clinic, announced pay cuts for more than 20,000 workers.

HealthPartners employs about 26,000 people with revenue of $7.2 billion in 2019.

The Minnesota Hospital Association said hospitals across the state are projecting a financial hit of $2.9 billion over the next 90 days due to COVID-19.

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