TUE MAY 05 COVID-19 UPDATES: Disney struggling; Obama to give televised graduation speech

South Dakota COVID-19 infections continue to rise. (MGN)
South Dakota COVID-19 infections continue to rise. (MGN)(KOTA)
Published: May. 4, 2020 at 7:51 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

10:21 p.m. --

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

night, bringing the state's death toll to 82.

8:30 p.m. --

The New York Democratic presidential primary will take place June 23 despite pandemic. A judge ruled that enough time will have passed to figure out how to

4:37 p.m. --

as many segments of its media and entertainment offerings have ground to a standstill during the coronavirus pandemic.

4:12 p.m. --

The woman accused of starting a fight that led to the murder of a Family Dollar security guard


3:37 p.m. --

announced 5 more new cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln Tuesday afternoon, bringing the community total to 439.

3:36 p.m. --

, mostly because international calls centers are shut down right now during the pandemic.

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to honor soldiers and civilians working on the front line during the coronavirus pandemic.

3:08 p.m. --

into the Department of Veterans Affairs' oversight of homes for aging veterans amid a spate of coronavirus deaths at the state-run centers.

2:33 p.m. --

Central District Health Department reports

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2:20 p.m. --

A government scientist was ousted after the Trump administration

and a malaria drug President Donald Trump was pushing for the coronavirus despite scant evidence it helped, according to a whistleblower complaint.

2 p.m. --

During his daily briefing, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts

by customers and detailed expanded testing capabilities.

1:57 p.m. --

to try to rescue the economy from the coronavirus outbreak — a river of debt that would have been unthinkable even a few months ago.

1:01 p.m. --

Each week during the pandemic lockdown, Daniel Radcliffe, who played "Harry Potter" in the movies, or another famed Britain


12:52 p.m. --

Former President Obama will deliver

during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others.

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of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet these four states scored big this spring when Congress pumped out direct federal aid, while the two hardest-hit states, New York and New Jersey, got comparatively little given the vast numbers of cases and deaths they have seen.

12:41 p.m. --

reported an additional 408 cases and 19 deaths on Tuesday.

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, a sweeping $800 billion-plus package that is expected to be unveiled soon even as the House stays closed while the Senate reopens in the pandemic.

11:48 a.m. --

Effective Wednesday,

, the grocery chain announced in a news release.

11:43 a.m. --

An Associated Press analysis shows Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, and Wyoming along with other small states that have, not surprisingly, reported the lowest numbers of residents testing positive for COVID-19,

that was designed to address coronavirus-related expenses.

11:12 a.m. --

As many as

because of the company’s reliance on beef, according to an investment firm researching menu items.

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, a one-day record for the state.

10:29 a.m. --

at nursing homes and adult care facilities as the state faces scrutiny over how it has protected vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

10:22 a.m. --

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, Nebraska Attorney General Douglas Peterson and a bipartisan group of attorneys general from nine other states

in the cattle industry, according to a statement issued by the attorneys general.

10:12 a.m. --

CHI Health reported Tuesday morning they have 139 out of 320 ICU beds are in use among its 14 hospital regional health network. Thirty-eight of 390 ventilators are in use. Thirty-seven admitted COVID-19 patients are being treated in Omaha and Council Bluffs hospitals while 64 are being treated outside the Omaha and Council Bluffs area.

9:45 a.m. --

has tested positive for COVID-19, the NDCS announced Tuesday.

9:36 a.m. --

, heading to Arizona to visit a Honeywell facility that makes N95 masks in what the president suggests will mark the return to more regular trips outside of Washington.

9:29 a.m. --

- places like Waterloo and Sioux City in Iowa, Grand Island, Nebraska, and Worthington, Minnesota.

9:05 a.m. --

will be reopened by the end of the week after an extended closure in response to the coronavirus crisis.

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announced 40 new cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln Tuesday morning, bringing the community total to 434.

9:04 a.m. --

with the Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Medical Reserve Corps, the Douglas County Health Department partnership is asking for fabric donations and volunteer sewers.

8:31 a.m. --

As some of Florida’s beaches and businesses start to reopen,

in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

7:10 a.m. --

Contact tracing is the process of tracking down anyone who might have been infected by a person who was recently diagnosed with a virus like COVID-19. It helps identify those people so they can quarantine themselves and prevent further spread.

, called Care19.

7:08 a.m. --

The reopening of the economy and loosening of coronavirus-prompted restrictions remain uneven and varied throughout the U.S. as governors watch case numbers and weigh caution against desires to ramp up business.


7:01 a.m. --

An Amazon executive said he

who spoke up about the conditions inside the company’s warehouses and its record on climate change.

4:38 a.m. --

Britain became

, and infections rose sharply again in Russia, even as other nations made great strides in containing the scourge.

Today's livestreams
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Iowa governor's COVID-19 update [


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Nebraska governor's COVID-19 update [


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Lincoln-Lancaster County COVID-19 update [


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Nebraska governor's COVID-19 update in Spanish [