COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 2,131 Cases, 9 Deaths – WCCO

COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 2,131 Cases, 9 Deaths – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As Minnesota’s COVID-19 case growth and hospitalization rates both continue ticking upward, state health officials tallied 2,131 new cases and nine more deaths Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Health’s latest update puts the total case count at 1,490,445. There have been 12,584 COVID-19 deaths in the state. The figure for case growth … Read more

Minnesota Legislature Reaches Deal Replenishing Jobless Claims Fund And Sending $ 500M To Frontline Workers – WCCO

Minnesota Legislature Reaches Deal Replenishing Jobless Claims Fund And Sending $ 500M To Frontline Workers – WCCO

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Legislative leaders on Thursday announced a long-awaited deal on frontline worker bonus checks and replenishing the state’s jobless claims fund to save businesses tax increases, ending a political stalemate that lasted for months. The agreement doubles the $ 250 million previously set aside for frontline workers to $ 500 million … Read more

Minn. Filmmaker Who Nearly Died Of COVID Now Volunteers At Hospital That Helped Him – WCCO

Minn.  Filmmaker Who Nearly Died Of COVID Now Volunteers At Hospital That Helped Him – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Walter Byrd, a Minnesota filmmaker, just about died of COVID-19. He was on life support for 59 days at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. The 44-year-old somehow beat every odd and rebounded, as WCCO showed you in January. READ MORE: Wastewater Data Shows Omicron ‘Stealth’ Variant Dominant In The Twin Cities … Read more

COVID In Minnesota: 5,480 New Cases As Positivity Rate Keeps Falling – WCCO

COVID In Minnesota: 5,480 New Cases As Positivity Rate Keeps Falling – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) Minnesota health officials reported 5,480 new COVID-19 cases and 45 more deaths Thursday as the state’s positivity rate continues its downward trend. After peaking at nearly 24% last month, the latest reported positivity rate stands at 20%. It’s still above the high risk threshold, but has been decreasing since mid-January. READ MORE: Betty … Read more

COVID In MN: 21,360 New Cases As Positivity Rate Continues Inching Down – WCCO

COVID In MN: 21,360 New Cases As Positivity Rate Continues Inching Down – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Health officials in Minnesota on Tuesday reported 21,360 new cases of COVID-19, and 46 additional deaths. Meanwhile, the state’s average positivity rate continues its decline after skyrocketing to its highest point in the pandemic earlier this month. It now stands at 21%, still well above the high risk threshold. The latest figures … Read more

COVID In Minnesota: 12,000 New Cases Reported As Average Positivity Rate Continues To Decline – WCCO

COVID In Minnesota: 12,000 New Cases Reported As Average Positivity Rate Continues To Decline – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – While more data is suggesting Minnesota has passed the peak of the Omicron surge, state health officials reported Monday 12,098 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 more deaths. Among the newly-reported deaths was an Anoka County resident in their early 40s. Since the start of the pandemic, 11,411 people have died in … Read more

COVID-19 outbreak causes delay in Twin Cities Waste collection – WCCO

COVID-19 outbreak causes delay in Twin Cities Waste collection – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Waste piles up for thousands of Twin Cities families. A COVID-19 outbreak among drivers in waste management is causing a delay in waste collection. Waste Management says it affects about 5,000 households in 15 different cities. They have to wait until Tuesday to pick up their rubbish. .