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    New COVID-19 fatalities were reported in Orange County as the death toll climbed to 720 since the pandemic began nearly a year ago. The number of active cases in Orange County dropped nearly slightly in the past week, to 1,463 as of Friday, Feb. 26, down from 1,531 a week ago as the Hudson Valley continues combating the winter spread of the virus. According to the state Health Department, there were 232 new cases in the past 24 hours. There have now been 35,755 COVID-19 confirmed positive cases reported in Orange County out of nearly 550,000 tests administered, according to the Department of Health. There are currently 87 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Orange County, down from 00 with no other cases under investigation for possible infections for the first time in months. The overall positive infection rate in Orange County rose slightly from 6.6 percent to 6.7 percent, still among...
    Fifteen new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Rockland in the past week, though the number of active cases and patients hospitalized with the virus has dropped. The new fatalities brought the total in Rockland to 882 since the pandemic began, though the number of active cases dropped from 1,518 to 1,372 in the past week, according to the latest data from the Department of Health.  Nine patients were discharged from Rockland hospitals, bringing the total to 40 being treated for COVID-19, while the 6.5 percent overall positive infection rate remains among the highest in the Hudson Valley. There have now been a total of 37,833 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases reported in Rockland since the pandemic began out of nearly 600,000 tests administered. A breakdown of active COVID-19 cases, by community, on Feb. 24: Spring Valley: 295; Monsey: 176; Suffern: 132; New City: 114; Nanuet: 95; Stony Point: 65; Pearl...
    For the third straight day, the Hudson Valley has seen a slight uptick in its positive COVID-19 infection rate, though the number of active cases continues to drop. A total of 901 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Hudson Valley in the past 24. hours, according to the state Department of Health, as the seven-day average infection rate rose from 4.22 percent over the weekend to 4.23 percent as of Monday, Feb. 22. Statewide, the infection rate dipped slightly from 3.53 percent to 3.46 percent over the same stretch. Only Long Island (4.30 percent) and New York City (4.49 percent) have higher infection rates according to the latest data. As of Tuesday, Feb. 23, there were 617 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the Hudson Valley, representing 0.03 percent of the region's population and leaving 35 percent of the region's hospital beds still available.  The state was also reporting 383 of...
    UK Covid cases today rose by 8,489 - the lowest the figure has been since the start of October last year. Another 548 deaths were confirmed, meaning 121,305 have now died from the bug in Britain since the start of the pandemic. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 2 2Dr Karen Worth prepares to administer a dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine to a patient in NottinghamCredit: AFP or licensors It means 4,134,639 have now tested positive for Covid in the UK since the start of the outbreak. It comes as... Scotland's stay at home order to end on April 5 and pubs should be open by end of that month Rishi Sunak is set to extend furlough until at least July as businesses remain shut Boris sets England on snail-paced return to freedom with restrictions not fully lifted until at least June 21 Foreign...
    The Hudson Valley now has the state's highest infection rate as New York has seen its seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate drop for 41 straight days, recording its lowest mark since Monday, Nov. 23. New York continues to recover from the post-holiday surge, as the statewide positivity rate dipped down to 3.61 percent as the state sees a drop in new cases and hospitalizations. In the Hudson Valley, the infection rate has dropped from 4.47 percent on Monday, Feb. 15 down to 4.40 percent on Wednesday, Feb. 17, the highest in the state ahead of Long Island (4.39) and New York City (4.28 percent). "New Yorkers fought through the holiday surge of COVID-19 and came out on the other side, and now that the numbers are decreasing we're able to loosen the valve and increase economic activity," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "We're in a footrace between ongoing new...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland, College Park said Thursday it will be implementing new COVID-19 safety measures due to a “significant and concerning” increase in positive cases on and around campus. The University said it has seen several clusters and outbreaks on and off campus recently. Student gatherings, indoors and outdoors, are now restricted to no more than five persons, provided physical distancing can be maintained, officials said. The only exception to this rule is for in-person academic instruction, with masking and distancing in place.   With guidance from university and county health experts, due to a significant and concerning increase in positive #COVID cases on and around our campus, #UMD is implementing new COVID measures, effective immediately and until further notice: https://t.co/Tw7xFngeox These include: pic.twitter.com/GHGvhNiykZ — Univ. of Maryland (@UofMaryland) February 19, 2021   For all gatherings, regardless of location and size, masks must be...
    THE over 40s could be vaccinated by the end of March but key workers still don't have priority. The next stage of the vaccine roll out is set to focus on age, rather than whether they are a vital staff member or not. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 3Calls for key workers to be prioritised were rejectedCredit: PA:Press Association Age brackets are expected to be wider than before, with 40 to 49-year-olds likely to have jabs in arms after the 32million in the top nine groups have received their first. The Daily Mail reported that the over 40s could be sent for their vaccinations in less than five weeks. The government roll out is expected to hit its current target as soon as March 24, if the daily average is maintained. The Government's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation decides the priority list....
    There were several new COVID-19 fatalities reported in Rockland this week, though the number of active cases countywide dropped by several hundred. In Rockland, the virus-related death toll rose from 858 to 867 as of Thursday, Feb. 18, while the number of active cases dropped from 1,743 to 1,518 over the course of the week, according to the latest data from the county Department of Health. Ten patients were discharged from Rockland hospitals, bringing the total to 49 being treated for COVID-19, while the 6.5 percent overall positive infection rate remains among the highest in the region. There have now been a total of 37,088 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases reported in Rockland since the pandemic began out of more than 575,000 tests administered. A breakdown of active COVID-19 cases, by community, on Feb. 18: Spring Valley: 298; Monsey: 202; Suffern: 152; New City: 126; Nanuet: 92; Stony Point: 84; Garnerville:...
    Long Island no longer has the state's highest infection rate as New York State has seen its seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate drop for 41 straight days, recording its lowest mark since Monday, Nov. 23. New York continues to recover from the post-holiday surge, as the statewide positivity rate dipped down to 3.61 percent as the state sees a drop in new cases and hospitalizations.  On Long Island, after weeks of having the highest infection rate, the region has dropped from 4.58 percent on Monday, Feb. 15 down to 4.39 percent on Wednesday, Feb. 17. It is just ahead of the Hudson Valley (4.40 percent) and behind New York City (4.28 percent).  "New Yorkers fought through the holiday surge of COVID-19 and came out on the other side, and now that the numbers are decreasing we're able to loosen the valve and increase economic activity," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. ...
    At least 90 cases of the highly contagious 'super-COVID' variant from the UK have been identified at a prison in Michigan. Staff and prisoners have been undergoing daily coronavirus testing at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia after a staff member tested positive for the variant, known as B 1.1.7., last week. Of the 90 new cases, 88 are inmates and two are employees, according to a press release issued on Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Officials say there are still 100 lab results pending at MDHHS's Bureau of Laboratories, meaning the variant could be even more widespread. Access the country, there are at least 1,364 cases of B 1.1.7 confirmed in 40 states. At least 90 cases of the highly contagious new coronavirus variant from the UK - 88 in prisoners and two in staff members - have been identified at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in...
    Ionia, Michigan — Michigan officials said Tuesday at least 90 cases of the highly contagious COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom have been confirmed in a prison here. The Department of Health and Human Services officials said only five of the 95 tests administered didn't yield positive results. What's more, results from 100 more tests from the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility were still pending as of late Tuesday night. All but two of the 90 people who tested positive were inmates. The other two were staff members, the officials said. Testing was started at the prison after an employee was found to have the variant. But the officials pointed out that the number of positive COVIDA results began to decline once daily testing began. Additional precautions against COVID were put in place in the facility as soon as the variant was found there, the officials added. The daily...
    At least 3.03 million children in the U.S. tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic took holds in he county last year, a new report finds. In the past week  nearly 100,000 kids were newly diagnosed with COVID-19, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revealed. Pediatric cases make up 13 percent of all infections in the US, which is a six-fold rise from mid-April when they accounted for just two percent.  Encouragingly, COVID-19 is still rarely deadly for children, with a mortality rate of just 0.01 percent.  But anecdotally, doctors are warning over a micro trend: they are seeing more critical cases of the life-threatening COVID-related inflammatory condition in children that can turn deadly.   As of February 11, at least 3.03 million children in the U.S have tested for coronavirus, making up 13% of all cases in the US Between February 4 and February 11, 99,078 child COVID-19 cases were reported,...
    Westchester is making progress on administering the COVID-19 vaccination, County Executive George Latimer said, citing a decreasing number of hospitalizations and active cases. There are currently 6,602 active COVID-19 cases being monitored in Westchester, Latimer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 16, down from 7,353 late last week and more than 11,000 cases three weeks ago, representing an approximately 40 percent drop in the past month. Latimer said that there are currently 412 COVID-19 patients being treated in Westchester hospitals, down from 566 less than a month ago on Sunday, Jan. 24.  Forty-seven new virus-related fatalities were reported, bringing the total to 2,198 since the pandemic began nearly a year ago. According to Latimer, the county has administered 47,212 COVID-19 vaccinations, which includes first and second doses at the Westchester County Center and White Plains Health Clinic, with nearly 10,000 at the new site at the Westchester County College. A total of...
    Four people in Oregon, who were fully immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine, have tested positive for coronavirus, health officials revealed on Friday.   This makes Oregon among the first states to report 'breakthrough cases,' which occur when people test positive for the virus at least 14 days after receiving their second dose of the vaccine. Both vaccines approved for emergency use authorizations - Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna - are 95 percent effective, meaning five percent who get vaccinated may still get sick, which official says is serious but not surprising. '[This is] not to be unexpected in a vaccine that while phenomenal, with 95 percent effectiveness, still means five percent may still be infected,' Dr Patrick Allen, director of Oregon Health Authority (OHA) said at a Friday press conference Two of the breakthrough cases are in Yamhill County, about 40 miles from Portland, and the other two are located in Lane County,...
    COVID deaths have dropped over a quarter in a week with 621 more fatalities - as Boris Johnson revealed he is "optimistic" about lockdown lifting. A further 13,308 Brits have also tested positive for the disease - bringing the total number of infections to 4,027,106. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1Covid cases have risenCredit: Getty Images - Getty The total number of fatalities now stands at 116,908. Deaths have continued to drop in a tentative sign the lockdown is working and Britain is getting over the darkest days of the pandemic. It comes as... Door-to-door testing for the South African variant has been extended to three more areas All shops could reopen in March if lockdown restrictions are eased A Wuhan Covid investigator says China refused to hand over raw data to WHO Boris said he will prioritise reopening pubs and...
    There were seven new COVID-19 fatalities reported in Rockland this week, though the number of active cases countywide dropped by several hundred. In Rockland, the death toll rose to 858 as of Friday, Feb. 12, while the number of active cases dropped from 1,838 to 1,743 over the course of the week, according to the latest data from the county Department of Health. A total of 59 COVID-19 patients are being treated in Rockland hospitals, down from 72 earlier in the week, while the 6.5 percent overall positive infection rate remains among the highest in the region. There have now been a total of 36,247 positive COVID-19 cases reported in Rockland out of more than 560,000 tests administered. A breakdown of active COVID-19 cases, by community, on Feb. 12: Spring Valley: 276; Monsey: 204; New City: 162; Suffern: 160; Nanuet: 127; Stony Point: 100; Pomona: 88; Haverstraw: 88; Pearl...
    University of California, Berkeley has brought in sweeping new lockdown measures to tackle COVID-19 as cases surge on campus. Students now won't be allowed to exit their dorms to conduct solo outdoor exercise, and a self-sequester mandate that was put in place for the campus has been extended until February 15.  An email from UC Berkeley student affairs to the student body obtained by The Daily Californian also announces an potential increase in campus security officers around the dorms. Outdoor exercise is no longer going to be permitted on the UC Berkeley campus There has been a surge in coronavirus cases on the college campus in the last two weeks 'Due to the 14 day incubation period of this virus, it is too early to be sure we have contained this current surge,' the email says. 'We understand this extension is frustrating, but please understand this will help us mitigate...
    More than two dozen new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Connecticut, though the positive infection and hospitalization rates continue to drop statewide. In his latest COVID-19 update, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced that there have been 28 new COVID-19 fatalities, bringing the death toll to 7,326 since the pandemic began nearly a year ago. Fifty-six COVID-19 patients were discharged from Connecticut hospitals, leaving health officials to monitor 770 current cases. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, there were 28,662 COVID-19 tests administered in Connecticut, resulting in 888 positive cases. The 3.1 percent positive infection rate is down from 3.84 percent the day before. There have now been 265,496 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Connecticut out of more than 6.1 million tested statewide. Click here for Daily Voice's Interactive Map Of Cases In Our Coverage Area, including available ICU beds in hospitals The latest breakdown of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, by...
    There were several new COVID-19 fatalities reported in Rockland over the weekend, though the number of active cases countywide dropped by several hundred. In Rockland, the death toll rose to 851 as of Tuesday, Feb. 9, while the number of active cases dropped from 2,300 to 1,838 over the weekend, according to the latest data from the county Department of Health. A total of 72 COVID-19 patients are being treated in Rockland hospitals, down from 81 earlier in the week, while the 6.5 percent overall positive infection rate remains among the highest in the region. There have now been a total of 35,769 positive COVID-19 cases reported in Rockland out of more than 550,000 tests administered. A breakdown of active COVID-19 cases, by community, on Feb. 9: Spring Valley: 274; New City: 198; Monsey: 191; Suffern: 159; Nanuet: 140; Stony Point: 110; Haverstraw: 98; Pearl River: 82; Garnerville: 80;...
    Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX) has died after two weeks in the hospital with COVID-19, his office announced today. Wright was the first sitting member of Congress to die from the disease. Wright was 67 years old and had a number of comorbidities. He was sick with lung cancer and was hospitalized for complications related to that condition in September. He announced that he’d tested positive for COVID-19 on January 21st after coming into contact with someone who had the virus the week before. Over 60 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. That includes three other Texas Republican representatives: Kevin Brady, Louie Gohmert, and Kay Granger. A number of lawmakers contracted the disease after the riots at the Capitol on January 6th after they were forced to hide in small rooms for safety. Wright’s wife, Susan, was also hospitalized with the...
    There were several new COVID-19 fatalities reported in Rockland over the week, though the number of active cases countywide continues to drop. In Rockland, the death toll rose to 845 as of Friday, Feb. 5, while the number of active cases dropped to 2,300, according to the latest data from the county Department of Health. A total of 81 COVID-19 patients are being treated in Rockland hospitals, up from 78 earlier in the week, while the 6.5 percent overall positive infection rate remains among the highest in the region. There have now been a total of 35,094 positive COVID-19 cases reported in Rockland out of more than 540,000 tests administered. A breakdown of active COVID-19 cases, by community, on Feb. 5: Spring Valley: 355; New City: 289; Nanuet: 180; Monsey: 180; Suffern: 180; Stony Point: 127; Haverstraw: 123; Pearl River: 102; Garnerville: 100; Nyack: 99; Pomona: 91; Congers:...
    At a time when officials are pleading with residents to not leave their homes because of COVID-19, Juan Garcia rode the bus to a downtown L.A. court to defend against getting evicted from his. The disabled widower used a cane as he navigated Stanley Mosk Courthouse, waited among dozens in a hallway for his hearing, and then asked a judge for more time to secure low-income housing — at least another month or two. The judge set an eviction trial for April. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Garcia, 60, said in an interview outside the courtroom as he wrestled with the prospect of homelessness. It’s a scene that plays out daily in the Los Angeles County Superior Court system — the nation’s largest — which is still holding in-person hearings, including eviction proceedings and trials, despite the recent deaths of three court employees from COVID-19 and warnings...
    Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has canceled in-person undergraduate classes until Friday because of what it called a cluster of COVID-19 cases. The cancellation applies to undergraduate in-person classes and activities on the Homewood campus, according to a letter sent to the campus community. The school said some 30 undergraduates out of its 6,000 student population tested positive during screening Tuesday and Wednesday. Johns Hopkins said the cluster can likely be attributed to “off-campus social gatherings over the weekend.” “We are taking a quick and proactive approach to this moment, although our numbers are small relative to our total population, out of an abundance of caution and to provide the opportunity to reinforce our communications with undergraduates about COVID safety precautions,” the university said in a statement. The university said several of the students who tested positive live in Charles Commons and that many are athletes. Students who tested positive...
    More Americans have been given at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine than have tested positive for the virus as of Monday, Bloomberg reported. The Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker recorded that 26.5 million Americans had received at least the first dose of one of the vaccines as of Monday, marking a milestone in the vaccine rollout as global cases have fallen. Since the first positive U.S.-based case was detected a year ago, 26.2 million people in the country have tested positive for COVID-19. Nurses fill syringes with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on February 1, 2021. (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images) The vaccine rollout is the biggest vaccination campaign in history, with an average of 1.35 million people vaccinated in the U.S. per day, a rate faster than any other country in the world, according to Bloomberg.  The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrated...
    Long Island has the highest positive COVID-19 infection rate in New York, though progress is being made across the state as it distances itself further from the holiday season, when cases of the virus surged. The Department of Health was reporting 1,084 new COVID-19 cases in Suffolk, with another 977 in Nassau, bringing the total on Long Island to 2,061 newly infected parties. A total of 138,812 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Suffolk since the pandemic began last year, while 124,119 have been reported in Nassau. In the past three days, Long Island has seen the average seven-day positive infection rate drop from 6.92 percent on Sunday, Jan. 24, to 6.90 percent the following day and down to 6.83 percent on Wednesday, Jan. 27, the highest in the state. During a COVID-19 briefing in Albany, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that Long Island's infection rate is a cause...
    Eight newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the University of Connecticut's main Storrs campus has forced dozens of students to enter a temporary quarantine after potentially being exposed to the virus. According to UConn’s COVID-19 dashboard, three new cases have been confirmed in employees or affiliates, while three students living on-campus at Storrs and two off-campus students have all tested positive. In response to the rash of positive cases, at least 35 students have been placed in quarantine, while nine students who tested positive have recovered. There are a total of 245 isolation beds at Storrs, with 212 still available. Anyone who believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19 has also been advised to temporarily isolate and monitor their health to see if any symptoms develop. As of Wednesday, Jan. 27, the COVID-19 alert level at Storrs has hit red, which could potentially lead to mandatory quarantines, online classes, limited...
    The head of the U.S. Capitol Police officers' union says that nearly 40 members of the force have tested positive for coronavirus in the days since the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The Washington Post reported Saturday that the number was revealed by Gus Papathanasiou, head of the labor committee for the U.S. Capitol Police branch of the Fraternal Order of Police. Papathanasiou told the newspaper that most of the cases were among officers and supervisors, though it was unclear if all the cases involved officers who were present responding to the attack. “It’s mostly officers and supervisors, all sworn personnel," he told the Post. "[E]veryone’s on top of each other," Papathanasiou added while describing the Jan. 6 scene at the Capitol. "Then when you’ve got pepper spray and pepper balls being used, people are coughing and bodily fluids are all over the place.” The Post reported that...
    The number of active COVID-19 cases continues to drop in Rockland, though the county reported several new virus-related deaths over the past few days. Health officials in Rockland are monitoring 2,477 active COVID-19 cases as of Friday, Jan. 22, down from 2,811 on Wednesday, Jan. 20 as the virus continues to surge through the Hudson Valley. Nine new deaths were reported in that span, bringing the total to 819 since the pandemic began last spring. A total of 91 COVID-19 patients are being treated in Rockland hospitals, down from 91 on Wednesday, while the 6.5 percent overall positive infection rate remains among the highest in the region. There have now been a total of 32,407 positive COVID-19 cases reported in Rockland out of nearly 500,000 tests administered. A breakdown of active COVID-19 cases, by community, on Jan. 22: Spring Valley: 361; New City: 254; Monsey: 234; Suffern: 217; Nanuet:...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced a “gradual easing” of coronavirus restrictions that were put into place in November ahead of the holiday season. Effective Monday at 5 a.m., the state’s early closure order for businesses and the stay at home advisory will be lifted. “We’re seeing signs of steady declines in the percentage of positive cases,” Baker said. The restrictions were put in place in November with people traveling and hosting gatherings during the holidays. “We freed up hundreds of hospital beds, we reduced mobility, and created more space for people to move around safely,” said Baker. “Public health data is trending in a better direction for some categories, like hospitalizations and the percentage of positive COVID cases, for the first time in a long time.”
    Uruguay reported 857 cases of Covid-19 and six people died in the last 24 hours. « According to the information provided by the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), today (Wednesday) 7,847 analyzes were carried out and 857 new cases of Covid-19 (…) Six new deaths were confirmed due to coronavirus in our country, « reported the state National Emergency System (Sinae). So far, there are 336 deaths per Covid-19 in Uruguay and there are currently 7,840 active cases; in addition, 106 people are in intensive care. Of the total of confirmed positive cases, 1,898 correspond to health personnel; 1,516 of them have already recovered, 379 are suffering from the disease and three have died. In the 19 departments of the country there are active cases. Since the health emergency was declared on March 13, 771,797 tests have been processed and 34,294 positive cases have...
    Westchester saw a slight increase in the COVID-19 positive-tesr rate, according to health officials. The county is now monitoring 11,372 active COVID-19 cases, down from 11,395 last week after reporting 863 newly confirmed infections on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Last week, there were less than 10,000 active cases under investigation. More than 1.64 million COVID-19 tests have been administered in Westchester since the beginning of the pandemic, resulting in a total of 85,723 positive cases for a 5.2 percent infection rate that has been on the rise for weeks. The overall positive infection rate in the Hudson Valley has been on the rise for the past five days, though the seven-day rolling average in the region dipped from 7.5 percent to 7.0 percent and the 14-day average dropped from 7.7 percent to 7.5 percent: Friday, Jan. 15: 6.5 percent; Saturday, Jan. 16: 6.3 percent; Sunday, Jan. 17: 6.8 percent; Monday,...
    Dutchess County has now seen more than 16,750 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, leading to several new fatalities this week. There are 2,335 active COVID-19 cases in Dutchess as of Wednesday, Jan. 20, up from 2,162 a week earlier, according to the Department of Health. Late in November last year, the county was only monitoring approximately 200 active cases. Thirty-three new virus-related deaths since Friday, Jan. 15 brought the total to 319 since last March. The seven-day rolling positive infection rate in Dutchess down to 8.01 percent after spiking at 9.11 percent and double digits last week. A total of 147 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Dutchess, down from 162 a week ago. A breakdown of active COVID-19 cases in Dutchess County as of Jan. 20: Poughkeepsie: 350; Poughkeepsie City: 319; East Fishkill: 283; Wappinger: 214; Hyde Park: 133; Beekman: 114; Rhinebeck: 104; Beacon...
    Eighteen members of the same family contracted coronavirus after one of them hosted a holiday party despite showing symptoms beforehand.   The family's nightmare began on the morning of December 26 in Milmont Park, Pennsylvania, when Darlene Reynolds, 55, woke up with a scratchy throat.   The slight irritation couldn't have come at a worse time, as Reynolds was preparing to welcome relatives traveling in from as far as Canada the next day, she told WPVI this week.  Reynolds apparently knew that it could be a symptom of COVID-19, so she continued monitoring herself her other signs.  'I had no fever because I kept checking it - no fever, no fever, no fever. I said: "I'll keep a distance since I have a tiny little cough,"' she said.  The party proceeded as planned, and soon after more family members began to fall ill from what would turn out to be a superspreader...
    More than 3.5 million people have been vaccinated against coronavirus in the UK - surpassing the number who have tested positive for the virus, latest government figures show. A total of 3,559,179 people have been given their first dose as of Friday, with 447,261 people having also received their second dose. The vaccination data comes as a further 1,295 coronavirus-related deaths and 41,346 new cases were announced on Saturday. UK EXTENDS TRAVEL BAN WITHOUT PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID TEST TO FEB. 15 It brings the number of deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test to 88,590, while more than 3.3 million cases have been recorded. The latest daily death figure is the UK's third-highest of the pandemic, although the figures are based on the dates when deaths were reported and not when they occurred. UK CORONAVIRUS VARIANT IDENTIFIED IN MASSACHUSETTS FOR FIRST TIME The recent surge in cases and deaths...
    After seeing the overall infection rate for Connecticut residents testing positive for COVID-19 climbed above 10 percent earlier this week, the number has dramatically dipped back down as the state and country combat the recent surge in new cases. In his latest update, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that 30,303 COVID-19 tests were administered in Connecticut on Thursday, Jan. 14, resulting in 1,878 positive cases for a 6.2 percent positive infection rate, down dramatically from earlier in the week. Lamont said that the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized with the virus outpaced new admissions, with the total number in Connecticut hospitals down from 1,118 to 1,098. Forty-one new virus-related deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 6,594 since the pandemic began. A total of 223,422 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Connecticut out of more than 4.86 million tested. Click here for Daily Voice's Interactive Map Of Cases...
    More than 1,100 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Westchester, which saw a dozen new virus-related deaths, according to health officials. The county is now monitoring 11,395 active COVID-19 cases, up from 11,321 the day before, when there were 725 new infections reported. Late last week, there were less than 10,000 active cases under investigation. More than 1.58 million COVID-19 tests have been administered in Westchester since the beginning of the pandemic, resulting in a total of 81,982 positive cases for a 5.2 percent infection rate that has been on the rise for weeks. The overall positive infection rate in the Hudson Valley has been on the rise, from 7.83 percent on Sunday, Jan. 10 to 7.86 the following day, up to 7.95 as of Jan. 12, and back down to 7.81 percent on Wednesday, Jan. 113. In the mid-Hudson Valley region, there are currently 997 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, representing...
    Dutchess County has now seen more than 15,000 total COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, leading to 13 new fatalities this week. There are 2,162 active COVID-19 cases in Dutchess as of Friday, Jan. 15, up from 1,625 a week earlier on Friday, Jan. 8, according to the Department of Health. Late in November last year, the county was only monitoring approximately 200 active cases. The new virus-related deaths reported this week brought the total to 286 since last March. The seven-day rolling positive infection rate in Dutchess is up to 9.11 percent after hitting 8.41 percent earlier this week, still among the highest rates in the Hudson Valley. A total of 162 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Dutchess, up from 132 a week ago. A breakdown of active COVID-19 cases in Dutchess County as of Jan. 15: Poughkeepsie: 312 East Fishkill: 252; Poughkeepsie City: 221; Wappinger:...
    The positive COVID-19 infection rate of those tested in the Hudson Valley has dipped slightly, but stayed relatively steady as New York continues combating the latest resurgence of the virus spreading through the region. In the past three days, the positive infection rate in the Hudson Valley rose from 7.86 percent on Monday, Jan. 11 to 7.95 percent the following day, then down to 7.81 percent on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Hospitalizations are down slightly, to 951 in the Hudson Valley, down from 986 earlier this week on Tuesday, Jan. 5. The number represents 0.04 percent of the region's population. As of Thursday, Jan. 14, 1,015 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Hudson Valley hospitals, up from 951 a week ago. The number represents 0.04 percent of the region's population, and 39 percent of the area's hospital beds are still available in case the virus continues surging. There are currently 446 COVID-19...
    After seeing the overall infection rate for Connecticut residents testing positive for COVID-19 climbed above 10 percent earlier this week, the number has dramatically dipped back to nearly 4 percent as the state and country combat the recent surge in new cases. In his latest update, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that 22,171 COVID-19 tests were administered in Connecticut on Wednesday, Jan. 13, resulting in 968 positive cases for a 4.37 percent positive infection rate, down from 6.23 percent the day before. Lamont said that the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized with the virus outpaced new admissions, with the total number in Connecticut hospitals down from 1,148 to 1,118. Seventeen new virus-related deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 6,553 since the pandemic began. A total of 221,544 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Connecticut out of more than 4.83 million tested. Click here for Daily Voice's Interactive...
    After seeing the overall infection rate for Connecticut residents testing positive for COVID-19 climbed above 10 percent, the number has dipped back to nearly 6 percent as the state and country combat the recent surge in new cases. In his latest update, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that 56,600 COVID-19 tests were administered in Connecticut on Tuesday, Jan. 12, resulting in 3,529 positive cases for a 6.23 percent positive infection rate. The infection rate had jumped to 10.72 percent earlier this week. The latest infection rate is up down 6.33 percent over the weekend and 8.46 percent late last week. Lamont said that the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized with the virus outpaced new admissions, with the total number in Connecticut hospitals down to 1,148. Eighty-seven new virus-related deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 6,536 since the pandemic began. A total of 220,576 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed...
    The numbers in Dallas aren’t pretty. The NHL announced on Tuesday — the day before the shortened 2020-21 season opens — that 17 of the league’s 27 positive COVID-19 tests came from the Stars. According to the NHL, most of the Dallas players “are asymptomatic and all of whom are currently recovering without complication.” The league performed approximately 12,000 tests to more than 1,200 players, it said in a press release. Still, the number of positive results for Dallas is jarring. The team closed its practice facility on Friday after it announced six players and two staffers were positive for COVID-19. The Stars returned to practice on Tuesday, still not sure when they would open their season after their first three games were postponed due to the outbreak. Dallas’ first game would not be until at least Jan. 19, almost a week into the season. “We don’t know if...
    More than 10 percent of more than 30,000 people tested for COVID-19 in Connecticut in the past 24 hours tested positive for the virus, according to the latest information from the state's Department of Health. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that on Monday, Jan. 11, there were 34,422 COVID-19 tests administered across the state, resulting in 3,689 positive cases for a 10.72 percent infection rate. Related story - COVID-19: CT State Loosens Restrictions On Who's Eligible For Vaccine The infection rate is up from 6.33 percent over the weekend and 8.46 percent late last week. Twelve new COVID-19 patients are now in Connecticut hospitals, bringing the total to 1,154, and there were 31 newly reported virus-related deaths as the death toll hit 6,449. Since the pandemic began, there have been a total of 217,047 positive cases confirmed out of 4.75 million tests administered in Connecticut. Click here for Daily Voice's...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Officials are warning about COVID-19 outbreaks at businesses across Los Angeles County, where the virus continues to spread at alarming rates.Public health records show there are at least 538 outbreaks at open businesses across the region, the most ever reported since the start of the pandemic.One of the most heavily affected businesses is Target, with more than 323 positive cases across at least 14 locations, including 41 that have been documented at the Van Nuys location alone.Whole Foods has reported 92 positive cases among employees at six locations, while Home Depot has reported 236 cases across nine locations.County officials say no customers have been affected by the outbreaks, although it would be hard to tell.
    JAPAN has discovered a new terrifying munt strain of Covid in passengers who flew into Tokyo from Brazil.  Authorities have alerted the World Health Organistion (WHO) about the new coronavirus variant, which was described as similar to the highly infectious bugs found in the UK and South Africa.  ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4The passengers had flown in from Brazil to at Haneda Airport in TokyoCredit: AP:Associated Press The four passengers landed at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Saturday, January 2, from Brazil and tested positive for Covid, reports Nikkei Asia.  They were described as men and women aged from their teens to 40s, took tests at the airport which came back positive.  All of them were detained in the airport quarantine. Three of them developed symptoms that included breathing difficulties, a fever and a sore throat. One man in his...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three additional cases of the COVID-19 strain originally found in the U.K. have been identified in the state of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. The first case of the highly contagious strain was detected in Saratoga Springs earlier this week. The individual who tested positive is affiliated with a jewelry store there. Cuomo says two employees of that jewelry store have also tested positive for the U.K. strain. MORE: New York Has First Confirmed Case Of New, Highly Contagious Strain Of COVID The third new case is unrelated to the exposure in Saratoga Springs. It was traced back to a man in his 60s in Massapequa, Nassau County, who first tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 27. The health department is working with contact tracers in Nassau County to identify potential exposures. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine...
    DUBLIN — Alameda County’s jail is in the midst of its second-biggest outbreak of the coronavirus inside Santa Rita Jail, the largest it has seen since July. As of Thursday, there are 82 positive COVID-19 cases among jail inmates and staff. But the highest recent surge was reported by the sheriff’s office on Dec. 30, with 109 positive inmates and 12 positive jail staff or contractors. As of Thursday, there are 76 infected inmates and six staff members with positive cases. The jail’s current population is 2,124. The end of December spike was the second-largest surge in cases the jail has seen during the pandemic. In July, there were a reported 110 people who tested positive, and other smaller spikes were seen in August with 25 positive inmates, and again in September with 18 reported cases. Since the height of the surge on Dec. 30, the case numbers appear to...
    Long Island continues to combat a holiday surge of new COVID-19 cases as both Nassau and Suffolk County reported more than 1,700 new cases. There were 2,042 new COVID-19 cases in Suffolk and 1,733 in Nassau - both the highest in the state behind only New York City - according to the latest data from the state Department of Health on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Twelve new virus-related deaths brought the total in Suffolk to 2,388 since the pandemic began, and 14 new deaths in Nassau brought the death toll to 2,445. The positive COVID-19 infection rate across Long Island continues to rise, going from 9.11 percent on Saturday, Jan. 2 to 9.31 percent the following day, up to 9.61 percent on Monday, Jan. 4, before dipping back to 8.4 percent on Tuesday, Jan. 5. According to the Department of Health, the seven-day rolling average infection rate has climbed from 5.5...
    The overall positive rate of those being tested for COVID-19 in Connecticut jumped nearly a full percent as the state contends with a holiday surge of the virus across the state and country. During his daily COVID-19 update, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that there were 29,080 tests administered, resulting in 2,486 positive cases. The 8.55 percent positive infection rate is up from 7.66 percent the day before, when there were 2,332 new cases confirmed statewide. There have now been a total of 199,454 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began last year. The number of COVID-19 patients discharged from Connecticut hospitals outpaced the number of new infections being treated, and there are now 1,139 COVID-19 patients being treated statewide. Thirty-eight new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 6,230. The latest breakdown of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, by...
    Hundreds of new active COVID-19 cases were reported in Westchester as the county total approaches 10,000 due to a surge following the recent stretch of holidays. A total of 9,808 active COVID-19 cases are being monitored in Westchester, according to the latest data from the Department of Health. The number is up approximately 400 from the previous day when approximately 9,400 cases were reported as active. Last week, there were 8,025 active cases in Westchester. The state Department of Health was reporting 776 newly confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. As of Wednesday, Jan. 6, there have been a total of 74,157 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Westchester out of nearly 1.5 million tested for the virus.  The overall positive COVID-19 infection rate countywide held steady at 5 percent. Port Chester remains the county’s only “orange” hotspot, while New Rochelle, Ossining, Peekskill, Port Chester, Tarrytown, and Yonkers remain designed “yellow zones.” The number...
    India Hicks reveals her wedding has been postponed again Georgia Elections, Alibaba, China, Trump, Apple - 5 Things You Must Know Wednesday The number of coronavirus cases in the English Premier League has more than doubled, and fears the season will be halted are growing © Getty/SOPA Images Getty/SOPA Images The English Premier League has seen the number of positive COVID-19 tests soar to record highs in its most recent round of testing. Cases in the league more than doubled from 18 in the previous round of testing, to 40 this time. There are now fears that the season will have to be paused. "We shouldn't be carrying on, mid-pandemic, just because the fixtures are hard to re-arrange, or because of the financial implications," a health professional told ESPN. Managers Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta are among a number of Premier League managers who have voiced their opposition...
    Governor Ron DeSantis has said people are fleeing to Florida because they are sick of 'draconian lockdowns' in other states while Tucker Carlson has blasted CNN for 'attacking' the governor but not New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. DeSantis told Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight Tuesday night that Americans are turning to the Sunshine State as a 'landing pad' amid the pandemic because it has fewer restrictions put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus. He also brushed off criticism in the media over Florida's vaccine rollout accusing some outlets of 'spinning whatever narrative they think can get ratings' following his spat with a CNN journalist Monday who asked why hundreds of elderly residents were forced to camp out overnight to get their hands on a shot.   Right-wing host Carlson joined in and berated liberal news outlet CNN for its 'attack' on DeSantis while not criticizing northeastern states like the...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has reported a weekly record in the number of positive coronavirus cases entering the new year. The state had at least 6,915 confirmed virus cases for the six-day period last week, excluding Sunday, according to health statistics. Officials have cautioned that figures could be skewed due to a lag in reporting cases over the Christmas holiday period. Sunday’s cases won’t be reported until Monday. Still, the state had its three highest daily figures last week since the start of the pandemic: at least 1,385 positive cases Tuesday, 1,618 Wednesday and 1,516 Thursday. Last week’s cases marked the ninth weekly record in the past 13 weeks. The previous record of 6,871 positive cases was set two weeks ago. There also were a record 810 people hospitalized for the virus on Friday. As of Saturday there were a record 27,418 active cases of the virus statewide,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH/CLEVELAND (KDKA) — The Cleveland Browns made headlines multiple times in the last week after continually closing and reopening their facility as more members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19. Currently, the facility is still closed after an announcement was made Saturday morning. We will continue virtual meetings as the facility is currently closed while contact tracing is conducted. pic.twitter.com/yGBx62dDe0 — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 2, 2021 However, a report from an NFL Network reporter says that NFL medical experts believe the positive tests have been caused by community spread of the virus, not a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. Cleveland put CB Kevin Johnson on the COVID list late yesterday — one of six players who won’t play today. The good news: The NFL’s medical experts believe all the #Browns positive cases over the past nine days have been from community spread, not an...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH/CLEVELAND (KDKA) — The Cleveland Browns made headlines multiple times in the last week after continually closing and reopening their facility as more members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19. Currently, the facility is still closed after an announcement was made Saturday morning. We will continue virtual meetings as the facility is currently closed while contact tracing is conducted. pic.twitter.com/yGBx62dDe0 — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 2, 2021 However, a report from an NFL Network reporter says that NFL medical experts believe the positive tests have been caused by community spread of the virus, not a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. Cleveland put CB Kevin Johnson on the COVID list late yesterday — one of six players who won’t play today. The good news: The NFL’s medical experts believe all the #Browns positive cases over the past nine days have been from community spread, not an...
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland said on Friday it had under-reported coronavirus cases in recent days by thousands more than previously known as its system came under strain, suggesting the EU's fastest growing outbreak is worsening even more rapidly than figures showed. More than 9,000 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have yet to been added to the official tally of confirmed cases, the National Public Health Emergency Team said. A day earlier it had estimated the number of positive tests still pending registration at just 4,000. Ireland has gone from having the lowest infection rate in the European Union just two weeks ago to having the fastest rate of deterioration, after shops and large parts of the hospitality sector were allowed to reopen for most of December. A very large volume of positive tests since Christmas has led to a delay in positive swabs being formally confirmed as new...
    The latest positive rate of those being tested for COVID-19 covering the last four days in Connecticut is 6.05 percent. The new data released late Monday afternoon, Dec. 28 covers Thursday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 27. A total of 139,889 tests were administered during that time, with 8,457 coming back positive (6.05 percent). A total of 1,219 patients are currently hospitalized statewide, an increase of 19. There were 113 COVID additional deaths over the weekend. A complete list of cases by counties and communities can be found here by clicking and scrolling down.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff FRANKLIN PARK (KDKA) — There has been a significant spike in Coronavirus cases in one Allegheny County nursing home. According to KDKA’s news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Concordia of Franklin Park hadn’t had a single case of COVID-19 until last month. (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Brian Smithmyer) A staffer tested positive on November 4. Since then, 51 residents have tested positive for the virus and 12 have died.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles health officials on Sunday reported 44 new deaths and 13,580 additional cases of coronavirus. To date, the countywide totals are now 719,833 coronavirus cases and 9,482 fatalities out of the more than 4.6 million individuals tested since the pandemic began. The county’s Public Health department said deaths are under-reported due to holiday and weekend reporting delays. Currently, 6,815 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, and among them, 20% are in intensive care. The resources listed below can provide information about the pandemic and best practices for staying safe: L.A. County residents can call 2-1-1 Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/index.html Spanish https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
    The positive COVID-19 infection rate in Connecticut has dipped back below 7 percent after recently peaking during the second wave of the virus. On Tuesday, Dec. 22, there were 23,737 COVID-19 tests administered statewide, resulting in 1,159 newly confirmed positive cases. The daily positive infection rate is at 6.67 percent, up from 5.18 percent the day before and from above 8 percent as recently as last week. Sixteen more COVID-19 patients being treated in Connecticut hospitals for the virus as the state now has 1,159 hospitalized. Twenty-seven new virus-related deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 5,703 in the state since the outbreak began almost 10 months ago. All but three Connecticut communities - Barkhamsted, Warren, and Canaan have been designated as the state's COVID-19 "red zones" due to the recent rise in cases. The latest rundown of COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, by county, on Dec. 22: ...
    Health officials in the California opened Christmas week with a mixed bag of news: The average number of new COVID-19 cases in the state continued to creep up, but the rate of increase slowed over the weekend The state’s seven-day average of new cases slightly increased to 41,888 in Sunday’s reporting, up from 41,475 on Saturday, according to figures compiled by this news organization. In the four previous days, the average seven-day total of new cases was on a sharp upward climb, from around 32,000 to 41,000. Counties recorded 27,482 new cases on Sunday, but many counties did not post an update, including San Mateo, Monterey, Tulare, Ventura, San Joaquin, Fresno, Sacramento, Riverside or San Bernardino counties Still, the number of new cases fell in Alameda and San Francisco counties, and they decreased in Los Angeles County for the third time time in four days. The virus has been most...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Health professionals will have another tool in the fight against the virus.Nearly six million doses of Moderna's vaccine expected to start shipping across the country Sunday.New York is expecting to see nearly 350,000 of the newest vaccine statewide this week.First in line will be health care workers at hospitals at Mount Sinai and others.Also, vaccines will be made available this week to the FDNY starting with EMS and then NYPD.Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are nearly 95% effective.What to know about coronavirus:When can you get the COVID vaccine?Where to get tested in New York, New Jersey and ConnecticutCoronavirus by zip code - New York CityDo you have coronavirus symptoms?Here are more of today's headlines:New York indicatorsThe number of patients being treated in New York hospitals for COVID-19 is now 6,208, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. The state reported results for 191,476 tests Friday, 9,919 of...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Health professionals will have another tool in the fight against the virus.Nearly six million doses of Moderna's vaccine expected to start shipping across the country Sunday.New York is expecting to see nearly 350,000 of the newest vaccine statewide this week.First in line will be health care workers at hospitals at Mount Sinai and others.Also, vaccines will be made available this week to the FDNY starting with EMS and then NYPD.Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are nearly 95% effective.What to know about coronavirus:When can you get the COVID vaccine?Where to get tested in New York, New Jersey and ConnecticutCoronavirus by zip code - New York CityDo you have coronavirus symptoms?Here are more of today's headlines:New York indicatorsThe number of patients being treated in New York hospitals for COVID-19 is now 6,208, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. The state reported results for 191,476 tests Friday, 9,919 of...
    A California police department has come under fire after hundreds of maskless officers gathered shoulder-to-shoulder under one roof for an event that has since been accused of being a COVID superspreader. Nearly 300 officers from the Long Beach Police Department gathered together for a group photo on November 5 at the city’s convention center to commemorate the end of a weeks-long tactical training. In a staged photo - which the police department originally posted to Twitter but has since deleted - the cohort of cops are seen standing huddled closely together, wearing masks and looking up at the camera. However, an informal image captured during the same event showed officers still stood closely together but this time with the vast majority not wearing face coverings.  It appears the officers depicted in the second image, published by the Long Beach Post, were unaware they were being photographed. The department has since reported...
    The positive COVID-19 infection rate in Connecticut has dipped back below 7 percent after recently peaking during the second wave of the virus. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, there were 35,948 COVID-19 tests administered statewide, resulting in 2,321 newly confirmed positive cases.  The daily positive infection rate is at 6.46 percent, down from 7.41 percent the day before and from above 8 percent as recently as late last week. Forty-nine COVID-19 patients being treated in Connecticut hospitals have been discharged, as the state now has 1,205 hospitalized with the virus. Forty-six new virus-related deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 5,552 in the state since the outbreak began almost 10 months ago. All but three Connecticut communities - Barkhamsted, Warren, and Canaan have been designated as the state's COVID-19 "red zones" due to the recent rise in cases. The latest rundown of COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, by county, on Dec....
    The positive COVID-19 infection rate in Connecticut is on the rise after the state saw a slight downtick in infections in recent days. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that of 31,277 COVID-19 tests administered on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2,319 returned positive results. The 7.41 positive infection rate is up from 6.08 percent the day before, but down from a spike above 8 percent late last week. Fifteen COVID-19 patients being treated in Connecticut hospitals have been discharged, as the state now has 1,254 hospitalized with the virus. Forty new virus-related deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 5,506 in the state since the outbreak began almost 10 months ago. The latest rundown of COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, by county, on Dec. 16: Fairfield: 48,879; New Haven: 40,011; Hartford: 38,457; New London: 8,343; Litchfield: 6,138; Middlesex: 5,042; Tolland: 3,989; Windham: 3,791. A breakdown of COVID-19 cases by county...
    Local authorities are rejecting an order from a California judge calling for the reduction of Orange County jail populations by 50 per cent.  Sheriff Don Barnes issued a stark rebuke of the Friday order from the Orange County Superior Court, asserting that his sheriff's office planed to file an appeal in the decision.   'I have no intention of releasing any of these individuals from my custody,' Barnes declared, ABC 7 reports.  'We are going to file an appeal and we're going to fight it and if the judge has any intent of releasing any one of these individuals, he will have to go through line by line, name by name and tell me which ones he is ordering released.' Sheriff Don Barnes issued a stark rebuke of the Friday order from the Orange County Superior Court The Walt Disney Company Privacy Policy There were zero cases of...
    On the same day Connecticut received the first COVID-19 vaccinations, the state saw a drop in overall positivity rate for those tested for the virus over the weekend. Related story - COVID-19: First Vaccinations Arrive At Connecticut Hospital After spiking above 8 percent last week, the COVID-19 positivity rate was down to 6.08 percent on Monday, Dec. 14, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced. Of the 119,015 COVID-19 tests administered across the state over the weekend, 7,231 returned positive results. The Department of Health is reporting that 33 new COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in Connecticut hospitals for treatment, as the number hit 1,243 statewide.  Eighty-one new virus-related deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 5,444 in the state since the outbreak began almost 10 months ago. The latest rundown of COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, by county, on Dec. 14: Fairfield: 46,615; New Haven: 37,836; Hartford: 35,878; New London: 7,684;...
    Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson (R) informed Gov. Ron DeSantos (R) that he will not attend Monday's presidential Electoral College vote in Tallahassee, Fla., after he tested positive for the coronavirus.  Simpson wrote in a letter to DeSantis he was "honored" to have been selected as an elector, and that he was looking forward to casting his vote for President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump decries Cleveland baseball team's reported name change: 'Cancel culture at work' Trump says White House staffers shouldn't be among first to get coronavirus vaccine Michigan to close legislative office buildings Monday due to 'credible threats of violence' MORE and Vice President Pence, who won the state in last month's presidential election.  The state senate president did not publicly note how he was feeling or whether he was symptomatic.  Simpson is one of the Sunshine State's presidential electors. It is not known yet who will serve in his place...
    Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases were reported in Westchester overnight as the virus continues to spread as rapidly as it did in the spring. The state Department of Health was reporting 611 new COVID-19 cases in Westchester out of more than 10,000 tested on Thursday, Dec. 10. Health officials are currently monitoring approximately 8,500 active cases of the virus, Westchester County Executive George Latimer said during a briefing this week. Latimer noted that a week ago there were 6,455 active cases two weeks ago, 5,024 three weeks ago, 3,975 after Veteran's Day, and just 2,500 the day after the presidential election last month. To date, there have been 57,606 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Westchester out of 1.2 million tested, and the infection rate over the past two days has dropped to approximately 6 percent from 6.6 percent the day before. "The infection rate shows how many people are subject to...
    Rockland County is now treating and investigating more than 2,000 active COVID-19 cases as officials see a rise in hospitalizations and infection rates.  The number of active COVID-19 cases has climbed to 2,225 on Thursday, Dec. 10, up from 1,953 on Monday, Dec. 7. A month ago, the county was dealing with approximately 1,000 active cases of the virus. A total of 81 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized from the virus, up from 52 on Monday, and there were seven new virus-related deaths, bringing the total to 714 since March. The infection rate in Rockland over the past five days, according to the latest data from the state Department of Health: Friday, Dec. 4:  1: 3,769 COVID-19 tests administered, resulting in 212 positive cases for an infection rate of 5.6 percent; Saturday, Dec. 5: 3,244 COVID-19 tests administered, resulting in 167 positive cases for an infection rate of 5.1 percent; Sunday,...
    Several dozen staff members and lawmakers who are part of Michigan's state legislature have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020, a spokesperson for Speaker Lee Chatfield (R) said Wednesday. The spokesperson told NBC News that the current count sits at roughly eight lawmakers and 21 staffers who have tested positive so far this year. Information on the timing of the infections was not available, so it wasn't clear if any cases were recent. The Michigan House of Representatives chamber was recently visited by President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump taps Conway, Chao to government posts in waning days of administration Pelosi, Schumer hit Trump but cite 'progress' in COVID relief talks House GOP leader trolls Democrats over reduced majority MORE's attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani from hospital calls COVID-19 'a curable disease' Giuliani's son says father has 'improved significantly' after COVID-19 diagnosis Trump defends holding holiday parties amid pandemic MORE, who testified...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan cancels game at rival Ohio Sate, citing rising number of positive COVID-19 cases and athletes in quarantine. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    More than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Long Island, according to the latest data from the state. According to the state Department of Health, There were 748 new cases in Suffolk, bringing the total to 67,860 since the pandemic began, while an additional 534 infections were reported in Nassau, as the total reached 65,632 as of Monday, Dec. 7. The current seven-day average infection rate has now climbed past 4.15 percent for the first time since the spring. Overall infection rates of those tested on Long Island rose in both Suffolk and Nassau from 4.2 to 4.3 percent since the pandemic began. There were new COVID-19-related deaths in both counties, as the total hit 2,083 fatalities in Suffolk and 2,273 in Nassau. Projections have shown that following the holiday season, which extends through Jan. 2 next year, if the numbers hold steady, Long Island could see the positive...
    The number of active COVID-19 cases have caused some alarm for Westchester County Executive George Latimer, who compared the most recent data to the early spring when the virus was peaking in the area. Over the weekend, Westchester had 1,662 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the year-to-date total up to 54,671, Latimer said during a COVID-19 briefing on Monday, Dec. 7. Of those cases, there are 7,830 active cases, which represents people who have tested positive within the past two weeks and have not passed the incubation period. The number of active cases is up from 5,764 a week ago, 4,662 two weeks ago, and approximately 3,400 three weeks ago. "We've more than doubled the number of active cases in the past three weeks," Latimer said. "That takes us back to the end of April in terms of active cases, and that's a striking note. On or about April 28,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota reported 5,296 new cases of the coronavirus and 21 deaths on Monday. Both numbers were down from the state's seven-day averages, but Mondays are typically a lighter day for virus numbers due to a dropoff in testing over the weekends. Minnesota has averaged about 5,400 new daily cases and 58 deaths per day over the past week; the state ranks second in terms of daily new cases per capita, according to data collected by researchers for Johns Hopkins. The state health department reported that 1,071 of 1,212 intensive care beds were occupied. One in every 148 people in Minnesota tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week. Kandiyohi, Cottonwood and Roseau counties were the state's top three for rate of virus spread per capita. Gov. Tim Walz and state health officials were expected later Monday to discuss new federal guidance that shortens the recommended length of...
    There are now more than 1,650 active COVID-19 cases in Orange County as the Hudson Valley combats the second wave of the virus. The state Department of Health reported that there were 201 newly confirmed cases in Orange County, with the number of active cases rising to 1,651. There have now been 17,840 COVID-19 confirmed positives reported in Orange County out of more than 300,000 tests administered, according to the Department of Health. Ninety COVID-19 patients are being treated in Orange County hospitals, with another 12 potential cases under investigation. The overall 5.6 positive infection rate dipped slightly, but is still among the highest rates in the Hudson Valley. New COVID-19 fatalities were reported in the county as the virus-related death toll rose to 541, up from 534 late last week. A breakdown of active COVID-19 cases in Orange County as of Monday, Dec. 7: New...
    Pennsylvania reported its second straight highest daily count of new, positive coronavirus on Friday since the pandemic began, state health department officials said. As of midnight on Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed there were 11,763 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 398,600. This was the highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases since the epidemic began in March, state officials said. The trend in the 14-day moving average of number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 3,600 since the end of September, what state officials were characterizing as an alarming upward trend. As of Friday, there were 5,071 individuals hospitalized in Pennsylvania with COVID-19. Of that number, 1,065 patients were in intensive care units.  For more statistical details, click here.  State Public Health Laboratory testing for COVID-19 in Exton, PennsylvaniaPA Health DepartmentMask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan canceled this weekend’s game against Maryland because it had at least 12 positive COVID-19 cases within the football program, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday. The size of the outbreak has not been disclosed by the school and the person spoke to The AP only on condition of anonymity. The person did not know the number of players, coaches and staff members who were among the positive cases from testing on Sunday and Monday, nor did the person know how many players and coaches might be affected by contact tracing quarantine protocols. While outbreaks have disrupted more than 100 games across major college football since late August, the problems with the Wolverines are being closely watched in part because they could put next week’s rivalry game at No. 3 Ohio State in jeopardy. READ MORE: Saturday’s Maryland-Michigan Football...
    Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones has tested positive for COVID-19 after he refused to enforce California's mask mandate or nighttime curfew and refused to provide the state with data on virus cases in jails.  Jones tested positive for the virus Monday, the same day Sacramento County recorded its highest number of new daily infections with 1,115 cases in a single day.   It comes after the sheriff has consistently pushed back against Governor Gavin Newsom's state orders put in place to slow the spread of the virus.  Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones (pictured) has tested positive for COVID-19 after he refused to enforce California's mask mandate or nighttime curfew and refused to provide the state with data on virus cases in jails The sheriff's office confirmed Jones's diagnosis in a statement Monday, saying he was quarantining at home and following health official guidance.   Jones began showing mild symptoms for the virus...
    There have been nearly 300 new positive COVID-19 cases reported last week in Putnam, bringing the total to more than 2,700, with four new hospitalizations, according to the county's Department of Health. A total of 82,446 COVID tests have been administered in Putnam County, which have resulted in 2,465 positive cases (279 new), the Department of Health reported in its latest breakdown of the numbers. There have been 64 COVID deaths in Putnam since the outbreak began nine months ago. The county is currently monitoring 167 active COVID-19 cases, and 2,555 Putnam residents are no longer isolated after testing positive for the virus and making it through a two-week incubation period. A breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Putnam County, according to the latest information released by the Department of Health: Carmel: 962 (107 new); Southeast: 625 (57); Kent: 384 (34); Putnam Valley: 291 (18); Patterson: 282 (54); Philipstown: 178...
    The infection rate in each community in the Hudson Valley continues to rapidly climb as the number of new cases threatens to overwhelm hospital systems at its current rate. More than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Hudson Valley, according to the state Department of Health, which has been combating the recent surge of new cases during the second stage of the virus. A breakdown of total and new positive cases in the Hudson Valley, by county, on Wednesday, Dec. 2: Westchester: 51,790 (570 new); Rockland: 22,038 (203); Orange: 17,283 (208); Dutchess: 7,512 (158); Ulster: 3,499 (65); Putnam: 2,973 (89); Sullivan: 2,220 (10). There was a total of six new COVID-19-related deaths reported in the past 24 hours in the Hudson Valley. In the mid-Hudson region, the positive infection rate of those tested has risen from 5.1 percent on Sunday, Nov. 30, to 5.3 percent to...
    A FACTORY worker at a Marks and Spencer plant has died after contracting coronavirus after 70 staff tested positive. Some 139 staff were off work and a further 69 were self-isolating after the major outbreak at the factory, which supplies M&S salads. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Unions are demanding Bakkavor Tilmanstone factory near Dover, Kent is closed for a deep clean after a surge in Covid cases in November. Infections more than doubled from 35 in the third week of last month to 79 by the end of the month, according to figures released by the GMB Union. GMB claim staff were only told to wear face masks following pressure earlier this year. The site is thought to employ more than 800 people, but many are office staff who are working from home. COVID OUTBREAK Staff continued to work on the...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 800 people quarantined in Anne Arundel County during the fall sports season, all linked to youth athletics. Despite that, some coaches are advocating for practices and games to resume. Anne Arundel County continues to tally one of the highest numbers of cases in Maryland. Now, health officials are taking a look at the risks. Meanwhile, fields sit empty, stands are bare and scoreboards are dark. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines “I feel like to this day we should still be playing right now,” youth football coach Derek Edwards said. “I feel there’s a way to make it safe for the kids but they don’t want to (do it). The easy route is to shut it down.” Edwards said his season was cut...