Latest Coronavirus Headlines

COVID Community Test Sites In Mpls., St. Paul, Bloomington To Close By End Of The WeekThe Minnesota Department of Health said that it will be closing COVID-19 community testing sites in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington by the end of the week due to declining demand.
Minnesota Lawmakers Agree To $250 Million In Bonuses To Pandemic Frontline WorkersWho is entitled to the money and how much of it each person will receive is unclear, as the legislature works to wrap up the special session before the end of next week.
COVID In Minnesota: 84 Cases, 5 Deaths Reported, Positivity Rate Falls To 1.3%The update from the Minnesota Department of Health shows the state's cumulative case count has now reached 604,758, with 7,555 total fatalities.
What Is COVID's Delta Variant?A new strain known as the Delta variant is now making its way through the country after originating and quickly spreading through India a few months ago.
COVID In Minnesota: 80 New Cases Report; Positivity Rate Continues To FallMinnesota health officials reported Tuesday 80 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death.
Andy Slavitt, Fmr. Biden Advisor, Pens Book On What U.S. 'Could Have Done Better' In COVID ResponseA former senior advisor to President Joe Biden’s COVID response team, Andy Slavitt is out with a new book called "Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response."
COVID In Minnesota: Health Officials Report 100 New Cases, 4 More DeathsMinnesota health officials reported Monday 100 more cases of COVID-19 and four related deaths.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 127 New Cases, 9 More Deaths SundayThe latest numbers from health officials bring the cumulative case count to 604,509. In total, 7,545 Minnesotans have died from the virus.
COVID In Minnesota: 132 Cases, 5 Deaths Reported SaturdayMinnesota health officials on Saturday reported 132 new cases and five additional deaths, as 62.2% of Minnesotans 16 and older have been fully inoculated.
Back Together: Buffalo Bonds In Aftermath Of Mass Shooting, COVID PandemicBuffalo Days is going strong at Sturges Park along Lake Buffalo, featuring rides, games and food. It's especially exciting given the recent past residents have had to live through.
COVID In Minnesota: 4 Deaths, 115 New Cases As Rate Of Community Spread RisesCommunity spread remains at its highest point since the beginning of the pandemic - 51.5% as of last week.
COVID In Minnesota: As Cases Dwindle, Community Spread Now Prime Source Of New InfectionsThe health department reports that the rolling average positivity rate is now at 1.8%, well below the threshold for increased caution. There are also a reported 3.4 daily new cases per 100,000 Minnesota residents.
Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer Says Unvaccinated Players Will Have 'A Hard Time'A day after three Minnesota Vikings players said they are not vaccinated against COVID-19, head coach Mike Zimmer said the team had a meeting with the NFL's chief medical officer to discuss the shot.
COVID-19 In MN: 2nd Consecutive Day Of Under 100 New Cases ReportedMinnesota health officials on Wednesday reported the second consecutive day of less than 100 new cases, along with five more deaths. Meanwhile, about 64% of those ages 12 and up have received at least one vaccine dose.
Vikings’ Harrison Smith, Adam Thielen Say They Aren’t Vaccinated For COVID-19Two of the Minnesota Vikings' star players said Tuesday they haven't received the COVID-19 vaccine, despite team efforts to educate players on the shot and its widespread availability in the state.
HealthPartners Researcher: COVID Vaccine Uptake Increasing Among Those Pregnant, But More Work Needs To Be DoneA HealthPartners Institute researcher says a nationwide study shows an increasing uptake in COVID-19 vaccination among those who are pregnant, but there’s room for improvement, especially reaching those who are younger, Black and Hispanic.
COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Falls Below 2%As the number of Minnesotans vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to slowly tick upwards, the virus’ rate of spread in the state is the lowest it’s been since the start of the pandemic over a year ago.
Special Session Starts; Extension Of Governor's Emergency Powers Renewed Another 30 DaysThe Minnesota House and Senate are starting to meet in Special Session. Lawmakers need to pass a budget before July 1 or the government shuts down.
COVID-19 In MN: 90% Of Those Ages 65 And Up Have Received At Least 1 Vaccine DoseAs the governor extends his peacetime emergency powers for another month, Minnesota health officials on Monday reported 118 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths. Meanwhile, about 90% of seniors have received at least one vaccine dose.
'We Are In The Final Phases': Walz's Peacetime Emergency Powers Extended Another 30 DaysAs COVID-19 case rates wane in Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz's peacetime emergency powers have been extended for yet another moth.
COVID In Minnesota: Health Department Reports 173 New Cases, 9 More DeathsThe latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health put the cumulative case count at 603,760, while 7,512 people have died from the virus.
COVID In Minnesota: 174 Cases, 7 Deaths Reported; Cumulative Fatalities Breach 7,500The state's cumulative case count now stands at 603,614, while the total fatalities have reached 7,503.
Music Rings Out Once Again In Minneapolis's Orchestra HallWhen the musicians came on stage in unison, the audience gave a standing ovation with roaring applause once again.
Back Together: Worthington Bounces Back After Being Hit Hard Early In PandemicThe shores of Lake Okabena are home to the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival. And after the year that's been, it seemed Mother Nature had one more surprise in store Friday morning.
Minnesota State Fair Officially Moving Forward For 2021The State Fair board on Friday morning decided to proceed with the Great Minnesota Get-Together this year, but they are carefully monitoring vaccination and infection rates and will adjust their plan if needed.
COVID In Minnesota: 12 New Deaths Reported; Average Positivity Rate Falls To 2.1%Health officials on Friday reported 177 new cases out of roughly 17,500 completed tests, bringing the cumulative case count to 603,466 since March of 2020.
Lynx Offering Free COVID Vaccines At Home Game SaturdayThe Minnesota Lynx is offering the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine at their home game against the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday.
When Will The Pandemic End?With vaccination rates ticking up, and COVID-19 cases down, people are starting to ask: When will the pandemic end?
1 Million Fake 3M N95 Masks Seized From Kentucky CompanyMinnesota-based 3M says it helped stop the sale of more than one million fake N95 masks.

Latest Health Headlines from CBS News

Americans most likely to be evicted are least likely to be vaccinatedExperts worry that a wave of evictions around the U.S. this summer could lead to more coronavirus deaths.
New deadly illness poses a challenge in India in COVID patientsThe country has reported more than 28,000 cases of a rare fungal infection, now increasingly seen in COVID-19​ patients and survivors.
CDC: Some COVID vaccines may be linked to rare heart inflammation cases in young peopleThe FDA is adding a warning to some coronavirus vaccines that have been linked to rare heart inflammation in young people. Despite that risk, experts are still recommending vaccinations for everyone 12 and older because complications from the virus could be more severe. Nikki Battiste reports.
CDC still recommends COVID vaccine despite nearly 400 cases of heart condition tied to mRNA shotsAlmost 400 teens and young adults have developed a heart condition after getting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Dr. Tara Narula explains why officials still say the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks.
Delta Plus: India raises alarm over a new COVID mutantAs the U.S. grapples with the spread of the Delta variant, India has just labeled a new COVID strain mutated from it a "variant of concern."
Some COVID shots may be linked to rare heart problems in teens: CDCThe warning will come after a CDC advisory panel said data suggests​ a "likely association" between the vaccines and rare cases of heart inflammation in teens and young adults.
Delta variant​ could cause next COVID wave: "This virus will still find you"Just 45% of Americans fully vaccinated and only 16 states that have fully vaccinated more than half of their populations,
California triplets celebrate major milestoneThe Tran triplets were born just four minutes apart, and now the Orange County sisters are preparing to deliver a trio of babies over the next four months.
Teachers battling stress, depression during the pandemicLearning new technology and juggling in-person with remote students were some of the toughest challenges they faced.
COVID shots may be linked to rare heart problems in teens, CDC findsThe FDA is adding a warning to Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines after a CDC advisory panel said data suggests a "likely association" between the vaccines and rare cases of heart inflammation in teens and young adults. Omar Villafranca reports.
Morgan Stanley bars unvaccinated clients and staff from N.Y. officesBeginning next month, vaccination will be mandatory for the bank's staffers, contingent workers, clients and visitors.
Dr. Fauci on missing vaccine goal, hesitancy, increasing Delta variantDr. Anthony Fauci joins “CBS This Morning” to talk about the country missing President Biden's vaccine goal, how to address vaccine hesitancy and the growing danger from the Delta COVID-19 variant in the U.S.
Missouri leads U.S. in most COVID cases per capita, driven by Delta variantOfficials say the Delta variant is the driving force behind Missouri leading the nation in most COVID-19 cases per capita. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca spoke to a doctor in Springfield, Missouri who says he's seeing more younger, unvaccinated patients being admitted to his hospital, and worries the surge he's facing right now is going to intensify.
Average U.S. COVID deaths reach new low as new variant threatens to reverse the trendThe Delta COVID-19 variant is rapidly spreading nationwide as the number of people getting vaccinated in the U.S. continues to slow down. Health experts warn the latest variant could lead to another devastating resurgence of illnesses, and the most vulnerable would be unvaccinated communities. David Begnaud reports.
U.S. not expected to hit 70% COVID vaccination goal by July 4But 70% of adults 30 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Delta variant fuels fears of next COVID waveThe Delta variant is fueling a COVID resurgence, now representing more than 20% of all new cases, with the numbers doubling in a week. Research indicates the variant, first identified in India, is more contagious and potentially more deadly. Janet Shamlian has the latest.
White House says U.S. will miss Biden's vaccine goalThe White House admitted that it won’t reach President Biden’s goal of vaccinating 70% of U.S. adults by July 4. People aged 30 and up have met that threshold, but just 40% of people 18 to 24 have had COVID-19 shots. Health officials are saying the U.S. needs a new strategy for getting more people vaccinated. Nancy Cordes reports.
Grammy winner Ciara on Black women prioritizing their healthGrammy-winning singer and entrepreneur Ciara joins "CBS This Morning." She's raising awareness for cervical cancer and the importance of self-care in her new project, "Cerving Confidence." She discusses why this is particularly important for Black women, plus how her kids inspire her work.
Ciara is "cerving confidence" with new cervical cancer campaignThe #CervingConfidence website states that Black women are twice as likely to die from cervical cancer as White women.
Rising Delta variant fuels worries of COVID resurgenceResearch indicates the Delta variant, which was first identified in India, is more contagious and potentially more deadly.