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ND governor Doug Burgum SAYS CASS COUNTY COULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN POSITIVE TESTS....THE STATE confirmed two new cases SUNDAY...One new case is a Burleigh County woman in her 30s, and the other is a Pierce County man in his 40s, who contracted the illness from someone who previously tested positive.....burgum said in his press conference SUNDAY that about 13-hundred test results are in STATEWIDE...but in cass county there could be a bunch more as Sanford has 300 TESTS in process AND RESULTS ARE EXPECTED BACK THIS WEEK.....Burgum added that he's not currently considering a state lockdown, AND THAT NORTH DAKOTA TRIBES WILL BE CLOSING CASINOS EARLY THIS WEEK THAT ARE NOT CLOSED ALREADY.
LETS TAKE A LOOK AT THE UP TO THE MINUTE STATISTICS......NORTH DAKOTA HAD 2 NEW POSITIVE TESTS SUNDAY ...BRINGING THE TOTAL TO 30.......THERE ARE NOW 4 PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED........STILL JUST THE ONE IN CASS COUNTY......MORE THAN 13-HUNDRED have been tested ......In Minnesota, 32 new positive tests SUNDAY, MORE THAN ANY OTHER SINGLE DAY SO FAR. that brings the total to 169.....NOW 2 CONFIRMED CASES IN CLAY COUNTY MORE ON THAT IN A MINUTE ....ONE PERSON HAS DIED IN MN...ALMOST 5-THOUSAND HAVE BEEN TESTED.In South Dakota, SEVEN NEW POSITIVE TESTS SUNDAY....21 TOTAL....ONE PERSON THERE HAS DIED....AND ABOUT A THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TESTED....iN THE US, 458 ARE NOW DEAD.....with JUST OVER 35-THOUSAND CONFIRMED CASES, UP ABOUT 5-THOUSAND IN THE LAST 24 HOURS.....worldwide THERE ARE NEARLY 14,800 FATALITIES......UP ABOUT 16-HUNDRED IN THE LAST 24 HOURS.....IN ALL, THERE ARE 343,000 CONFIRMED CASES, UP about 30-thousand in the last 24 hours.........NEARLY 100,000 PEOPLE have had the virus worldwide and have recovered.....ITALY CONTINUES TO BE HIT THE HARDEST....WITH 651 MORE DEATHS ON SUNDAY- ...THEY HAVE NOW ALMOST 55-HUNDRED PEOPLE DEAD...22-HUNDRED MORE THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY....IF YOU'D LIKE TO COMPARE THIS TO WHAT THE TRADITIONAL FLU VIRUS HAS DONE....WE HAVE 458 DEATHS IN THE U-S FROM CORONAVIRUS....SINCE OCTOBER FIRST IN THE U-S, the flu has killed 23-THOUSAND, ACCORDING TO HE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL....THAT MEANS ON AVERAGE, AT LEAST 128 PEOPLE HAVE DIED PER DAY.************** HERE ARE YOUR MONDAY MORNING NEWS AND NOTES -IT'S DAY 8 OF THE PRESIDENTS 15 DAY CALL TO ACTION...WHERE HE ADVISED NO RECREATIONAL TRAVEL, NO PUBLIC GATHERINGS, WORK FROM HOME IF YOU CAN, NO EATING OUT....THE ECONOMY HAS TAKEN A SIGNIFICANT HIT ESPECIALLY IN LOCKDOWN STATES......BUT THIS MORNING MAYBE A DIFFERENT TREND....A MESSAGE ON TWITTER - IN ALL CAPS - A SHORT TIME AGO SAID - WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!WE START THE WEEK WITH 2 MORE STAY AT HOME ORDERS...OHIO AND LOUISIANA JOIN 6 OTHER STATES THAT HAVE THEIR PEOPLE AT HOME EXCEPT TO GET FOOD OR MEDICAL CARE....NEW YORK'S LOCKDOWN WENT INTO EFFECT OVER THE WEEKEND WITH ALMOST ONE PERSON DYING PER HOUR IN THAT STATE......TX GOVERNOR GREG ABBOT WAS ASKED SUNDAY IF HE WOULD SHUT HIS STATE DOWN....AND HE SAID NOT AT THIS TIME BECAUSE MORE THAN 200 OF THE STATES 254 COUNTIES DO NOT HAVE CASES...LAST NIGHT Senate Democrats Blocked THE coronavirus stimulus package from moving forward SAYING THE BILL WAS QUOTE - PROBLEMATIC - IT NEEDED 66 VOTES, AND ONLY GOT 47....THIS I THE BILL THAT WOULD PROVIDE SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF AND DIRECT PAYMENTS TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS....Democrat senators argue THAT THE bill includes several “non-starters,” and walks back areas of agreement, like on expanding unemployment insurance, they thought they had reached with Republicans.EARLIER SUNDAY, SENATE NEGOTIATOR MARCO RUBIO OF FLORIDA SAID ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL THAT THERE WAS STRONG CONSENSUS TO PROVIDE SMALL BUSINESSES 250% OF THEIR MONTHLY PAYROLL - AS A GRANT - TO KEEP THEIR WORKERS ON THE JOB...AND TREASURY SECRETARY STEVE MNUCHIN SAYS RIGHT NOW THE PLAN IS TO PROVIDE JUST ONE PAYMENT TO AMERICAN FAMILIES AS SOON AS APRIL 6....AS TO THE RUMORED SECOND PAYMETN ON MAY 19, MNUCHIN SAYS THAT IS NOT IN THE PLAN, BUT THE WHITE HOUSE IS WILLING TO LOOK AT IT AGAIN LATER IF THE PANDEMIC CONTINUES.ND governor Doug Burgum SAYS CASS COUNTY COULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN POSITIVE TESTS....THE STATE confirmed two new cases TODAY...One new case is a Burleigh County woman in her 30s, and the other is a Pierce County man in his 40s, who contracted the illness from someone who previously tested positive.....burgum said in his press conference today that about 13-hundred test results are in STATEWIDE...but in cass county there could be a bunch more as Sanford has 300 TESTS bunch in process AND RESULTS ARE EXPECTED BACK THIS WEEK.....Burgum added that he's not currently considering a state lockdown, AND THAT NORTH DAKOTA TRIBES WILL BE CLOSING CASINOS EARLY THIS WEEK THAT ARE NOT CLOSED ALREADY.CLAY COUNTY HAS ITS second confirmed case . The individual is a male in his 40’s who recently traveled domestically. HE IS RECOVERING AT HOME....OVER THE WEEKEND, NORTH DAKOTA DEMOCRATS HELD THEIR STATE CONVENTION ONLINE BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS....THEY ENDORSED VETERINARIAN SHELLY LENZ TO TAKE ON DOUG BURGUM FOR GOVERNOR AND MINOT RETAIL MANAGER ZACH RAKNERUD TO RUN FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AGAINST KELLY ARMSTRONG.MN'S state infectious disease director SAYS THE GOVERNOR'S order reducing nonessential dental care has led to many patients going to hospital emergency rooms ....THE STATE SAYS IT'S NOT OK FOR A DENTAL OFFICE TO SAY THEY ARE CLOSED ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE AND NOT PROVIDE A NUMBER FOR EMERGENCY HELP.The Federal Reserve's James Bullard says U.S. unemployment rate may hit 30% in the second quarter.2 MORE U-S SENATORS - RAND PAUL OF KENTUCKY AND MITT ROMNEY OF UTAH SAY THEY ARE IN QUARANTINE AFTER TESTING POSITIVE...THE ND DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS THAT DRIVERS LICENSES AND VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS THAT EXPIRE AFTER MARCH 1, WILL NOT PROMPT ANY PENALTIES AS LONG AS THE PANDEMIC CONTINUES.NDSU HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT IS MOVING IT'S GRADUATION CEREMONIES TO THE FALLSOCIAL DISTANCING APPARENTLY EQUALS MORE PEOPLE WANTING A PET AT HOME....KVRR TV REPORTS THAT ON AVERAGE, FARGO'S HOMEWARD ANIMAL SHELTER THE GETS ONLY ABOUT 1 TO 2 FOSTER APPLICATIONS WEEKLY, BUT IN THE PAST WEEK THAT NUMBER HAS JUMPED TO OVER 20A private prison in western Minnesota that closed a decade ago is slated to reopen as a COVID-19 care center....THE ONE-TIME PRAIRIE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IN APPLETON IS BEING FITTED WITH AT LEAST A DOZEN HOSPITAL ROOMS IN CASE OF A SURGE IN WESTERN MN CASES.TWIN CITIES BASED 3M SAYS it is now producing nearly 100 million N-95 respirators per month with more than 90% designated for health care workersThe National Restaurant Association estimated this week that the entire industry would lose $225 billion in the coming three months and shed five to seven million employees. INTERNATIONALLY ....GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel in quarantine after contact with doctor who tested positive for coronavirusAN ISRAELI DOCTOR WORKING IN NORTHER N ITALY SAYS ORDERS ARE TO NO LONGER HELP THOSE OVER 60 IF THEY NEED RESPIRATORY MACHINESTHE FINANCIAL MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD WERE IN FREE FALL OVERNIGHT AFTER STIMULUS BATTLES IN CONGRESS FAILED TO PROVIDE STABILITY. DOW FUTURES ARE DOWN MORE THAN 500 POINTS THIS MORNING...JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE SAYS IT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE TO RUN THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IN HIS COUNTRY IF A FULL SLATE OF COMPETITION WAS NOT POSSIBLE...MEANWHILE THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE SAYS IT WON'T PARTICIPATE UNLESS THE GAMES ARE POSTPONED TO NEXT YEAR....AND THE EAGLES HAVE POSTPONED THEIR Hotel California 2020 Tour, including April 3-4 in St. Paul. The short online post said the band would reschedule dates later and did not mention a process for refunds