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    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from February 22, 2021: 479,591 cases; 6,433 deaths Hy-Vee added to Minnesota COVID-19 vaccine pharmacy network Vaccine shipping slowed by extreme weather in U.S. Fans in the stands for the Twins? Article continues after advertisement 479,591 cases; 6,433 deaths One more Minnesotan has died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday, for a total of 6,433. Deaths and case numbers are typically lower on Mondays owing to a lag in reporting over the...
    BRITAIN has recorded its lowest daily death toll since Christmas - with another 215 fatalities reported today.  Cases rose by 9,834, bringing the total to 4,115,509. 4The UK has recorded its lowest daily death toll since Christmas (file photo)Credit: AFP or licensors Today’s rise in fatalities brings the total number since the beginning of the pandemic to 120,580. It is smaller than the 258 deaths recorded last Sunday, and far below the 373 deaths reported on February 7.  And it is also the lowest rise since December 13, which saw 144 fatalities. Infections are also down on last Sunday's figure of 10,972 in a sign that lockdown measures are continuing to curb transmission.  It comes as: Another British town will deploy surge testing after the South Africa strain was identified Thousands of fans could be allowed to attend Euro 2020 and music festivals this summer with rapid...
    The average seven-day positive COVID-19 infection rate in New York has hit its lowest mark since late November, though Long Island continues to have the state's highest numbers. On Long Island, the positive infection rate has dropped below 5 percent to 4.58 percent, the lowest its been in weeks, though it is still the highest in New York, ahead of the mid-Hudson Valley (4.47 percent) and New York City (4.39 percent).  Statewide, the positivity rate has dipped to 3.71 percent, the lowest since Nov. 28. "The numbers continue to trend in a good direction because New Yorkers are taking this virus seriously and doing the right things to protect themselves and their families. New Yorkers should be commended for that," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.  "We are working 24/7 to get vaccines into arms as quickly as possible, and while we have the operational capacity to do more, lack...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — More than 95,000 coronavirus vaccines were administered in Illinois on Thursday, the most shots given in a single day so far, as the state’s infection rate fell to a point not seen in seven months. The 95,375 inoculations given out on Thursday beat the previous record of 74,965 doses on Feb. 4. Since that time, the number of vaccination sites operating in Illinois has more than doubled, with more than 850 now open to the public, most of them retail pharmacy locations. RELATED: Where To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine In The Chicago Area So far, Illinois has received a total of 2,385,625 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and has administered 1,644,483 statewide. The state is averaging 59,009 vaccinations per day over the past week. A total of 374,722 people in Illinois have been fully vaccinated, accounting for 2.94% of the state’s population. RELATED: COVID In Chicago: With COVID-19...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon nears 2,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic, with the Health Authority reporting 10 additional people who died from COVID-19 on Wednesday. The most recent deaths, include four men and six women, people ranging from 59 to 99 years old and residents of Clackamas, Multnomah and Umatilla. On Wednesday the health authority reported 649 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 144,605. The death toll is 1,991. Most of Wednesday's cases were in Marion, Washington and Multnomah counties. The number of people hospitalized due to the fatal virus is 266. Out of that, 63 are in intensive care unit beds. Currently health officials are working to vaccinate the remaining Phase 1A health care workers and educators. Beginning Feb. 8, people 80 years or older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The health authority reported that a cumulative total...
    628 parents remain separated from their kids after Trumps zero-tolerance border policy. Biden wants to find them. 2 FBI agents killed, 3 hurt in shooting while serving warrant in Florida Amazon’s stock performance since its IPO makes the S&P 500 look like a flat line © MarketWatch photo illustration/Getty Images IN ONE CHART Load Error The career of Jeff Bezos as CEO of Amazon.com has been nothing short of amazing. And a very simple way to measure that is to look at one chart: This chart shows the total return for shares of Amazon.com Inc. since Bezos led its initial public offering on May 15, 1997, through Feb. 1, 2021. That green line under it is the total return for the S&P 500 index including dividends reinvested. The index has had a significant return for the nearly 24-year period, but Amazon leaves it looking rather flat. Among the...
    For the first time more than a month, Fox News has scored a ratings victory, winning prime time in both total viewers, and in viewers in the key A25-54 demographic. Fox averaged 3.05 million total prime time viewers and 534,000 in the demo, according to Nielsen. MSNBC wasn’t far behind in total viewers, with 2.91 million total, and 443,000 in the demo. CNN, which has been on a winning streak since the 2020 presidential election, was third in total prime time viewers, 2.04 million, and a close second in the demo, with 530,000. MSNBC won in total day viewers, averaging 1.93 million total, and 299,000 in the demo. Fox was second, with 1.65 million total viewers, and 280,000 in the demo. CNN had the fewest total viewers, nearly 1.6 million, but dominated the demo with 420,000 viewers A25-54. Although MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow had the most-watched show among...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials on Sunday confirmed 1,119 positive tests for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the lowest daily total since September. The trend of lower cases and hospitalizations continues to play out in daily reports. The state Department of Health Services lists the weekly average at 1,596 cases, which is similar to numbers in mid-September. The state was averaging about 6,500 cases a day in mid-November. There were about 548 new cases per 100,000 people in Wisconsin over the past two weeks, which ranks 37th in the country for new cases per capita, The COVID Tracking Project reported. One in every 423 people in Wisconsin tested positive in the past week. Officials on Sunday confirmed six new deaths, for a total of 5,691 since the start of the pandemic. The death toll is 22nd highest in the country overall and the 32nd highest per...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County ended its deadliest week since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with 1,920 new cases and 21 more deaths. Health officials said there were 138 deaths to the virus this week. There have been a total of 1,996 deaths due to COVID-19. “As we have said for weeks, January and February will be our darkest months. This week is our deadliest week thus far,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. NEW: Dallas County Reports 1,920 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 21 Deaths,Including 395 Probable Cases pic.twitter.com/DTEKiQ0kXy — Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) January 23, 2021 The two youngest patients in the latest death count were a Richardson man in his 40s who was hospitalized and did not have underlying high risk health conditions and a Dallas woman in her 40s who was found dead in her home and had underlying conditions. The county...
    A houseÕs real estate for sale sign shows the home as being Òunder contractÓ in Washington, DC, November 19, 2020.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Pandemic-driven demand drove total 2020 home sales to the highest level since 2006. Still, even the most avid buyers are bumping up against barriers in today's housing market. Record low supply and record high prices are limiting the exceptionally high demand. Closed sales of existing homes in December increased just 0.7% month-to-month, to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 6.76 million units, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales were, however, 22% stronger than December 2019. As unexpected as a global pandemic was, so too was the reaction of homebuyers. After plummeting in March and April, sales suddenly began to climb. Total year-end sales volume ended at 5.64 million units, the highest level since 2006 and far stronger than predicted before...
    THE UK has experienced its most deadly day during the pandemic - as a staggering 1,610 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. There have also been 33,355 new infections recorded in the last day. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1There have been 1,610 more Covid deaths recorded in the last 24 hoursCredit: Rex Features Official statistics now show that 3,466,849 people have caught the virus in Britain since the pandemic began last year. And the total death toll has now reached a tragic 91,470. Today's case figure is less than last Tuesday, when 45,533 new infections were recorded, alongside 1,243 deaths. And the number of infections is also less than it was two weeks ago on January 5, when the UK recorded 60,916 new cases. But today's death toll of 1,610 is the highest number of UK deaths reported on...
    First-time claims for unemployment insurance jumped to 965,000 last week amid signs of a slowdown in hiring due to pandemic restrictions, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The total was worse than Wall Street estimates of 800,000 and above the previous week's total of 784,000. Markets reacted little to the number, as the decline in economic activity is expected to be met with more stimulus from Washington. President-elect Joe Biden later Thursday is announcing his hopes for another package likely in excess of $1 trillion. Futures continued to indicate an opening gain on Wall Street. This is breaking news. Please check back here for updates.Related Tags Breaking News: Markets Jobless claims Unemployment Breaking news Economy
    The National Health Commission of China reported this Thursday a new death for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. It is the first time that the Asian country has announced a death from this cause since last May 17. According to health authorities, the death occurred in the northeastern province of Hebei, that surrounds Beijing, and that is the scene of a regrowth that has led to the closure of three cities, including the provincial capital, Shijiazhuang, with 11 million inhabitants. With this new death, the official death toll from COVID-19 in mainland China stands at 4,635. Likewise, the source announced on Thursday the detection of 138 new cases of the coronavirus, the data of new infections highest since early March. On March 6, the institution announced 143 cases, although then the report also included 30 deaths. Of those 138 published this Thursday, 124 were produced by local contagion, all of them in...
    It is the first time, since May 17, that a death from the new coronavirus has been recorded in China | 01/13/2021 | ionicons-v5-c21: 06 | . | Beijing.- The National Health Commission of China reported today a new death by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the first time that the Asian country announces a death from this cause since last May 17. According to health authorities, the death occurred in the northeastern province of Hebei, which surrounds Beijing, and which is the scene of an outbreak that has led to the closure of three cities, including the provincial capital, Shijiazhuang, with 11 million inhabitants. With this new death, the official number of deaths from covid in the China continental stands at 4,635. Likewise, the source announced today the detection of 138 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest number of new infections since the beginning of March. On...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 2,994 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Dallas County on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Of those, 2,589 are confirmed cases and 405 are probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 199,948 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 25,681 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 1,812 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness after 21 more deaths were reported Wednesday. “UT Southwestern has updated modeling out that predicts Dallas County could have up to 1,900 patients hospitalized for COVID and roughly 3,600 new COVID cases a day by January 22. These are concerning numbers,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in a statement. “Our hospitals are stretched very thin right now and our healthcare heroes have been working tirelessly since last spring. While we are all thankful the vaccine is here and...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland sees its highest daily deaths since May as hospitalizations also continue to set records this week. There are now 1,952 people hospitalized in Maryland, up 12 from Monday morning. Sixty-seven people have died in the last 24 hours from the virus, a record for the state during the pandemic. The last high was set on April 29, 2020 with 68 deaths. At this time, 6,196 Marylanders have died from the virus. Tuesday is the first in five days with less than 3,000 new coronavirus cases, though 2,665 new cases were reported. The state now has had a total of 312,351 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. The state’s calculation of its positivity rate is up again, now at 8.77%. Maryland conducted 31,330 coronavirus tests in the last day, with over 6.2 million conducted in total. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland...
    San Francisco public health officials on Saturday recorded the most new cases and deaths ever since the start of the coronavirus pandemic as California continues to struggle with limited hospital beds and rising infections. Across the state, county officials said they recorded 38,180 new cases of the coronavirus and 463 new deaths. That brings the total number of cases in California to 2,660,744 and puts the death toll just a few hundred deaths shy of 30,000. In the Bay Area, 301,878 people are infected with the coronavirus including 4,873 who were reported positive on Saturday. Seventy-five people died from the virus in the Bay Area Saturday for a total of 2,991 deaths. According to data compiled by this news organization, San Francisco health officials recorded 451 new coronavirus cases on Saturday and 15 new deaths for a total of 25,973 cases and 233 deaths. That’s the most number of cases...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On the final day of 2020, the state is reporting its highest single-day increase of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. The Florida Department of Health has reported another 17,192 new coronavirus infections. The additional cases increased the state’s overall total to 1,323,315. There were another 133 deaths bringing the total to 21,990 deaths. The single-day positivity rate was 11.57%, while the 14-day positivity rate was 9.99%. MIAMI-DADE In Miami-Dade, there were 2,937 newly reported cases of COVID-19 and 19 newly reported deaths. The death toll is now 4,188. The additional cases increased Miami-Dade County’s overall total to 298,873. The single-day positivity rate was 9.92%, while the 14-day positivity rate was 9.68%. BROWARD In Broward, there were 1,572 new cases and 7 additional deaths. The death toll stands at 1,847. Broward County’s overall total increased to 137,610 cases. The single-day positivity rate was 9.80% while the 14-day...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Health has reported another 13,871 new coronavirus infections. That’s the highest daily figure since July. The additional cases increased the state’s overall total to 1,306,123. There were another 139 deaths bringing the total to 21,857 deaths. The single-day positivity rate was 8.72%, while the 14-day positivity rate was 9.77%. MIAMI-DADE In Miami-Dade, there were 2,748 newly reported cases of COVID-19 and 5 newly reported deaths. The death toll is now 4,169. The additional cases increased Miami-Dade County’s overall total to 295,936. The single-day positivity rate was 6.95%, while the 14-day positivity rate was 9.60%. BROWARD In Broward, there were 1,456 new cases and 10 additional deaths. The death toll stands at 1,840. Broward County’s overall total increased to 136,038 cases. The single-day positivity rate was 6.56% while the 14-day positivity rate was 8.15%. MONROE In Monroe, there were 15 new cases and...
    During the 37-day stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Nassau County has seen COVID-19 hospitalizations triple as the number of new cases continues to spike during the holiday season, County Executive Laura Curran said. Alarm bells are ringing in Curran’s head, as the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate on Tuesday, Dec.29 rose to 6.16 percent with 879 positive cases out of 14,306 tests administered in Nassau. According to Curran, since Thanksgiving, the number of hospitalizations in Nassau has tripled, with 657 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, including 74 in ICU and 48 intubated across the county. On Long Island, there are currently a total of 1,358 patients hospitalized for COVID-19.  Curran said there were eight new COVID-19 fatalities reported in Nassau in the past 24 hours, as the death toll rose to 2,347 since March. A total of 4,648 Long Islanders have died from virus-related causes. “After Thanksgiving, we saw a steady...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has recorded 20.5% more deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the country in April, data from the Rosstat state statistics service, tallied by Reuters, showed on Monday. The total figure, at 241,193 more deaths in April-November 2020 than during the same period the previous year, is significantly higher than the preliminary pandemic death toll of 55,265 so far, reported on a cumulative daily basis by the government's coronavirus crisis centre. This figure includes deaths recorded in December. Though death tolls fluctuate year-to-year, tallies of what are referred to as excess deaths can illustrate the impact of the pandemic by including cases where the novel coronavirus was not a confirmed cause of death, as well as deaths from other causes that could be linked to the fact that national medical systems are over-stretched. Rosstat data, tallied by Reuters, showed that less than half the total number...
    Santa Clara County recorded the most coronavirus cases ever since the start of the pandemic as the state continues to weather through a holiday surge that doesn’t appear to have peaked yet. California continued to battle the deadly coronavirus on Saturday just days after reaching the two million cases mark. Officials across the state say 52,309 new cases of the virus were recorded Saturday for a total of 2,099,494, while 239 new deaths brought the overall total to 24,221 dead. While public health officials in the Bay Area’s most populous county recorded 2,212 new cases of the virus for a total of 63,302 cases, Alameda County — number two in terms of population –recorded its second-most number of cases since the start of the pandemic with 1,651 new cases for a total of 48,234. The recent milestones serve as a grim reminder of the pandemic’s unceasing attack on Bay Area...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 1,209 new Coronavirus cases and six additional deaths over the last two days. Of the newly reported cases, 1,152 are confirmed from 3,973 PCR tests. There are 57 probable cases. The Health Department says new cases range in age from 1 week to 98 years, with 48 being the median age. The dates of positive tests range from Nov. 18 to Dec. 25. 48 of the positive tests are more than a week old. There have been 3,076 hospitalizations in Allegheny County since the outbreak began. The county-wide death toll has risen to 853. There have been 50,859 total coronavirus cases among Allegheny County residents since the pandemic started. More information on the Coronavirus pandemic: CDC Coronavirus Information CDC Global Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pennsylvania Department of Health Information Pennsylvania County-By-County Map Allegheny...
    There have been almost 2,000 new COVID-19 infections reported in Worcester County since Saturday. There were 1,942 new COVID-19 infections reported in Worcester County from Saturday, Dec. 19 -  Tuesday, Dec. 22, according to the most recent state data. On Tuesday alone, there were 491 new cases and 7 new deaths reported countywide. Below are the latest COVID-19 numbers per county as well as a recounting of new cases reported over the last four days per county. New cases and deaths happened on Tuesday, Dec. 22. As COVID-19 continues to surge, people are encouraged to get tested for the disease. For an up-to-date list of COVID-19 testing locations, follow this link to Mass.gov. COUNTY CASES, DEATHS Berkshire 31 new cases reported - 4,644 cases since the start of the pandemic, 1 new death - 120 deaths total since the start of the pandemic. Franklin 17 new cases -...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Health has reported another 13,148 new coronavirus infections and 125 additional deaths in the state. That’s the highest daily increase since July and the third highest overall since the pandemic began. The additional cases increased the state’s overall total to 1,168,483. There were another 104 deaths bringing the total to 20,594 deaths. The single-day positivity rate was 8.84%, while the 14-day positivity rate was 8.25%. MIAMI-DADE In Miami-Dade, there were 2,582 newly reported cases of COVID-19 and 5 additional deaths. The death toll is now 4,022. The additional cases increased Miami-Dade County’s overall total to 267,255. The single-day positivity rate was 8.84%, while the 14-day positivity rate was 8.62%. MORE FROM CBSMIAMI.COM Caught On Cam: 3 People Arrested After Fight Over PlayStation 5 Running Out At Walmart Gov. Ron Desantis Says Trump Loss Could Affect Florida Ex-Boyfriend Charged In Death Of Woman Found...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 9,556 new cases of Coronavirus and 270 additional deaths Tuesday. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 509,320 since Monday’s report, according to the state’s data. Currently, there are 6,026 people across the state hospitalized with COVID-19 infections, according to the Health Department. Of that number, 1,249 patients are being cared for in ICU’s. The statewide death toll has risen to 12,890. There are 3,072,305 patients across the state who have tested negative for the virus to date. The state Health Department numbers show there have been 44,591 resident cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes across Pennsylvania. Among employees, there are 8,136 diagnosed cases. That brings the entire total to 52,727 cases at nursing or personal care facilities. Out of total deaths, 7,532 have occurred in residents at nursing or personal...
    DENVER (CBS4) – It’s known for being one of the snowiest spots in Colorado and this year is no exception. In 48 hours the Wolf Creek Ski Area picked up 26 inches of new snow thanks to back-to-back storm systems over the weekend. The storm brought the total for the season at Wolf Creek to 122 inches, making it the first resort in Colorado and one of the first in the United States to surpass the 100-inch mark. Jackson Hole checked in Sunday morning with a total of 123 inches so far this season. (credit: Preston Bass courtesy of Wolf Creek Ski Area)
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The U.S. surpassed yet another grim milestone in the battle against coronavirus Saturday, more than 280,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.It was just this week, on December 1, that the U.S. surpassed 270,000 deaths.Hospitalizations are on the rise in at least 40 states and nearly every region in the U.S. is seeing a rapid increase in cases.What to know about coronavirus:Where to get tested in New York, New Jersey and ConnecticutCoronavirus by zip code - New York CityHow coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?Here are more of today's headlines:2 countries welcome travelers with COVID 'immunity passports' despite WHO guidanceAmid the pandemic, Hungary has shut its doors to almost everyone, even its European neighbors. Unless, they've had COVID-19.It's not the place you'd expect to find such a novel exception to otherwise tough entry rules. The policy, which came...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's political operation raised more than $207 million since Election Day, as the President inundates his supporters with fundraising appeals and refuses to concede his White House loss, according to figures released Thursday night by his campaign.The total includes money flowing to Trump's campaign coffers and to the Republican National Committee -- along with a new leadership PAC that Trump established after the election that could help fuel his political ambitions in the future and retain his influence over the Republican Party for years to come.CNN previously reported that Trump's post-election fundraising had exceeded $170 million."These tremendous fundraising numbers show President Trump remains the leader and source of energy for the Republican Party and that his supporters are dedicated to fighting for the rightful, legal outcome of the 2020 general election," Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement.Despite his loss to President-elect Joe Biden -- and...
    The overall positive rate of those being tested for COVID-19  in Connecticut has surpassed 7 percent as the number of new cases continues to climb at rates not seen since the spring. A total of 66,645 tests were administered on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and 4,751 came back positive (7.13 percent rate). A total of 1,191 patients are currently hospitalized statewide, a decrease of 11. Twenty new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in the past 24 hours. A complete list of cases, by communities, can be found here by clicking and scrolling down.
    MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from December 3, 2020: 333,626 cases; 3,784 deaths Ninety-two more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday, for a total of 3,784. Thursday’s 92 deaths now represents the second-highest number of deaths reported in one day, after Nov. 27, which had 101 reported deaths. Article continues after advertisement Of the people whose deaths were announced Thursday, 27 were in their 90s, 31 were in their 80s, 21 were in their 70s, 10 were in their 60s and three were in their 50s. 48 of the 92 people whose deaths announced Thursday were residents of long-term care facilities. MDH also said Thursday...
    By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says for the fourth time during the pandemic it will be giving its 1.5 million U.S. part-time and full-time employees additional cash bonuses for their work. The move, announced Thursday, follows similar announcements in recent weeks by such retailers as Target, Lowe's, and Amazon, which are all offering another round of bonuses as virus cases surge around the country. The round of bonuses come as labor-backed groups have been increasing pressure on retailers to extend cash bonuses to workers who have felt the brunt of the pandemic as they rush to fill a crush of online orders or bag groceries and risk exposure to the virus. Walmart, the nation's largest private employer, says that the amount will be similar to the previous cash bonuses during the pandemic. Part-time and temporary workers who work at Walmart or Sam's Club's stores,...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says for the fourth time during the pandemic it will be giving its 1.5 million U.S. part-time and full-time employees additional cash bonuses for their work. The move, announced Thursday, follows similar announcements in recent weeks by such retailers as Target, Lowe’s, and Amazon, which are all offering another round of bonuses as virus cases surge around the country. The round of bonuses come as labor-backed groups have been increasing pressure on retailers to extend cash bonuses to workers who have felt the brunt of the pandemic as they rush to fill a crush of online orders or bag groceries and risk exposure to the virus. Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, says that the amount will be similar to the previous cash bonuses during the pandemic. Part-time and temporary workers who work at Walmart or Sam’s Club’s stores, distribution centers or fulfillment hubs...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – County officials Wednesday reported another 5,987 cases of COVID-19, with 2,439 people hospitalized, the highest level of the entire pandemic. Another 40 coronavirus-related deaths were also reported, bringing the county’s total to 7,740, The cumulative total of cases is now 414,185. Of 2439 people in hospitals, 24% are in the ICU, and 13% are on ventilators, said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “We are seeing terrifying increases in cases in L.A. County,” she said. “We are now at the worst point in this pandemic.”
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland reaches its third-highest daily increase Tuesday morning as it adds 2,765 new coronavirus cases and the statewide positivity rate jumps back up over 7%. There are now over 200,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic began, with a total of 201,135. Thirty more Marylanders have died in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of deaths to 4,516. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland reports 1,923 new coronavirus cases as hospitalizations reached the highest level since May. The state has recorded 198,370 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Sixteen more Marylanders died in the last 24 hours from the virus, a total of 4,486. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    Three Bay Area counties recorded the highest number of new coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic on Saturday as California undergoes a surge and public health officials put in new restrictions to slow the spread. Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties recorded the most new cases since this news organization began tracking coronavirus infection data in April, an alarming development that officials say could warrant another lockdown. Altogether, the Bay Area recorded 2,281 new cases of the virus and six new deaths, for a total of 149,004 cases and 1,962 deaths. The new cases come a day after San Mateo and San Francisco counties were moved from the “red” restriction level to the much more stringent “purple” level, joining the rest of the Bay Area in the most restrictive level. The two counties joined Lake, Calaveras, Plumas and Modoc counties too. Santa Clara County recorded 747...
    The number of those hospitalized in Connecticut with COVID-19 is now at the highest levels since mid-May, according to new data covering Thanksgiving Eve Day and Thanksgiving Day. A total of 1,017 patients are currently hospitalized for COVID in Connecticut. That's an increase of 49. A total of 71,327 tests were administered on Wednesday, Nov. 25, and Thursday, Nov. 26, with 3,429 coming back positive (4.81 percent positivity rate). There have been 35 additional deaths. For more info, including the number of cases by county and community, click here and scroll down.
    Colorado had 9,171 new unemployment claims filed last week, marking the most claims received by the agency in one week since July. In total, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has received 611,135 claims since mid-March, resulting in $6.12 billion in state disbursements. So far, Colorado has spent $2.24 billion on unemployment assistance, $378.6 million for lost wage compensation, and $11 million in additional benefits for claimants, CDLE said Thursday. Most of the claims filed during the week ending on November 14 were filed by restaurant and service industry employees, accounting for almost 17% of total claims. Construction and administrative workers filed the second and third-highest number of claims. The week ending on July 11 was the last week the state had more new unemployment claims at over 10,500. Claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), a federally funded program created under the CARES Act, were...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania is reporting its highest number of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Health officials reported 6,339 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 281,852. As of Tuesday night, there were another 110 new coronavirus-related deaths. The state’s death toll now stands at 9,465. Pennsylvania officials are expected to provide an update to the state’s COVID-19 testing strategy Wednesday afternoon. The 2 p.m. briefing comes as coronavirus cases continue to increase across the commonwealth. Officials will also be answering questionings relating to COVID-19 testing and contract tracing. Pennsylvania has already announced new measures to address the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases. The state’s mask mandate has been changed and there are new guidelines for those who are traveling. Beginning Friday, health officials say anyone traveling to Pennsylvania should test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arriving in the commonwealth or self-quarantine for...
    ALBANY — Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers were hospitalized for the coronavirus over the last 24 hours, a level last seen in May. The state Health Department recorded 1,968 new patients hospitalized statewide for COVID-19 as of Sunday — meanwhile, the last time the Empire State’s hospitalization total broke 2,000 was May 10, when 2,042 people were being treated for the virus. Sunday’s data shows a 123 increase compared to Saturday’s 1,845 total patient hospitalizations, and a further jump from Friday’s recorded 1,788 individuals. The daily statewide positivity rate was 2.8 percent, an increase from 2.74 percent the day before. “COVID-19 is spreading in New York, and the increased number of cases is taking place throughout the state,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Monday. “This is not an upstate or downstate issue — all New Yorkers, regardless of where they live, have cause for concern.” It’s still a far...
    Narrative | Sunday, November 15, 2020 Actually in Mexico City there is a total of 179,134 people infected by COVID-19 from the first positive, according to the latest official data corresponding to the November 15. In total there are 12,500 deaths in the region as a consequence of the new coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic and in the last day no new deaths have been certified in the territory. Mexico does not register new infections due to coronavirus, accumulating 1,003,253 infections since the first positive The coronavirus leaves now 1,003,253 cases contagion in Mexico, with 159,633 of them currently assets Y 98,259 deaths, according to the latest data for the November 15. In addition, a total of 745,361 people have already recovered since the first contagion in the country. Most affected places in the country The regions of Mexico that are...
    A North Jersey school district reported an additional eight COVID-19 cases in the last week. Since September, Ridgewood has reported 19 cases. The most recent cases were reported at the following schools: Nov. 13: One case at Hawes Elementary School linked to out-of-school exposure. No close contact was found and therefore only the individual and family members are quarantined.  Nov. 12: One case at Somerville Elementary School linked to out-of-school exposure. No close contact was found and therefore only the individual and family members are quarantined.  Nov. 9: Two unrelated cases at Ridgewood high School. Nov. 9: Two cases at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. Nov. 9: Two cases at George Washington Middle School. None of the cases reported Nov. 9 were related. Previously, 11 cases had been reported in Ridgewood, where classes began with a hybrid plan in September.
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — More than 700 people in Maryland were in the hospital with the coronavirus as of Monday morning, an increase of 52 in a 24-hour period, the state reported Monday. The state reported 707 people were hospitalized. Of them, 168 were in intensive care. Hospitalizations have climbed in recent weeks. There were 331 hospitalized on Oct. 1. The number of hospitalizations reported Monday reached the highest number since mid-June. Maryland also reported an increase of 1,375 cases from Sunday. The state has confirmed a total of 155,371 cases. Maryland has reported a total of 4,072 deaths, an increase of nine since Sunday. The state’s positivity rate has gone over 5% for the first time since June. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Delaware, Maryland, Associated Press
    The Bay Area and California reported the most new cases of coronavirus since late August on Saturday, an upward trend that some experts say points to a third wave of infections across the country. The U.S. on Friday reported a record 132,797 new cases of the deadly virus, and though California’s surge has been less dramatic, the seven-day average of new infections has been steadily riding since mid-October. On Saturday California inched closer to a million cases of the virus as counties reported 5,323 new cases of coronavirus for a total of 969,270 cases across the state. In the Bay Area, Santa Clara County continued to lead in the number of cases with 254 new confirmed infections on Saturday for a total of 26,137 cases. The average number of cases has remained relatively steady and low since a peak in early August, and it’s too early too tell whether a...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland reports over 1,000 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily increase since the end of July. Cases jumped by 1,198 overnight, bringing the state total to 149,964. Ten more Marylanders have died, a total of 4,035. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    More than 50,000 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 across the United States, the highest total since Aug. 7. Hospitalizations have been rising since Oct. 1, especially in the Midwest. Total hospitalizations reached 50,340 on Tuesday. Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and New Mexico all reported record high hospitalizations this week. North and South Dakota continue to lead the nation in new COVID-19 cases per capita, according to COVID Tracking Project data. Midwestern states have felt the third surge in the pandemic most acutely, but governors are reluctant to enact tighter restrictions. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has recommended but not mandated mask use despite pressure from mayors to make masks mandatory in public places. In South Dakota, Gov. Kristi Noem has said she will not enact further restrictions despite the sharp increase in new cases. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, meanwhile, revised safety guidelines...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 2,875 new cases of Coronavirus and 32 additional deaths. According to the Health Department, this is the highest daily increase of cases since the pandemic began. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 214,871 since Monday’s report, according to the state’s data. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between Oct. 27 and Nov. 2, is 259,898 with 16,301 positive cases, the Health Department says. There were 39,561 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m. Monday. The statewide death toll has risen to 8,855. There are 2,354,346 patients across the state who have tested negative for the virus to...
    The 2020 early vote total closed in on the 100 million mark on the eve of Election Day, a stunning number that represents 73 percent of the total 2016 ballots cast and could help push the country to its highest overall voter turnout rate in more than a century. That last forecast comes courtesy of University of Florida professor and election guru, Michael McDonald, who appeared on CNN’s OutFront on Monday night to discuss the unprecedented early vote turnout. Speaking with host Erin Burnett, discussed the historic voter response and its possible impact on the 2020 election for President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger, Joe Biden. “Almost 100 million Americans have cast their ballots at a early or mail-in voting,” Burnett noted, with several hours left to go before Election Day. “That’s already 73%, three quarters of total ballots cast in all of 2016 in all forms, we’re already there.” Calling the...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Alrighty then… You know that whole “if you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a minute” phrase that gets tossed around like a fresh salad? It’s never been more true than right now. What do you get when you combine five straight above average (warm) months with a severe/extreme drought? Well, in New England you get a record October snowstorm! Are you kidding me! Never in Boston’s long and storied weather history (since 1872) has Boston had more than 1.1” of snow in an October storm or for that matter in the entire month…until Friday. We didn’t just break the record for snow in October, we smashed it. We more than tripled it! As of this writing, Boston’s (Logan) snow total sits at 3.5” and climbing. Pumpkins are buried. Streets are white. Trees are sagging. Kids are sledding! (WBZ-TV Graphic) Want more snow stats?...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland sees an uptick in new cases Tuesday, with nearly 900 new cases reported. The state reports 897 new coronavirus cases, bringing the state total to 141,741. Nine more Marylanders have died, 3,962 total throughout the pandemic. Tuesday marks the first time cases in Maryland have risen above 800 since September 12. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    (CNN) — As the fall surge continues, the United States has reported its second-highest day of new Covid-19 cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Saturday saw 83,718 new cases, just 39 cases shy of the all-time record that was reported Friday. Health experts have warned that the fall season would bring a resurgence of cases — and since the US never lowered its daily case baseline enough, they say compounding cases will likely get worse. Already, national cases total over 8.6 million and 225,061 people have died, according to JHU. “We’re at a dangerous tipping point right now,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, told Margaret Brennan Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We’re entering what’s going to be the steep slope of the curve, of the epidemic curve.” Social gatherings and family events moving indoors to avoid the colder weather is largely...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Health officials reported 1,128 new confirmed coronavirus cases and eight additional deaths in Massachusetts on Saturday. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 146,023 while the total number of deaths is 9,616. This is the first time the announced daily coronavirus cases have been over 1,000 since May 24. The seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 1.5%. Health officials said that as of Saturday, there are 551 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, a decrease of 19 from Friday. There are 114 patients currently in intensive care. There were 19,168 new tests reported Saturday. A total of 2,615,142 people in Massachusetts have now been tested for coronavirus.
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Saturday to extend New Jersey’s public health emergency, citing a steep increase in coronavirus cases in recent days. The extension was announced as the state reported 1,994 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 227,339. On Friday, 874 people were hospitalized, the highest daily number since mid-July. URGENT UPDATE: Were reporting 1,994 new positive cases of #COVID19, pushing our cumulative total to 227,339. We haven’t seen daily case numbers this high since May. We’re still in the midst of a pandemic and need everyone to take this seriously. Wear a mask. Social distance. pic.twitter.com/KkKstQLwtF — Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) October 24, 2020 Overall, more than 16,000 people have died of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Public health emergencies expire every 30 days unless renewed. The first executive order declaring an emergency in the state was signed March 9....
    For the first time in four months, over 1,000 New Yorkers were hospitalized for coronavirus, according to new state data released on Friday. The state recorded 1,023 patients hospitalized for the virus on Thursday, the highest level recorded since June 22, when 1,104 New Yorkers were admitted for COVID-19. The statewide hospitalization figure has steadily increased over the last month and a half, as Sept. 5 saw 410 individuals hospitalized following a decline throughout July and August. But since that date, the total recorded coronavirus hospital patients continued to climb — nearly doubling a month later to 710 patients on Oct. 5. Nearly half of all new hospital admissions over the last two-week period were tracked in Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland and Orange counties as well as Upstate counties along the Pennsylvania border. New York reached a high of 18,000 virus-related hospitalizations in April. “The experts told us we would see infection rates...
    ALBANY — For the first time in four months, over 1,000 New Yorkers were hospitalized for the coronavirus, according to new state data released on Friday. The state recorded 1,023 patients hospitalized for the virus on Thursday, the highest level recorded since June 22 when 1,104 New Yorkers were admitted for COVID-19. The statewide hospitalization figure has steadily increased over the last month and a half, as Sept. 5 marked 410 individuals hospitalized following a decline throughout July and August. But since that date, the total recorded coronavirus hospital patients continued to climb — nearly doubling a month later to 710 patients on Oct. 5. Nearly 50 percent of all new hospital admissions over the last two week period was tracked in Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland and Orange counties as well as Upstate counties along the Pennsylvania border. New York reached a high of 18,000 virus-related hospitalizations in April. “The experts...
    ALBANY — For the first time in four months, over 1,000 New Yorkers were hospitalized for the coronavirus, according to new state data released on Friday. The state recorded 1,023 patients hospitalized for the virus on Thursday, the highest level recorded since June 22 when 1,104 New Yorkers were admitted for COVID-19. The statewide hospitalization figure has steadily increased over the last month and a half, as Sept. 5 marked 410 individuals hospitalized following a decline throughout July and August. But since that date, the total recorded coronavirus hospital patients continued to climb — nearly doubling a month later to 710 patients on Oct. 5. Nearly 50 percent of all new hospital admissions over the last two week period was tracked in Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland and Orange counties as well as Upstate counties along the Pennsylvania border. New York reached a high of 18,000 virus-related hospitalizations in April. “The experts...
    New filings for jobless claims in the U.S. totaled 787,000 last week, the lowest total since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 875,000. The total reflected a decline of 55,000 from the downwardly revised 842,000 from the previous week. This is breaking news. Please check back here for updates.Related Tags Employment figures Jobless claims Breaking News: Markets Unemployment Markets
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from October 21, 2020: 126,591 cases; 2,281 deaths State is planning for vaccine distribution MDH reports jump in flu vaccinations State to open free COVID-19 test site in Mankato 126,591 confirmed cases; 2,281 deaths  Thirty-five more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday, for a total of 2,281. That single-day death toll is the highest since May 28, when Minnesota was experiencing one of the worst stretches of deaths in...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 523 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Dallas County on Wednesday for a cumulative total of 91,313 cases. The county also announced two more deaths, bringing the total to 1,091. There are 66 additional probable cases (antigen test) to report Wednesday for a total of 4,735 probable cases including 13 probable deaths. Of the 523 confirmed cases reported, 273 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system, and only one was from an older month. “Today’s numbers continue an increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases that we’re seeing in both confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) tests. We are seeing an increase in COVID-19 bed utilization at our hospitals and we are back to the highest numbers that we’ve seen since August in four of our hospital systems,” said Dallas County Judge Clay...
    Bette Midler teases first image from Hocus Pocus reunion What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, October 19 17 NFL teams that churned 600 yards total offense in a single game since 2000 The Tennessee Titans tallied 601 yards of total offense against the Houston Texans in their 42-36 overtime win at Nissan Stadium in Week 6. Here are other teams that were able to collect 600 yards or more of total offense since 2000. © Provided by Touchdown Wire 17-nfl-teams-churned-600-yards-total-offense-2000 MORE: Video: Report: Bucs to trade for Jets DL Steve McLendon (SMG) Report: Bucs to trade for Jets DL Steve McLendon SMG See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Report: Jets trade veteran DT Steve McLendon to Buccaneers Jets Wire Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: Offense needed a wakeup call after strong start to season USA TODAY SPORTS...
    Melissa Leaston Director of nursing at Whittier Street Health Center swabs Steve Rose of Boston at a COVID testing site in Nubian Square on October 15, 2020 in Roxbury, Massachusetts.Matt Stone | MediaNews Group | Boston Herald via Getty Images The United States reported more than 69,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest daily count the nation has reported since late July. The U.S. has now reported more than 8 million Covid-19 cases and at least 218,600 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The surge in coronavirus cases comes as infectious disease experts warn the U.S. could face a "substantial third wave" of infections that will be further complicated this winter by the spread of seasonal influenza, which causes many similar symptoms to that of the coronavirus. As colder temperatures arrive in the Northern Hemisphere, more people will spend time...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Deaths related to COVID-19 have crossed 7,000 in Michigan, the state health department said Saturday. The department reported 23 additional deaths, raising the total to 7,010. Fifteen of the 23 could have occurred days or weeks ago and were added after a records review. The state said there were 1,791 newly confirmed cases of the virus, down from Friday, moving the total since March to 144,897. The statewide fatality rate is under 5%. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, such as pneumonia, and death. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Michigan, Associated Press
    By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials reported 29 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, the state's highest one-day death toll since early June, as the coronavirus spreads at high levels across the state. The Minnesota Department of Health also reported 1,254 new coronavirus cases, a number boosted by the department's decision to start reporting probable cases, as determined by newer technology antigen tests, in addition to confirmed cases identified by the more common and more accurate PCR tests, also known as molecular tests. The grand case total reported Wednesday included 40 probable cases on top of 1,214 new confirmed cases, which raised Minnesota's total case count since the pandemic began to 115,943, including 180 total probable cases to date. The state's death toll rose to 2,180, including six deaths from probable cases. The department said in its announcement that antigen tests are less accurate PCR tests,...
    DUBAI, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Iran’s health ministry on Wednesday reported 279 deaths from the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours, the highest daily tally recorded since February, bringing total fatalities to 29,349 in the hardest-hit Middle Eastern country. Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 4,830 new cases, also a record high, were identified in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of cases to 513,219. Iran’s Health Minister Saeed Namaki told state TV that three days of travel restriction would be imposed from Thursday in five cities, including in Tehran, where the spread of the disease were at its highest level. Namaki warned of “very difficult months” ahead in the country, which publicly announced its first two cases of – and deaths from – the novel coronavirus on Feb. 19. To fight rising infections, the government on Saturday made face mask-wearing in public places in...
    NEW DELHI — India has registered 55,342 new coronavirus cases, its lowest single-day tally since mid-August. The Health Ministry raised India’s confirmed total to more than 7.17 million cases on Tuesday but said the country was showing a trend of declining daily cases over the last five weeks. The ministry also reported 706 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising the toll to 109,856. According to data shared by the Health Ministry, the average number of daily cases from Sept. 9-15 was 92,830. The average has steadily declined since then, falling to under 73,000 per day over the last week. Meanwhile, India’s testing rate has remained constant, with almost 1.1. million tests being carried out every day. India, a country of nearly 1.4 billion people, is second in the world in total cases, behind only the U.S., which has confirmed over 7.8 million infections. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO...
    NEW DELHI — India has registered 55,342 new coronavirus cases, its lowest single-day tally since mid-August. The Health Ministry raised India’s confirmed total to more than 7.17 million cases on Tuesday but said the country was showing a trend of declining daily cases over the last five weeks. The ministry also reported 706 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising the toll to 109,856. According to data shared by the Health Ministry, the average number of daily cases from Sept. 9-15 was 92,830. The average has steadily declined since then, falling to under 73,000 per day over the last week. Meanwhile, India’s testing rate has remained constant, with almost 1.1. million tests being carried out every day. India, a country of nearly 1.4 billion people, is second in the world in total cases, behind only the U.S., which has confirmed over 7.8 million infections. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO...
    By The Associated Press NEW DELHI — India has registered 55,342 new coronavirus cases, its lowest single-day tally since mid-August. The Health Ministry raised India’s confirmed total to more than 7.17 million cases on Tuesday but said the country was showing a trend of declining daily cases over the last five weeks. The ministry also reported 706 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising the toll to 109,856. According to data shared by the Health Ministry, the average number of daily cases from Sept. 9-15 was 92,830. The average has steadily declined since then, falling to under 73,000 per day over the last week. Meanwhile, India’s testing rate has remained constant, with almost 1.1. million tests being carried out every day. India, a country of nearly 1.4 billion people, is second in the world in total cases, behind only the U.S., which has confirmed over 7.8 million infections. ___ HERE’S...
    Colorado has seen over $1.1 billion in marijuana sales since the COVID-19 pandemic began in this country, according to figures from the state Department of Revenue. Legal marijuana sales topped $200 million in August for the second month in a row, reaching the second-highest monthly total since recreational sales started in 2014. Counting back to March of this year, when Colorado and the rest of the nation began shutting down over the pandemic, dispensaries have sold over $1.1 billion in marijuana products — and that's not counting sales in September and October. Dispensaries sold over $218.6 million worth of marijuana products in August, DOR data shows. Recreational sales accounted for more than $176.5 million (also the second-highest monthly total since 2014), while medical marijuana sales remained strong at just over $42 million.Related Stories Marijuana Sales Smash Previous Monthly Record, Cross $200 Million Colorado Pot Prices Reach Three-Year High, Up...
    Maryland reported no coronavirus deaths on Thursday for the first time since March 28.  Gov. Larry Hogan (R) called the lack of COVID-19 fatalities encouraging but urged Maryland residents to “remain vigilant” in their efforts to mitigate the spread.  “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,” Hogan said in a statement.  “As we continue on our road to recovery, it is absolutely critical for all of us to remain vigilant,” he added.   Today, for the first time since March 28, the State of Maryland is reporting zero new coronavirus deaths. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/QieFD39Ltr— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) October 1, 2020 Maryland has reported a total of 3,805 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, according to state data.  The state reported 785 new coronavirus...
    The latest weekly COVID-19 outbreaks report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has the most entries since the start of the pandemic, a stunning 53. A large chunk of the sites included in this batch is associated with educational institutions, paced by Greek houses at major colleges and universities: seven, bringing the total to fourteen over just two weeks. And that's not counting the positive or probable novel coronavirus cases at the University of Colorado Boulder, currently nearly 1,700. The CDPHE considers an entity an outbreak after two or more COVID-19 cases among residents, staffers or other people connected to a specific location are confirmed within a fourteen-day period, or two or more cases of respiratory illness with an onset of symptoms within a fourteen-day period are paired with at least one additional COVID-19 diagnosis. The department's new update, released September 30, lists 770 outbreaks: 195 active, 575...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New cases of the coronavirus are surfacing every day in South Florida and the rest of the state. Here are the latest numbers and information you need to know at-a-glance as of 12 p.m. on September 28, 2020. FLORIDA: 701,302 confirmed cases One-Day Increase: 738 * Total Florida Deaths: 14,207 Newly Reported Deaths: 5  *(Reported in last 24 hours) Resident Hospitalizations: 43,606 Total Tests: 5,268,827 Negative Test Results: 4,560,370 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 4.48% *Statewide total test count on 9/27 was 18,410 tests when the 2-week test average was 56,543. MIAMI-DADE: 169,466 confirmed cases  One-Day Increase:  40 Total Deaths: 3,228 Newly Reported Deaths: -3  *(Reported in last 24 hours) Resident Hospitalizations: 7,794 Total Tests: 912,211 Negative: 740,731 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 4.29% BROWARD: 76,874 confirmed cases One-Day Increase: 20 Total Deaths: 1,380 Newly Reported Deaths: 1  *(Reported in last 24 hours)...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey is seeing an alarming increase in coronavirus cases. On Saturday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced 760 new cases in the state. That’s the highest one-day total in nearly four months, since the beginning of June. #COVID19 UPDATE: New Jersey has 760 new positive cases, pushing our cumulative total to 202,850. Sadly, we are reporting six new confirmed COVID-19 deaths for a total of 14,312 lives lost. Learn more: https://t.co/JW1q8awGh7 pic.twitter.com/99PXnAQIWp — Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) September 26, 2020 The rate of transmission, however, dropped from 1.15 to 1.12, but because the rate is above 1, that shows the outbreak is growing. Murphy also announced six deaths from Friday. 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...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 106 new Coronavirus cases out of 1,426 test results and no additional deaths. Of the newly reported cases, five are probable and the rest are confirmed. New cases range in age from 5 years to 94 years with a median age of 31 years, according to the Health Department. The date of positive tests ranges from September 17 through September 25. The total number of cases countywide now stands at 12,101 since March. There have been 1,199 hospitalizations in Allegheny County since the outbreak began. The county-wide death toll stands at 380. 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
    French health officials reported 16,096 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. A total of 31,511 people have died from the corona virus in France, and 497,237 cases have been reported. The Public Health UK (PHE) tweeted that 6,634 new cases have been reported in the UK, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 416,363. “This is the highest number ever recorded and a clear warning to all of us. The signals are clear. Positive rates are rising for all ages, and we continue to see hospital admissions rates and critical care,” the public health report said. UK Medical Director Yvonne Doyle. Forty more deaths were reported in the UK on Thursday, and its death toll now stands at 41,902 – the highest in Europe. The Spanish Ministry of Health reported 10,653 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total to 704,209. There are 210,768 cases reported in the region...
    (CNN)The United Kingdom and France both reported their highest rise in daily coronavirus case numbers Thursday with Europe in the grip of a second wave of infection.It comes amid a flurry of outbreaks at universities across Europe, which has seen students in Scotland told "there must be no parties, and no socialising outside their households."French health authorities reported 16,096 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. A total of 31,511 people have died from coronavirus in France, and 497,237 cases have been reported.The UK reported 6,634 new cases, bringing its total confirmed cases to 416,363, Public Health England (PHE) tweeted. "This is the highest number recorded and a stark warning for us all. The signals are clear. Positivity rates are rising across all age groups and we're continuing to see spikes in rates of admission to hospital and critical care," said Public Health England medical director Yvonne Doyle.Read MoreVisitors stand in...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Sunday that more than 100,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. Officials confirmed 1,665 positive tests in the last day, for a total of 101,227 cases. One new death was reported, for a total of 1,242 fatalities due to complications from COVID-19. Of the 8,320 test results processed in the last day, 20% were positive. The positivity rate on Saturday was more than 18%. The update showed there are 362 patients currently hospitalized, including 105 in intensive care units. Wisconsin ranks seventh in the country for new cases per capita in the last two weeks, according to The COVID Tracking Project. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with...
    With 3 1/2 months left in 2020, Chicago has already surpassed 2019's total amount of homicides. The latest crime stats out of Chicago are alarming, with murders and shootings spiking more than 50%. As of Sept. 14, Cook County medical examiner's office recorded its 677th homicide of 2020, eclipsing last year's total of 675, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Cook County, the second-most populated county in the nation with about 5.1 million residents, is on track to have more than 900 homicides this year, an eye-opening figure that hasn't been seen in decades. This extreme level of violence hasn't been experienced in Chicago since the 1990s. In 2016, 762 people were murdered, an increase of 58% from 2015. There were 1,141 homicides in 1994, 855 in 1993, 943 in 1992, 928 in 1991, according to the Chicago Police Department. Shootings were the cause of 86% of Chicago's murders...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 646,431 on Sunday after 2,564 new positives and 38 additional deaths of residents in the state, reported the Department of Health. The total of deaths since the pandemic began reached 12,001 in Florida with 11,849 residents reported dead from COVID-19 and 152 non-residents. In total, the results of 56,786 tests were released with a positivity rate of 5.06 percent, staying below 10 percent for 25 consecutive days. In the last week, 24,845 new cases have been reported: 2,564 this Sunday, 3,656 on Saturday, 3,198 on Friday, 3,571 on Thursday, 2,402 on Wednesday, 7,569 on Tuesday and 1,885 on Monday. The average number of positives to COVID-19 in the last week is 3,549 per day. Miami-Dade has so far had 161,363 cases and Broward 73,293. The two counties have the highest number of infected people in the state. In Miami-Dade,...
    The UK just recorded its highest daily total of new coronavirus cases since May, while India broke its own troubling related world record — with another 90,632 residents confirmed overnight to have the disease. The United Kingdom announced Sunday that it registered 2,988 new infections in the past 24 hours, compared to 1,813 Saturday and a high of 2,959 on May 23. The country’s death toll is currently the highest in Europe, at 41,551. Meanwhile, India broke its previous global record involving positive tests in a single day — putting it on track to surpass Brazil by Monday as the nation second only to the US in terms of cases. India now has 4.1 million confirmed cases, while the US has 6.4 million. “We could say that we are seeing some sort of a second [coronavirus] wave in certain parts of the country,” said India government health expert Randeep...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois announced 1,360 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the lowest daily total in nearly a month. Public health officials also announced 25 new coronavirus deaths. Illinois hasn’t seen fewer than 1,400 daily cases since Aug. 10, when the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,319 new cases. Since the start of the pandemic, IDPH has reported a total of 240,003 cases of COVID-19, including 8,115 deaths. The new cases come as IDPH reported 40,795 virus tests in the past 24 hours, for a one-day positivity rate of 3.3%. The seven-day statewide positive test rate for the past week stands at 4.4%, compared to 4.0% a month ago, and 2.5% in early July. As of Wednesday night, 1,620 coronavirus patients were being treated in Illinois hospitals, including 360 in intensive care, and 144 on ventilators, according to IDPH. The state’s coronavirus hospitalization figures have been relatively...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials reported 679 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and one additional death, marking the lowest single-day fatality increase since early April. The Minnesota Department of Health says the state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is at 75,864. Of them, 67,656 have recovered and no longer require isolation. A total of 306 people are currently in Minnesota hospitals, a number which has decreased by nine compared to the day before. Of those, 131 are in the ICU. The state’s death toll is now 1,817 with 1,339 of those deaths involving cases in long-term care (LTC) facilities. MORE: MDH’s Situation Update For COVID-19 Health officials say approximately 1,489 Minnesotans have been tested for the virus so far. More than 11,000 were completed in the last 24 hours. As Minnesota is capable of processing up to 20,000 tests each day, health officials are monitoring the state’s positivity...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Coronavirus hospitalizations are on the decline in New York and New Jersey. Hospitalizations in New York state fell to 483, the lowest number since mid-March. 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 The state reported Saturday only 0.69% of test results came back positive, marking the 15th straight day the infection rate has remained below 1%. Four COVID-19 deaths were reported. Todays update on the numbers: Of the 94,849 tests reported yesterday, 653 were positive (0.69% of total). Total hospitalizations fell to 483. Sadly, there were 4 COVID fatalities...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 597,597 on Saturday after 4,311 new positives and 106 additional deaths were reported, the Health Department reported. In total, the results of 98,633 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 4.89%, the first time that it is below 5 percent since June 13. In the last week, 27,969 new cases have been reported: 4,311 on Sunday, 4,684 on Friday, 4,555 on Thursday, 4,115 on Wednesday, 3,838 on Tuesday, 2,687 on Monday and 3,779 on Sunday. The average number of positives to COVID-19 in the last week is 3,995 per day. Miami-Dade now has 151,214 cases and Broward 68,891. The two counties have the highest number of infected people in the state, where 10,274 people have already died from COVID-19. Another 137 non-state residents have died in Florida, bringing the total death toll to 10,411. In Miami-Dade alone, 2,238 people have died from COVID-19...
    SPAIN, France and Germany are seeing worrying u-shape trends as all three countries recorded their largest increase in daily coronavirus infections since lockdown ended. The country recorded 3,715 cases in the past 24 hours. France reported an increase of 3,376 cases and Germany saw its daily total rise by 1,500 - a number it had not hit in months. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 11France, Germany and Spain have all recorded their highest Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours Credit: Zenpix 11 11 11 There was an even bigger rise in Spain's cumulative total of coronavirus infections. The Spanish health ministry reported over 6,600 new infections yesterday. The cumulative total includes test results that were not received quickly enough to be included in the daily total, along with diagnoses made by antibody tests. Madrid overtook Catalonia as the worst affected...
    LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — Passenger traffic at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was up again over the weekend, with Sunday’s volume reaching the highest level in a month and a half, the airport said Monday. In total, 12,532 people passed through security checkpoints on Sunday, the highest single-day total since July 2. The four-day passenger total from Thursday through Sunday of more than 48,000 is the highest since mid-March, the airport tweeted. Thanks to those who traveled with us this weekend! The 12,532 screenings performed at our security checkpoints yesterday (8/16) is the highest single-day tally since July 2. The 4-day total of more than 48,000 screenings is the highest since mid-March. #Open4BizMD pic.twitter.com/cfoiseFWb9 — BWI Marshall Airport (@BWI_Airport) August 17, 2020 Travelers will see around half the airport’s restaurants and shops open. Long-term parking lots remain closed. For the latest information on coronavirus go to the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New cases of the coronavirus are surfacing every day in South Florida and the rest of the state. Here are the latest numbers and information you need to know at-a-glance as of 2:30 p.m. on August 17, 2020. FLORIDA: 576,094 confirmed cases One-Day increase: 2,678 Total Florida Deaths: 9,674 New Deaths: 87 *(Reported in last 24 hours) Resident Hospitalizations: 34,194 Total Tests: 4,259,573 Negative Test Results: 3,676,782 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 9.35% MIAMI-DADE: 146,026 confirmed cases (largest number in the state) One-Day Increase: 719 Total Deaths: 2,081 New Deaths: 24  *(Reported in last 24 hours) Resident Hospitalizations: 6,738 Total Tests: 743,163 Negative: 595,936 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 13.05% BROWARD: 66,826 confirmed cases One-Day Increase: 379 Total Deaths: 1,013 New Deaths: 33 *(Reported in last 24 hours) Resident Hospitalizations: 4,558 Total Tests: 462,633 Negative: 395,325 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 8.9% MONROE:...
    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,264 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed death. That’s the highest daily case count since May 24. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 202,691 cases, including 7,721 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 49,541 specimens for a total of 3,285,348. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 8 – August 14 is 4.1%. As of last night, 1,612 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 126 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. The deaths were were reported: Bureau County: 1 female 80s Cook County: 1 female 30s,...
    The state of Illinois reported 1,834 new cases of coronavirus this Thursday, August 13, and an additional 24 deaths attributable to the virus. According to data from the Department of Public Health, the state now has a total of 200,427 cases since the start of the pandemic with 7,696 deaths. In the last 24 hours, 46,006 new tests would have been practiced for a total of 3,235,807 during the pandemic. These new results maintain the average of positives at 4% in the last seven days. Regarding hospitalizations, the Estador reports a total of 383 patients under intensive care and 1,628 people are hospitalized in health centers due to the virus.
    The United States reported nearly 1,500 coronavirus deaths across the nation on Wednesday.  The figure was the highest single-day death toll since May, pushing the country’s total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 166,027.  Wednesday’s death toll also means the U.S. has averaged over 1,000 COVID-19 fatalities each day for more than two consecutive weeks.  With the United States leading the world in the total number of coronavirus deaths and infections, with 5.1 million cases, public health advisers have expressed concern about new rules for hospitals to report COVID-19 data.    FILE - The Department of Health and Human Services building is seen in the evening in Washington.The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to send the data to a new database operated by the Department of Health and Human Services Department, instead of to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying the change would...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 510,389 Thursday after 7,650 new positives and 120 additional deaths of residents in the state were reported, the Health Department reported. In total, the results of 104,144 tests were reported, the highest number since July 25, with a positivity rate of 8.34%, the lowest since June 21. In the last week, 49,620 new cases have been reported: 7,650 on Thursday, 5,409 on Wednesday, 5,446 on Tuesday, 4,752 on Monday, 7,104 on Sunday, 9,642 on Saturday and 9,007 on Friday. The average number of positives to COVID-19 for the last week is 7,088 per day. Miami-Dade now has 127,677 cases and Broward 69,058. The two counties have the highest number of infected people in the state, where 7,747 residents have already died from COVID-19. Another 124 nonresidents of the state have died in Florida, bringing the total deaths to 7,871. In Miami-Dade alone, 1,784...
    PRAGUE (Reuters) - Slovakia, which has one of Europe's lowest COVID-19 death tolls, reported its biggest daily rise in new cases in more than three months, saying it had recorded 63 on Wednesday. The central European country of 5.5 million people has fared better than most in containing the spread of the coronavirus, although daily cases have risen since June as Slovakia opened up from lockdowns, mirroring a European trend of rising infections. Latest data released on Thursday showed the total number of cases identified so far in Slovakia had reached 2,480, of which 1,824 people have already recovered. The Health Ministry said the situation remained under control and hospitalisations were steady. Last week, the country reported its first COVID-19 death since mid-May, bringing the total to 29. (For a Reuters graphic on Slovakia's cases, click https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/editorcharts/yxmvjlrwzvr/index.html) (Reporting by Robert Muller; Editing by Alexander Smith) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    CORONAVIRUS deaths in the UK have risen by 65 to 46,364 in the lowest Wednesday since lockdown. But positive Covid-19 cases have jumped by 17 per cent in just one week from 763 to 892 - bringing the total number of infections to 307,184. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Coronavirus cases continue to rise in the UKCredit: Alamy Live News 3   This is also a rise from 560 new cases two weeks ago as infections continue to surge in the UK. The rate had reached a low of 546 cases before starting to creep up. Today's grim death toll released by the Department of Health showed 65 more people have died. It comes as: Schools minister Nick Gibb said schools will reopen for kids in lockdown areas in September Older children may be forced to wear masks to class in the...
    Gambia government ravaged by COVID-19 German Zverev yet to decide on playing U.S. Open Dolittle Tops China Box Office, Interstellar Rerelease Scores Single-Day Record Since Reopening © Paramount Pictures/Universal Pictures Universal's Dolittle topped China's box office for a second week as the country's cinemas continued their tentative reopening following the novel coronavirus shutdown.  With limits on the number of screens, a wary public and social distancing measures in place, weekend box office in China hit a modest $17.5 million according to local box office consultancy Artisan Gateway. This weekend's gross takes this year's severely truncated China box office total to $364.1 million, a 93.2 percent drop year on year. At the same point last year, China's box office was humming along at $5.4 billion.  Dolittle's $3.3 million take was enough to secure consecutive weekends at the top in China, giving the fantasy film a 10-day total of $11.8 million. Produced for a hefty...
    (Reuters) - U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus rose by at least 1,453 on Friday, the biggest one-day increase since May 27, to reach a total of 153,882, according to a Reuters tally. U.S. cases rose by at least 66,986 to a total of 4.58 million with some local governments yet to report. The rise in deaths was the biggest one-day increase since fatalities rose by 1,484 on May 27. For July, U.S. cases rose by 1.87 million, or 69%, and deaths rose by 25,770, or 20%. In June cases rose by 835,000 and deaths by 22,322. (Reporting by Lisa Shumaker; Editing by Leslie Adler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported 127 new coronavirus cases on the mainland on July 30, up from 105 the previous day, the country's health authority said on Friday, the highest daily number since March 5. Of the total, 112 were in the far northwestern region of Xinjiang, up from 96 a day earlier. Another 11 were in Liaoning province in the northeast, up from five the previous day. There were four new imported coronavirus cases on July 30, compared to three a day earlier, while the number of new asymptomatic coronavirus carriers stood at 11, down from 21 on the previous day. China has reported a total of 84,292 coronavirus cases by the end of July 30. (Reporting by David Stanway and Wang Jing; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    (Reuters) - U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus rose by more than 1,200 on Tuesday, the biggest one-day increase since May, according to a Reuters tally. California and Florida, two of the most populous states, reported a one-day record spike in deaths on Tuesday, together accounting for 362 of the 1,227 new deaths. Arkansas, Montana and Oregon also had one-day record increases in COVID-19 fatalities. Tuesday's surge in deaths comes on top of U.S. deaths rising on a weekly basis for three weeks in a row. Last week, fatalities increased by over 1,000 for four days in a row. A spike in infections in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas this month has overwhelmed hospitals. The rise has forced states to make a U-turn on reopening economies that were restricted by lockdowns in March and April to slow the spread of the virus. The United States has lost nearly 150,000 people...
    Chinese officials reported 68 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the highest total since March — raising concerns about a new spread of the deadly global pandemic, according to reports. The new cases include 4 “imported” cases and 64 locally transmitted — the largest outbreak since March 6 in China, where the virus emerged in December, the country’s National Health Commission said Tuesday. Of the 68 cases Monday, 57 were in the western region of Xinjiang, bringing the number of new cases there to 235 since July 16, the commission said. Health officials in Xinjiang have identified a 24-year-old mall worker from the regional capital of Urumqui as “patient zero” in the outbreak, but have not released information on how she may have contracted the virus. Two of the new cases were diagnosed in the capital of Beijing, including one “imported” case, the agency said. As of Tuesday, mainland China had...
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