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Dow dives 1,400 points, entering bear market, as coronavirus fears grow
Major stock indexes were down around 20% from their peaks in February, signaling an end to the 11-year bull market as investors fear the worst about the coronavirus pandemic.
Patti Cullen, CEO and president of Care Providers of Minnesota, speaks with MPR News Host Cathy Wurzer about the latest prevention efforts at senior living facilities statewide.
Is it flu, a cold or COVID-19? Similar symptoms, different fears
Flu comes on suddenly and more severely than a cold, often with a higher fever, aches, chills and a dry cough. Symptoms of the new coronavirus include a cough, shortness of breath and a fever that may not appear right away. Doctors urge patients to call ahead if they're sick and not just show up seeking care.
Minnesota's 3rd COVID-19 patient is in their 30s, hospitalized
The case involves an Anoka County resident who was likely exposed through contact with international travelers, state officials said Tuesday. The patient, who apparently had no underlying health problems, is in critical condition.
First COVID-19 death reported in South Dakota; third Wisconsin resident tests positive
Officials say a South Dakota man with underlying health problems who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, and four others from across the state have tested positive for the virus. In Wisconsin, the state’s third case has been reported and state health officials urge residents to avoid nonessential travel.
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