Latest Coronavirus Headlines

Coronavirus In Minnesota: MDH Reports 589 More Cases As Testing Breaches 700,000As Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz mulls the possibility of making face masks mandatory during the COVID-19 pandemic, state health officials have announced 589 more confirmed cases and five more deaths Thursday.
Rochester Becomes Latest City To Make Masks MandatoryStarting Wednesday, Rochester became the latest city in Minnesota to make masks mandatory.
'A Really, Really Bad Idea': Minnesota Health Officials Warn Against 'COVID Parties'Minnesota health officials are warning against people holding or attending “COVID parties” as a way to share exposure to the coronavirus.
Edina Mayor Says COVID-19 Cases Increasing Rapidly Among Youth, Urges CautionEdina health officials say they're noticing a dramatic shift in the demographics for who is testing positive for COVID-19 in the city, and they say young people don't seem to be getting it from places like bars or restaurants.
Faces Of COVID-19: 63-Year-Old Single Mother Of 6 Remembered By Children After Battling CoronavirusWCCO begins an ongoing series, sharing the stories of some of the people lost in Minnesota and western Wisconsin to the pandemic.
PPP Bill Author Rep. Angie Craig: More Money Will Get To Small BusinessesAnother round of $130 billion of loan money is available to help small businesses during the pandemic.
'They Care For Our Littlest Minnesotans': Gov., Lt. Gov. Announce $56.6M Proposal To Help Child Care Centers During PandemicGov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan have announced a plan to distribute tens of millions of dollars to child care providers.
Mankato, Rochester & Winona To Require Masks In Indoor Public Spaces Starting This WeekMankato, Rochester and Winona are joining the growing list of Minnesota cities requiring people to wear masks in public spaces.
Dane County Becomes Wisconsin's First Community To Require Face MasksAll Dane County residents will be required to wear masks when indoors, except at their own home, under the first order of its kind issued Tuesday in Wisconsin as cases of COVID-19 are rising in the state, particularly among young adults.
Minn. Orchestra Cancels Full-Orchestra Concerts Through Early Sept., Will Have Smaller Live Concerts At Peavey PlazaThe Minnesota Orchestra is canceling all full-orchestra concerts through early September, but is beginning a process of bringing back smaller live concerts.
Coronavirus (MN): COVID-19 Cases Rise By 569; 3 Additional Deaths ReportedThe Minnesota Department of Health has announced 569 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths Tuesday.
South Dakota Governor, Exposed To COVID-19, Joined Trump On JetShortly after fireworks above Mount Rushmore disappeared into the night sky on Friday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem accompanied President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One despite having had close contact with Trump’s son’s girlfriend, who had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Little League Baseball Makes Cautious Return To HamelHamel Little League is about three months behind right now, and they have about half the normal amount of players. But none of that seemed to matter on "Opening Day."
Companies Tied To Minnesota Lawmakers Jeremy Miller, Ryan Winkler Benefited From PPP LoansA more than century-old scrap metal business owned by the Minnesota Senate president was among hundreds of thousands of businesses nationwide to get a boost from the Treasury Department's Payroll Protection Program.
'She's An Incredible Woman': 100-Year-Old Woman Survives COVID-19A Twin Cities woman has marked two major milestones this summer: turning 100 years old and surviving COVID-19.
Coronavirus (WI): 484 More COVID-19 Cases Reported In WisconsinHealth officials have confirmed nearly 500 more cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: MDH Reports 3 More COVID-19 Deaths, Lowest Single-Day Increase Since Mid-AprilMinnesota health officials on Monday announced 434 more COVID-19 cases and three more deaths -- the lowest single-day death increase recorded since mid-April.
Coronavirus (MN): MDH Reports 519 More COVID-19 Cases And 5 Deaths Over Last 48 HoursIn the last 48 hours, Minnesota added 519 more cases of COVID-19 to its tally of infections and five more deaths. Sunday's update includes the previous day's numbers as the Minnesota Department of Health did not release information on Saturday due to the Fourth of July holiday.
'We're Young And Healthy': Pandemic Not On The Minds Of Some 4th Of July Revelers On Lake MinnetonkaWith many official events canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, people still got out in the hot weather to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday on Lake Minnetonka.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 423 More COVID-19 Cases Reported; Hospitalizations DropAfter a spike Thursday in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, both are now down slightly again Friday.
Packers Planning For Reduced Capacity, Face Masks At Lambeau FieldThe Green Bay Packers sent a letter this week to season ticket holders, informing them on what to expect this season should Lambeau Field be allowed to host fans for games.
'I Had To Learn To Walk Again': COVID-19 Survivor Recovering After 4 MonthsRick Huggins was in his 50s, healthy and had no underlying health conditions, but none of that mattered when he got sick and ended up at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.
For July 4th Holiday, Tourism Leaders Encourage Minnesotans To Travel Within StateAAA predicts that Americans will take around 700 million trips this summer starting with the July 4th holiday. That is way down from previous years, but the majority of those are expected to be road trips.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 500 More COVID-19 Cases Reported, 13 More Deaths Following days of declining COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, Minnesota noted Thursday a spike in both.
Little Evidence That Protests After George Floyd's Death Spread CoronavirusIf the protests had driven an explosion in cases, experts say, the jumps would have started to become apparent within two weeks — and perhaps as early as five days.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: MDH Reports 426 New COVID-19 Cases And 4 Deaths; Hospitalizations Fall To Lowest Level In 2 MonthsWith the first July 4th of the COVID-19 pandemic just around the corner, Minnesota health officials on Wednesday announced 426 more confirmed cases and four more deaths. Meanwhile, hospitalizations continue to trend downward.
More Than Three-Quarters Of Americans To Spend Less On July 4th This YearThe survey also found that about a third of Americans feel "less patriotic" this year than they have in the past.
After 100+ Got Sick On Big Island Last Year, Officials Brace For 1st COVID July 4thBig Island on Lake Minnetonka is known for being a place to tie up a boat and party during the Fourth of July.
Minnesota State Academy For The Deaf Ponders Another Year Of Distance LearningJohn Lauritsen shows us the challenges the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf faces if distance learning continues.

Latest Health Headlines from CBS News

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Florida faces surge in virus cases as Disney World starts to reopenThe Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are welcoming some passholders for a "preview" and will officially reopen on Saturday.
Inside a Texas hospital overwhelmed by virus casesMedical staff at the South Texas Medical System hospital are strained, struggling to treat more than 140 patients with the virus.
When COVID-19 cut off supplies to a remote Alaska town, a hometown hero stepped upWhen a remote Alaska town's ferry shut down due to COVID-19 concerns, Toshua Parker, owner of the town's only grocery store, stepped up to transport supplies. He makes a 14-hour trip weekly. Parker doesn't hike up prices in his store, despite the extra costs to him. Dana Jacobson reports on this story of neighbors looking after neighbors during the pandemic.
Top athletes maintain fitness and focus during pandemicAs many professional athletes work toward the resumption of their respective seasons, how have they been keeping sharp during lockdown? CBS News special correspondent Alex Wagner speaks with two of the country's top athletes to see how they're staying ready both mentally and physically.
Eye Opener: CDC to release new school reopening guidance after Trump attacksThe CDC is set to release new guidelines for reopening schools after President Trump criticized the original guidance. Also, newly released body camera transcripts reveal George Floyd said “I can’t breathe” 20 times before he died. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
Video shows teen restrained for about 12 minutes before death two days laterDisturbing new surveillance video shows the moment a 16-year-old lost consciousness as he was forcibly restrained at a youth facility in Michigan. He died two days later. Jericka Duncan reports.
President Trump threatens school funding, demands new CDC guidelines amid reopening battleThe CDC will release new guidelines next week on safely reopening schools, after President Trump slammed the current guidelines as being "very tough and expensive." The president also threatened to pull federal funding for schools that don't open in the fall. Paula Reid reports.
Former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings on coronavirus and reopening schoolsFormer Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, who served under President George W. Bush, discusses how the coronavirus has impacted education and reopening schools.
Demand surges at Bay Area food banks due to coronavirus pandemic"In February we were serving about 270,000 individuals. Now we're over 500,000."
Texas COVID-19 death toll reaches new highTexas saw its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday. More than 2,800 people have died from the virus there. Mireya Villarreal looks at one overrun hospital in a hard-hit part of the state, Rio Grande Valley, to show firsthand the toll the virus takes on both hospital workers and patients.
Jacksonville prepares for Republican convention amid COVID-19 spikesThis week, President Trump, taking note of coronavirus spikes in Florida, said Republicans are "very flexible" about Jacksonville.
White House names coronavirus "red zones," encourages them to scale back reopeningDr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force is urging some high-risk states to continue their rollbacks, even returning to Phase One in some cases. Meanwhile, several of those high-risk states continue to see their outbreaks accelerate. David Begnaud reports.
Florida man fired after mask meltdown at CostcoMan's videotaped tirade after being asked to follow public health requirement at store ultimately costs him his job.
Trump pushes for schools to reopen, calls CDC guidelines "impractical" CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Washington Post politics reporter Eugene Scott join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss the White House response to the coronavirus pandemic, plans for the Republican National Convention, and Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
How does coronavirus spread? When will a vaccine be available? Your questions, answeredHere are answers to some of your questions about COVID-19 as the U.S. sees a spike in new cases.
Hospitalizations and coronavirus deaths spike in hot spots nationwideThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. crossed 3 million on Wednesday as a surge of new infections and hospitalizations continued across the nation. David Begnaud has the latest.
From the front lines: Inside Texas hospital overwhelmed by coronavirus patientsTexas reported nearly 10,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as medical workers are struggling to treat all of their COVID-19 patients. Mireya Villarreal takes a look.
Trump contradicts health experts amid push to reopen schoolsPresident Trump is criticizing CDC guidelines on reopening schools despite the rise of coronavirus infections across the U.S. Now the president is pushing governors to reopen schools this fall and threatening to defund those that don't open. Ben Tracy reports.
California sees record amount of new coronavirus casesThe rising number of coronavirus cases is taking a toll on hospitals across the country. Arizona is down to the lowest number of available ICU beds since the crisis began, and medical workers in California are sounding the alarm about a shortage of personal protective equipment. Carter Evans reports.