MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The U.S. death toll for COVID-19 tops 8,500, with more than a quarter of deaths centered in New York City. On Saturday, President Trump warned the country could be headed into its toughest weeks. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Saturday the names of senior living homes with one or more case of COVID-19. 

Here are the latest updates in the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • 7:15 p.m.  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz gave his State of the State address while in self-quarantine at the Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul.
  • 5:59 p.m.  A 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for coronavirus — the first case of its kind in the U.S.
  • 3:30 p.m. U.K.’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive for COVID-19 10 days ago, was admitted to the hospital for tests.
  • 2:46 p.m.: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth gave a rare televised address, urging the country to be proud of staying home during the pandemic. “Better days are ahead,” she said.
  • 2:01 p.m.: Wisconsin’s cases of COVID-19 have climbed to 2,267. 68 patients have died.
  • 12:37 p.m.: The Minneapolis Aquatennial, scheduled for July 22 through July 25, will continue as planned, according to the Minneapolis Downtown Council.
  • 11:00 a.m.: Minnesota Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 935. Five more Minnesotans have died, bringing the state’s total up to 29.
  • 8:51 a.m.: Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday without worshipers. He was joined instead by just a handful of priests, nuns, and a reduced choir.
  • 8:00 a.m.: France is now using high-speed trains, helicopters, and jets as mobile intensive care units in order to relieve hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.

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