MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The United States has hit a somber milestone in the fight against COVID-19. In just four months, COVID-19 has killed more than 100,000 Americans. The virus has killed more people here than anywhere else in the world, by far.
And the numbers in Minnesota continue to rise. As of Wednesday, almost 300 Minnesota patients with COVID-19 were in the ICU.
Here are the latest updates in the COVID-19 pandemic:
- 3:00 p.m.: Wisconsin health officials say there are now 2,452 positive cases in the state. The death toll has risen to 550.
- 12:14 p.m.: The Wisconsin State Fair was canceled Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time since 1945 that the 169-year-old annual tradition will not take place
- 11 a.m.: Minnesota saw its biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 deaths Thursday as officials report an additional 35 deaths. The Minnesota Department of Health says the state’s death toll is now at 967.
- 8:15 a.m.: American Airlines will eliminate 30% of management and administrative jobs at the carrier as it moves to slash costs amid the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry.
- 7:30 a.m.: Roughly 2.1 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that companies are still slashing jobs in the face of a deep recession even as more businesses reopen and rehire some laid-off employees.
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