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    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois reported 1,143 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as well as 20 more deaths. It’s the fewest new coronavirus cases in a single day since July 28, a span of more than seven months. Since the start of the pandemic, Illinois has reported a total of 1,187,839 coronavirus cases, including 20,536 deaths. READ MORE: Brookfield Zoo Reopens Monday, But Reservations Are A Must The state’s 7-day average case positivity rate now stands at 2.4%, tied for the lowest it’s been since June 23. The state’s average case positivity rate has been below 3% for 15 days in a row, the longest such stretch reported so far during the pandemic. READ MORE: Remains Of 17-Year-Old Chicago Solider Identified In Korea, To Be Laid To Rest As of Sunday night, a total of 1,288 coronavirus patients were hospitalized in Illinois, including 308 in the ICU and...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Welcome to spring! Yes, Monday, March 1 marks the beginning of meteorological and climatological spring! So, if you have had enough of winter this year, no need to wait for the vernal equinox on March 20, just join us scientists and celebrate today! Why the difference in seasons? Meteorologists and climatologists group their seasons into three months each. READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Shipment Likely Coming To Massachusetts Next Week, Baker Says Winter: December through February Spring: March through May Summer: June through August Fall: September through November This is done largely for accuracy in data collection and forecasting. Having the same dates for seasons each year makes recording and cataloguing data much easier. Astronomical winter is based solely on the rotation of the Earth around the Sun with the equinoxes and solstices marking the beginning of the seasons. So, having established this, let’s put...
    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 REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: Mar. 1, 2021More vaccines coming to California380,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson...
    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 REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: Feb. 28, 202111:30 a.m.California's 7-day positivity rate at 2.4%, 14-day rate at 2.7%California's...
    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 REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: Feb. 27, 202112p.m.Gov. Newsom releases statement on House's passage of COVID-19 relief packageOn...
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The average number of new daily cases reported in Nevada over the past two weeks has fallen to its lowest level since mid-September and dropped by nearly 90% since a peak of more than 2,700 a day in mid-December. The 314 new daily cases reported on average over the previous 14 days is the lowest since an average of 312 were reported on Sept. 16, state health officials said Friday. That’s down from a peak of 2,716 reported on Dec. 11. The daily average dropped below 2,000 in mid-January and has steadily declined ever since. The state’s positivity rate also has dropped to 8.3%, the lowest since 8.2% on Oct. 19. The rate is based on a 14-day rolling average with a seven-day lag. It peaked at 21.6% on Jan. 13. State officials said they are pleased that only a tiny fraction of vaccine doses that...
    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 REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: Feb. 23, 202110:30 a.m.2 Bay Area counties join red tierMarin and San Mateo...
    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 REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: Feb. 23, 20215 a.m.Muni offering free rides to vaccine appointmentsStarting today, you can...
    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 REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: Feb. 22, 20212 p.m.US tops 500K COVID-19 deathsThe COVID-19 death toll in the...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No COVID-19 deaths were reported Monday in Wisconsin, marking the first time since early September that the state has had two such days in a row. The last time Wisconsin went two or more days without a single reported death from the coronavirus was the three-day stretch of Sept. 6 through Sept. 8. READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 1 Death Reported For The 1st Time Since August The state’s seven-day average of new cases was at its lowest point since early July, but it increased marginally from Sunday. The seven-day average on Monday was 612, up from 610 the day before. Nearly 560,000 Wisconsin residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,284 have died of the disease since the pandemic started. READ MORE: ‘MN Vaccine Hunters’ Facebook Page Created To Help Thousands Get Vaccinated Wisconsin’s death count is the 23rd highest in the country overall...
    The Canadian Press The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 pm ET on Sunday Feb. 21, 2021. There are 845,652 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 845,652 confirmed cases (31,375 active, 792,603 ​​resolved, 21,674 deaths). * The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travelers. There were 2,351 new cases Sunday. The rate of active cases is 82.55 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 18,985 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 2,712. There were 44 new reported deaths Sunday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 367 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 52. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.14 per 100,000 people. The overall...
    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 REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: Feb. 22, 20216:25 a.m.Starting today, Berkeley is expanding vaccine eligibility to teachers. Health...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hospitalizations in Texas due to the coronavirus dropped on Sunday to their lowest level since mid-November, according to data released Sunday by state health officials. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 7,146 hospitalizations. That is the lowest it has been since the 7,083 hospitalizations on Nov. 12. Hospitalizations have been steadily dropping since mid-January. There were an additional 130 COVID-19 deaths and more than 4,259 new cases, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, and more than 42,000 deaths due to COVID-19, the third highest death count in the United States, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project and Johns Hopkins University. The seven-day rolling average of new cases has fallen from nearly 18,980 per day to nearly 5,041 and the average of daily deaths has dropped from 305.7 per day to 127.3, according...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 new coronavirus cases and nearly 30 new deaths were reported in Oklahoma on Sunday, the state health department reported. The 1,036 new cases and 26 new deaths reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health brings the state's total virus cases to 419,354 and the totals deaths to 4,181 since the pandemic began. The seven-day rolling average of new cases in the state has fallen below 1,000 during the past two weeks, dropping from 2,215.7 per day to 932.4, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The seven-day rolling average of new cases has fallen to its lowest level since Sept. 16, according to the COVID Tracking Project. The seven-day rolling average of deaths declined from 34.1 per day to 24.7 during the past two weeks. More than 681,400 Oklahomans have now received the coronavirus vaccine, including more than 204,000 who have received...
    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 REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: Feb. 21, 202112 p.m.7-day positivity rate in CA remains near 3 percentNot a...
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 301 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and four more deaths. That increased the state’s pandemic totals to 290,972 cases and 4,872 deaths. Clark County had 242 of the new cases and two of the four deaths. The state’s largest county has had 224,469 cases and 3,780 deaths since the pandemic began. Nevada has reported downward trends of known cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 since mid-January. As of Sunday, the state’s coronavirus 14-day positivity rate was at 9.9% — the lowest since Nov. 3 when it was 9.8%. The additional cases were below the 14-day rolling daily average of 377 while the additional deaths were well below the 14-day daily average of 13. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, and more than 42,000 deaths due to COVID-19, the third highest death count in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University. The seven-day rolling average of new cases has fallen from nearly 18,980 per day to nearly 5,041 and the average of daily deaths had dropped from 305.7 per day to 127.3, according to the Johns Hopkins data. During the past two weeks, the rolling average of daily...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 681,000 Oklahomans have now received the coronavirus vaccine, including more than 204,000 who have received both required doses, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health report. The state ranked 12th in the nation on Saturday with 14.3% of the population having received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control, and the state health department has scheduled vaccination clinics during the weekend to replace those canceled because of a winter storm. There have been a reported 418,318 total virus cases and 4,155 deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, since the pandemic began, increases of 973 cases and 23 deaths since Friday, according to the health department. The seven-day rolling average of new cases in the state has fallen below 1,000 during the past two weeks, dropping from 2,215.7 per day to 932.4,...
    Originally Published by: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 85% effective after single dose Coronavirus in the US: State-by-state breakdown Florida women dressed up as grannies to get COVID vaccine Despite encouraging national trends in coronavirus-related hospitalizations and cases, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) worries that “pandemic fatigue” come spring could significantly hamper the country’s trajectory toward vaccination-induced herd immunity. The comments from Dr. Rochelle Walensky also come as additional states continue to detect highly transmissible coronavirus variants first identified in the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7) and South Africa (B.1.351). A separate variant first found in Brazil (P.1) has also been identified in two states. CDC models have projected that the B.1.1.7 strain could become dominant in the US by March. “I worry that it will be spring and we will all have had enough,” Walensky told Dr. Howard Bauchner, editor-in-chief of JAMA in an interview Wednesday. “At around that time, I worry...
    The end-of-day totals from California public health websites for Wednesday, Feb. 17, reported 6,540 new case, bringing the total number of cases to 3,485,119. The 14-day number of new cases, 9,777, is down 76.9% from the Jan. 1 high of 42,268. There were 417 new deaths reported Wednesday, for a total of 47,924 people in California who have died from the virus. The 14-day average of 389.7 deaths as of Wednesday is down 28.4% from the Feb. 1 high of 543.1 average new deaths. There were 8,566 people needing hospital care Wednesday, a 61.3% drop since the Jan. 1 high of 22,853.   Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, the World Health Organization, the California Department of Public Health, The Associated Press, reporting counties and news sources Related Articles Deal would reopen California’s K-6 schools in red-tier counties by April 15 ...
    Despite encouraging national trends in coronavirus-related hospitalizations and cases, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) worries that "pandemic fatigue" come spring could significantly hamper the country’s trajectory toward vaccination-induced herd immunity. The comments from Dr. Rochelle Walensky also come as additional states continue to detect highly transmissible coronavirus variants first identified in the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7) and South Africa (B.1.351). A separate variant first found in Brazil (P.1) has also been identified in two states. CDC models have projected that the B.1.1.7 strain could become dominant in the U.S. by March. "I worry that it will be spring and we will all have had enough," Walensky told Dr. Howard Bauchner, editor-in-chief of JAMA in an interview Wednesday. "At around that time, I worry that life will feel and look a little bit better and the motivation for those who might be vaccine hesitant will be diminished." COVID-19 VACCINE...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Wednesday reported 2,394 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 162 new deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,171,664 cases and 19,368 deaths. People wait in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 16 at Kedren Community Health Center, in South Central Los Angeles. (Photo by Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images) Of the new deaths reported today, 50 people who died were over the age of 80, 55 people were between the ages of 65 and 79, 49 people were between the ages of 50 and 64, six people were between the ages of 30 and 49, one death was under investigation and one death was reported by the city of Long Beach. RELATED: Los Angeles Nonprofit Aims To Uplift Businesses Owned By Women, People Of Color Public health said the seven-day average number of daily cases has declined by...
    The U.S. is vaccinating on average 1.7 million Americans per day for the coronavirus, up from under 1 million a month ago. New figures from the White House show the steady increase in the pace of vaccinations over President Joe Bidens first month in office. Much of the increase, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comes from people receiving their second dose of the approved vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer. The pace of first dose vaccinations has been largely steady over the past several weeks, hovering around an average of 900,000 shots per day. Biden is on track to blow past his goal of 100 million injections in his first 100 days in office — though the pace must pick up even further to meet his plans to vaccinate nearly all adults by the end of the summer. © Copyright 2021 The Associated Press....
    More On: Coronavirus 90-year-old in Seattle walks 6 miles through snow for COVID-19 vaccine Flu hospitalizations plunge to historic low this season Kamala Harris fumbles when challenged on school reopenings NY Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s mother dead from COVID-19 No state has reported a seven-day average of more than 10,000 new COVID-19 infections for the first time this year, data shows. The promising sign Tuesday comes as every state has seen steady declines in infections since January, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Texas, California, and New York are grappling with some of the country’s highest case numbers — but none of them recorded more than a seven-day average of more than 9,000 new infections, the data shows. Texas leads the country with an average of 8,963 cases for that period, while California reported 8,209 cases and 7,972 new infections were recorded in New York, according to the report. Meanwhile,...
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened its first mass vaccination sites against COVID-19 on Tuesday, one in Los Angeles and one in Oakland, as part of President Joe Biden’s administration’s plan to make inoculation faster. and reach out to minority communities, which have been hard hit by the pandemic. About 40 white tents were set up in the sprawling parking lot at Cal State Los Angeles. Several dozen cars were already lining up with people sitting inside for half an hour before opening at 9 a.m. The center is in East Los Angeles, an area with a large number of Latinos. Its goal is to vaccinate up to 6,000 people per day. Another similar site opened in Oakland. Meanwhile, the freezing weather that prevails in much of the country has forced the cancellation of some vaccinations and threatens to interrupt delivery of doses in the coming days. The Houston public...
    Bloomberg Chilean peso defies emerging losses on copper: Andes FX (Bloomberg) – Chile’s currency outperformed all of its emerging market peers on Tuesday, supported by copper price gains, even as rising U.S. Treasury yields weighed on risk perception. Three-way futures months of copper rose above US $ 8,400 per metric ton, the highest price since May 2012. The Chilean peso advanced 0.28% to 717.4 per dollar, extending a five-day winning streak. The currency remains strong beyond the 50-day moving average at 725.87. For its part, the Central Bank of Chile buys US $ 40 million in the spot market at an average of 717.12 per dollar. Citigroup foresees a better-than-expected recovery for copper demand, especially outside China. Strong demand points to a shortfall of around 500,000 tonnes this year. Raised the 6-to-12-month forecast to US $ 10,000 per metric ton, up from the previous projection of US $ 7,800. The...
    Bloomberg Andean currencies rise driven by commodities: Andes FX (Bloomberg) – Chilean and Colombian pesos rallied for a fourth day, driven by gains in global commodity prices and a weaker U.S. dollar. Three-month copper forwards rose for the sixth time in seven days, now trading at the highest level since 2012. WTI crude rose for the first time since January 2020 to more than $ 60 a barrel, as a severe snowstorm crippled power production in Texas. On Monday, the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.12%, falling for the sixth time in seven days. The Chilean peso advanced 0.27% to 720,200 pesos per dollar, rising about 2% in four days. The peso remains strong after the 50-day moving average at 726.38 pesos per dollar. Higher gains would lead the currency to test the January 21 high of 711 pesos per dollar, and then the year-to-date high of 693 pesos per...
    ATLANTA – Average daily new coronavirus cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and precautions to slow the pandemic must remain in place. The seven-day rolling average of new infections was well above 200,000 for much of December and went to roughly 250,000 in January, according to data kept by Johns Hopkins University, as the pandemic came roaring back after it had been tamed in some places over the summer. That average dropped below 100,000 on Friday for the first time since Nov. 4. It stayed below 100,000 on Saturday. CORONAVIRUS PATIENT BELIEVED TO BE WORLD'S FIRST REINFECTED BY SOUTH AFRICAN VARIANT IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION "We are still at about 100,000 cases a day. We are still at around 1,500 to 3,500 deaths per day. The cases are more than two-and-a-half-fold...
    More On: Coronavirus Study finds zinc, vitamin C have no impact on COVID-19 symptoms Biden to address G7 summit virtually this week Does your pet hate lockdown? How dogs are doing during COVID-19 American tourist was not kidnapped in Jamaica: cops Average daily new coronavirus infections in the United States have dipped below 100,000 for the first time since early November — and have dropped nearly 64 percent since peaking in mid-January, the latest data shows. The seven-day rolling average fell below 100,000 on Friday for the first time since Nov. 4, according to Johns Hopkins University data, and stayed below 100,000 through Saturday. The welcome decline comes after the seven-day rolling average of new cases was well above 200,000 for much of December and spiked to nearly 300,000 in January amid a holiday surge, the data shows. Actual data from Johns Hopkins University shows that the number of...
    By SUDHIN THANAWALA and KATE BRUMBACK ATLANTA  — Average daily new coronavirus cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and precautions to slow the pandemic must remain in place. The seven-day rolling average of new infections was well above 200,000 for much of December and went to roughly 250,000 in January, according to data kept by Johns Hopkins University, as the pandemic came roaring back after it had been tamed in some places over the summer. That average dropped below 100,000 on Friday for the first time since Nov. 4. It stayed below 100,000 on Saturday. “We are still at about 100,000 cases a day. We are still at around 1,500 to 3,500 deaths per day. The cases are more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky,...
    The seven-day average for COVID-19 cases has dropped by 64 percent since its January peak and hospitalizations have halved, data shows.  A total of 71,844 people tested positive Sunday, the COVID Tracking Project said. That is a nearly 19,000 drop from Saturday. The seven day average is 90,201.  In January daily cases were reaching 225,000; the national peak was 314,093 cases reported on January 8. The tracking project tweeted: 'The case declines that we've seen have been massive since mid January, falling far more than the number of tests reported.' But they added: 'South Carolina, for example, has been declining more slowly than other states and now has the most cases per capita over the last week.'  A total of 67,023 people are currently hospitalized with virus symptoms; more than 130,000 were hospitalized with the virus last month. The seven day average is 74,034.  Despite that, former director of the Centers for Disease Control...
    The United States dipped below 100,000 average daily new COVID cases on Friday, a number that hasn't been achieved since early November. In a seven-day rolling average, the total dropped below 100,000 on Friday and stayed below on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. On Friday, the average was about 99,511 cases. On Saturday, the average dropped to 82,178 cases. The average of daily new cases of the coronavirus was above 200,000 for much of December and increased to about 250,000 in January. "We are still at about 100,000 cases a day. We are still at around 1,500 to 3,500 deaths per day. The cases are more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer," Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Rochelle Wolensky told NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday. "It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but...
    The United States saw average daily new coronavirus cases dip below 100,000 for the first time in months, but health officials cautioned that states looking to relax their health mandates may be acting too soon. The seven-day rolling average of new infections dropped below 100,000 on Friday and remained below that level on Saturday, creating the first stretch since early November that the country has seen similar levels. CDC DIRECTOR: SCHOOLS CAN OPEN WITHOUT TEACHER VACCINE 'EVEN IN AREAS OF THE HIGHEST COMMUNITY SPREAD' Cases hit a seven-day rolling average of around 250,000 in January. Centers for Disease Control Director Rochelle Walensky urged states not to jump to optimistic conclusions based on the recent numbers. "We are still at around 100,000 cases a day," Walensky told "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd. "We are still around 1,500 to 3,500 deaths per day." "It’s encouraging to see...
    ATLANTA -- Average daily new coronavirus cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and precautions to slow the pandemic must remain in place.The seven-day rolling average of new infections was well above 200,000 for much of December and went to roughly 250,000 in January, according to data kept by Johns Hopkins University, as the pandemic came roaring back after it had been tamed in some places over the summer.That average dropped below 100,000 on Friday for the first time since Nov. 4. It stayed below 100,000 on Saturday."We are still at about 100,000 cases a day. We are still at around 1,500 to 3,500 deaths per day. The cases are more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer," Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Average daily new coronavirus cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and precautions to slow the pandemic must remain in place. The seven-day rolling average of new infections was well above 200,000 for much of December and went to roughly 250,000 in January, according to data kept by Johns Hopkins University, as the pandemic came roaring back after it had been tamed in some places over the summer. That average dropped below 100,000 on Friday for the first time since Nov. 4. It stayed below 100,000 on Saturday. “We are still at about 100,000 cases a day. We are still at around 1,500 to 3,500 deaths per day. The cases are more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for...
    Counties in California reported 9,649 new cases, and 444 new coronavirus deaths Friday, continuing a downward trend in cases, deaths and hospitalizations since the winter peak. The seven-day average of daily new cases has fallen to just over 10,000 daily cases, down 75% from the peak a month ago. Deaths have also been steadily declining since the seven-day average peaked on Jan. 27. The seven-day average of deaths, based on data compiled daily from each of California’s county public health departments, is at 401 based on Friday’s updates, down about 30%. A few counties, including Orange County, did not post updated numbers on Friday in observance of the Lunar New Year, and some counties will not post updates on Monday because of the federal holiday, so numbers are likely to be slightly undercounted until Tuesday, Jan. 16. Counties in the Greater Bay Area posted 1,346 new cases and 97 new...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of deaths in Oklahoma due to the illness caused by the coronavirus neared 4,000 on Saturday, with 35 additional deaths reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The health department reported a total of 3,994 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began. There were a reported 1,458 new virus cases for a total of 412,276, according to the department. The department’s weekly report shows 12,336 new cases for the period of Feb. 5 through Thursday, a decrease of 21.1% in new weekly cases. The seven-day rolling averages of the positivity rate, new cases and deaths during the past two weeks are all declining, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The average positivity rate has dropped from 15.6% to 12%, the average of new cases declined from 2,603.57 per day to 1,584.43 and the average number of deaths fell from 40.57 to 35.57 per...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average. FactsThe Dow Jones Industrial Average is a stock index comprised of 30 "blue-chip" US stocks. It is meant to be a way to measure the strength or weakness of the entire US stock market. The Dow began in 1896 with 12 industrial stocks.Dow Jones & Co was founded by journalists Charles Dow and Edward Jones. Read MoreCurrent Dow stocksRecordsRecord high close - February 10, 2021, the Dow closes at 31,437.80 points.Biggest one-day point gain - March 24, 2020, the Dow gains 2,112.98 points. Biggest one-day percentage gain - March 15, 1933, the Dow closes up 15.34%.Biggest one-day point loss - March 16, 2020, the Dow closes down 2,997.1 points.Biggest one-day percentage loss - October 19, 1987, the Dow closes down 22.61%.Timeline1882 - Dow, Jones & Co. is created.1884 - Charles Dow creates the Dow Averages, the precursor to the DJIA.May 26,...
    More On: Coronavirus People may need annual COVID-19 vaccine shots, Johnson & Johnson CEO says COVID safety also pushing other diseases into ‘hiding’: experts A third of online daters in Britain said ‘I love you’ before meeting Biden backs California Gov. Newsom amid growing recall movement The seven-day average for daily COVID-19 deaths in the US has plummeted by more than 15 percent over the last two weeks, data shows. The latest count showed there was an average of 2,787 deaths each day in the week ending on Tuesday, according to the COVID Tracking Project. The figure was down from an average of 3,302 for the week ending on Jan. 26, the data shows. Researchers said that the daily death tally appears to be improving in most of the country. “The trend in reported COVID-19 deaths is improving in every major US region,” the group wrote on Twitter. Daily...
    The seven-day rolling average for daily coronavirus deaths in the US has fallen by more than 15 percent in the past two weeks as daily new infections and hospitalizations continue to drop.  In the week ended Tuesday, an average of 2,787 Americans died from the virus each day, down from 3,302 in the week ended January 26, according to the COVID Tracking Project. The database reported 2,795 new deaths and 92,986 new cases nationwide on Tuesday, with both metrics declining in the majority of states. The case count marked an increase of about 15,000 from Monday, when 77,737 were reported. But the down the seven-day rolling average still decreased to 107,612, down 30 percent from 140,630 a week ago.  Hospitalizations have seen a similar downward trend in recent days, with a total of 79,179 patients receiving care on Monday. That's a decrease of nearly 30,000 from two weeks ago on...
    BOLINAS (KPIX 5) — Despite all the rain, despite all the snow, the water situation in the Marin County coastal community of Bolinas has gotten to the point where they are considering mandatory water rationing. Marin County gets almost all of its water from local rainfall and this year has been very dry for Marin, especially Bolinas. “We have had a traditional or continuing water shortage for many years, over 40, and there was a drought year last year and now we’re having another drought year back-to-back and we’re running out of water,” said Bolinas Community Public Utilities District President Jack Siedman. To prevent the town from running out of water, Bolinas is about to mandate water rationing to 150 gallons per day. Bolinas relies on the Arroyo Honda Creek where water levels are way below average. “At some point they’re going to get restricted on how much water they...
    Louisville coach Chris Mack tests positive, game postponed This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State Compare Today’s Mortgage Rates February 8th, 2021 : Rates taper off Several closely watched mortgage rates trended down today. Rates remain near historic lows, with the average 30-year rate 1.28 percentage points below the 2019 annual average rate. See below for an interactive rates chart, and a breakdown of today’s rates. Load Error Current average mortgage interest rates Loan type Interest rate A week ago Change 30-year fixed rate 2.85% 2.88% -0.03 15-year fixed rate 2.35% 2.35% N/C 30-year fixed jumbo rate 2.87% 2.92% -0.05 30-year fixed refinance rate 2.88% 2.93% -0.05 Rates last updated on February 8, 2021. These rates are averages based on the assumptions shown here. Actual rates on-site may vary. Data source:...
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — There were 58 fewer people hospitalized in Arkansas on Saturday as the number of hospitalizations continues a recent decline, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. There were 750 hospitalizations, down from 808 on Friday, while the number of reported cases rose by 1,341 and there were 11 more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, according to the health department. Overall, the number of both deaths and cases have also declined during the past two weeks, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The seven-day rolling average of deaths in the state has dropped from 40.86 per day on Jan. 22 to 31.29 and the average number of new cases has fallen from 1,963.86 per day to 1,737.14 during the same time period, the Johns Hopkins data showed. There have been 306,064 total virus cases and 5,061 COVID-19 deaths since the...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has a message for Super Bowl fans this year: Enjoy the game, but when it comes to parties, wait until next year. The Democrat this week reminded residents that they should limit any gatherings for Sunday's big game to their immediate household. “The end of this pandemic is in sight and we can’t throw that progress away,” she wrote in an message to Rhode Islanders. “We’ll all be able to gather soon, and before you know it, we’ll be watching the start of the 2021 season together.” Rhode Island’s seven-day average of new cases continues to fall, from 756 on Jan. 22 to 493 on Friday. No new data was announced on Saturday. In other coronavirus-related developments around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Saturday he expects Connecticut will receive a large influx of federal funding from President...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma surpassed 400,000 on Saturday with 2,053 new cases reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There have been a total of 401,780 cases, and an additional 51 deaths for a toll of 3,761 who have died of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, since the pandemic began in March, according to the health department. Oklahoma was fourth in the nation in the number of new cases per capita with 855.55 new cases per 100,000 residents, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The seven-day rolling average of deaths, new cases and the positivity rate in the state are all falling, according to the Johns Hopkins data. The rolling average number of deaths in the state declined during the past two weeks from 37.43 to 34.14 per day, the average number of new cases dropped from 2,564...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of residents vaccinated against the coronavirus in Oklahoma has surpassed the state's cumulative number of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, health officials reported Thursday. More than 500,000 Oklahomans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, compared to just under 400,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in March, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. “We’re proud to report this milestone of continued progress our state has made toward administering the COVID-19 vaccine, which has resulted in Oklahoma being among those leading the nation in COVID-19 vaccine distribution,” State Commissioner of Health Dr. Lance Frye said in a statement. According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma ranks sixth in the nation in percentage of its population that has received at least one dose of the vaccine, at 9.4%. That compares to...
    Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY: — An Associated Press investigation has found that scores of Roman Catholic dioceses in the U.S. had more than $10 billion in cash and other readily available funds when they received at least $1.5 billion from the federal government’s small business emergency relief program. The Paycheck Protection Program was intended for employers who were badly battered by coronavirus lockdowns. Instead of suffering financially, however, many dioceses are reporting in audited financial statements that these assets ended up growing during the economic downturn. Overall, Catholic Church recipients were perhaps the paycheck program’s biggest beneficiaries. Church officials say they needed government relief to pay staff because donations from the faithful slowed when churches were ordered to close. — The U.S. fell behind in the race to detect dangerous coronavirus mutations despite its world-class medical system...
    Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that indoor dining can resume in New York City on Valentine’s Day, despite nearly every coronavirus metric being worse than it was when he banned indoor dining in the first place. When Cuomo announced Dec. 11 that indoor dining would be banned in New York City, the 7-day average of coronavirus cases per 100,000 people in the city was 40.2, according to data from the New York Times. When he announced Jan. 29 that indoor dining could resume, that number was 66.1 – 64% higher than the average per-capita case counts in December. As the governor spoke on Friday, citing the “current trajectory” of cases as his reasoning for reopening, average per-capita case counts in New York City were 64% higher than when he announced the ban in December. https://t.co/wq2vGtvEjg pic.twitter.com/Td37O4OiyW — The New York Times (@nytimes) February 2, 2021 Average...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As Gov. Tim Walz reported Tuesday that the state’s COVID-19 vaccination effort is picking up steam with twice as many shots being administered per day this week compared to last, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 633 more cases of the virus, and six more deaths. While those figures continue the overall story of declining case figures in recent weeks, the health department reports that only about 10,221 COVID-19 tests were processed in the last 24 hours, suggesting a daily positivity rate over 6%. Tuesday typically shows a smaller amount of tests processed due to the weekend. Close to 3.3 million people have taken a test in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there have been 463,132 total cases confirmed in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic last March. The state’s death toll is now 6,210. About two-thirds of the deaths have occurred in...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indoor dining and bar service rules in Will and Kankakee counties rolled back further on Monday, as the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that region of the state is now back in Phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan. Suburban Cook County is next in line, as IDPH announced it’s on track to enter Phase 4 on Tuesday. Under Phase 4, the state’s rules for indoor service at bars and restaurants are eased further, allowing for parties of up to 10 people per table. Tables must still be spaced at least six feet apart, and impermeable barriers should be installed between booths that are less than six feet apart. The state’s limits on when bars and restaurants may be open also are lifted in Phase 4, although those businesses are still subject to local rules regarding hours of operation. In addition, retail stores and personal care...
    January has been the deadliest month of the coronavirus pandemic with more than 95,000 fatalities, a jump of 20,000 from December, and more people have been hospitalized for the deadly virus this month than any other so far. However, new cases and deaths have been declining after peaking in the middle of the month. On Sunday the nation recorded 118,211 new COVID-19 cases with a seven-day average of 144,861 cases, according to the COVID Tracking Project.  The US also saw 2,055 new COVID-19 related deaths, with a seven day average of 3,135 fatalities. Overall, in January 95,211 deaths were recorded. Hospitalizations and COVID cases soared in early to mid January and there are currently 95,013 people hospitalized with the virus, a major jump since October, likely exacerbated by holiday travel. January also saw more people hospitalized with COVID than any other month on average, however, the number has come down from...
    Here’s what’s happening Sunday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY: — A group of 10 Senate Republicans sent a letter to President Joe Biden calling for him to meet with them to negotiate over his proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. Their smaller counterproposal calls for $160 billion for vaccines, testing, treatment and personal protective equipment and more targeted relief than the president’s plan to issue $1,400 stimulus checks for most Americans. Ohio Sen. Rob Portman suggested that the checks should be limited to individuals who make no more than $50,000 per year and families who make $100,000 per year. — Biden wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade students to reopen by late April, but even if that happens, millions of students, many of whom are minorities in urban areas, will be left out. Some argue powerful teachers unions are standing...
    Virus updates: CDC chief says US will reach 500,000 deaths next month Amanda Gorman went viral at Bidens inauguration. Whats next for the young poetry sensation? Bitcoin Bounces Off $30,000 as Record Momentum Fades (Bloomberg) -- Bitcoin briefly dropped below $30,000 for the second time in the past week as the largest cryptocurrency struggles to regain momentum after reaching record highs earlier this month. The digital asset fell as much as 8.7% to $29,241 Wednesday, before bouncing back from the lowest levels of the day to around $30,770. The last time it traded below $30,000 was Jan. 22, two weeks after setting a record high of $41,982. © Bloomberg Bitcoin falls below $30,000 for the second time in one week The token surged 300% in 2020 amid speculation that institutional investors were piling in with interest rates at rock-bottom lows. Companies such as MicroStrategy Inc., Square Inc., and crypto...
    PARIS – The number of people hospitalized in France for COVID-19 rose by more than a 1,000 over the last two days, a trend unseen since Nov. 16, and the number of patients in intensive care units for the disease exceeded 3,000 for the first time since Dec. 9. A growing number of medical experts have called for a third lockdown in France while the government rolls out the vaccine, but French media reported that President Emmanuel Macron was trying to avoid such a measure. As of Monday, France had vaccinated 1,092,958 people. Macron hopes a 6 p.m. curfew put in place 10 days ago will be enough to rein in the surge in new infections prompted by the emergence of more contagious variants of the virus. Getting the number of patients treated in ICUs for COVID-19 below the 3,000 limit was the main justification for replacing the second...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite a slight uptick in new COVID-19 cases and deaths over the past day, Illinois’ average infection rate continued its nearly three-week decline on Tuesday, reaching its lowest point since mid-October. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,667 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, as well as 87 more deaths. Both are slight increases over Monday’s case counts, but the statewide 7-day average case positivity rate dropped again, falling to 4.6%, the lowest it’s been since Oct. 14. During the second surge of the pandemic in October and November, the state’s case positivity rate peaked at 13.2% on Nov. 13, and other than a nearly two-week rise after Christmas, has dropped steadily ever since Jan. 6. Thanks to the recent declines in positivity rates statewide, limited indoor dining is now allowed at restaurants and bars in all but one region of Illinois; with Lake,...
    Evictions, unemployment and hunger: The American economy Joe Biden inherits Quebec media demand hospital, care home access to report on virus Bitcoin’s Downward Trend Raises Risk of Moving-Average Breach (Bloomberg) -- Bitcoin extended losses from its recent record highs as the token tests a price level closely watched by analysts who use historical charts to predict future movements. The world’s largest cryptocurrency has been trending downward since peaking around $42,000 earlier this month. The coin fell as much as 5.7% Tuesday, dropping below $31,000, and testing its 50-day moving average. A sustained dip below that level could spell trouble for the token. © Bloomberg Bitcoin is at risk of falling below its 50-day moving average “If Bitcoin breaks below and then stays below the 50-day moving average, it should serve as confirmation that the move over the past four months was a speculative blow-off top,” said Michael O’Rourke, chief...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Texas continues to fall from record highs as the state nears the end of what has been its deadliest month of the pandemic. State health officials Monday, Jan. 25, reported fewer than 13,000 people were being treated for the virus in Texas hospitals, marking the seventh consecutive day of declining patient loads. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the area was “starting to see some metrics go in the right direction” as the average number of daily new cases fell by 800. More than 34,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Texas, the second-most in the nation behind California. More than 5,000 new cases were reported statewide Monday. Nationwide, coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels. The U.S. is recording just...
    California is continuing to see record-breaking deaths from COVID-19, a lagging indicator of the winter surge that is coming even as overall coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have flattened and started to slightly decline. The state broke the record Thursday for most COVID-19 deaths in a single day: 736, surpassing the mark set on Jan. 15, when 700 deaths were reported. California is still averaging about 500 deaths a day over the past week, one of the worst such figures of the pandemic, but slightly lower than a week ago, when the state was averaging 534 deaths a day. Los Angeles County recorded 246 deaths on Thursday; the average daily number of deaths has been at 200 or above for nearly two weeks. Because it takes weeks for infections to result in hospitalizations, and then more weeks before hospitalizations result in deaths, it is expected that deaths will continue to...
    NBA postpones Memphis Grizzlies next 3 games under coronavirus protocols Love Your Teddy Coat? This Loungewear Is Just as Warm and Fuzzy Compare Today’s Mortgage Rates January 21st, 2021 | Rates decline Multiple closely watched mortgage rates slid lower today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both slid down. On the variable-mortgage side, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages inched up. Load Error Current average mortgage interest rates Loan type Interest rate A week ago Change 30-year fixed rate 2.88% 2.90% -0.02 15-year fixed rate 2.36% 2.39% -0.03 30-year fixed jumbo rate 2.92% 2.95% -0.03 30-year fixed refinance rate 2.93% 2.96% -0.03 Rates last updated on January 21, 2021. These rates are averages based on the assumptions shown here. Actual rates on-site may vary. Data source: Bankrate overnight averages data...
    With little improvement in its COVID-19 health metrics, Howard County Public Schools is bumping the date when in-person programs could resume. The next possible date is Monday, Feb. 8. A decision on that would be made roughly next week because the school district wants to factor in two weeks for adequate preparations. The most recent data for the county shows a seven-day average test-positivity rate of over 8%, and a seven-day average of confirmed cases at 47.2 per 100,000 people. The school district will stay all-virtual until there’s a test-positivity rate of 5% or less over a seven-day range, and until the seven-day rolling average case rate drops below 10 per 100,000. Recently, HCPS announced its plan for a return to classrooms — beginning with the resumption of small group programs, followed by a gradual increase of students in the third quarter. “Expanded in-person instruction” would then begin in the...
    Every college has its brag sheet. But the University of California has taken it to a whole new level with a 123-page report of exhaustive detail on jobs created, research performed, start-up businesses launched, tax dollars generated and students served. The report, released Tuesday, may not have the most lyrical title: The University of California Systemwide Economic, Fiscal and Social Impact Analysis. The data is mind-numbing: What does it really mean to say that “UC-related spending delivers substantial economic and fiscal impacts annually to the state, generating $82.1 billion in economic output, $55.8 billion in value added (2% of GSP), $37.6 billion in labor income, and $4.2 billion in state and local tax revenue”? But the report by Beacon Economics — released in the middle of college admissions season and state budget negotiations — contains some noteworthy facts: In 2018, UC graduates earned an average $88,066 — $9,333...
    Willie Mack III to play Genesis Invitational on Charlie Sifford exemption DIY RVs and vans you have to see to believe Charting a bullish holding pattern, S&P 500 maintains 20-day average THE TECHNICAL INDICATOR Technically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a holding pattern, digesting a sharp early-month rally to record territory. Recent range-bound price action signals still muted selling pressure — in the wake of statistically unusual technical breakouts — preserving a comfortably bullish intermediate-term bias. Before detailing the U.S. markets’ wider view, the S&P 500’s  hourly chart highlights the past two weeks. As illustrated, the S&P has staged an orderly pullback from the range top. The downturn has been underpinned by near-term support (3,764) as well as the 20-day moving average, currently 3,750. Last week’s low (3,749) closely matched the 20-day. On further weakness, firmer support rests in the 3,723-to-3,726 area....
    COVID hospital admissions have fallen for seven days in a row in London and the South East. Official data on daily admissions gives more hope the south - where the new coronavirus variant emerged - is recovering the third wave. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Hospital admissions have been declining in London and the South East for a week. They are starting to dip in the East of England The Government dashboard reports how many people are admitted to hospital every day, and a seven-day moving average. The average has been declining every day for a week in London. On January 13, the most recent day the data is available, the average was 771. It's 12 per cent lower than a week prior, when the average was 864 on January 6. But the number of patients being treated in London's hospitals has...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Changes for remote and hybrid learning begin Tuesday in Massachusetts to make sure students are having live interactions with their teachers every day. State education authorities are hoping these new rules will help with some of the isolation students are dealing with during the pandemic. Schools that are using a hybrid model must now provide an average of three and a-half hours of live instruction a day. Schools that are fully remote must provide an average of four hours of live instruction a day. That can include live online classes or live streaming the in-person instruction for students to access from home, as well as small group instruction. Live check-ins between students and teachers are required every day. These changes were proposed as more students were struggling with anxiety and depression. Any district that does not comply or receive a waiver by Tuesday has to make up...
    At least fifteen deaths per day COVID-19 in Guayaquil is what is reported in the latest epidemiological report of the Cantonal COE. This figure worries doctors as it has doubled in the last week and tripled since the beginning of January. According to the report of the Technical Board of Health of the Municipality of Guayaquil, in the report of last January 3 the number of deaths was 4.8; the following week, the report of January 10, was 7.8 and the current one is 14.3 deaths. Dr. Carlos Salvador, Director of Health of the Municipality, explained that mortality doubled and that this causes a lot of concern. « This is quite worrying, double the number of deaths per week and it is the result of the ICU beds that have been occupied at the moment, » explained the doctor. The increase in deaths above the average became evident since January 3,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new report shines a positive light on the care COVID patients have been receiving at Mayo Clinic compared to other medical centers across the globe. WCCO looked into what’s working and why a positive test result now means something much different than just months ago. As a Type 2 diabetic, Timothy Shorter worried about having a more severe case should he contract COVID-19. In mid-December, he did. “I could tell I was drinking orange juice but it didn’t taste like anything it tasted like water,” Shorter said. The 25-year-old is also a desk operations specialist at Mayo Clinic. Due to his high risk he was contacted by the health department to receive Monoclonal Antibodies the next day — lab-made proteins that help block the virus from human cells. “I thought if it made me feel better quicker hey let’s try it,” Shorter said. “We believe it’s’...
    There were substantially fewer new cases of COVID-19, as well as fatalities from the virus, around California on Sunday than there were a week ago, as the state’s case curve continued its most extensive downturn since Christmas. With just 14 of the state’s 58 counties issuing updates Sunday, they combined to report 17,983 new cases and 201 new deaths, according to data compiled by this news organization, both lower by about a third from last Sunday, when only 15 counties reported new data. At approximately 39,700 per day, California’s average daily case count has fallen about 11% in the past week, while its average daily death toll has at least slowed its ascent. While still averaging about 513 fatalities per day — more than one every three minutes — that is only 7% higher than a week ago, compared to a 43.5% increase the previous week. State models have...
    The United States reached this Wednesday an accumulated of 23,047,409 cases of COVID-19 and 384,277 deaths, according to the independent count of John Hopkins University, at a time when the pandemic is nonstop. The figures are for 1:00 am GMT on Thursday. The country, the hardest hit in the world by the coronavirus pandemic, averaged 3,300 deaths daily in the last week, after registering this Tuesday another record of deaths in one day, 4,327, according to the data collected by the university. The daily average of the last seven days means one to217% increase since mid-November, according to the same source, whose figures also suggest that the five highest peaks of deaths since the start of the pandemic have been registered in the first weeks of 2021. New York State remains the hardest hit of the country due to the pandemic with 40,192 dead, followed by Texas (31,272), California...
    DAILY deaths from Covid in the U.S are now averaging more than 3,220  — equivalent to the 9/11 toll every day. The shocking figures recorded by Johns Hopkins University comes as it was announced that coronavirus vaccines will be given in Disneyland and stadiums.  4Disneyland resort is open for to give vaccines as the US faces its worst period of the pandemic so farCredit: AP:Associated Press 4The Dodger Stadium Covid will be used as vaccine centerCredit: Getty Images - Getty The massive surge of Covid-19 nationwide has been fueled by people traveling over the holiday period as well as casual at-home gatherings. Over the past week, an average of 3,223 Covid-19 deaths a day and 248,650 new infections has been reported every day. The total dead so far is about 375,000. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said. "This is what we were afraid of — people letting their guard down...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Weather is fascinating. I know I know, easy for me to say, I am a meteorologist and naturally, it is my job and passion. But, indulge me for a few moments…grab your favorite beverage, snuggle up next to Fido and see if you don’t agree with me after reading this entire blog. If nothing else, I will leave you with a few juicy weather nuggets you can use to amaze your family or co-workers! No doubt, we are in a boring stretch of January weather right now. Some of you, I am sure, are more than happy to cross some winter days off the calendar without any major snow or cold. Others, ski areas & winter sports lovers included, would call a two-week dry stretch in January a waste of wintertime. Either way, the boring weather continues (for now), so, what better time to dig through the...
    The Earth has been spinning unusually fast in recent years, especially during the last year, which was a very difficult year for all of humanity. 2020 included the shortest 28 days since 1960, and is projected to the year 2021 will be even worse, possibly the shortest year in decades. Earth is an excellent timekeeper: On average, relative to the Sun, it rotates once every 86,400 seconds, which is equivalent to 24 hours, or an average solar day, but it is not perfect. When high-precision atomic clocks were developed in the 1960s, they showed that the length of an average solar day can vary in milliseconds (1 millisecond equals 0.001 seconds). These differences are obtained by measuring the rotation of the Earth with respect to distant astronomical objects and using a mathematical formula to calculate the mean solar day. Before 2020 began, the shortest day since 1973 was July 5,...
    Coronavirus updates: Members of Congress exposed to virus during riot lockdown; Chicago schools reopen; vaccine rollout brings anger Biden picks veteran diplomat William Burns as CIA director Today’s Mortgage Rates, January 11, 2021 | Key rates mixed Mortgage rates showed no clear direction today. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage held steady, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed moved up. Meanwhile, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages fell. Load Error Average mortgage interest rates Product Rate Last week Change 30-year fixed 2.87% 2.87% N/C 15-year fixed 2.35% 2.34% -0.01 30-year fixed jumbo 2.92% 2.89% +0.03 30-year fixed refinance 2.94% 2.90% +0.04 Rates as of January 11, 2021. Data source: Bankrate overnight averages data Rates for mortgages are constantly changing, but they remain low by historical standards. If you’re in the market...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Friday. Restaurants in Riverside have tents up for outdoor seating, but there are very few customers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Riverside County health officials reported 3,514 newly confirmed cases and 29 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 207,841 cases and 2,218 deaths. Of those who contracted the illness, 134,691 had recovered. There were a reported 1,648 coronavirus patients hospitalized Friday, 370 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. Riverside County had a seven-day average of daily COVID-19 cases of 107.2 per 100,000 residents and a seven-day average positivity rate of 23.1%, according to the California Department of Public Health. San Bernardino County health officials reported 3,142 newly confirmed cases and 32 additional fatalities, bringing the countywide total to 219,536...
    Alabama coach Nick Saban acknowledged there were discussions about possibly moving the national championship game back because of COVID-19 issues. The Associated Press and others have reported that Ohio State had spoken with CFP officials about possible player availability problems for the Buckeyes that could force the game to be delayed from Monday night in suburban Miami. Saban said, “There were discussions as to whether it was fair to continue or to move the game back and all that.” But he noted that Alabama students return next week, creating “difficult management issues if we would have moved the game back.” Asked Wednesday if the game was still on track to be played Monday night, Ohio State coach Ryan Day said: “Correct.” “We’ll have plenty of players” available, Day said, though he didn’t disclose a specific number. Saban also cited the Jan. 18 deadline for underclassmen to declare for...
    Patients lie on stretchers in a hallway in the overloaded Emergency Room at Providence St. Mary Medical Center amid a surge in COVID-19 patients in Southern California on January 5, 2021 in Apple Valley, California.Mario Tama | Getty Images A record number of people died in the U.S. from Covid-19 on Tuesday and again on Wednesday as a mob of angry rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol. A record 3,733 people died from the virus on Tuesday, followed by 3,865 deaths Wednesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Over the past seven days, the country reported an average of 2,686 fatalities every day — a figure second only to the record high set a little over two weeks ago. Holiday festivities have led to a predicted explosion in Covid-19 cases that have overwhelmed hospitals across the nation as the Covid-19 vaccine rollout got off to a rocky start. Over...
    HBOs explosive Tiger Woods documentary features interviews from people who know the golfing legend best including his former mistress- Heres how the directors got them to talk The best at-home exercises to target your abs Today’s Mortgage Rates, January 7, 2021 | Key rate climbs Mortgage rates showed no clear direction today, but one key rate ticked up. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ticked up, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed receded. On the variable-mortgage side, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages sunk lower. Load Error Average mortgage interest rates Product Rate Last week Change 30-year fixed 2.89% 2.88% +0.01 15-year fixed 2.34% 2.38% -0.04 30-year fixed jumbo 2.94% 2.90% +0.04 30-year fixed refinance 2.95% 2.93% +0.02 Rates as of January 7, 2021. Data source: Bankrate overnight averages data Rates...
              COLUMBUS, Ohio – Governor DeWine held a 90-minute briefing during which Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff contributed. The following information was relayed by the trio during the Tuesday session. DeWine reported 7,580 COVID cases (versus a 21-day average of 7412), 104 deaths (against a 21-day average of 76), 538 hospitalizations (compared to a 21-day average of 322) and 44 ICU admissions (the 21-day average is 35). According to the state COVID-19 Dashboard – which classifies cases by onset date, hospitalizations by admission date and deaths by the date a person passes – the highest number of deaths in one day was 89 (December 10) and the highest number of hospitalizations in a day was 390 (on November 30). Todays #COVID19 data for Ohio. ⬇ pic.twitter.com/oKuNVEDlwm — Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) January 5, 2021...
    Pistons’ rookie Killian Hayes suffers labral tear in hip, out at least 4-6 weeks Serena Williams Husband Defends Her Against Body Shaming Comment Should You Sell Tech Stocks After the Georgia Election? There was a really interesting development in the overnight futures market, with the Nasdaq under notably more pressure than the other indices. © TheStreet Should You Sell Tech Stocks After the Georgia Election? The Nasdaq futures primarily represent tech stocks, and these futures contracts were being sold hand over fist last night and early Wednesday morning. We saw a little volatility in the other futures — specifically the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Russell 2000 — but nothing like the selloff we saw in the Nasdaq. Even though the Nasdaq is now down just 0.21%, it continues to lag. The Dow is up 1.5%, while the S&P 500 is 0.86% higher. The Russell is...
    California surpassed its own single-day high for new coronavirus cases Monday, with more than 74,000, according to an analysis by the Los Angeles Times. The previous all-time high in the state was 66,726 cases on Dec. 28, 11 percent lower than Monday's total, the Times reported. The state’s weekly average, which hovered around 37,000 cases over the past week, is down from the mid-December record of about 45,000. Los Angeles County reported 79 new deaths from the virus and 10,851 new cases, while the past week’s average death count reached 184, according to the Times. Numerous testing sites were closed over New Year’s Day, and the days ahead may see a surge in new case as a result. “The situation is already beyond our imagination,” County Supervisor Hilda Solis said Monday during a briefing, according to the newspaper. “But it could become beyond comprehension if the health restrictions in place...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois reported 6,839 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as well as 126 additional deaths, as the state’s positivity rate dropped slightly for the first time in a week. Since the start of the pandemic, the Illinois Department of Public Health has reported a total of 991,719 coronavirus cases, including 16,959 deaths. As of Tuesday, the statewide seven-day average case positivity rate stands at 8.5%, a slight drop from Monday’s average of 8.6%. The state’s positivity rate had been climbing steadily since Dec. 26, when it was at 6.8% before the latest decrease. However, it’s unclear if the decline in the positivity rate is simply a factor of increased testing after a lull over the holiday weekend. IDPH reported 87,083 coronavirus tests on Tuesday, after averaging 70,530 daily tests over the previous seven days. As of Monday night, 3,905 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in Illinois,...
    The United States broke another coronavirus record on Monday, with more than 125,500 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. More than three-quarters of all intensive care beds were full across the country leading up to New Year's Day, according to the New York Times. More than 20% of U.S. hospitals reported their intensive care units were at or above 95% capacity. The news comes as testing in the U.S. struggles to recover from a holiday testing slump — the U.S. reported just more than 1 million tests on New Year's Day, a testing low not seen since Thanksgiving, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project. Leading up to Christmas, the country averaged more than 2 million tests per day. Despite the steep drop-off in testing volume, cases continue to surge due to a combination of backlogged holiday tests and increasing test positivity rates. The U.S. reported more than 204,000...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Public health officials reported 5,069 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois on Monday, along with 79 additional deaths, as the state’s infection rate has been climbing steadily for the past week. Since the start of the pandemic, the Illinois Department of Public Health has reported a total of 984,880 coronavirus cases, including 16,834 deaths. The statewide seven-day average case positivity rate now stands at 8.6%, and has been climbing gradually for the past week, after steadily dropping from mid-November through mid-December. During the second surge of the virus this fall, the state’s case positivity rate peaked at 13.2%, and fell as low as 6.8% on the two days after Christmas. It’s unclear, however, if the climbing positivity rate is a sign of a post-holiday surge in cases, or a factor of decreased testing during the holidays. IDPH reported an average of 89,906 tests per...
    California’s coronavirus cases have slowed since Christmas, but testing delays coupled with the average timeline of infection mean the impact of holiday gatherings likely may not be fully realized until next week. For over a week now, though, California’s average daily case count has plateaued below its pre-Christmas peak. On Sunday, counties combined to report 22,141 new cases of COVID-19 and 93 deaths from the virus, according to data compiled by this news organization. But while new cases have remained about flat, the rate of tests to come back positive in the state has spiked near a new high, and its daily death toll continues to swell. On average over the past week, California is reporting approximately 35,760 new cases per day, almost 15% fewer than two weeks ago, the day before Christmas Eve. However, at 13.5%, its seven-day positivity rate is two-tenths of a point higher than it was...
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in Missouri has now topped 400,000, and hospitalizations remained at a high level on Sunday. The state reported 2,305 new cases of the virus to give it 401,761 since the pandemic began. Missouri also reported 19 new deaths to give the state 5,562 linked to COVID-19. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is down significantly from the peak of 4,723 set on Nov. 20, but it has been rising since Wednesday’s 2,183 and it hit 2,810 on Sunday. The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in the state declined to 2,701 from the previous day's 2804, but it remained around the high level the state has been reporting since mid-November. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations has stayed above 2,500 since mid-November. That is double what it was in early October. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalizations and test positivity rates both are reaching record highs in North Carolina. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Sunday there were a record-high 3,576 people hospitalized with COVID-19. That's according to data reported by 95% of the state’s hospitals. Two weeks ago, there were 2,783 people hospitalized with the virus. That's a difference of 793 people. On Friday, the last day for which data is available, the state's health department says 13.6% of COVID-19 tests came back positive. That brought the seven-day average of daily testing results to 14.2%, the highest rate since at least April. The average is seen as giving a better indication of COVID-19 spread because it better accounts for daily spikes and valleys. Every day since Christmas has seen a double-digit positivity rate, including Thursday’s record-high 15.5%. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the Tri-State Area after the holidays. New York State has now surpassed 1 million confirmed cases. According to Johns Hopkins data, it’s the fourth state to hit that milestone after Texas, California and Florida. The state reported more than 15,000 new cases Saturday and 128 more deaths. Of those 15,000 new cases, 3,600 are in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the seven-day average citywide positivity rate is now at 9.39%. Here’s a look at our #COVID19 indicators for Saturday. • 201 new hospitalizations• 3,648 new cases• 9.39% positivity rate (7-day avg.) Start 2021 off right. Practice social distancing, avoid large gatherings, wear a mask and get tested.https://t.co/hnU8YAS15r — Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 2, 2021 “With 2020 now behind us, we can see brighter days ahead, but to get there quickly, it’s going to take...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the Tri-State Area after the holidays. New York State reported more than 15,000 new cases Saturday and 128 more deaths. Of those 15,000 new cases, 3,600 are in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the seven-day average citywide positivity rate is now at 9.39%. Here’s a look at our #COVID19 indicators for Saturday. • 201 new hospitalizations• 3,648 new cases• 9.39% positivity rate (7-day avg.) Start 2021 off right. Practice social distancing, avoid large gatherings, wear a mask and get tested.https://t.co/hnU8YAS15r — Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 2, 2021 “With 2020 now behind us, we can see brighter days ahead, but to get there quickly, it’s going to take all New Yorkers staying smart and staying united,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “We have the vaccine, and that is good news, but it will...
    US Coronavirus: Hospitalizations across the US are the highest theyve ever been as nation rings in new year Chase Young’s upbringing made him a ‘crazy unusual’ leader, and Washington is already following Current Mortgage Rates, January 1, 2021 | Rates dip Multiple benchmark mortgage rates tapered off today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both ticked downwards. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, the most popular type of variable rate mortgage, also slid lower. Load Error Average mortgage interest rates Product Rate Last week Change 30-year fixed 2.87% 2.90% -0.03 15-year fixed 2.35% 2.38% -0.03 30-year fixed jumbo 2.89% 2.93% -0.04 30-year fixed refinance 2.91% 2.95% -0.04 Rates as of January 1, 2021. Data source: Bankrate overnight averages data Mortgage rates are in a constant state of flux,...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas health secretary Dr. Jose Romero on Thursday extended the 11 p.m. closing time for bars, restaurants and clubs that serve alcohol for 30 days in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The order said Romero consulted with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who issued the initial 11 p.m. closing order in November, before extending the directive to Feb. 3. “Based on available scientific evidence … it is necessary and appropriate to take further action to ensure that COVID-19 remains controlled and that residents and visitors in Arkansas remain safe,” the order states. The previous order was to expire Sunday. The state health department on Wednesday reported there have been 222,430 total coronavirus cases and 3,637 deaths since the pandemic began. Seven day rolling averages of new cases and deaths have declined in Arkansas since Dec. 16, according to data from Johns Hopkins University....
    Aaron Rodgers liked seeing AJ Dillon’s swag come out "Bridgerton" Was Partially Filmed in the Mansion Next to Prince Charless Home Today’s Mortgage Rates, December 28, 2020 | Rates increase Multiple key mortgage rates floated higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both advanced. On the variable-mortgage side, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages declined. Load Error Average mortgage interest rates Product Rate Last week Change 30-year fixed 2.90% 2.86% +0.04 15-year fixed 2.38% 2.37% -0.01 30-year fixed jumbo 2.93% 2.88% +0.05 30-year fixed refinance 2.95% 2.90% +0.05 Rates as of December 28, 2020. Data source: Bankrate overnight averages data Rates for mortgages change daily, but, overall, they are very low by historical standards. If you’re in the market for a mortgage, it may make sense to go ahead...
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri reported 1,451 new virus cases and three deaths Sunday as the average number of cases reported each day continued to decline. The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases declined to 2,415 on Sunday. That is significantly lower than the peak rolling average of 4,723 that was set on Nov. 20, and the number of new cases reported each day has generally been declining since then. The state said 382,094 cases and 5,312 deaths have now been linked to the virus since the pandemic began. Statewide, at least 2,696 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. That is down slightly from the record of 2,862 that was set two days earlier. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Missouri, Associated Press
    The average American will spend the equivalent of 44 years looking at some kind of digital screen — a number that’s only increased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent survey. The One Poll survey of 2,000 adults in June, looked at the average amount of time spent on various devices throughout each day. It showed that in a typical day, Americans spend four hours and 30 minutes watching TV, four hours and 33 minutes looking at a smartphone, over three hours using a gaming device, and nearly five hours on a laptop. In total, the figures represent 17 hours and 9 minutes of digital device use every day, the study concluded. And over a full year, it would add up to just over 6,259 hours of total screen time — which for the average 60 years that Americans live as adults -- translates to 44 years of screen time. The figures,...