COVID Updates from around the country!

Today's news on the global pandemic.

NFL Hall of Fame defensive end Fred Dean, who played for the Chargers and won two Super Bowls with 49ers, has died of complications from COVID-19. He was 68. (ESPN)

New research suggests that blood type may play a role in your risk of contracting COVID-19. (NBC News)

There are now more than 38.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 1 million deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

In the U.S., there are more than 7.9 million and more than 216,00 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

A sweet 16 party became "superspreader event" after 37 people contracted COVID-19. (People)

Alabama football coach Nick Saban, athletic director Greg Byrne test positive for coronavirus. (ESPN)

Mnuchin says new economic relief deal unlikely before election, although talks with Pelosi continue. (The Washington Post)

The NFL has cancelled the 2021 Pro Bowl due to COVID-19. (USA Today)

First lady Melania Trump says 14-year-old Barron Trump also tested positive for the coronavirus, but he never had symptoms and has since tested negative. (Bloomberg)

Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga of Michigan has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of a campaign event with Vice President Pence. (

Brigham Young University's Idaho campus is warning against students intentionally contracting COVID-19 so they could sell their plasma for cash. (Salt Lake Tribune)