Coronavirus

4th Case of Coronavirus in Minnesota Confirmed in Olmsted County

No details regarding the patient have been released.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 9)–A fourth case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in Minnesota, this time in Olmstead County. No details regarding the patient have been released. The Minnesota Department of Health will hold its daily briefing on the coronavirus at 1 p.m. and Olmsted County will hold a press conference on the new case at 1:30 p.m. The…

South Dakota Reports First Coronavirus Death Among 5 Cases

The state has tested a total of 20 people

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota confirms its first 5 coronavirus cases, and first death. A Pennington County, South Dakota man in his 60’s died Tuesday. He had underlying medical conditions. Four other people are quarantined in their homes in Beadle, Charles Mix, Davidson and Minnehaha counties. The state has tested a total of 20 people. Categories: Coronavirus, Local News Tags:…

Minnesota confirms 3rd coronavirus case, person in critical condition

(FOX 9) – The Minnesota Health Department confirmed the state’s third coronavirus case Tuesday. According to officials, the person is an Anoka County resident in their 30s who was likely exposed through contact with international travelers. The patient developed symptoms Feb. 28 and sought health care March 9. Samples were collected from the person and sent to the MDH Public Health Laboratory…

UPDATE: UND Student Tests Negative for COVID-19

North Dakota Still Has Zero Cases As of March 10, 2020

UPDATE (5 P.M. MARCH 10,2020) — A student at UND has tested negative for the coronavirus. The student was in self-quarantine during the testing. It was conducted on Monday by the Grand Forks and North Dakota health departments. There are zero confirmed cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 in North Dakota. Out of 8 total tests in North Dakota, 7 have…

National Book Awards at Concordia Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

A new date for the awards has not been announced.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The National Book Awards at Concordia College has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The awards were previously scheduled for March 12 and 13, but are now being rescheduled for a later date. The National Book Foundation has advised some of the authors not to travel for coronavirus concerns. Two of the 2019 Nonfiction honorees, Sarah M. Broom and…

Financial expert gives tips on 401k amid stock market sell-off

A free-fall in oil prices and worsening fears of fallout from the spreading Coronavirus outbreak cause a massive sell-off on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank nearly 8%, its steepest drop since the financial crisis of 2008. The Dow lost 2013 points. The sharp drops triggered the first automatic halts in trading in two decades. U.S. stocks are…

Healthy blood donors needed among Coronavirus concerns

Those at Vitalant say there's been a drastic decline in donors

FARGO, N.D. — Staff at Vitalant in Fargo say the need for blood donations is more urgent amid coronavirus concerns. They say there’s been a decline in donors coming in and a 30 percent increase in no-shows. The CDC says it’s highly unlikely COVID-19 can be transmitted through blood transfusions. Those at Vitalant say it’s imperative that healthy people donate…

Dow Jones Has Worst Day Since 2008 Thanks To Coronavirus & Falling Oil Prices

Paul Meyers of Legacy Wealth Management joined KVRR To Talk About The Markets

FARGO, N.D. — A free-fall in oil prices and worsening fears of fallout from the spreading coronavirus outbreak cause a massive sell-off on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank nearly 8%, its steepest drop since the financial crisis of 2008. The Dow lost 2013 points. The sharp drops triggered the first automatic halts in trading in two decades….

Grand Forks Couple On Cruise Ship With Coronavirus Cases

Kari and Paul Kolstoe of Grand Forks are on the Grand Princess cruise ship

OAKLAND, CA —  A cruise ship carrying at least 21 people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus has arrived at a California port Monday after being held at sea for several days, as cases of the virus spiked across the United States. Kari and Paul Kolstoe of Grand Forks are on the Grand Princess cruise ship. Kari told Reuters that they…

Results are Negative for Four People Tested for Coronavirus in North Dakota

Anyone experiencing symptoms should contact their healthcare provider before going to the clinic. 

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health tested four people for novel coronavirus disease over the weekend. All four tests came back negative. The individuals tested contacted their healthcare professionals who then contacted the Department of Health to request the tests. State Lab Director, Dr. Christie Massen said, “The process worked how it should. Concerned individuals talked with their health…