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.READ MORE: Marcus Foligno's Goal Sends Wild To 4-3 OT Win Against Blackhawks
And the numbers in Minnesota continue to rise. As of Wednesday, almost 300 Minnesota patients with COVID-19 were in the ICU.READ MORE: In Playoffs, Packers Fall To 49ers At Lambeau Field
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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