COVID-19 update for Sunday, April 5; Pipestone gets first confirmed case

PIPESTONE – The four counties in the southwest corner Minnesota that had not had a confirmed case of COVID-19 is now down to three. Ahead of the 11 a.m. daily COVID-19 report issued Sunday by the Minnesota Department of Health, Southwest Health and Human Services released a statement confirming a positive coronavirus case in Pipestone County.

Pipestone County has its first confirmed COVID-19 case

PIPESTONE – Ahead of the 11 a.m. COVID-19 report issued by the Minnesota Department of Health, Southwest Health and Human Services has released a statement about a positive coronavirus case in Pipestone County.

MN Gov. Walz unveils new COVID-19 dashboard

Governor Tim Walz today unveiled a new State of Minnesota COVID-19 dashboard that tracks the virus in Minnesota and provides the latest available data on available ventilators, ICU beds, personal protective equipment (PPE), and testing. The dashboard will be updated daily. See link below.

COVID-19 update for April 3; MN Gov Tim Walz will address public at 1 p.m.

MINNESOTA - Gov. Tim Walz will deliver a video address at 1 p.m. today to update Minnesotans on the state's fight against COVID-19.

The governor's spokesperson said Walz plans to talk about the latest numbers and the challenges ahead. The address will be livestreamed via the governor's YouTube channel at 1 p.m. and simulcast on all Radio Works stations.

CBB will hold emergency blood drive at Worthington Middle School

WORTHINGTON – The Community Blood Bank is working diligently to maintain an adequate blood supply as COVID-19 keeps residents home, schools closed and employers sending employers to work from home.

The need for blood donations is more vital than ever before, and because of that, the CBB and Worthington Middle School have teamed up for an emergency “pop up” community blood drive. The drive will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at the Worthington Middle School.