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COVID-19 UPDATE 02/26/2021

Daily Update:

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Total positive cases (cumulative)482,978
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative)459,650
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative)23,328
Newly reported cases1,156
Newly reported confirmed cases1,001
Newly reported probable cases155

Newly reported cases detail

Newly reported deaths12

Newly reported deaths detail

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“Happy Tyler Johnson Day”

Minneapolis Public Schools will be celebrating “Tyler Johnson Day” on Friday in honor of the North High School alum who recently won a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

At North, Johnson was a standout quarterback. He later took his talents to the Minnesota Gophers, where he blossomed as a wide receiver. As a rookie in the NFL, Johnson played a key role for the Buccaneers during their playoff run to victory.

Ex-Obama Appointee Will Investigate St. Louis Couple Who Aimed Guns At BLM Protesters

A judge who is also a former U.S. attorney appointed by President Barack Obama has been named as the special prosecutor to investigate the white couple who menaced peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters by aiming guns at them in St. Louis last summer.

Richard Callahan, the former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, recently resigned as a judge in the state’s Cole County to accept the role as the special prosecutor who will ultimately determine whether Mark and Patricia McCloskey deserve criminal charges for their actions.… Read more

State to Vaccinate 70% of Seniors By End of March

Roll up your sleeves

Governor Tim Walz announced today that Minnesota will remain focused on vaccinating most of the state’s seniors before expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Walz issued guidance to vaccinate 70% of adults 65 years of age and older before expanding eligibility, and aims to reach this goal by the end of March. The directive is the latest commitment of the Walz-Flanagan Administration to vaccinating seniors and keeping them safe.

The state has made tremendous progress in vaccinating our most vulnerable population.… Read more

COVID-19 UPDATE 02/25/2021

Daily Update:

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Total positive cases (cumulative)481,831
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative)458,653
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative)23,178
Newly reported cases996
Newly reported confirmed cases785
Newly reported probable cases211

Newly reported cases detail

Newly reported deaths7

Newly reported deaths detail

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Civil Rights Leaders Unite To Demand Congress Pass The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act

House To Vote On George Floyd Justice In Policing Act

Rep. Karen Bass spoke about the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act ahead of a House vote on the legislation on June 25, 2020, at U.S. Capitol.

Civil rights and social justice leaders convened virtually Wednesday morning to demand comprehensive congressional action and hold police accountable for their lethal and excessive actions that far too often involve Black lives.

They united to urge Congress to move swiftly and pass the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act into law, describing the bill as a literal matter of life or death amid a national policing crisis.… Read more

DOJ Renews Investigation Into George Floyd’s Murder Months After Stalling Under Trump Administration

New developments are ramping up in the George Floyd murder investigation. According to The New York Times, Department of Justice prosecutors recently impaneled a grand jury and interviewed fresh witnesses in the ongoing investigation into Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes.

The findings come days before a state trial for Chauvin is slated to begin on March 8, and months after the DOJ-led investigation stalled under the Trump administration.… Read more