Latest Coronavirus Headlines

After Two Decades, Chino Latino Closes In UptownChino Latino, a staple of Uptown Minneapolis for the last two decades, closed its doors for good on Monday.
COVID In Minnesota: State Reports 1,578 More Cases, And 4 More DeathsAccording to the state’s Dial Back Dashboard, Minnesota’s seven-day rolling average positivity rate is around 6% as of Oct. 12, due to data lag. The state had been hovering around 5% during most of September.
Report: Vice President Pence Tests Negative For COVID-19 Ahead Of Planned Minnesota Campaign StopVice President Mike Pence has reportedly tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of his planned campaign stop Monday in Minnesota.
North Dakota To Repurpose Coronavirus Aid For Fracking, Education North Dakota officials voted to repurpose $221 million in federal coronavirus aid to various state agencies, including a $16-million grant to oil companies in support of the fracking process.
Families Prep For Safer Halloween Fun Amid Rising COVID CasesSome WCCO viewers said they’d be leaving out a bowl of candy. Others said they wouldn't be trick-or-treating this year.
'This Is Not An Empty Disneyland Kind Of Hope': U Of M Dr. Jakub Tolar Talks COVID TreatmentsTolar suggests looking less at big-picture COVID-related numbers, and focusing more on doing the right thing within your social circle.
St. Paul Public Schools To Keep Pre-K Through 2nd Grade In Distance Learning ModelSt. Paul Public Schools has announced they will keep their younger students in a distance learning model, delaying the start for hybrid learning for at least another month.
Gopher Football Is Back For Season Opener Against WolverinesIt won't feel like a normal conference opener, but Gopher football is back.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 2,268 New COVID Cases Reported, With 14 Additional DeathsOn Saturday, Minnesota health officials reported 2,268 additional cases of COVID-19 and 14 deaths.
1 In 3 Inmates At Stillwater Prison Currently Have COVID, Figures ShowAdditionally, 55 staffers at Stillwater have tested positive. Of those, 12 are back at work, and another two were hospitalized.
Mayo Clinic Reports Some COVID Patient 'Long Haulers' Have Symptoms For MonthsThere are people suffering symptoms weeks or even months after their infections.
Appeals Court Stays Wisconsin Gov. Evers' Limits On GatheringsEvers’ administration issued an emergency order on Oct. 6 limiting the size of indoor public gatherings to 25% of a building or room’s capacity or 10 people in places without an occupancy limit until Nov. 15.
Anoka-Hennepin To Shift Middle And High School Students To Distance LearningThe largest school district in the state will soon move its middle and high school students to distance learning.
Doctors Warn Some Hand Sanitizers Can Be Toxic To ChildrenCole says, since COVID-19 hit, the poison control center has had an explosion of call about kids swallowing sanitizer.
Free COVID Testing Continues Across MinnesotaFree COVID-19 community testing continues across Minnesota next week, with sites available in eight different cities.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: COVID-19 Cases Rise By 1,721; 13 Additional Deaths ReportedMinnesota health officials on Friday reported 1,721 new coronavirus cases and 13 more deaths.
Minnesota COVID Survivor Goes Home After 208 Days Of HospitalizationChris Hirte spent five months in a hospital, two of them on a ventilator, before moving to the transitional care unit in Osseo for the final two months of around-the-clock care.
What Is 'COVID Fatigue' And How Do We Overcome It? Good QuestionIt's been more than 200 days since Minnesota schools first closed due to COVID.  As winter approaches and cases rise, health officials warn the effects of the pandemic are wearing on us.
ACLU: Minnesota Failing To Protect Inmates From The CoronavirusThe American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is suing the state, alleging prison officials have not taken adequate precautions to protect inmates from COVID-19.
Sartell Family's COVID Cases Expose Glitch In State's Contact Tracing EffortsA health department spokesperson told WCCO you'll be contacted within two days of the state receiving positive results.  If that doesn't happen, there's a glitch in the system. 
Coronavirus In Minnesota: State Launches COVID-19 Home Saliva Test Pilot ProgramMinnesota health officials announced a pilot program Thursday that will provide at-home COVID-19 saliva tests for residents in two dozen counties and tribal nations statewide in an effort to expand access to testing as the state experiences a surge in cases in recent weeks.
Target, Lowe's Hosting Halloween Drive-Thru Experiences In Parking LotsTarget and Lowe’s are offering families safe ways to celebrate Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Day After Matching 24-Hour Fatality Record, Another 20 Deaths ReportedA day after Minnesota matched a daily COVID-19 death record of 35 fatalities, another 20 deaths were reported Thursday, as were 1,574 new cases of the novel coronavirus.
MDH: 'COVID Fatigue' Driving Up New Minnesota Infections“The decision to not stay home when you're ill, to not get tested, to go to a gathering, not wear a mask isn't just about you. It's about the entire state and the next few months we're going to have,” MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm said.
MAD DADS Nat'l President VJ Smith Released From Hospital After COVID Battle“Mask up, wash your hands. It’s extra stuff, but we got to do it, because we got to live,” VJ Smith said.
State's 5th Free Saliva Testing Site To Open In MankatoState officials say the state's fifth free saliva COVID-19 testing site will open Friday in Mankato.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: MDH Reports Largest Spike In Daily COVID-19 Deaths Since MayMinnesota health officials on Wednesday reported 1,082 new COVID-19 cases and 35 more deaths -- the largest spike in daily deaths seen since late May.
St. Paul Winter Carnival Planners Moving Celebration From Rice Park To State FairgroundsThe COVID--19 pandemic will not stop the St. Paul Winter Carnival in January, but the “Coolest Celebration on Earth” will be different.
Salvation Army: 20 Who Went To Northern Minnesota Event Test Positive For COVID-19The Salvation Army says 20 of its staff members from Minnesota and North Dakota tested positive for the coronavirus after 62 people attended a recent conference in northern Minnesota.

Latest Health Headlines from CBS News

Hospitals overwhelmed as U.S. sees record new coronavirus casesHospitals in El Paso, Texas, are overwhelmed by the surge in coronavirus patients, and now officials are taking drastic measures, like putting in effect stay-at-home orders and nighttime curfews. Mireya Villarreal has details.
El Paso imposes curfew as virus cases overwhelm hospitalsThe crisis prompted the state to dedicate part of the city's civic center as a makeshift care center for the ill.
Newark scales back on reopening as coronavirus cases riseNewark, New Jersey is reversing course on reopening as cases rise around the city.
Is the rise in U.S. COVID cases because of more testing?President Trump has repeatedly claimed that the rise in coronavirus​ cases is because of widespread testing, but that's not the full story.
Scientist Bill Nye on ways to get kids engaged and curious in science during coronavirus eraBill Nye the Science Guy is working to inspire the next generation of world-changing scientists. Nye joins "CBS This Morning" with tips for parents on how to keep kids curious and engaged with science during these times of remote learning and provides families with a simple experiment to do at home.
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.
El Paso judge orders curfew due to COVID-19 crisisAn El Paso judge issued a curfew with the hopes of curbing COVID-19 hospitalizations. All ICU beds in the county are at capacity. David Begnaud reports.
Dr. Ashish Jha on rising COVID-19 cases in the U.S.The U.S. hit its highest daily number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began with more than 83,000 new infections, surpassing the previous record set during the summertime surge. Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University's school of public health, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the record daily cases and respond to recent comments from White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
Walmart sues U.S. over its responsibility in opioid crisisRetailer gets legal jump on feds amid questions over whether its pharmacies may have fueled drug epidemic.
Pandemic may be complicating pregnant opioid users' problemsIt could be making it harder for them to get effective treatment, says author of American Academy of Pediatrics study.
How Americans feel about taking a potential COVID-19 vaccineTwo major clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines​ are resuming in the United States, after being paused over safety concerns.
Eva Longoria and activist Henry Muñoz on CBS special "Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event"Award-winning actress Eva Longoria and activist Henry R. Muñoz III co-created the "Momento Latino" coalition, uniting over 130 organizations to take action on issues faced by the Latinx community. They are also two of the executive producers for a CBS special airing Monday night called "Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event." Longoria will also co-host the special along with Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin.
Service members say rare cancers and other illnesses linked to contaminated baseA CBS News investigation reveals new evidence in the cases of service members who believe their rare cancers and other illnesses stem from time served on a remote base after 9/11. They say they were exposed to toxic materials at a former Soviet airbase in Uzbekistan known as K2, located about 100 miles from Afghanistan. Catherine Herridge reports.
Americans share concerns over safety and side effects of a COVID-19 vaccineA recent poll showed a sharp decrease in the number of Americans who would get the vaccine right away. Senior medical correspondent Dr. Tara Narula spoke with a wide-ranging group of Americans for a candid conversation about whether they would get a vaccine and why some are hesitant.
Spain orders nationwide curfew amid virus resurgenceSpain wants to avoid repeating the near collapse of the country's hospitals.
France hits new daily COVID record: "We have lost control"The head of the government's virus advisory body expressed surprise at the "brutality" of the rise in cases.
Multiple people in Vice President Mike Pence's orbit test positive for the coronavirusVice President Mike Pence will not quarantine after multiple people in his orbit test positive for the coronavirus. Pence's press secretary says the vice president is essential personnel and will maintain his schedule. Weijia Jiang reports.
At least 5 aides to Vice President Pence test positive for coronavirusPresident Trump is again downplaying the pandemic while he hits the campaign trail, despite the outbreak spreading throughout the White House. At least five aides to Vice President Mike Pence have tested positive for coronavirus. Paula Reid reports.
Japanese sushi chef finds way to spice up deliveries during pandemicWith his sushi restaurant on the verge of closing amid the coronavirus pandemic, chef Masanori Sugiura was desperate to find ways to keep his business afloat. So the bodybuilder decided to beef up his menu by adding a very special kind of delivery. Lucy Craft has more.
Wisconsin emerges as one of the worst coronavirus hotspots in the U.S.Wisconsin has emerged as one of the new epicenters of COVID-19 in the U.S. Adriana Diaz takes a look inside the ICU of the state’s largest hospital.