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WED APR 29 COVID-19 UPDATES: President Trump says he won't extend social distancing guidelines

South Dakota COVID-19 infections continue to rise. (MGN)
South Dakota COVID-19 infections continue to rise. (MGN)(KOTA)
Published: Apr. 28, 2020 at 7:02 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
10:47 p.m. --

Police were called to a Brooklyn neighborhood Wednesday after

, and a passerby complained about the smell.

10 p.m. --

has identified 26 new COVID-19 cases. The total in the area is 93. There are 52 cases in Platte County, 40 in Colfax, 1 in Nance, and 0 in Boone.

7:50 p.m. --

Three Rivers Public Health Department has identified 15 more cases, all Dodge County residents. There are 8 males and 7 females between 24-63 years old.

6 p.m. --

A staff member at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Pen. and is self-isolating at home.

5:45 p.m. --

After difficulties with their data reporting Tuesday, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website on Wednesday evening was reporting

.

5:36 p.m. --

after contracting the coronavirus, raising new questions about whether the U.S. government is adequately protecting 30,000 immigrants in custody and the staff guarding them.

5 p.m. --

The Douglas County Health Department has confirmed 31 new cases of

and one death.

4:22 p.m. --

The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox announced

because of the virus outbreak, with some Major League Baseball teams offering plans for cash returns and bonus credit.

3:57 p.m. --

Central District Health Department is reporting 40 additional COVID-19 cases, for a total of 1,030 cases to date. One more case was confirmed in Hamilton County, and 39 were in Hall County. [

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3:51 p.m. --

on Facebook that his father has died from COVID-19.

3:36 p.m. --

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he is

in the next coronavirus relief bill as the chamber returns to session during the pandemic. Last week, he suggested states should be allowed to go bankrupt.

3:35 p.m. --

There are no plans to postpone or otherwise alter a special congressional election in Wisconsin that is less than two weeks away, even though

this month have tested positive for COVID-19.

3:09 p.m. --

when they expire Thursday, counting on states taking charge as they pivot to reopening.

3 p.m. --

At Offutt Air Force Base, their 55th Wing has closed the Child Development Center located off the Rising View housing area. According to the release, this decision was made out of an abundance of caution in response to a child care provider who tested

.

2 p.m. --

In his daily news conference,

. He also announced new deadlines for DHMs for three health districts and address safety at meatpacking facilities as well as frustrations from unemployment applicants.

1:57 p.m. --

he is “open” to considering additional funds for state and local governments in the next coronavirus relief bill as the chamber returns to session during the pandemic.

1:54 p.m. --

$80,000 to provide Wi-Fi hotspots for students without internet access at home who are now having to learn remotely as schools have closed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

1:22 p.m. --

his salary to $0 and other NFL employees will be taking pay cuts or furloughs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

12:42 p.m. --

Doctors at Texas A&M announced they’re going to start

90% of its company-owned U.S. stores by early June. The Seattle-based coffee giant says its global sales tumbled in the first three months of the year as coronavirus-related shutdowns gripped its operations.

12:20 p.m. --

flush plumbing lines when reopening closed or vacant businesses as workplaces prepare to reopen ahead of May 4.

11:42 a.m. --

to try to protect themselves against the coronavirus.

11:09 a.m. --

A biotech company said

in a major U.S. government study that put it to a strict test.

11 a.m. --

on the numbers in Iowa -- 12 more deaths and 467 new confirmed cases as of Wednesday morning.

10:56 a.m. --

and slowing production of planes to deal with a downturn in business that started with the grounding of its best-selling jet and has accelerated because of the coronavirus pandemic.

10:49 a.m. --

has announced it will permanently close its Dubuque manufacturing facility.

10:41 a.m. --

, including its chancellor, will take temporary 10% pay cuts to help cushion the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

10:29 a.m. --

Mattel announced they are launching

, first responders and others who are on the front lines of combating the coronavirus pandemic.

10:24 a.m. --

Heading straight to video on-demand services,

. Universal calls the "Trolls World Tour" digital release a success and suggests it may be the beginning of a sea change in how movies are released.

9:46 a.m. --

Oprah will be the commencement speaker and Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X and Simone Biles will offer words of wisdom to the Class of 2020 in

.

9:25 a.m. --

as it returns to regular hours of operation on Monday. Among other things, shoppers will soon have to wear face masks.

9:20 a.m. --

have been reported by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department Wednesday.

7:58 a.m. --

as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country and began triggering a recession that will end the longest expansion on record.

7:08 a.m. --

requiring travelers on certain incoming international flights to undergo temperature and virus checks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

5:25 a.m. --

The parents of a California man who died in 2018 received a letter saying

. Taxpayer advocates say this is likely a nationwide issue.

5:22 a.m. --

the federal government over its denial of coronavirus relief payments to U.S. citizens who are married to immigrants without social security numbers. Last week, 6 News talked to

.

4:31 a.m. --

As governments move forward with plans to ease coronavirus restrictions,

so that hard-won victories in the battle against the pandemic are not lost.

Today's livestreams
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Iowa governor's update [

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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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