Latest Coronavirus Headlines

HealthPartners Researchers To Study COVID Vaccine Impact On PregnancyA Minnesota health institute will be studying how the COVID-19 vaccine impacts pregnant women.
Record Single-Day Number Of COVID Deaths In Wisconsin -- 128DHS reported 1,937 new cases of the disease on Saturday, bringing the total of positive cases in Wisconsin to 520,188 since the pandemic began.
South Dakota Sees Quick Vaccine Delivery, But Health Experts Worry Rural Residents Could Be Left BehindSouth Dakota is looking to build on one of the nation's fastest COVID-19 vaccinations rollouts so far by making vaccines available to a much larger group of people, though some health care providers are cautioning that vulnerable people in rural areas could be left behind in the rush.
2021 Minnesota State Fair Plans UnderwayPlans for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair are underway. Organizers say they are looking for ways to continue the end-of-summer tradition.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 1,529 New Cases, 37 DeathsMinnesota health officials on Saturday reported an additional 1,529 cases of COVID and 37 deaths. So far, more than 200,000 vaccine doses have been administered state-wide.
Anoka-Hennepin Installs 'Game Changer' Filtration Systems In Schools Before Students' ReturnNext week, the largest school district in the state will return to in-person learning for some students.
Faces of COVID: Retired Teacher Bob Emary Believed In Passing On KnowledgeAn educator for nearly sixty years, Bob Emary was known in southwest Minnesota for being able to teach anything. He died in December at the age of 85 after a nearly month-long battle with COVID-19.
‘This Is Appalling’: Gov. Walz Reacts To Report On Federal Reserve Of Vaccines Being ExhaustedMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz is calling a report that the federal vaccine supply reserve has been exhausted “appalling.”
COVID In Minnesota: 33 Deaths And 1,640 Virus Cases Reported, Over 180,000 Total Vaccine Doses DistributedA day after the Minnesota Department of Health announced that hospitals can start distributing the vaccine to anyone 65 years and older, they also reported an additional 1,640 cases of COVID and 33 deaths.
COVID (MN): MDH Says Providers Can Now Offer Vaccine Doses To Broader Group, Including Those 65 Years Of Age And OlderThe Minnesota Department of Health is informing hospitals, health care systems and other vaccination partners that they can now provide the COVID-19 vaccine to a broader group of Minnesotans, including those 65 years of age and older.
Increased Screen Time During COVID Causing Eye IssuesIf it seems like your vision has gotten worse these past few months, there's a good chance it has.
For Some, Post-COVID Recovery Takes Months And Months Of TherapyHennepin Healthcare Occupational Therapist Courtney Mitchell says some post-COVID patients can face recoveries similar to brain injury patients.
Let Them Play MN Survey: 14 Kids Collapsed Wearing Masks During Winter Sports PracticeMost high school sports are requiring athletes to wear masks during game play and practices, and not all students and parents are too thrilled about the requirement.
Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces 2021-2022 Season, Including Return Of 'Hamilton'The earliest show on the calendar is the return of "Hamilton," which is scheduled to open July 26 and run for a month.
Survey Of Minnesota Businesses Show Significant Decline In Revenue; Walz Distributes $64M In AidOut of all the businesses, 50% said they could only remain solvent for the next six months under lockdown conditions; roughly 30% said they could only stay above water for three months or less.
Minneapolis Parents, Teachers Say District's Plan To Return Students To Classrooms Is Unsafe, UnworkableTeachers and parents in Minneapolis say they're concerned about the health risks of returning students to the in-person learning as COVID-19 continues to spread and the vaccination rollout has been slower than expected.
COVID In Minnesota: Health Officials Report Nearly 1,600 New Cases, 43 More DeathsAs questions surround the next steps in the slower-than-expected COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Minnesota health officials reported Thursday 1,598 new infections and 43 more deaths.
8 In 10 Americans Plan To Splurge When Things Return To Normal After COVIDOn the other hand, 15% say they don't feel like they're going to be financially secure ever again.
One-Third Of COVID Vaccines In Minnesota Have Been Administered So FarJennifer Mayerle talked with health care providers about where they're at in vaccine distribution, and why numbers don't tell the whole story
More Contagious COVID-19 Variant Detected In WisconsinA new, more contagious form of the COVID-19 virus has been detected in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Pharmacist Accused Of Spoiling Vaccine Has License SuspendedA state board on Wednesday suspended the license of a Wisconsin pharmacist accused of ruining more than 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine because he thought it was unsafe.
Officials Manage Vaccine Expectations After Federal Guidance Quadruples Minnesota’s Eligible PopulationTwo million more Minnesotans would be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine under the federal government’s new expanded guidance recommending access to people ages 65 or over and adults with underlying health conditions.
For Expectant Parents, COVID Pandemic Adds Extra Layer Of AnxietyThe uncertainty of COVID-19 has made many couples rethink their family plans.
Edina Parents Push For Full Return To In-Person LearningEdina Public Schools announced on Wednesday afternoon they'll being moving to a hybrid learning model for middle and high school students in mid-February. Elementary students are already slated to be back in class full time later this month.
Gov. Walz Extends Minnesota's COVID State Of EmergencyGov. Tim Walz on Wednesday won legislative approval to extend Minnesota's peacetime state of emergency by another 30 days so he can continue to use executive orders to direct the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID In Minnesota: 50 More Deaths, 1,500 New Cases Reported As Vaccine Push ContinuesAs Minnesota progresses with its effort to inoculate frontline health care workers and those in long-term care facilities against COVID-19, health officials reported Wednesday 1,504 more cases of the virus and 50 more deaths.
U.K. COVID Variant Now In Wisconsin, Officials ReportThe U.K. variant has been reported to be more contagious, more easily spread from person to person.
Three Health Experts Weigh In On The Future Of COVIDThere are still so many unknowns about SARS-CoV-2, but experts can make some educated guesses about what might happen during the course of the pandemic.
COVID In MN: State Releases New, Enriched Vaccine Data DashboardThe State of Minnesota on Tuesday released a new, more comprehensive COVID-19 vaccination dashboard. Meanwhile, Minnesota health officials reported 1,335 more virus cases and 13 more deaths.

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COVID-19 variant first found in U.K. could be dominant in U.S. by MarchResearch shows it could experience "rapid growth" in the early part of this year.
Governors slam slow vaccine distribution as coronavirus infections surgeGovernors across the country are frustrated over Operation Warp Speed's sluggish vaccine distribution while coronavirus cases continue to surge nationwide. Danya Bacchus reports.
Breakdown of Biden’s economic plan, what’s next for the Biden administrationCBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O’Keefe joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to break down Biden’s economy and vaccine plan, as well as how President Trump’s impeachment trial could impact Biden's first 100 days in office.
U.S.-Canada border closure impacts towns that rely on cross-border trafficCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has extended the border closure between the United States and Canada. The border closure has devastated small towns and businesses that rely on cross-border traffic. Anna Werner reports.
Italians pay it forward by collecting donations for COVID testsItalians in Naples have found a way to help neighbors who can not afford to pay for COVID-19 tests and who have been struggling financially during the pandemic. Their generosity has helped more than 2,000 people receive coronavirus tests. CBS News foreign correspondent Chris Livesay has the details.
Biden to use Defense Production Act for vaccine distributionPresident-elect Joe Biden is pushing ahead with plans to activate the Defense Production Act and ramp up the national supply of COVID-19 vaccines the moment he takes office next week. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Weijia Jiang reports.
U.S. reports deadliest week of pandemic, vaccination race continuesThe U.S. has reported its deadliest week yet in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. More than 3,200 people died from COVID-19 each day this week, while far fewer Americans have been vaccinated than what health experts had predicted in December. CBS News correspondent Michael George has the details.
U.S. races to catch up with other countries in COVID sequencing researchThe U.S. is estimated to lag behind more than 30 nations in its sequencing effort.
How much do people around the world trust the COVID vaccines?CBS News foreign journalists give a glimpse of trust, and mistrust, in coronavirus vaccination plans in 9 countries, and what's behind them.
Biden "convinced" 100 million can be vaccinated in 100 daysThe president-elect has unveiled his $1.9 trillion coronavirus economic relief package, which includes a drive to vaccinate 100 million people in his first 100 days in office.
Coronavirus death toll tops 2 million worldwideThe United States, with about 4% of the world's population, has reported about one-fifth of all reported deaths globally.
President-elect Biden announces plan for coronavirus vaccine distributionPresident-elect Joe Bien on Friday announced his plan to speed up the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, calling the Trump administration’s rollout a dismal failure. Weijia Jiang reports.
Frustration grows over vaccine rollout effortsIn the rush to vaccinate as many Americans as possible, lines are growing long and patience is growing short. Nikki Battiste reports.
The hurdles of vaccinating the homeless communityDistrust in the medical system, a lack of primary care and a two-dose regimen for those without permanent housing are high hurdles.
Funeral home staff overwhelmed by waves of COVID-19 deathsAs the U.S. death toll nears 400,000, many funeral homes are straining to keep up with demand for their services.
Kyrie Irving fined $50,000 by NBA for attending indoor partyIrving will be able to rejoin team activities after completing a five-day quarantine.
Instacart and Trader Joe's to pay workers to get vaccinesVaccine stipends, however, will be relatively small, generally less than $100.
Pet food recall expanded after more than 70 dogs dieFDA investigates potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins, poisons produced by mold that's not necessarily visible.
The impact President Trump's impeachment could have on Biden's agendaCBS News political contributors Robby Mook and Terry Sullivan join "CBS This Morning" to discuss whether the impeachment trial of President Trump could impact President-elect Joe Biden's agenda. Plus, the factors Republican senators might be weighing in their decision on whether to convict President Trump.
Doctors say some wealthy and well-connected people are trying to cut vaccine lineAs many Americans wait desperately for their chance to get the COVID vaccine, there are accusations that some wealthy and well-connected people are trying to cut the line. In Florida, officials are investigating reports that a luxury assisted living facility offered and vaccinated its board members and wealthy donors, out of turn. Manuel Bojorquez has the details on how and why this may be happening.