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FRI MAY 01 COVID-19 UPDATES: Dr. Fauci reportedly blocked from testifying at coronavirus hearing

South Dakota COVID-19 infections continue to rise. (MGN)
South Dakota COVID-19 infections continue to rise. (MGN)(KOTA)
Published: May. 1, 2020 at 10:56 AM CDT
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Get a quick look at today's local, state, and national developments in the COVID-19 outbreak.

TODAY'S CASES: Nebraska | Iowa

Today's developments
9 p.m. --

Nebraska reported

One from Sarpy/Cass, one from Dawson, and one from Lincoln County.

8:30 p.m. --

Three Rivers Public Health Department has reported

The new cases include 5 females and 7 males all between 20-50 years of age.

6:35 p.m. --

A spokesman for a key House panel said Friday that

next week at a hearing on the coronavirus outbreak.

5:50 p.m. --

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services released their Friday report for the state's

Statewide there are 4,838 cases and 73 deaths.

4:45 p.m. --

Lincoln has reported 39 more cases in the Lincoln-Lancaster area, according to their website Friday afternoon. The community

4:30 p.m. --

Midland University has announced plans to return to in-person classes in fall 2020. A letter was sent to students saying that safety procedures will be released at a later date.

3:30 p.m. --

as the financial impact of COVID-19 takes hold, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said In her weekly update.

2 p.m. --

, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced in his daily news conference. Those selected via Test Nebraska assessments will receive an email prompting them to schedule an appointment.

2 p.m. --

NASA and SpaceX urged everyone to

because of the coronavirus pandemic.

1:50 p.m. --

Central District Health Department reports 70 new cases of COVID-19. An additional case was reported in Merrick and Hamilton counties; the other 68 were confirmed in Hall County. [

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12:46 p.m. --

The Senate is set to convene Monday, but the health risks from the coronavirus are being laid bare as the

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12:27 p.m. --

The Face ID in

, and the iPhone will instantly pull up the passcode entry screen — no more constant searching for your face.

12:15 p.m. --

Douglas County Health Department issued a Directed Health Measure extending most COVID-19 restrictions through the end of May. [

11:47 a.m. --

A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that

by the U.S. Education Department because it failed to notify employers that were to suspend the practice during the coronavirus pandemic.

11:15 a.m. --

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that

, unlocking access to emotional support and resources for those struggling to cope with the COVID-19 crisis.

11:01 a.m. --

Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver is urging Gov. Kim Reynolds to

that have had coronavirus outbreaks.

11 a.m. --

Reporting eight more deaths and the highest daily number of new COVID-19 cases to date — 740 confirmed since Thursday's update — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds warned Iowans that

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10:42 a.m. --

A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent and a telecommunications specialist are

, toilet paper and other supplies from an agency warehouse in South Florida amid shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

10:21 a.m. --

around the U.S. who have filed for unemployment benefits after losing work in the coronavirus pandemic.

9:46 a.m. --

Queen and Adam Lambert are out with a remake of one of the band’s anthems. The charity single

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6:02 a.m. --

to demand safer conditions during the coronavirus outbreak, while other groups plan rallies against tight stay-at-home orders they say are crippling the U.S. economy.

1:16 a.m. --

— struggling without jobs or worried they don’t have enough protections against the coronavirus as more countries and states reopen for business.

Today's livestreams
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Iowa governor's update [

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Nebraska governor's COVID-19 update [

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3:30 p.m. --

Omaha-Douglas County COVID-19 update [

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3:30 p.m. --

Lincoln-Lancaster County COVID-19 update [

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