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    The daily coronavirus death toll in the U.S. reached a record high on Wednesday as officials warn that holiday-related travel is only likely to spur further virus spread.  According to Johns Hopkins University data, 2,804 coronavirus-related fatalities were recorded across the nation. Since the outbreak began, the country has recorded 273,848 virus-related deaths.  The grim toll comes as the U.S. hit another record-high this week regarding virus-related hospitalizations. For the first time since early 2020, the nation has over 100,000 patients hospitalized due to coronavirus. Fast Facts about the coronavirus The CDC shortened coronavirus quarantine times The FDA is facing pressure over its EUA timeline  The U.S. has surpassed 100,000 coronavirus-related hospitalizations for the first time Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Robert Redfield said in a discussion on Wednesday that he expects the coming months will be the most challenging for the nation from a public health perspective.  The...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Wednesday night. Nirenberg reported 83,125 total COVID-19 cases and 1,371 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 1,499 new cases as of Wednesday. Nine new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 802. City officials also reported that 580 patients are hospitalized, 192 are in the intensive care unit and 103 are on ventilators. There are 11% of staffed beds available and 64% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said there were 67 new hospital admission in the last 24 hours. The mayor also urged people to donate blood as there is a dire need for blood during the pandemic. Dr. Colleen Bridger, interim Metro Health director and assistant city manager, has told city officials she will retire soon after putting...
    Dangerously high temperatures put hundreds of thousands of people’s health and livelihoods at risk every year, and a major new report shows how much the threat has already grown in a warming world. Among other alarming statistics, heat-related deaths among older adults grew by nearly 54 percent between 2000 and 2018, the report finds. The sweeping health and climate change report was published today in the prominent medical journal The Lancet. The report was produced by more than 100 experts from academia, the World Health Organization, and other UN agencies. The report offers proof that climate change will not only reshape life in the future, but it is actively endangering lives now. Health care providers already see themselves treating a climate crisis. “We don’t want our health system to be overwhelmed.” Doctors held back tears during a briefing with reporters when asked to reflect on the results of the...
    The Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis, Minn. saw a 40 percent increase in pages dedicated to obituaries in November mostly due to the coronavirus-related deaths in the area. A newspaper spokesperson told The Associated Press that by the final Sunday in November, the Star Tribune had 11 pages of obituaries, which is about double the usual number of pages in a Sunday paper. Hennepin County, where the city is located, has documented a total of 1,130 COVID-19-related fatalities and 68,898 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.  November saw almost 37,000 COVID-19-related deaths across the U.S., nearly half of the 60,699 documented in April but close to the almost 42,000 deaths in May, according to the AP.  The rise in obituaries comes as the U.S. is dealing with an increase in hospitalizations with 98,691 people currently hospitalized for coronavirus, according to The COVID Tracking Project. Out of those, 19,035 are in...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night. Nirenberg reported 81,626 total COVID-19 cases and 1,362 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 452 new cases as of Tuesday. Five new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 736. City officials also reported that 593 patients are hospitalized, 188 are in the intensive care unit and 104 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 66% of ventilators available. Wolff said there are currently 76 COVID-19 patients from El Paso in San Antonio hospitals. Nirenberg said 5,618 people got tested on Tuesday compared to just over 4,300 on Monday. The school risk level is currently at “moderate.”School Risk Level: 12/1/20 (COSA/Bexar County)Eric Cooper, CEO and president of the San Antonio...
    Opioid-related overdose deaths in Maine soared during the first half of the year, according to state officials, who say the opioid crisis has worsened amid the coronavirus pandemic. There were 258 confirmed and suspected opioid-related overdose deaths through the end of June, a 27% increase over the first half of 2019, according to a report compiled for the state by the University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. Attorney General Aaron Frey, whose office released the new data, said it shows that the opioid epidemic has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. "It is clear from the data that the increase in deaths from the opioid epidemic can be partially attributed to the increased isolation of living through the pandemic," Frey said in a statement. "It is another reminder that our communities are stronger when we are connected with one another and proactively make efforts...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health said the it took just over two weeks to go from 200,000 COVID-19 cases to 300,000 this month. Commissioner Jan Malcolm believes it will likely be only another couple of weeks before we reach 400,000 cases. “Minnesota now has more cases per population than New York, Arizona, Texas or Florida, other previous hotspots,” Malcolm said. Gov. Tim Walz said he had a call earlier Monday with Vice President Mike Pence, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other governors to discuss a plan for a vaccine rollout. He said he hopes the state will soon be able to focus on educating the public about vaccine protocols “What’s it going to look like? When do you have immunity? When do the asymptomatic stop spreading it?” Walz said. “Those are now questions we need the data and the science, and then get that out to Minnesotans.” Walz...
    As the number of people infected with COVID-19 increases in the state, the number of hospitalized and deceased by a pandemic rises that does not seem to improve at the national level. The coronavirus attacks the weakest and this time it is once again the Florida nursing homes that show a high death toll from the disease. The Hialeah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center leads the state in deaths with 69 deaths, according to the Miami Herald. It is followed in second place by the Fair Havens Center located in Miami Spring and where at the beginning of the pandemic about 57 deaths were reported. These numbers are known just three months after the Florida governor issued an emergency order easing restrictions related to visiting nursing homes and assisted living facilities. DeSantis had suspended visits to nursing homes on March 14, but on September 1,...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Wednesday night. Nirenberg reported 76,750 total COVID-19 cases and 1,343 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 1,032 new cases as of Wednesday. Six new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 764. City officials also reported that 543 patients are hospitalized, 175 are in the intensive care unit and 88 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 66% of ventilators available. Wolff and Nirenberg have amended their public health orders to include a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Thursday, Nov. 26, and extending through Monday, Nov. 30. People will not be allowed to gather outside of their household during the imposed curfew, except for when seeking goods or services from...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night. Nirenberg reported 75,718 total COVID-19 cases and 1,337 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 1,127 new cases as of Tuesday. Two new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 669. “Folks, these numbers are going up exponentially now,” the mayor said. City officials also reported that 513 patients are hospitalized, 173 are in the intensive care unit and 86 are on ventilators. There are 11% of staffed beds available and 67% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said there were 80 hospital admissions within the last 24 hours. Nirenberg also said the city would step up enforcement of the governor’s orders, and warnings would not be given. He said XTC Cabaret San Antonio’s occupancy permit has been revoked...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin nursing homes have seen a spike in COVID-19-related deaths, with nearly 300 reported to the federal government during a recent four-week period, as the virus continues to spread in the state. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that nursing homes in Wisconsin reported 294 residents had died of the virus between Oct. 12 and Nov. 8. The figure is more than 10 times higher than the 28 deaths that were reported in the previous month. The number of cases in nursing homes have also surged, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In the latest four-week period, Wisconsin nursing homes reported 2,130 residents with new COVID-19 cases, up from 387 new cases in the preceding four-week period. Wisconsin ranks sixth in the country for new cases per capita, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. There were 1,605 new cases per 100,000 people...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Metropolitan Health District officials reported 72,805 total COVID-19 cases and 1,318 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 492 new cases as of Saturday. Two new deaths were reported today. City officials also reported that 466 patients are hospitalized, 148 are in the intensive care unit and 66 are on ventilators. There are 10% of staffed beds available and 70% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map Resources from World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, City of San Antonio Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Friday night. Nirenberg reported 72,313 total COVID-19 cases and 1,316 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 936 new cases as of Friday. Seven new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 399. Nirenberg said Metro Health will be sending an emergency alert to residents at 7 p.m. Friday to alert them about the spike and what they can do to stay safe. He said this is the first time a caseload this high has been reported since mid-July. City officials also reported that 444 patients are hospitalized, 141 are in the intensive care unit and 66 are...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night. Nirenberg reported 71,377 total COVID-19 cases and 1,309 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 483 new cases as of Thursday. Two new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 321. City officials also reported that 440 patients are hospitalized, 153 are in the intensive care unit and 65 are on ventilators. There are 10% of staffed beds available and 69% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said there were 72 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. He also said there are currently 61 COVID-19 patients from El Paso in San Antonio hospitals. Wolff says hospitalizations are...
    The year 2020 in Virginia will be remembered for the hundreds of thousands of infections and thousands of deaths that resulted from the coronavirus. But for countless other families, it also will be the year they lost a loved one to a drug overdose. If the trend continues, a report from the Virginia Department of Health suggests 2020 could end up as the state’s worst year for fatal drug overdoses on record. An October report on fatal overdoses indicates Virginia is on pace to surpass more than 2,000 deaths throughout the year, after setting a record in 2019 with 1,626. Before 2015, Virginia had never documented over 1,000 overdose deaths in a single year. But 2020 could more than double that. CLICK ON GRAPH TO ENLARGE: Drug overdoses overtook motor vehicle crashes and gun-related incidents as the leading cause of unnatural death among Virginians between 2012 and 2013, and they...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Wednesday night. Nirenberg reported 70,894 total COVID-19 cases and 1,307 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 366 new cases as of Wednesday. Three new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 295. City officials also reported that 435 patients are hospitalized, 139 are in the intensive care unit and 73 are on ventilators. There are 9% of staffed beds available and 65% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said there were 55 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. He also said there are currently 68 COVID-19 patients from El Paso in San Antonio hospitals. The mayor says Metro...
    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- American women are far more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in other wealthy countries -- and a national shortage of maternity care providers bodes ill for the future. Those are some of the findings from a new report on maternal mortality by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund, which compared the United States with 10 other high-income nations. It found what the researchers called "unacceptable" numbers. In 2018, the U.S. maternal mortality rate stood at 17 for every 100,000 births -- more than double the rate of most other countries. Those figures capture deaths during pregnancy and within 42 days of the end of pregnancy. But many women die later in the so-called "fourth trimester," or the year after giving birth. And of all pregnancy-related deaths in the United States, 52% happened after childbirth, the report...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night. Nirenberg reported 70,528 total COVID-19 cases and 1,304 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 292 new cases as of Tuesday. Three new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 291. City officials also reported that 422 patients are hospitalized, 149 are in the intensive care unit and 65 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 67% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said there were 62 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. He also said there are currently 67 COVID-19 patients from El Paso in San Antonio hospitals. The school risk level is...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Assistant City Manager and interim Metro Health Director Dr. Colleen Bridger and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Friday night. Bridger reported 69,404 total COVID-19 cases and 1,293 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Friday, an increase of 390 new cases. Six new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 300. Bridger said cases across the U.S. are spreading three times faster than in the San Antonio area due to the COVID-19 precautions the community is taking locally. City officials also reported that 353 patients are hospitalized, 126 are in the intensive care unit and 61 are on ventilators. There are 10% of staffed beds available and 65%...
    In March, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that they would relax regulations for major polluters during the pandemic. Instead, they would rely on those facilities to monitor themselves and decide if they were meeting certain limits on their own. According to Cynthia Giles, head of EPA’s Office of Enforcement during the Obama administration, “It tells companies across the country that they will not face enforcement even if they emit unlawful air and water pollution in violation of environmental laws, so long as they claim that those failures are in some way ’caused’ by the virus pandemic.” A study by doctoral students at American University discovered that across 700 counties tested, there was a 13% spike in particulate matter, which is likely a result of the EPA’s decision to loosen regulations. Particulate matter, “the term for a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air…such as dust, dirt,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Assistant City Manager and interim Metro Health Director Dr. Colleen Bridger and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night. Bridger reported 69,014 total COVID-19 cases and 1,287 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Thursday, an increase of 301 new cases. Two new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 283. City officials also reported that 353 patients are hospitalized, 129 are in the intensive care unit and 62 are on ventilators. There are 10% of staffed beds available and 64% of ventilators available. Bridger said there were 55 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. She said there are currently 61 COVID-19 patients from El Paso in...
    SAN ANTONIO – City officials reported 68,699 total COVID-19 cases and 1,285 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Wednesday, an increase of 332 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 239. City officials also reported that 326 patients are hospitalized, 125 are in the intensive care unit and 60 are on ventilators. Officials said there were 38 new hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map Resources from World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, City of San Antonio Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Assistant City Manager and interim Metro Health Director Dr. Colleen Bridger and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night. Bridger reported 68,367 total COVID-19 cases and 1,285 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Tuesday, an increase of 332 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 239. City officials also reported that 306 patients are hospitalized, 128 are in the intensive care unit and 57 are on ventilators. There are 10% of staffed beds available and 66% of ventilators available. Bridger said there were 49 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. She said there are currently 61 COVID-19 patients from El Paso in...
    Though the COVID-19 pandemic has captured the country's attention, the U.S. has also been facing another deadly, but less visible, public health crisis. "Diseases of despair," or those related to substance abuse, alcohol dependency and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, have been surging in the U.S. over the past decade, according to a new study.  Diagnosis of diseases of despair increased by 68% between 2009 and 2018 among a cohort of people studied in the U.S., according to a study published Nov. 9 in the journal BMJ Open. Strikingly, diagnoses related to suicide increased by 170% in that time frame, the authors found. Previous research hinted that despair-related diseases were increasing across the U.S. but mainly focused on mortality. MELATONIN EYED AS POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT, STUDY SUGGESTS Life expectancy in the U.S. has declined steadily from 2015 to 2017, the longest sustained decline since about a century ago, and all-cause deaths among middle-age white people...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Monday night. Wolff is back from self-quarantining after coming into contact with an employee who tested positive for COVID-19. He said he took two COVID-19 tests, and they both came back negative. Nirenberg reported 68,044 total COVID-19 cases and 1,285 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Monday, an increase of 417 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 234. City officials also reported that 294 patients are hospitalized, 118 are in the intensive care unit and 56 are on ventilators. There are 13% of staffed beds available and 67% of ventilators available. Nirenberg...
    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The number of people who've died due to the coronavirus has risen to 718. The Delaware State News reported Sunday that two more people have died from COVID-19. There were also more than 300 new cases. That's according to the latest report by the Delaware Division of Public Health. The two people who died were in their 70s and 80s and had underlying health conditions. One was from New Castle County. The other was from Sussex. And one of the people was a resident of a long-term care facility. The total number of virus cases in the state is 26,603. And there are 116 hospitalizations, including 24 people who are in critical condition. There also have been 14,019 recoveries and 338,676 have tested negative. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Delaware, Maryland, Associated Press
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Friday night. Nirenberg reported 67,127 total COVID-19 cases and 1,273 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Friday, an increase of 218 new cases. Five new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 218. City officials also reported that 253 patients are hospitalized, 111 are in the intensive care unit and 52 are on ventilators. There are 10% of staffed beds available and 66% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said there are 46 COVID-19 patients from El Paso in San Antonio hospitals as the border city experiences a surge in cases. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night. Nirenberg reported 66,909 total COVID-19 cases and 1,268 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Thursday, an increase of 195 new cases. Three new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 212. City officials also reported that 259 patients are hospitalized, 111 are in the intensive care unit and 56 are on ventilators. There are 11% of staffed beds available and 67% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said there were 29 hospital admissions over the last 24 hours. He also said there are 42 COVID-19 patients from El Paso in San Antonio hospitals as the border city experiences...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Wednesday night. Nirenberg reported 66,714 total COVID-19 cases and 1,265 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Wednesday, an increase of 185 new cases. Five new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 213. City officials also reported that 255 patients are hospitalized, 110 are in the intensive care unit and 56 are on ventilators. There are 13% of staffed beds available and 66% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map Resources from World Health Organization, Centers...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night. Nirenberg reported 66,529 total COVID-19 cases and 1,260 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Tuesday, an increase of 298 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 227. City officials also reported that 240 patients are hospitalized, 104 are in the intensive care unit and 46 are on ventilators. There are 13% of staffed beds available and 63% of ventilators available. Wolff said there are 18 COVID-19 patients from El Paso in San Antonio hospitals. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map Resources from World Health Organization, Centers for...
    A working study from researchers at Stanford University found that President Trump's campaign rallies held between June and September contributed to more than 30,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — and more than 700 deaths. The paper, which is still under review by the Social Science Research Network, observed case rates in counties around the 18 campaign rallies Trump held this summer and compared them to similar counties that did not host rallies. It concluded, "They increased subsequent confirmed cases of COVID-19 by more than 250 per 100,000 residents." "Our analysis strongly supports the warnings and recommendations of public health officials concerning the risk of COVID-19 transmission at large group gatherings, particularly when the degree of compliance with guidelines concerning the use of masks and social distancing is low," the paper read. "The communities in which Trump rallies took place paid a high price in terms of disease and death."...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night. Nirenberg reported 65,423 total COVID-19 cases and 1,250 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Thursday, an increase of 201 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 201. City officials also reported that 223 patients are hospitalized, 80 are in the intensive care unit and 38 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 70% of ventilators available. Nirenberg reported there were 38 new hospital admissions within the last 24 hours. He said more testing sites are opening as the number of cases increases. The mayor said he would not...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Wednesday night. Nirenberg reported 65,222 total COVID-19 cases and 1,250 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Wednesday, an increase of 281 new cases. Three new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 202. City officials also reported that 225 patients are hospitalized, 84 are in the intensive care unit and 44 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 70% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said San Antonio has received five patients from El Paso, some of whom are part of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council’s hospital load-balancing. COVID-19 Testing Sites (COSA/Bexar County)COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night. Nirenberg reported 64,941 total COVID-19 cases and 1,247 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Tuesday, an increase of 174 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 192. City officials also reported that 238 patients are hospitalized, 89 are in the intensive care unit and 46 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 70% of ventilators available. Wolff said the Bexar County Jail positivity rate is now at 2%. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases...
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reported 64,616 total COVID-19 cases and 1,247 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Sunday, an increase of 140 new cases. No new deaths were reported today; however, 15 deaths that occurred between July 26- October 7, 2020 were added to the total. As of Friday, the 7-day moving average of cases is 177. City officials also reported that 237 patients are hospitalized, 87 are in the intensive care unit and 42 are on ventilators. There are 17% of staffed beds available and 70% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map Resources from World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, City of San Antonio Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County health officials reported 830 new cases of coronavirus and four additional deaths on Sunday. Officials said the new cases are lower due to reporting delays over the weekend. Hospitalizations in L.A. County increased slightly from 770 to 785, on par with the trend of hospitalizations below the 800 mark for the past several weeks. The countywide total now stands at 299,760 coronavirus cases and 6,993 deaths. On Friday, L.A. County officials also confirmed two new cases of a rare, coronavirus-related condition, known as a multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. No related countywide deaths are related. More than 3,029,000 individuals in L.A. County have been tested for coronavirus, with 9% testing positive. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reported 64,476 total COVID-19 cases and 1,232 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Saturday, an increase of 215 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. As of Friday, the 7-day moving average of cases is 177. City officials also reported that 220 patients are hospitalized, 85 are in the intensive care unit and 41 are on ventilators. There are 14% of staffed beds available and 72% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map Resources from World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, City of San Antonio Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County reported another 316 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total case count to 58,326 diagnoses since the pandemic began. An additional four virus-related fatalities were also reported, bringing the death toll to 1,444. The county continues to report a relatively high number of daily cases. Officials have been aiming for a daily average of about 130 new cases per day, but this week the county reported between 200 to 300 new cases each day. The rising daily case count jeopardizes the county’s chance to move to the less-restrictive orange tier of the state’s COVID-19 reopening roadmap. Orange County officials expect to remain in the red tier next week, OC CEO Frank Kim said. Rising case rates throughout the nation and forecasts of heightened infections during the winter have public health officials concerned, he said. “Everyone has the same concerns — we’re looking at the...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Friday night. Nirenberg reported 64,261 total COVID-19 cases and 1,232 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Friday, an increase of 247 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 177. City officials also reported that 208 patients are hospitalized, 85 are in the intensive care unit and 36 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 71% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map Resources from...
    President Trump on Friday warned of depression and addiction, which health professionals says is on the rise amid coronavirus lockdowns, during the final 2020 presidential debate.  Trump and 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden took opposing stances toward the country's future in the middle of a pandemic, with Biden telling the audience that the U.S. is "about to go into a dark winter" and the president disagreeing with that statement. "I don't think we're going to have a dark winter at all," the president, who has been criticized for initially downplaying the severity of COVID-19 in the early months of the pandemic, said. Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to reporters before boarding his campaign plane at Nashville International Airport Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) He went on to say that furthering lockdowns, however, could steer Americans down a darker emotional path. “We can’t keep this country closed," Trump said. "This is...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. Assistant City Manager and interim Metro Health Director Dr. Colleen Bridger and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night. Bridger reported 64,014 total COVID-19 cases and 1,232 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Thursday, an increase of 207 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 168. City officials also reported that 209 patients are hospitalized, 89 are in the intensive care unit and 42 are on ventilators. There are 9% of staffed beds available and 71% of ventilators available. Twenty-five bars out of 425 in Bexar County have indicated that they are reopening under Judge Wolff’s order. Under the current order, bars and similar establishments...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As the fight against COVID-19 pushes forward, new data suggests Minnesota is moving backwards. Wednesday’s newly-reported deaths reached a level the state hasn’t seen in five months. There were 35 COVID-related deaths, matching a daily death toll set back in May, when our state was under a stay-at-home order. RELATED: Wife Of TSA Screener Who Died Of COVID Urges People To ‘Take This Seriously’ Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says things are getting worse because too many have COVID fatigue, saying they’re tired of hearing about this deadly virus. “We’ve been really trying to drive home the same basic messages for a long time now, and it does seem to us that people might be tuning out some of the messaging,” Malcolm said. She says our biggest concern is Minnesota’s next-door neighbor. “In Wisconsin, we hear reports of the hospitals close to overflowing, and the...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Assistant City Manager and interim Metro Health Director Dr. Colleen Bridger and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Wednesday night. Bridger reported 63,807 total COVID-19 cases and 1,232 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Wednesday, an increase of 213 new cases. Two new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 170. City officials also reported that 200 patients are hospitalized, 90 are in the intensive care unit and 43 are on ventilators. There are 10% of staffed beds available and 71% of ventilators available. On Thursday, the county will announce the locations of 18 new voting sites that will open on Election Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 3....
    Reuters October 21, 2020 0 Comments Nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic than would be expected based on historical trends, with at least two-thirds due to COVID-19, a government report released on Tuesday showed, adding that COVID deaths likely were undercounted. The report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that 299,028 more people died between Jan. 26 and Oct. 3 than the average numbers from past years would have indicated. CDC said that about 216,000 U.S. deaths from the coronavirus had been reported by the middle of this month. “This might underestimate the total impact of the pandemic on mortality,” it said. “There are many factors that could contribute to an increase in deaths indirectly due to the pandemic, with disruptions to health care being one factor,” study author Lauren Rossen, from CDC’s National...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night. Nirenberg reported 63,594 total COVID-19 cases and 1,230 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Tuesday, an increase of 168 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 158. City officials also reported that 189 patients are hospitalized, 91 are in the intensive care unit and 42 are on ventilators. There are 11% of staffed beds available and 70% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map Resources from...
    While the majority of coronavirus-related deaths in the US have occurred among White people, Hispanic and Black people are disproportionally represented in the nation’s fatalities. The latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released on Friday, found that the percentage of deaths among those groups are higher than the population percentage that they represent nationally. Using data collected from May through August 2020 on coronavirus-related deaths in the US, the health agency found that 51.3 percent of the deaths occurred among White people, while 18.7 percent of overall deaths occurred Black persons despite representing just 12.5 percent of the US population and 24.2 percent involved Hispanic persons despite representing 18.5 percent of the population. Additionally, Hispanic persons represented the largest increase in fatalities, as they accounted for 14 percent of COVID-19 deaths that occurred from February 12 through May 18, but represented 25 percent of...
    Photo via AdobeWith dozens of additional deaths reported each day, more than 16,000 Florida residents have died of COVID-19, according to numbers released Monday by the state Department of Health. Florida reported 54 resident deaths Monday, bringing the total to 16,021. The state also reported 1,707 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 756,727. The largest numbers of resident deaths have occurred in Southeast Florida, where Miami-Dade County has had 3,547, Broward County has had 1,515, and Palm Beach County has had 1,497, the Department of Health numbers show. The next-highest numbers are in Pinellas County, with 801 resident deaths, and Hillsborough County, with 751. Also hard-hit have been nursing homes and assisted living facilities. As of Monday, the state reported 6,496 deaths involving long-term care residents and staff members.  Support local journalism in these crazy days. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Monday night. Nirenberg reported 63,426 total COVID-19 cases and 1,230 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Monday, an increase of 98 new cases. Two new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 159. City officials also reported that 193 patients are hospitalized, 84 are in the intensive care unit and 36 are on ventilators. There are 16% of staffed beds available and 72% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said the positivity rate remains unchanged from last week and is still 5.8%. The goal is to be under 5%. Wolff said he met with TABC officials on Monday...
    While the majority of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. have occurred among White people, Hispanic and Black people are disproportionally represented in the nation's fatalities. The latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released on Friday, found that the percentage of deaths among those groups are higher than the population percentage that they represent nationally. Using data collected from May through August 2020 on coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S., the health agency found that 51.3% of the deaths occurred among White people, while 18.7% of overall deaths occurred Black persons despite representing just 12.5% of the U.S. population, and 24.2% involved Hispanic persons despite representing 18.5% of the population.  CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE PAST 40 MILLION INFECTIONS NATIONWIDE Additionally, Hispanic persons represented the largest increase in fatalities, as they accounted for 14% of COVID-19 deaths that occurred from February 12 through May 18, but represented 25% of...
    Los Angeles County health officials reported 953 new coronavirus cases Saturday and 10 related deaths, as the rate of the virus’ spread in the region continues to rise. In a statement, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer warned that the number of new cases might be low because of “several missing reports” from Friday evening. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in L.A. County now stands at 287,295, and the sickness has claimed 6,856 lives here. Officials said Saturday that 746 people remain hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county, and a quarter of those people are in intensive care units. At least nine of the 10 deaths reported by L.A. County on Saturday involved people who had underlying health conditions. The 10th death was reported by the city of Long Beach, and county health officials did not immediately have information available about their prior...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County reported another eight coronavirus-related fatalities on Saturday, raising the death toll to 1,409. An additional 85 cases were reported as well. The total number of cases since the pandemic began is now at 56,672. Hospitalizations dropped from 170 on Friday to 159. The number of patients in ICU also decreased from 66 to 56. The case positivity rate is currently at 3.5% and the daily case rate per 100,000 people is 4.6. Officials are aiming to average 130 new daily cases, which would help the county move to the less restrictive orange tier of the state’s COVID-19 monitoring system. To qualify for the orange tier, the positivity rate must be 2% to 4%, and the case rate per 100,000 must be 1 to 3.9. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County health officials reported another 10 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday, totaling 1,401 fatalities since the pandemic began. An additional 151 cases were also reported. So far, there have been 56,587 confirmed cases. As with Thursday, the deaths reported Friday were spread out over several months, official said. The death reports come from multiple sources, including hospitals, so they are staggered. “I don’t know how or why that happens, but there is a delay in reporting deaths,” said O.C. health chief Dr. Clayton Chau at a press briefing Thursday. Officials are aiming for a weekly average of 130 new COVID-19 cases daily so that the county can move to the less-restrictive orange tier of the state’s monitoring system. The positivity rate, reported each Tuesday, is at 3.2%, and the daily case rate per 100,000 is 4.6. To qualify for the orange tier, the positivity rate must...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night. Nirenberg reported 60,258 total COVID-19 cases and 1,209 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Thursday, an increase of 224 new cases. Two new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 134. City officials also reported that 203 patients are hospitalized, 76 are in the intensive care unit and 33 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 71% of ventilators available. Wolff said about 107,000 people have voted in person the first few days of early voting. He said the county has gotten in about 40,000 mail-in ballots. The county judge also said...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County reported 19 coronavirus-related fatalities on Wednesday, raising the death toll to 1,360. An additional 213 cases were also reported. So far, there have been 56,283 positive cases since the pandemic began. The deaths reported knock the county out of a two-day streak of no new deaths. Before Wednesday’s numbers, the county had been seeing an improving trend in case rates and deaths. The last time the county reported double-digit deaths was Sept. 15, which saw 10 fatalities. On Tuesday, Orange County CEO Frank Kim said that the numbers were “too high in case count and deaths.” Officials are aiming for a weekly average of around 130 new cases daily, which would allow the county to move into the less-restrictive orange tier of the state’s COVID-19 monitoring system. The county must remain under 225 cases per day to stay in the red tier, according to...
    DRUG-RELATED deaths in England and Wales have hit record highs as deaths involving cocaine use increased for the eighth year in a row, data has revealed. Official data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that 2019 had the highest number of drug-related deaths registered in more than a quarter of a century. 2Deaths caused by the misuse of cocaine have increased for the eighth year in a row Credit: Getty Images - Getty The ONS stated that there had been 4,393 deaths relating to drug poisoning in 2019, a small increase from 4,359 in 2018. Cocaine use seems to be partly to blame for the increase in deaths with a 34.2 per cent increase from 2018. Of those deaths caused by cocaine the rate increased by 26.5 per cent in women and 7.7 per cent in men. Overall deaths caused by the use of cocaine accounted for 16...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night. Nirenberg reported 59,902 total COVID-19 cases and 1,207 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Tuesday, an increase of 172 new cases. Six new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 138. City officials also reported that 190 patients are hospitalized, 78 are in the intensive care unit and 39 are on ventilators. There are 14% of staffed beds available and 71% of ventilators available. Wolff said officials will be making an announcement regarding the reopening of bars on Wednesday. He said he is waiting on health information he had requested from Metro Health and recommendations from...
    By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reported 14 more coronavirus-related deaths Tuesday in Kentucky and expressed concerns about increased hospitalizations caused by the pandemic. The daily number of new statewide virus cases was 776, down from the same day a week ago, the governor said. If that continues, it could signal the recent escalation of cases is stabilizing, he said. “Obviously, it is early but it’s something that we hope for," the governor said. “And I believe that if we see it, it’s because we had more people out there doing the right thing.” Beshear has stressed the importance of wearing masks in public, adhering to social distancing and following other health guidelines to contain the virus's spread. Combined virus cases for Monday and Tuesday are within about 100 of the total from the same two-day period last week, when the state had a...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials are reporting 475 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the second consecutive day. The latest numbers on Monday bring the statewide case total to 226,050 since the coronavirus pandemic began with the death toll remaining at 5,759. On Saturday, state Department of Health Services officials reported 894 new cases. That was the largest daily increase since Sept. 17-18 when those days’ counts ballooned to 1,753 and 1,281 respectively as the state changed its counting methodology and each day added hundreds of past antigen test results. The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick. Meanwhile, COVID-19 hospitalizations including ventilator usage and intensive care unit beds remained steady or creeped up very, very slightly. For most people, the new coronavirus causes...
    It's no longer a matter of debate: According to new data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, this state has been hit by a third wave of COVID-19. Key indicators of this status include a positivity rate just a whisper under the red line that government officials have cited as a reason for alarm and skyrocketing outpatient visits for people with symptoms of the novel coronavirus, as well as case and hospitalization counts that have climbed at a disturbing pace over the past month. Here are the grim statistics in major categories updated by the CDPHE at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 11, juxtaposed with figures from October 4 and September 13:Related Stories COVID-19: Polis on Why He's Extending Statewide Mask Order King Soopers' Response to Complaints About Poor Mask Use Inmate Claims COVID-19 Mess at Denver Jails 78,461 cases (up 5,385 from October 4 and 17,137 from...
    By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported 11 more coronavirus-related deaths and nearly 900 new cases Thursday as the governor kept urging people to wear masks to help stop the state's escalating outbreak. Gov. Andy Beshear offered more details to efforts to enforce his statewide mask mandate, which was extended for another 30 days. The state Labor Cabinet previously issued citations, fines or closure orders to dozens of organizations for non-compliance and is now stepping up enforcement, he said. The governor also urged Kentuckians to call a hotline to report violations of businesses that check out customers who aren't wearing masks. “It is important that we get this right," Beshear said at a news conference. “The escalation that we and our country are dealing with right now can be defeated. And can be defeated without making new steps that are difficult on small businesses or impact...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night. Nirenberg reported 59,323 total COVID-19 cases and 1,171 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Thursday, an increase of 170 new cases. Three new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 144. City officials also reported that 185 patients are hospitalized, 80 are in the intensive care unit and 36 are on ventilators. There are 13% of staffed beds available and 72% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map Resources from...
    Screengrab via Florida Department of HealthThe state of Florida reached a new grim milestone today, logging over 15,000 deaths related to COVID-19. According to the Florida Department of Health, the death toll for Florida residents increased by 1,490 and 180 non-Florida resident deaths on Wednesday, leaving the total at 15,084. In addition to an increase of 139 deaths, the state also added 2,582 positive cases, raising the statewide total to 722,707. About one in every 1,440 people in the state have died from the virus. Since March, Hillsborough County has reported 43,304 cases and 680 deaths, while Pinellas County has reported 22,697 cases and 778 deaths. There are currently 460 people in Tampa Bay hospitalized due to COVID-19. Two weeks ago, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida would be entering Phase 3 of reopening, allowing restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and gyms to operate at full capacity. The order also lifted any...
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland reported a daily record of 58 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday, the Health Ministry said on Twitter, as data showed sharp increases in the number of ventilators and hospital beds being used by COVID-19 patients. The country reported 2,236 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, close to Saturday's record of 2,367. Poland, which has a population of 38 million, has reported 104,316 cases overall and 2,717 deaths, much lower than many other European countries. The ministry said that as of Tuesday there were 263 ventilators and 3,719 hospital beds devoted to COVID-19 patients, compared with 141 and 2,399 respectively a week ago. "More and more people are sent for hospital treatment, but also more and more people go to intensive care units, because they require treatment with a ventilator. This is very disturbing," Deputy Heath Minister Waldemar Kraska told private television broadcaster Polsat News. Commenting on media reports...
    In the past week or so, four states — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and New Mexico — have categorized Colorado as a high-risk location because of rising COVID-19 rates, and mandated that visitors from Colorado quarantine prior to moving freely within their borders. While some of the numbers that led to Colorado's recent undesirable status have started to moderate, the latest figures from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show that current hospitalizations have risen to a level not seen for months. Here are the COVID-19 stats in major categories as updated by the CDPHE at 4 p.m. October 4, juxtaposed with those from one week earlier. 73,076 cases (up 3,367 from September 27) 7,673 hospitalizations (up 150 from September 27) 64 counties (unchanged) 2,068 deaths among cases (up 27 from September 27) 1,968 deaths due to COVID-19 (up 28 from September 27) 798 outbreaks (up 62 from...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is honoring its members who died from coronavirus-related illnesses Monday. A memorial is underway inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. MORE: Coronavirus Toll: NYPD Remembers Officers Lost To COVID-19 The names of 46 members who died will be read during the service. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks Complete Coronavirus Coverage You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Metropolitan Health officials reported 58,678 total COVID-19 cases and 1,167 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Sunday, an increase of 113 new cases. The case count on Sunday also includes a backlog of 381 cases. No new deaths were reported today and 24 backlogged deaths were reported from the dates between July 12- September 17 2020, according to the city’s website. The 7-day moving average of cases, as of Friday, is 150. Health officials also reported that 200 patients are hospitalized, 80 are in the intensive care unit and 30 are on ventilators. There are 17% of staffed beds available and 70% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map Resources from World Health Organization, Centers for...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Metropolitan Health officials reported 58,184 total COVID-19 cases and 1,143 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Saturday, an increase of 145 new cases. Five new deaths were reported today and 38 deaths were reported through post mortem surveillance, according to the city’s website. The 7-day moving average of cases, as of Friday, is 150. Health officials also reported that 191 patients are hospitalized, 81 are in the intensive care unit and 34 are on ventilators. There are 14% of staffed beds available and 70% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map Resources from World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, City of San Antonio Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Friday night. Nirenberg reported 58,039 total COVID-19 cases and 1,138 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Friday, an increase of 103 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 150. City officials also reported that 196 patients are hospitalized, 76 are in the intensive care unit and 31 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 71% of ventilators available. Here are more highlights from today’s briefing: The city will be offering PCR tests for asymptomatic residents, starting Monday at some of the city’s free testing sites. These sites include the Cuellar Community Center at 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Monday; the Ramirez Community Center at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night. Nirenberg reported 57,936 total COVID-19 cases and 1,138 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Thursday, an increase of 104 new cases. Two new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 167. City officials also reported that 205 patients are hospitalized, 76 are in the intensive care unit and 36 are on ventilators. There are 13% of staffed beds available and 73% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map Resources from...
    By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported 17 more coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, one of its highest one-day totals as the state combats an escalating outbreak. The latest deaths included a 29-year-old woman from Clark County who had “significant underlying health conditions,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. Her death marked the first coronavirus-linked fatality of someone in their 20s to be reported in Kentucky, he said. The 17 deaths were the fifth-highest daily total in Kentucky since the start of the pandemic, he said. The state also reported 910 new cases of COVID-19, down from the prior two days when daily case counts topped 1,000, the governor said. The spike in cases is hitting rural and urban areas, and Beshear said the state remains on course to set another record for the number of cases in a week. “When we have a lot of cases, sadly a...
    For the first time since March, the state of Maryland reported on Thursday zero deaths related to the coronavirus. “This encouraging milestone is a tribute to the incredibly heroic efforts of our doctors, nurses, and health care workers on the front lines, and the courage and perseverance Marylanders have demonstrated in response to this unprecedented challenge," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said in a statement. "We have lost more than 3,800 of our fellow Marylanders to this virus, and we mourn with their families. As we continue on our road to recovery, it is absolutely critical for all of us to remain vigilant.” Maryland reported its first coronavirus-related death on March 19. The state peaked at 74 deaths on May 5. According to the Baltimore Sun, the 14-day moving average for new deaths is currently six. In addition, Maryland entered October surpassing 125,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, adding 785 cases on...
    Every day you hear about someone dying of coronavirus, but in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan said on Thursday that no new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. “Today, for the first time since March 28, the State of Maryland is reporting zero new coronavirus deaths,” Hogan said, in a news release. “This encouraging milestone is a tribute to the incredibly heroic efforts of our doctors, nurses, and health care workers on the front lines, and the courage and perseverance Marylanders have demonstrated in response to this unprecedented challenge.” Maryland currently has 125,510 confirmed COVID-19 cases and has seen nearly 4,000 COVID-19-related deaths or deaths that were likely connected to the virus. Maryland Number of confirmed cases: 125,510 (+785) COVID-19-related and probable deaths: 3,949 (=) Currently hospitalized: 331 (-3) Recoveries: 7,568 (+32) Total number of tests: 2,629,898 (+23,985)   The news comes as D.C. reports one new...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night. Nirenberg reported 57,677 total COVID-19 cases and 1,135 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Tuesday. He said there were 262 new cases and 207 backlogged cases tested between Sept. 15-23. Five new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 178. City officials also reported that 230 patients are hospitalized, 81 are in the intensive care unit and 29 are on ventilators. There are 13% of staffed beds available and 72% of ventilators available. Wolff said Bexar County will be providing local schools $3.5 million, and the state will match that amount to go toward getting students...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Monday night. Nirenberg reported 57,208 total COVID-19 cases and 1,130 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Monday, an increase of 63 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 139. City officials also reported that 220 patients are hospitalized, 86 are in the intensive care unit and 34 are on ventilators. There are 17% of staffed beds available and 75% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said the area’s COVID-19 risk level is now “low,” with a positivity rate of 5.9%. The goal is to have a positivity rate of 5% or lower to reopen schools at...
    Orlando, Pla. – The Florida Department of Health announced 2,795 new corona virus cases in the state on Saturday. The number of new cases of respiratory disease since the epidemic was first diagnosed in Florida in March brings the state total to 698,682. [TRENDING: Florida moves to phase 3 of coronavirus reopening, with restaurants at full capacity | Here’s how to track your mail-in ballot | Reward increases to $20,000 for information about shooting deaths of 3-year-old, 14-year-old] The Florida Department of Health reported 107 new deaths on Saturday. Florida’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 14,190, of which 168 residents have died in the state. Data on COVID-19-related deaths are often delayed, and health officials say it could take up to two weeks for new deaths to be reported. As stated in it Institute for Health ManagementAs of Friday morning, a total of 2,115 patients had been admitted to...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Friday night. Nirenberg reported 54,195 total COVID-19 cases and 1,073 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Friday, an increase of 224 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 162. City officials also reported that 225 patients are hospitalized, 83 are in the intensive care unit and 36 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 72% of ventilators available. Nirenberg corrected a statement he made during Thursday’s briefing that antigen tests were only being counted in San Antonio and one other county. He said that is not the case, and...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The United States now has more than seven million coronavirus cases, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is projecting there will be up to 226,000 COVID-19 deaths by mid-October. Locally, New Jersey continues to see an increase in cases. Compared to many parts of the country, New Jersey is in pretty good shape, but Gov. Phil Murphy is worried about the steady increase of COVID-19 cases the state has seen over the past two weeks. “I have extended the public health emergency,” Murphy said. It’s the seventh time Murphy has extended the emergency order, keeping in place the state’s ability to take action to fight COVID-19. After a sustained decline, cases in September have been increasing. “I hope folks are getting this and understanding that we are not out of the woods,” Murphy said. Dr. Fauci: New Jersey ‘Well Positioned’ To Combat Expected 2nd Wave...
    Excess diphenhydramine (benadryl) can lead to serious health problems, including severe heart problems, seizures, coma and death. The FDA quoted young people as ending up in hospital emergency rooms or dying after participating in what became known as the “Benadryl Challenge” on the social media site Dictok. “We are examining these reports and conducting a review to determine if additional cases have been reported,” the company said in a statement. The FDA said it had contacted Dicto and had “strongly urged” the removal of videos of “Benadryl Challenge” from its site and the monitoring of new posts. “Health professionals should be aware that ‘benadryl challenge’ occurs among teenagers and warn their caregivers about it,” the company said. Benadryl is an antihistamine used to treat symptoms such as runny nose or sneezing from upper respiratory allergies, hay fever or the common cold. It is safe and effective when used as recommended,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night. Nirenberg reported 53,971 total COVID-19 cases and 1,073 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Thursday, an increase of 177 new cases. Five new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 153. City officials also reported that 231 patients are hospitalized, 87 are in the intensive care unit and 36 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 73% of ventilators available. Bexar County will be distributing masks to business owners on Oct. 8. Click here for more information. Dr. Junda Woo, medical director of the Metropolitan Health District, said that Metro Health and all other Texas health authorities are not counting asymptomatic...
    Diphenhydramine is commonly found in allergy medications and sleep aids. Crystal Cox/Business Insider The FDA issued a memo on Thursday warning against participation in the "Benadryl Challenge," what reports have said is a social media challenge in which people overdose on Benadryl with the goal of hallucinating. Three Texas teens were hospitalized in May after participating in the challenge, a news release from Cook Children's Medical Center said. A TikTok spokesperson told Insider that TikTok had not seen the content "actively trend" on the platform, but it "actively [removes] content that violates our guidelines." Insider could not find TikTok videos specifically related to the challenge, but the idea of tripping off of Benadryl has existed for years on the internet. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In a memo published on Thursday, September 24, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against participation in the "Benadryl Challenge,"...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim the lives of thousands of people, new data shows a dramatic jump in drug and alcohol-related deaths across the state. It’s a continuing crisis in the State of Maryland. The Opioid Operational Command Center and the Maryland Department of Health released a new report showing an alarming increase in drug and alcohol-related deaths. Officials are blaming the spike in numbers on the pandemic. “People are being disconnected from their support systems, they aren’t going to their AA meetings, they are missing their counseling sessions,” Steve Schuh, Executive Director of the Opioid Operational Command Center, said. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The report said, during the first half of 2020, between January and June, there were 1,326 fatalities related to drugs and alcohol- a 9.1 percent increase compared to...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — State officials in Maryland say fatal drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths are rising. The Baltimore Sun reported that new data released on Tuesday revealed that such deaths increased by 9.1% from January to June of this year compared to those months last year. Opioids were responsible for nearly 90% of the 1,326 deaths. Officials from the Maryland Department of Health and the state’s Opioid Operational Command Center said that the pandemic is exacerbating people’s addictions as they’re quarantined. “Taken together, the associated social isolation, disruptions of support, impeded access to care, and economic distress have helped to create an extremely dangerous environment for those suffering from substance use disorder,” a report said. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan touted the creation of the Maryland COVID-19 Inter-Agency Overdose Action Plan to help address the connection between substance abuse and the pandemic. “In spite of the other challenges that we face,...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four more inmate deaths may be the result of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections reported. The department’s website on Tuesday listed seven inmate deaths as possibly COVID-related, up from three reported a week ago, and that the deaths of three prison staff members may be related to the disease. Prison spokesperson Justin Wolf has said the cause of deaths is pending autopsies by the state medical examiner. Wolf did not immediately return a phone call for comment Tuesday. The DOC reported 2,614 inmates have tested positive for the virus and 984 are currently active cases. More than 1,000 new cases per day have been reported each of the past six days by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, with a statewide total of 79,072 on Tuesday and 962 deaths due to COVID-19, increases of 1,164 cases and 14 more...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County reported 13 new coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, raising the death toll to 6,330. An additional 1,343 cases were also reported, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 259,817. Currently, 732 people are hospitalized, and 31% are in the ICU. Daily case rates have risen over the past four days, which is likely due to the reopening of testing sites and an increase in the number of people being tested, according to the public health department. It is not yet clear if there was increased transmission over the Labor Day holiday. “The recent increases in the number of new cases is of concern because it may reflect increased exposures associated with Labor Day activities,” said public health chief Dr. Barbara Ferrer. “We are reminded that we need to carefully choose how to celebrate our holidays since our actions influence our recovery journey.” Of...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County reported an additional 227 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 51,873. Four more coronavirus-related deaths were also reported, bringing the death toll to 1,127. One more person has been hospitalized since Friday, increasing the hospitalization count to 202. The number of ICU patients also rose from 64 to 65. So far, 786,298 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, including 8,844 on Saturday, according to the O.C. Health Care Agency. There have been 46,598 documented recoveries. The county’s daily case count sits at 4.7 per 100,000 people, and the seven-day rate of residents testing positive is at 3.9%. To move up from the second-most restrictive red tier to the orange tier in the state’s four-tier monitoring system, the county must sustain a daily new case rate per 100,000 of 1 to 3.9 and a positivity rate of 2 to 4.9%....
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County reported an additional eight coronavirus-related fatalities on Friday, bringing the death toll to 1,123. Another 247 cases were also reported. So far, there have been 51,646 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. Virus-related deaths have been on a downward trend over the past few weeks. Since Sunday, 30 deaths have been reported. Last week, the O.C. Health Care Agency reported 42 fatalities. The week before, 76 deaths were reported. Hospitalizations increased from 198 on Thursday to 201 on Friday. The number of ICU patients remains at 64. This week’s daily case count is 4.7 per 100,000 people. The seven-day rate of residents testing positive is at 3.9%. As the county eyes the orange tier of the state’s monitoring system, it will have to maintain a daily new case rate per 100,000 of 1 to 3.9 and a positivity rate of 2 to 4.9%. (©...
    Attorney General Bill Barr accused Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists of using a “small number of blacks who are killed” in police-related incidents as “props” Wednesday. Barr made the comments during a speech at Hillsdale University during its Constitution Day. He slammed the BLM movement, saying that activists are using incidents to “achieve a much broader political agenda,” the Washington Post reported. “They’re not interested in black lives,” Barr said according to The Post. “They’re interested in props, a small number of blacks who are killed by police during conflicts with police — usually less than a dozen a year — who they can use as props to achieve a much broader political agenda.” U.S. Attorney General William Barr hears from Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd as Barr testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in the Congressional Auditorium at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 28, 2020...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as CA reopens LIFE AFTER COVID-19: Here's what restaurants, gyms, schools, sports will look like when they reopen LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as CA reopens LIFE AFTER COVID-19: Here's what restaurants, gyms, schools, sports will look like when they reopen LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay...
    San José, Sep 14 . .- Costa Rica on Monday surpassed 600 deaths related to COVID-19 since March, 16 of them reported in the last 24 hours, and reached 57,361 confirmed cases as a whole, official sources reported. The Director General of Health, Priscilla Herrera, indicated in statements distributed to the media that since March 6, when the Government revealed the first case, the country has 621 deaths, of which 210 are adults and 411 are elderly. In the last 24 hours, the country has 937 new infected, the lowest figure for a week when on Monday, September 7, there were 833 confirmed positive cases. According to the epidemiological report, 21,206 people have been recovered, while this Monday there are 620 patients hospitalized simultaneously, of them 243 are in intensive care units with an age range of 24 to 96 years. Since the end of August,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 1,115 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 43 new deaths, bringing countywide totals to 252,066 cases and 6,171 deaths. County health officials also reported three new cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children — MIS-C — bringing the total number of cases in L.A. County to 34 children. MIS-C is a rare inflammatory condition associated with COVID-19 that can damage multiple organ systems, require hospitalization and be life threatening. All 34 children with MIS-C in L.A. County were hospitalized and 45% of the children needing treatment in the intensive care unit, though there have been no local reported deaths from the illness. Of the children diagnosed with MIS-C, 27% were under the age of 4, 38% were between the ages of 5 and 11 and 35% were between the ages of 12 and 20. Latinx...
    Teachers in at least three states have died after bouts with the coronavirus since the beginning of the new school year. The deaths have left a teachers' union leader worrying that the return to in-person classes will have a deadly impact across the U.S. if proper precautions aren't taken. AshLee DeMarinis is shown in an undated photo provided by her sister, Jennifer Heissenbuttel. Jennifer Heissenbuttel / AP In Missouri, AshLee DeMarinis was just 34 when she died Sunday after three weeks in the hospital. She taught social skills and special education at John Evans Middle School in Potosi about 70 miles southwest of St. Louis. "The kids absolutely adored her. She was a brilliant special ed teacher," former coworker Mandy Blanks told CBS affiliate KMOV. In South Carolina, officials with Richland School District 2 say 28-year-old Demi Bannister was diagnosed with the virus on Friday and died Monday. Bannister was a...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The FDNY added the names of 27 department members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall in a closed ceremony at FDNY Headquarters Wednesday.Those 27 former New York City firefighters died of 9/11-related illnesses in the past year, bringing the total number of firefighters killed after the World Trade Center attacks to 227.That's in addition to the 343 FDNY members killed on September 11, 2001Related: 19th Anniversary of 9/11 in New York City: Schedule of events amid COVID pandemic"Our department made a solemn promise to never forget the bravery and sacrifice of the 343 members who gave their lives on September 11th, and the growing list of heroes who have died due to illnesses related to their courageous work throughout the rescue and recovery effort,"...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Safety officials say more than 150 people died in crashes this summer on Minnesota roads. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, 152 people died in crashes on state roads — a nearly 12% increase over last year. RELATED: State Patrol Says Reports Of Aggressive Driving And Speeding Up During Pandemic Among those deaths, at least eight were distraction-related, 40 were alcohol-related and 50 were speed-related. Four of the fatalities were cyclists while 36 were motorcyclists. Pedestrians accounted for 14 of the deaths. Thirty-six of the crashes involved someone not wearing a seat belt, officials say. Men made up the majority of victims (110 males compared to 41 females). The age bracket with the highest number of fatalities were those in their 20s. So far this year, 225 people have died on Minnesota roads, up...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 37 new Coronavirus cases out of 480 test results and no additional deaths this Tuesday. Of the new cases, 35 are confirmed and two are probable. New cases range in age from 17 to 95 years with a median age of 36 years, according to the Health Department. The date of positive tests ranged from Sept. 1 through Sept. 6. The total number of cases countywide now stands at 10,847 since March. The Health Department says they have now started counting all positive antigen tests as probable cases. The death toll stands at 349. There have been 1,033 hospitalizations since the outbreak began More information on the Coronavirus pandemic: CDC Coronavirus Information CDC Global Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pennsylvania Department of Health Information Allegheny County Health Department Information
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As summer comes to an end, a new model projects a worse outcome in Minnesota for the fall into winter. It shows that, overall, more than 6,100 Minnesotans will die from COVID-19 by the end of 2020. That is about triple where the numbers are at now. Dr. George Morris is the physician incident commander for the COVID-19 response at CentraCare. “A lot of it will be weather-dependent, school and then activities,” Morris said. READ MORE: Minnesotans Take Precaution Labor Day Weekend As State Leaders Fear Rising COVID-19 Numbers He says Minnesotans will be challenged with a change of seasons, with people spending more time inside away from the cold. “When we were outside around the campfire, we were a little bit more spaced. And now if we’re inside, we’ll be closer, we’ll be sharing the air a lot more, touching things more, and perhaps not wearing...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Sunday reported its first and second deaths related to the West Nile virus of the 2020 season. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the first death was a 63-year-old Dallas resident in the 75215 zip code and the second was an 88-year-old Dallas resident in the 75227 zip code. The county also reported its fifth human case of the virus for 2020 — a 75-year-old Irving resident in the 75062 zip code. “Our first two deaths in Dallas County this year due to West Nile Virus are reminders of the seriousness of West Nile Virus disease and the importance of being vigilant about avoiding mosquito bites,” DCHHS Director Dr. Philip Huang said. West Nile virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mild symptoms include fever, headache and muscle aches, while severe infections can cause neurological complications such as encephalitis.
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