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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —Minnesota health officials announced Sunday that coronavirus (COVID-19) cases confirmed in the state has risen by 481. There are now 11,271 confirmed cases so far. Twenty additional deaths were also reported, bringing the state’s death toll to 578.

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

  • 4:48 p.m.: U.S. Vice President Pence to self-isolate after aide tests positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.
  • 4:00 p.m.: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a modest easing of the country’s coronavirus lockdown, saying those in the construction or manufacturing industries or other jobs that can’t be done at home and “should be actively encouraged to go to work” this week.
  • 3:31 p.m.: An Associated Press analysis shows that the federal government is expected to take delivery of nearly 200,000 new ventilators by the end of 2020. But after noting unusually high death rates for coronavirus victims put on the machines, many doctors are shifting away from using them.
  • 2:07 p.m.: Wisconsin health officials say there are now 10,219 cases of COVID-19 and 400 deaths in the state.
  • 1:00 p.m.: The UFCW, which represents meatpacking and food processing workers across the country, is calling for additional safety measures as plants reopen.
  • 11:00 a.m.: MDH reports an additional 20 deaths due to COVID-19. There are now 11,271 confirmed cases in the state.
  • 8:00 a.m.: Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CBS News he will go into “modified quarantine” following exposure to a White House staffer who tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • Last Night.: Starting May 13, Delta will suspend service at 10 U.S. stations in markets with more than one Delta-served airport to allow more front line employees to minimize COVID-19 exposure risk while customer traffic is low.

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