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Coronavirus Updates: Latest COVID-19 Headlines From May 3, 2020

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) --The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced Sunday that the number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Minnesota has risen to 6,663. Twenty-four more people also died, bringing the death total to 419.

Here are the latest headlines in the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • 8:02 p.m.: President Donald Trump was part of a virtual town hall on Fox News, where he emphasized his desire to reopen the economy soon.
  • 7:34 p.m.: The 2020 Eagan Art Festival has been canceled due to the outbreak.
  • 5:05 p.m.: JBS pork processing plant in Worthington, which temporarily closed after 350+ workers tested positive for COVID-19, will reopen Wednesday.
  • 3 p.m.: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments by the telephone for the first time since Alexander Graham Bell patented his invention in 1876.
  • 2:00 p.m.: Wisconsin health officials say there are now 7,964 cases of COVID-19. The state's death toll is now at 339.
  • 1:00 p.m.: The New York Times names St. Cloud, Minnesota as the number one city where a COVID-19 outbreak might come next.
  • 11:00 a.m.: MDH reported 435 additional COVID-19 cases Sunday. The state's death toll has now hit 419.
  • 10:00 a.m.: Worshippers are at the State Capitol calling for Minnesotans to be able to gather for prayer again.
  • Last Night: The MN House GOP says they will not pass a bonding bill while Gov. Walz's emergency powers are still in effect. This is possible because all the DFL holds the majority in the house, bonding bills require 81 votes to pass.


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