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CBS News 21 Nov 2020

Minnesota hospital workers grapple with surging COVID-19 cases

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Hospital workers in Minnesota are grappling with surging COVID-19 cases. Lana Zak spoke with Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith, the president and co-CEO of Carris Health, about the escalating crisis in Minnesota.


Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider joined CBSN to discuss the record-high number of COVID-19 cases and how the flu season may impact the pandemic.
As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge across the Midwest, some states have finally imposed restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced new COVID-19 restrictions as cases continued to surge in the state. Watch his remarks here.
Authorities in China's Qingdao said on Monday they would test the city's entire population of more than nine million people for COVID-19 during the next five days after new cases appeared linked to a hospital treating people who had been confirmed with the disease after returning from overseas.
The coastal city, nearly 700km (435 miles) southeast of Beijing, reported six new COVID-19 cases and six asymptomatic cases as of late October 11 with most of the cases linked to the Qingdao Chest Hospital.
China has extensive, quick test capabilities and the health commission said more than 140,000 employees of "medical institutions, newly admitted patients and personnel" had been tested in Qingdao since the cases were confirmed.
After the announcement, the National Health Commission (NHC) said mainland China had 21 confirmed COVID-19 cases on October 11. The report did not, but not include any confirmed infections in Qingdao, and it was not immediately clear why.

Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports.

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