SUN MAY 03 COVID-19 UPDATES: Easing of lockdowns brings millions outside

South Dakota COVID-19 infections continue to rise. (MGN)
South Dakota COVID-19 infections continue to rise. (MGN)(KOTA)
Published: May. 1, 2020 at 7:32 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 developments
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The slowdown at meat processing plants from the coronavirus pandemic has led to a new wave of panic-shopping, which has


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on Sunday reported 56 new cases of COVID-19 in the area, bringing the community's total to 865.

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from the world in early January, according to a four-page Department of Homeland Security intelligence report obtained by The Associated Press.

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reported four new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing their total to 49.

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announced three more cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln Sunday, bringing the community's total to 302.

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In a virtual town hall conducted from the Lincoln Memorial,

that has killed more than 60,000 Americans.

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reported an additional 528 positive cases and nine deaths on Sunday.

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reported three additional COVID-19 deaths on Sunday.

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more insight into his hospitalization for coronavirus, telling a British newspaper that he knew doctors were preparing for the worst.

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, friends and family celebrated his return home from the hospital after he beat COVID-19 and finished his chemotherapy treatments.

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, who died after testing positive for coronavirus, has filed a complaint against his long-term care facility, where roughly half of residents have been infected with COVID-19.

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, the easing of some coronavirus lockdowns brought millions out of their homes to enjoy the outdoors. Yet the global pandemic is still slicing through the defenses of other nations, causing infections and deaths to march relentlessly higher.