MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Tuesday is WCCO’s Day of Giving, and we’re working with Feeding the Front Line MN, a nonprofit that brings healthy meals from local restaurants to workers on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. To donate to the cause, click here.
Here are the latest updates in the COVID-19 pandemic:
- 11:45 a.m.: U.S. home building plunged again in April, taken down by economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, with ground breakings plummeting 30.2% and construction of single-family homes dropping 25.4%.
- 11:00 a.m.: MDH reports an additional 665 cases of COVID-19 and 17 more deaths. The state now has more than 17,000 confirmed cases of the virus.
- 10:35 a.m.: St. Paul Firefighters to partner with Wahlburgers, Hy-Vee and Crescent Capital to help feed first responders and frontline workers.
- 10 a.m.: Annie Glenn, the widow of astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn and a communication disorders advocate, has died from COVID-19 complications, while staying at a Minnesota nursing home. She was 100 years old.
- 9:10 a.m.: CentraCare completes asymptomatic testing for all residents, employees at long term care facilities.
- 9 a.m.: Gov. Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday and on the 19th of every month through 2020 to remember, mourn, and honor lives lost due to COVID-19.
- 8:01 a.m.: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe confirms first case of COVID-19.
- 6:01 a.m.: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell are set to provide the first public update on the CARES Act, two months after Congress approved the $2.2 trillion federal relief package.
- 5:32 a.m.:President Trump threatens to make the suspension of World Health Organization funding permanent.
- 5:22 a.m.:President Donald Trump says that he is taking the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine, an antimalaria drug that the FDA has warned against widespread use, along with zinc as preventative measures against the coronavirus.
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Source: CBS Minnesota