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FRI MAY 29 COVID-19 UPDATES: Study says virus started in U.S. in January

South Dakota COVID-19 infections continue to rise. (MGN)
South Dakota COVID-19 infections continue to rise. (MGN)(KOTA)
Published: May. 21, 2020 at 8:53 PM 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 livestreams
11 a.m. --

Iowa governor's COVID-19 update [

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1 p.m. --

President Trump news conference

2 p.m. --

Nebraska governor's COVID-19 update [

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3:30 p.m. --

Lincoln-Lancaster County COVID-19 update [

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Today's developments
8:40 p.m. --

A study is now saying that the virus arrived in the U.S. mid-January. Anyone who suspects has had the virus before then probably had the flu,

8:30 p.m. --

FEMA has adapted their storm planning response due to COVID-19 as

7:15 p.m. --

Chris Janson, Chris Young, and Brett Young are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Carly Pearce will perform on the preshow at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT.

6 p.m. --

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has released new numbers for Friday. The total cases in the state have reached 13,654. That is up 393 from yesterday. The state has also reported 6 more deaths with a total of 170. The state of Iowa has reported a total of 18,956 cases. That is up 370 from yesterday. Iowa has also reported 524 total deaths,

4:15 p.m. --

The

has reported a total of 504 cases within their district. Dodge County currently has 442 cases, Saunders County has 34 cases, and Washington County has 28.

3:31 p.m. --

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported

bringing the total to 1,158.

3:25 p.m. --

The

will begin returning to voluntary summer workouts on Monday, June 1. Members of volleyball, football, soccer, and basketball teams will be the first to return. Other teams, will phase in slowly within the next few weeks.

3:20 p.m. --

On June 4, beaches, swimming areas, and camping opportunities

Campsites will be reservation only.

3:16 p.m. --

The Nebraska Department of Labor is reminding that Nebraska workers who have exhausted their state unemployment insurance benefits can apply for an extension through the PEUC program. PEUC gives up to 13 additional weeks of assistance for those who have used their 26 weeks. File weekly

2:20 p.m. --

The Pottawattamie County Public Health has reported 12 new COVID-19 cases along

11:43 a.m. --

A bitter partisan fight over

spread to the House floor Thursday, and the state attorney general declined to investigate.

11:33 a.m. --

Douglas County reports

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11:22 a.m. --

looks sure to intensify with the number of people receiving the aid now topping 30 million — one in five workers. The money, included in a government relief package enacted in March, is set to expire July 31.

10:55 a.m. --

Life Care Center nursing home in Elkhorn reports that

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10:03 a.m. --

with just one person in the nation of 5 million known to be infected. Health authorities there have reported no new virus cases for a week.

9:42 a.m. --

from the coronavirus, as protests erupted for a second day in Spain against layoffs by French carmaker Renault, while Italy's chief central banker warned that “uncertainty is rife.”

7:57 a.m. --

, just two weeks after

. The clothing retailer shut down brick-and-mortar locations due to COVID-19; but now as the U.S. begins to reopen, they plan to begin opening their stores.

7:54 a.m. --

as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession. Last month's spending decline was far worse than the revised 6.9% drop in March, which itself had set a record for the steepest one-month fall in records dating to 1959.

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