MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials in Minnesota announced Sunday that the number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state has risen from 137 to 169. The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed the first death connected to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Minnesota on Saturday. The Ramsey County resident was in their 80’s and died on Thursday.
Here are the latest COVID-19 headlines on Sunday, March 22:
- 9:08 p.m. Canada will not send send athletes to Olympic games in Summer 2020, due to COVID-19 risks.
- 4:00 p.m. Harvey Weinstein tests positive for COVID-19 at Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County, NY.
- 3:35 p.m. 3M says it’s producing 35 million respirator masks per month, over 500,000 en route to New York and Seattle with arrivals expected on Monday.
- 2:25 p.m. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) will be joining him on a livestream at 7 p.m. EST Sunday to discuss the response to the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more here.
- 1:38 p.m. Minnesota Multi Housing Association announces guidelines to follow during COVID-19 outbreak.
- 12:54 p.m. St. Louis County Board to hold emergency meeting Monday at 8:30 a.m. to discuss COVID-19 funds.
- 12:36 p.m. U.S. Senator Rand Paul tests positive for COVID-19.
- 12:10 p.m. Members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation urge the Department of Health and Human Services to expedite the delivery of critical medical supplies.
- 11:10 a.m. MDH confirms case of COVID-19 in Cass County.
- 11:00 a.m. MDH updates that the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state has climbed to 169.
- 8:00 a.m. Best Buy offers contactless curbside service starting Sunday
- 7:54 a.m. A teacher at Waseca Public Schools tests positive for COVID-19