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    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's active cases of the coronavirus rose by nearly 100 in the last day and four new deaths due to complications of the virus were reported Sunday by state health officials. The fatalities included a man in his 60s from Bottineau County, a woman in her 80s from Bottineau County, a man in his 60s from Stark County and a man in his 90s from Ward County. All of them had underlying health conditions, officials said. The state reported 343 new COVID-19 cases in the last day, for a total of 20,724 cases since the pandemic began. There are currently 3,766 active cases, an increase of 94 from Saturday. The death toll stands at 231....
    All reports are public information, published by the Georgia Department of Public Health, and posted in a conspicuous location at the establishment. Any questions about scores should be directed to the Department of Public Health. Scores below 70 are considered failing. When a restaurant is deemed unacceptable, follow-up inspections are generally completed within 10 days of the original evaluation. Any restaurant with a C grade or F grade will have the link to the full report. WAYNE COUNTY WAYNE SERVICE CENTER 3850 SUNSET BLVD. JESUP, GA 31545 Phone Number: Permit Type: FS Last Inspection Score: 100 Last Inspection Date: 09-24-2020 YUMMICUP B AND G INC. 207 S HWY...
    All reports are public information, published by the Georgia Department of Public Health, and posted in a conspicuous location at the establishment. Any questions about scores should be directed to the Department of Public Health. Scores below 70 are considered failing. When a restaurant is deemed unacceptable, follow-up inspections are generally completed within 10 days of the original evaluation. Any restaurant with a C grade or F grade will have the link to the full report TOOMBS COUNTY SUBWAY 623 E FIRST ST VIDALIA, GA 30474 Phone Number: Permit Type: FS Last Inspection Score: 92 Last Inspection Date: 09-24-2020 MEMORY LANE CATERING AND CAKES INC. 120 MILL CREEK...
    California agencies reported 4,159 new cases and 80 new deaths of the coronavirus as of Saturday,  according to unofficial totals from public health websites.  The cumulative number of coronavirus cases is 805,133 and 15,556 deaths. The seven-day average of 3,336 new cases from the coronavirus represents a 66% decline since its high of 9,935, July 23, while the seven-day average of 85 new deaths is a 44% drop from its Aug. 15 high of 150, according to an analysis of data from public health websites Saturday. Hospitalizations statewide are down 62% from their July 21 high of 8,820.  According to health agencies, there were 3,307 people in the hospital for COVID-related reasons on Saturday, 177 fewer than reported the previous...
    Nearly two weeks after the Labor Day holiday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said it has not seen a surge in coronavirus cases associated with the end of summer weekend. In a statement released Saturday, the agency reported an average of 1,074 new daily cases for the week ending Sept. 25, compared with 1,176 for the week ending Sept. 5. Health officials cautioned that it could still see an increase in cases associated with barbecues and other weekend gatherings that have been known to facilitate the spread of the virus. However, they also said it is unlikely that the county will experience the same spike that occurred after Memorial Day and July Fourth. In other...
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District announced 54,295 total COVID-19 cases and 1,074 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Saturday, an increase of 100 new cases. One new death was reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 162, as of Friday. City officials also reported a slight uptick in hospitalization numbers. Health officials said there are currently 228 patients are hospitalized. Of those, 85 are in the intensive care unit and 30 are on ventilators. There are 15% of staffed beds available and 73% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County on Saturday reported 1,236 new coronavirus cases and 18 additional deaths. Officials said they expect numbers from the Labor Day holiday to reflect precautions taken by businesses and individuals to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, and that sharp increases similar to what was seen after Memorial Day and July 4th are not likely. With nearly 70% of cases reported on Saturday were among people under 50 years old, health experts in L.A. County warned residents to continue following health guidelines to prevent further community spread, specifical transmission through younger people who appear to be driving many new infections. Current coronavirus-related hospitalizations in the county stand at 715, and 229% of those patients...
    SAN ANTONIO – Austin Public Health officials are confirming that 31 pools of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Austin-Travis County. Three probable human cases of West Nile Virus have also been reported in the county so far, officials say. The affected ZIP codes of where the positive mosquito pools are located can be viewed in the map below, provided by Austin Public Health. Mosquito update: There have been 31 total mosquito pools positive for West Nile Virus this year across Austin-Travis County. Dont forget to drain standing water on and around your property! #FightTheBite ????https://t.co/9fixUxSiEk pic.twitter.com/NdfbqaDSm9— Austin Public Health (@AusPublicHealth) September 25, 2020 Earlier this month, Brazos County Health District’s Mosquito Surveillance Unit also confirmed 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 WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 106 new Coronavirus cases out of 1,426 test results and no additional deaths. Of the newly reported cases, five are probable and the rest are confirmed. New cases range in age from 5 years to 94 years with a median age of 31 years, according to the Health Department. The date of positive tests ranges from September 17 through September 25. The total number of cases countywide now stands at 12,101 since March. There have been 1,199 hospitalizations in Allegheny County since the outbreak began. The county-wide death toll stands at 380. More information on the Coronavirus pandemic: CDC Coronavirus Information CDC Global Map of...
    An alert has been issued for potential exposure to COVID-19 for those who visited a church in the area. The Rockland County Department of Health said it has been notified that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 attended three separate Spanish language masses at the Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship Church, located at 384 New Hempstead Road in New City, during the person's infectious period. Anyone who attended the following masses should contact the Rockland County Department of Health to determine if they should quarantine: Friday, Sept. 18 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Contact Rockland County Department of Health Disease Control by calling 845-364-2997. ...
    NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some church-goers in Rockland County may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Health officials say a person who attended masses at the Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship Church in New City tested positive for COVID-19. The person attended the following masses while infectious: Friday, Sept. 18 — 7:30 – 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 — 2 – 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 — 5:30 – 7 p.m. Anyone who attended the following masses may need to quarantine should contact the Rockland County Department of Health by calling (845) 364-2997. The health department says they are working closely with the church and will continue to offer updates to the public. You can get the latest news,...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Wayne County Public Health Division is working to help residents know their Covid-19 status. Free drive-thru screenings are happening this weekend in Taylor. You can stop by Saturday and Sunday at the Taylor Sportsplex on Telegraph Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wayne County Public Health Officials are planning to hosts drive-thru testing events two weekends per month. Drive-thru testing sites are open to all Wayne County residents over the age of five. Pre-registration is not required. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Riverside County public health officials are urging residents to get flu shots, fearing the potential for hospitals to be overwhelmed if a resurgence of COVID-19 cases coincides with the height of flu season."While COVID-19 is clearly more dangerous than influenza, influenza still kills, as was the case with our first death this flu season, a man in his 80s in the San Jacinto Valley," said Riverside County Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser.When is the best time to get a flu shot this year?EMBED More News Videos Today's Ask the Doctor segment looks at whether wearing glasses can reduce the risk of getting COVID-19; when is the best time to get a flu shot; and whether secondhand...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Friday reported 1,401 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 34 new deaths, bringing countywide totals to 265,775 cases and 6,488 deaths. “We have seen slight increases in new cases and are paying attention to our case, hospitalization and death numbers to understand recent community transmission of COVID-19,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer, county public health director, said. “Data through this upcoming weekend will inform our understanding of the impact of Labor Day holiday actions. This information will inform decisions on reopening.” The number of new cases reported Friday was the highest number reported within the last two weeks. Of the 34 new deaths reported, 14 people were over...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Education has downgraded another county's schools from green to yellow because of an outbreak of the coronavirus. Oxford County joined York County with yellow rankings on Friday. The rest of Maine's counties have a “green” ranking indicating low coronavirus risk. Oxford County is dealing with an outbreak associated a paper mill, and York County is still dealing with an outbreak in Sanford. Education and health officials said they’re also closely monitoring Androscoggin County, as well. “These changes are made out of an abundance of caution and for the consideration of school administrative units in their decisions to deliver instruction," the administration said. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported an...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 68 new Coronavirus cases out of 1,035 test results and 4 additional deaths. Of the newly reported cases, two are probable and the rest are confirmed. New cases range in age from 3 years to 88 years with a median age of 36 years, according to the Health Department. The date of positive tests range from Sept. 1 through Sept. 18. One of the new reported deaths was an individual in their 60’s, two were in their 80’s, and one was in their 90’s. Two of the cases were associated with long-term care facilities. The total number of cases countywide now stands at 11,995 since March....
    Boulder County announced a new public health order Thursday barring all college-aged individuals from gathering for at least two weeks. The order bars all indoor and outdoor gatherings for people in the 18 to 22 age group and cites University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) students as causing a surge in COVID-19 infection. The order said the county has seen 1,392 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases among CU Boulder students in the age group since classes began August 24. That represents “78% of Boulder County’s COVID-19 cases for this time period,” the order stated. “We must take stronger action to stop the spread of this virus in our community,” Boulder County Public Health Executive Director Jeff...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Dr. Debora Bogen of the Allegheny County Health Department said that coronavirus orders were lifted because the number of cases in the county remains low. RELATED: Allegheny County Health Department Lifts Coronavirus Order; State Orders Still Stand She also added that Allegheny County is doing much better than other areas of the country in its COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The order went into effect immediately on Thursday. This means there is no longer a 100 person limit at outdoor gathers, no more smoking ban at dining facilities and casinos, and restaurants do not have close by 11:00 p.m. However, state orders such as wearing masks, telework, building safety, and hospital safety still remain in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County may be moving in the wrong direction again regarding the coronavirus after weeks of steady improvement.The county is seeing several promising statistics when it comes to potentially moving to a less restrictive tier on the state's coronavirus monitoring plan, but health officials are keeping a close eye on one metric that may be pointing to a possible surge.So far this week, the COVID-19 transmission rate in L.A. County has crept above 1, meaning infected people are passing the virus on to slightly more than just one other person. It may be an indication that another surge may be starting.WATCH: Coronavirus symptoms, tips amid COVID-19 outbreakEMBED More News Videos Patients with COVID-19 experience mild...
    SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — Santa Cruz County health officer Dr. Gail Newel said Thursday that she is worried because COVID-19 cases are steadily growing in the county. The county currently has had a total of 2,319 COVID-19 cases, 309 of which are still active, according to the county dashboard. COVID-19 rates were at the highest at the end of July and saw a steady decline through August, but now cases are on the rise again. “This seems to be for a number of factors that are still under investigation,” Newel said. “It seems to be that there were some cases associated to Labor Day gatherings. Others have to due with fire evacuations, including in at least one evacuation center...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night. Nirenberg reported 53,971 total COVID-19 cases and 1,073 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Thursday, an increase of 177 new cases. Five new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 153. City officials also reported that 231 patients are hospitalized, 87 are in the intensive care unit and 36 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 73% of ventilators available. Bexar County will be distributing masks to business owners...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — More than 70 citations have been issued over the last month to businesses and organizations — including churches and gyms — for violating L.A. County’s COVID-19 health orders, officials announced Thursday. However, health officer Dr. Muntu Davis said that no closures have been ordered yet. Davis warned that failing to adhere to these guidelines, especially moving forward with indoor operations, can make the virus spread much worse. “Not just for us in terms of public health but others who are watching and monitoring the spread of this virus and trying to do everything we can to control it, it is concerning when we don’t have compliance with the measures that are needed in order to slow...
    BRENTWOOD, Pa. (KDKA) — A Brentwood breakfast spot will now battle the Allegheny County Health Department in federal court. “I really believe the government is relying on businesses to enforce what they cannot,” said Kimberly Waigand, the owner of The Crack’d Egg. Inspectors tried to shut The Crack’d Egg down on Aug. 11, sending a letter that reads “an inspection of your facility on 8/11/2020 indicates an imminent hazard to the public health.” The letter said “your health permit is suspended” and “failure to close will result in immediate initiation of an enforcement action.” An attached inspector report cited “failure to comply with mask or facial covering guidelines.” Waigand told KDKA that she closed down for the required week but...
    MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — Health officials in Contra Costa County have ordered private health care facilities to expand COVID-19 testing and provide timely test results to essential workers, people with symptoms and those who have been exposed to the virus. Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) also urged large providers such as Kaiser Permanente, John Muir Health, Sutter Health and San Ramon Regional Medical Center to allow anyone to get a COVID-19 test whether or not they have symptoms. Last week, county Health Officer Dr. Chris Farnitano said health providers were not providing their expected share of COVID-19 tests, noting that while half of the county’s residents are Kaiser members, Kaiser has performed only 18 percent of COVID-19 tests in the...
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY — In an effort to expand available COVID-19 testing, county health officials are issuing a new health order to require private healthcare facilities to quickly provide COVID-19 tests to essential workers and others who risk exposure to the virus. Under the health order, which goes into effect Oct. 8, healthcare providers will have to test people in a “timely” fasion if they are essential workers, report having been exposed to someone with COVID, or are part of a contact tracing investigation designated by the county health department. County health officials also sent a formal request to large healthcare facilities with a presence in Contra Costa, including Kaiser Permanente, John Muir Health, Sutter Health and San Ramon Regional...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – New positive cases of COVID-19 are still steadily rising in Boulder, and have been for three weeks. On Thursday, Boulder County Public Health issued a new Public Health Order ordering all people between 18 and 22 to stop all gatherings in Boulder. The order is aimed at lowering the transmission rate of the COVID-19 virus. The order takes effect at 4 p.m. Thursday and is in effect for 14 days. New cases of COVID-19 have been on the rise for 3 weeks, with most among Boulder residents & CU students,18-22. To reverse this trend we have issued a new Public Health Order for Boulder that takes effect at 4 p.m. and lasts for 14 days. See...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Allegheny County is lifting its coronavirus order, effective immediately. Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen announced the county was easing restrictions on Thursday. However, state orders that weren’t tossed in the latest federal ruling — including mask-wearing, mandatory telework and occupancy restrictions on businesses like bars and restaurants — are still in place. “Our case counts continue to remain relatively low and we are doing much better than other areas of the country,” said Bogen in a statement. “Throughout the pandemic, the department has used the most up-to-date information to make decisions to control the spread of the virus in our community. Those efforts have been effective. While we are lifting the more restrictive...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 60 new Coronavirus cases out of 1,140 test results and zero additional deaths. Of the newly reported cases, six are probable and the rest are confirmed. New cases range in age from 7 months to 91 years with a median age of 35 years, according to the Health Department. The date of positive tests range from Sept. 14 through Sept. 23. The total number of cases countywide now stands at 11,927 since March. There have been 1,191 hospitalizations in Allegheny County since the outbreak began. The county-wide death toll stands at 376. Health officials say 163,382 individuals have been tested for COVID-19 across the county. More...
    SCIOTO —The Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Departments reported 14 new positive COVID-19 cases Thursday. The new cases bring the total to 508 for the county since the outbreak of the virus on April 4, 2020. On Thursday, Scioto County moved back to a Level Three (Red) Public Health Emergency on the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Public Health Advisory System. Level Three (Red) means a county has met four or five of the seven indicators of the ODH Public Health Advisory System and there is very high exposure and spread of COVID-19 in the county. The population is urged to limit activities as much as possible and follow current health orders. The health departments also reported five more...
    THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA) — A non-native mosquito capable of carrying dengue and Zika virus has been detected in Thousand Oaks, the second instance it has been found in Ventura County. Female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of seeking out a penetrable site on the skin surface of the human host, 2006. Image courtesy Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Aedes aegypti mosquitos have been detected in Thousand Oaks, the Ventura County Environmental Health Division said in a news release Wednesday. The first detection of the mosquito was on Sept. 9 in Simi Valley, officials said. Officials described the Aedes aegypti as a small, aggressive day-biting mosquito that has been spreading in many California communities. It...
    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – New positive cases of COVID-19 are still steadily rising in Boulder County, and have been for three weeks. On Thursday, Boulder County Public Health issued a new Public Health Order ordering all people between 18 and 22 to stop all gatherings. The order is aimed at lowering the transmission rate of the COVID-19 virus. The order takes effect at 4 p.m. Thursday and is in effect for 14 days. Per the order, anyone between the ages of 18 and 22 will not be allowed to participate in gatherings of any size, indoor or outdoor, on or off the University of Colorado campus, or with individuals of any age. Anyone living at any of the 36...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Nearly a dozen residents and one employee at Light of Life Rescue Mission in Pittsburgh have tested positive for coronavirus. The Light of Light Mission executive director confirms 11 residents and one staffer have tested positive for COVID-19, and they say steps are being taken to contain the spread. BREAKING: Light of Life Mission Exec. Dir. Jerrel Gilliam confirms 11 residents and one staffer test positive for Covid19. Steps being taken to contain spread. Live reports @KDKA pic.twitter.com/QHaEuKP4Rw — Andy Sheehan (@AndySheehankdka) September 24, 2020 The North Side mission’s website says they became aware last week of three presumptive cases and contacted the Allegheny County Health Department. Then on Friday, they were notified of nine more...
    SCIOTO — Scioto County will be moving back to a Level Three (Red) Public Health Emergency on the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Public Health Advisory System Thursday. This is the second time since the inception of the ODH Public Health Advisory System that Scioto County has been at Level Three (Red). The first time was on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The county spent two weeks at Level Three (Red) before returning to Level Two Orange on July 30, 2020. Level Three (Red) means a county has met four or five of the seven indicators of the ODH Public Health Advisory System and there is very high exposure and spread of COVID-19 in the county. The population is urged to...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County: 263,333 cases, 6,423 deathsOrange County: 52,538 cases, 1,176 deathsSan Bernardino County: 53,121 cases, 908 deathsRiverside County: 57,695 cases, 1,173 deathsVentura County: 12,385 cases, 143 deathsMONDAY'S UPDATE: Sept. 21, 2020Coronavirus cases and hospitalization rates have been dropping across the state, but Los Angeles County officials remain concerned about a possible spike linked to the Labor Day weekend.Gov. Gavin Newsom said cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations have all been dropping across the state. And the number of tests conducted every day has risen, after dropping for a time because of extreme heat, wildfires and air quality. There are now about 124,000 tests conducted per day across California.LA County health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said she...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY — Alameda County has agreed to pay $325,000 to the mother of an inmate who was allegedly strangled to death by his mentally ill cellmate in 2017. Antonio Rodriguez, 27, was killed, allegedly by his cellmate James Hunter, 25, on July 6, 2017, at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Rodriguez’s family sued the county last year, claiming the sheriff’s office allowed him to be strangled by Hunter, a “dangerous, violent and mentally ill inmate,” the lawsuit said. Rodriguez was awaiting trial at the time and had mental health issues himself. Hunter was about to be released that very day — he had left his cell to be processed but did not close the cell door completely as required...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — Santa Clara County is stepping up outreach efforts to help small businesses survive the pandemic and the economic downturn. County health workers went door-to-door Wednesday along Alum Rock Avenue spreading the word to struggling small businesses: safe health practices can keep their essential workers on the job and their businesses open. The outreach is part of a massive effort to visit over 3,000 small businesses in person this month. “The safer the business is for the community and for the workers, the better and more successful the business will be,” said Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody. The health workers visited Mariscos Cancun restaurant which has its inside dining rooms closed. By noon...
    Maine is set to resume jury trials in criminal cases this month, with jurors sitting in space usually occupied by the public and members of the public viewing by video in a different room. Paula Hannaford-Agor, director of the Center for Jury Studies with the National Council for State Courts, told the Portland Press Herald she is not aware of COVID-19 outbreaks tied to jury trials in the few states where they have resumed. Still, jury selection may prove challenging. “If you want to go for dinner at an indoor restaurant or take your motorcycle to Sturgis or get your hair cut, that’s your personal choice,” Hannaford-Agor told the newspaper. “But jury service is compulsory. … (The...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County reported 156 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 52,538. The county also reported 26 additional coronavirus-related fatalities, increasing the death toll to 1,176. The 49 deaths reported since Sunday were spread out over the past few weeks, according to the O.C. Health Care Agency. The lag in reported is common since data comes from several sources, officials said. The last double-digit day of reported deaths was Aug. 27, when 12 people died. Last week, the county reported 34 fatalities, down from 42 the week prior. Hospitalizations in the county increased from 170 on Tuesday to 175 on Wednesday, with the number of patients in ICU decreasing from 55 to 51....
    (CBS4) – Colorado residents who live in two different parts of the Denver metro area and several different mountain communities have something to feel good about — they live in what U.S. News & World Report says are some of the healthiest places in the country. Its 2020 list — U.S. News Healthiest Communities — has all of the following Colorado counties in its Top 10: Douglas, Summit, San Miguel, Routt, Pitkin and Broomfield. U.S. News used environmental, economic and educational measurements to come up with its rankings. Areas with “educated population, well-paying jobs and active lifestyles” were all high scorers. The Top 10 is as follows (with Colorado counties in bold): 1. Los Alamos County 2. Douglas County 3. Falls...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Kroger announced Tuesday it has partnered with the Dallas County Health and Human Services to offer drive-thru flu vaccines in Dallas. Their collaborative effort will have the capacity to administer up to 600 vaccinations during the one-day event, according to Kroger. “In light of the challenges we may face from both the flu virus and COVID-19 this fall, Kroger Health is proud to partner with Dallas County Health & Human Services and the American Airlines Center to host this one-day event, offering flu shots by our certified immunizers, in the safety of the individual’s vehicle.” said Jeff Loesch, PharmD, RPh and Dallas division health and wellness director for Kroger Health. “In particular, we wanted to provide an...
    A high school in Fairfield County will be closed through the end of the week after several individuals tested positive for COVID-19. Those individuals at Fairfield Ludlowe High School have been in close contact with one or more individuals in the school community and beyond, Fairfield Public Schools Superintendent Mike Cummings and COVID-19 Health And Safety Compliance Liaison Angelus Papageorge said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 23. As a result, Fairfield Ludlowe will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept. 25 to allow for cleaning and contract tracing. Students will follow the school's remote schedule. CDC and CDPH protocols require that all individuals who came into close contact with the affected individual self-quarantine for 14 days. The Fairfield Health Department received notification directly from the...
    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Placer County’s former public health director, Dr. Amy Sisson, has been hired as Yolo County’s new public health officer. In a statement Wednesday, Yolo County announced Dr. Sisson would begin at her new post on October 26. She was appointed by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors following the retirement of its Public Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman in June. Dr. Amy Sisson (credit: Placer County) Placer County announced Dr. Sisson’s resignation two weeks ago. She had served as Placer County’s public health director since October 2019. Dr. Sisson has multiple connections and personal ties to Yolo County, including being a graduate of UC Davis and has ran a small urban farm in West Sacramento. She also...
    PROVO, Utah (AP) — A county in Utah has implemented a face mask mandate as COVID-19 cases surge in the state. Utah County’s health department issued a public health order Tuesday night that requires face coverings in public immediately and expires Oct. 20. The order does not carry any criminal penalties. Cases in Utah County have grown 81% in the last week, according to state health officials. The county accounted for 42% of the state’s cases, despite having only 20% of the state’s population. The mask order came hours after Republican Gov. Gary Herbert announced that he would increase pandemic restrictions in two Utah County cities: Provo and Orem. The new rules limit social gatherings to a maximum of 20...
    (CBS4) – Colorado residents who live in two different parts of the Denver metro area and several different mountain communities have something to feel good about — they live in what U.S. News & World Report says are some of the healthiest places in the country. Its 2020 list — U.S. News Healthiest Communities — has all of the following Colorado counties in its Top 10: Douglas, Summit, San Miguel, Routt, Pitkin and Broomfield. U.S. News used environmental, economic and educational measurements to come up with its rankings. Areas with “educated population, well-paying jobs and active lifestyles” were all high scorers. The Top 10 is as follows (with Colorado counties in bold): 1. Los Alamos County 2. Douglas County 3. Falls...
    A top Bay Area health official warned Tuesday against repeating the “mistake” of reopening too quickly, even as schools may welcome students back for in-person instruction and California’s positivity rate falls to its lowest point so far in the pandemic. Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday evening that the state’s new coronavirus guidelines — which allow most Bay Area counties to reopen at a faster clip — remain too lenient when it comes to activities like indoor dining, potentially giving way for a repeat of the summer’s wave of cases. Instead, Cody plans to monitor fallout from schools reopening and reevaluate in a few weeks, she said. “Remember, we’re still at significant...
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are searching for answers after coronavirus cases linked to Michigan State University students and staff rose to more than 1,200. “I’m kind of feeling like I’m running out of tools in my toolbox. I’ll find some more,” said Linda Vail, Ingham County health officer. Vail could further restrict indoor gatherings and put more large apartments and housing complexes on quarantine, the Lansing State Journal reported. Fraternities and sororities close to campus already have restrictions. Since the semester started, 1,250 cases of COVID-19 have been tied to MSU students or staff. MSU cases are 40% of cases reported in Ingham County since March. The rate of positive tests connected to MSU has fallen to 10%...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 46 new Coronavirus cases out of 733 test results and three additional deaths. Of the newly reported cases, 29 are probable and the rest are confirmed. New cases range in age from 13 to 90 years with a median age of 49 years, according to the Health Department. The date of positive tests range from Sept. 18 through Sept. 21. The total number of cases countywide now stands at 11,867 since March. The Health Department says they have now started counting all positive antigen tests as probable cases. There have been 1,185 hospitalizations in Allegheny County since the outbreak began. The county-wide death toll stands...
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are searching for answers after coronavirus cases linked to Michigan State University students and staff rose to more than 1,200. “I’m kind of feeling like I’m running out of tools in my toolbox. I’ll find some more,” said Linda Vail, Ingham County health officer. Vail could further restrict indoor gatherings and put more large apartments and housing complexes on quarantine, the Lansing State Journal reported. Fraternities and sororities close to campus already have restrictions. Since the semester started, 1,250 cases of COVID-19 have been tied to MSU students or staff. MSU cases are 40% of cases reported in Ingham County since March. The rate of positive tests connected to MSU has fallen to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    The Fairfax County, Virginia, School Board voted Tuesday night to allow some students to resume in-person learning in October. The plan, which Superintendent Scott Brabrand introduced, calls for about 3.5% of students and teachers to participate in what the county is calling in-person “cohorts.” Some 6,707 students and 653 teachers would resume in-person learning under the approved proposal. The county said students returning to schools would be those it identified as “in greatest need of additional support.” High school students taking Career and Technical Education courses, preschool children with autism and English language newcomers are among them. The decision to resume some in-person learning was made with factors, such as teacher, custodial staff, administration and classroom availability, in mind. When...
    A local health department in Stark County, Ohio is facing backlash after releasing a campaign designed to promote its services during the coronavirus pandemic. The agency purchased coasters to hand out in bars and restaurants that read, "We’re here in case you have too much fun tonight!" The move, however, has led some critics on social media to accuse the health department of promoting unsafe sex and poor decision-making, arguing the campaign suggested the clinic would refer people to abortion or the morning-after pill. FDA SET TO ANNOUNCE GREATER RESTRICTIONS FOR COVID-19 VACCINE: REPORT In response to the negative feedback, the Stark County Health Department released a statement in which they announced they would pull the coasters. “First, we’d like to remind the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tuesday reported 810 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 40 new deaths, bringing countywide totals to 262,133 cases and 6,401 deaths. People walk by a sign at The Grove retail and entertainment complex. The county on Tuesday met the metrics to move into the red tier, which would allow additional non-essential businesses to reopen, but the data must hold steady for two weeks before that can happen. (Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP-Getty) Of the 40 new deaths reported, 15 people who died were over the age of 80, 12 were between the ages of 65 and 79, seven were between the ages of 50 and 64, four...
    A former bookkeeper who admitted stealing at least $75,000 from a Monmouth County health club has been sentenced to three years in state prison, authorities said. Jennifer Ambrosino, 42, of Point Pleasant, also was ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution by Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon. The business thefts occurred between January 2012 and June 2017, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said. Ambrosino pleaded guilty to second-degree theft by unlawful taking on April 28, Gramiccioni said. Wall Township Police Department and the state Department of Treasury assisted in an investigation that found Ambrosino embezzled over $223,000 from the health club for her personal use, the prosecutor said. Ambrosino concealed the theft by altering bank statements, initiating fraudulent wire transfers and submitting erroneous reconciliation documents,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    By DAVID PITT, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Health officials in Iowa are working to determine what is causing a spike in coronavirus cases in the northwest corner of the state where several counties are seeing a surge, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday. Sioux County has a 14-day positivity rate of 30%. Public health officials usually recommend mitigation measures including crowd restrictions, face coverings and business closures to slow the virus' spread when an area surpasses 5% positivity. Two adjacent counties — Lyon and Osceola — have rates above 20% “In Sioux County there isn't a specific outbreak so we need to continue doing the case investigation. I think that it's saying that there is significant community spread...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Nail salons are now permitted to open across California, even in counties that are in the most restrictive tier of the state’s economic reopening roadmap, officials announced Tuesday. State health secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly says individual counties, however, would have the final say over reopening operations. It’s unclear whether Los Angeles, Ventura, and other counties will follow suit. Nail salons were ordered to close in mid-March. After briefly reopening in June, they were ordered to close again on July 13.  Since then, the nail salon industry repeatedly petitioned the governor for permission to reopen, arguing that it maintains the highest health and safety standards. RELATED: LA County Business Owners Frustrated About Reopening Limitations As Other Counties...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    MinnPost file photo by Jim WalshHomelessness and affordable housing have emerged as important issues in multiple Hennepin County commissioner races.This fall, four seats on the seven-member Board of Commissioners are on the ballot in Hennepin County.  The results could usher in big changes for a body that plays a big role in regional government. The board oversees a $2.5 billion budget, and commissioners oversee vital systems in the state’s largest county, including health care, housing, law enforcement, libraries, transit and infrastructure.  Here is a look at each of the races and the candidates’ top priorities for the board:  Article continues after advertisement District 1 County Commissioner Mike Opat, the longest tenured member, is retiring from the seat that represents the...
    From education and economics to housing, public safety and even the environment, several factors were considered for the 2020 Healthiest Communities rankings compiled by the Aetna Foundation. The list — which comprises 500 communities across America — includes two New Jersey counties in the top 25 spots alone. Hunterdon County came in at no. 15 and Morris County at no. 22. While population health and equity are the most heavily weighted factors, several other elements were considered as well. “Local health outcomes are often driven by factors like a community’s economic performance, the strength of its education system, the availability and affordability of housing and myriad other elements that affect residents’ overall quality of life,” the report says. Here’s...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 834 new cases of Coronavirus Tuesday and 19 additional deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 151,646 since Monday’s report, according to the state’s data. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. Allegheny County is reporting 42 new cases today, and Centre County is reporting an increase of 185 cases. The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between Sept. 15 and Sept. 21, is 179,343 with 5,749 positive cases, the Health Department says. There were 23,317 test results reported...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 42 new Coronavirus cases out of 608 test results and no additional deaths. Of the newly reported cases, seven are probable and the rest are confirmed. New cases range in age from 3 months to 98 years with a median age of 25 years, according to the Health Department. The date of positive tests range from Aug. 25 through Sept. 21. The vast majority of tests are from Sept. 15-21. The total number of cases countywide now stands at 11,821 since March. The Health Department says they have now started counting all positive antigen tests as probable cases. There have been 1,183 hospitalizations in Allegheny County since...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    The number of new coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County — assessed on average per day — began ticking back upward about a week ago, an early predicter of a possible new surge, though public health officials were still hopeful the county has put the worst of the pandemic in the past. Up until Sunday, the county experienced four straight days of increasing case counts, up to 1,343 cases on Saturday. Some of the increased reporting could be due to a backlog in cases. On Sunday, 991 new cases were reported. Average daily cases over a 7-day period, a key indicator for the county to reopen more business sectors, has began to increase to 975 on Sunday up from 799...
    All reports are public information, published by the Georgia Department of Public Health, and posted in a conspicuous location at the establishment. Any questions about scores should be directed to the Department of Public Health. Scores below 70 are considered failing. When a restaurant is deemed unacceptable, follow-up inspections are generally completed within 10 days of the original evaluation. Any restaurant with a C grade or F grade will have the link to the full report TOOMBS COUNTY LOTTIES POCKET (BASE) 3269 JOHNSON CORNER RD LYONS, GA 30436 Phone Number: (912) 293-3777 Permit Type: FS Last Inspection Score: 97 Last Inspection Date: 09-17-2020 LOTTIE’S POCKET MOBILE UNIT 3269...
    U.S. News & World Report released its 2020 Healthiest Communities rankings, and Falls Church and Loudoun County, in Virginia, made the top 10, while Howard County, Maryland, fell in the rankings. Falls Church ranked third, and Loudoun County was sixth on the list. Howard County, which ranked 10th in 2019, slipped to No. 19 on the current list. Los Alamos County, New Mexico, topped the list, followed by Douglas County, Colorado. The rankings combine 84 different metrics across 10 different categories to assess factors that make a community healthy — everything from the natural environment to access to health care. Deidre McPhillips, senior data editor at U.S. News and World Reports, told WTOP that communities such as Falls Church rank...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Two New Jersey counties have been ranked among the top 25 healthiest counties in the county. US News and World Report, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, named Hunterdon and Morris Counties as the 15th and 22nd overall healthiest communities in its third annual Healthiest Communities rankings. This year, the rankings included new tools tracking COVID-19 data and the editorial analysis on relationships between COVID-19 and the social determinants of health in populations at the local level and underserved communities across America. The rankings were determined by examining 10 categories including education, population health, infrastructure and environment. US News and World Report says the project “serves as a tool to inform residents, community health leaders and elected...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The Florida Department of Education is making $2 million available to rural counties across the state to increase access to telehealth to provide mental-health services for schoolchildren. “I’m excited today to announce to 18 of the rural counties across the state of Florida we’ll be issuing $2 million to those rural districts to help students there increase access to tele- and mental-health services,” Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis said during a Monday news conference at the governor’s mansion. The money is available from federal CARES Act stimulus funding and will be directed to rural counties that have lower rates of internet connectivity and have limited access to health-care professionals. The first lady was joined by school superintendents...
    Anticipating the coronavirus pandemic that smashed into New York City would crash over his suburban New Jersey community, John Bonanni, a county administrator, believed he'd prepared for the worst. But in early spring, as infections surged and hospital bedspace and ventilators ran short, Bonanni worried the worst might have been an underestimate. Half a continent away, as Wyoming's ski season wound down, Jodie Pond's plan to fight the oncoming contagion ramped up. The health director for a county that includes Jackson Hole, an international tourist destination, Pond and her colleagues decided the area must go on lockdown, even if resort and business owners didn't like it. Meanwhile, in the Centennial State, Colorado communities were emerging as coronavirus hot...
    The share of Californians who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week dipped below 3% for the first time, a sign that the Golden State is finally starting to beat back the spread of the coronavirus, officials said Monday. Just 3.1% of Californians who were tested over the last two weeks received a positive result, and that ratio dropped to 2.8% in the last seven days, state officials said. Hospitals in California are treating the fewest patients with the virus since April, and admissions to the state’s intensive care units have been dropping steadily, too. It’s a rare piece of good news for 40 million Californians, who are contending with raging wildfires and toxic air quality on top...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County: 261,446 cases, 6,366 deathsOrange County: 52,201 cases, 1,128 deathsSan Bernardino County: 52,649, 908 deathsRiverside County: 57,419 cases, 1,162 deathsVentura County: 11,969 cases, 143 deathsMONDAY'S UPDATE: Sept. 21, 2020Coronavirus cases and hospitalization rates have been dropping across the state, but Los Angeles County officials remain concerned about a possible spike linked to the Labor Day weekend.Gov. Gavin Newsom said cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations have all been dropping across the state. And the number of tests conducted every day has risen, after dropping for a time because of extreme heat, wildfires and air quality. There are now about 124,000 tests conducted per day across California.LA County health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said she remains...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Monday night. Nirenberg reported 53,443 total COVID-19 cases and 1,062 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Monday, an increase of 102 new cases. One new death was reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 136. City officials also reported that 226 patients are hospitalized, 85 are in the intensive care unit and 45 are on ventilators. There are 16% of staffed beds available and 72% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said...
    PORTSMOUTH — Scioto County ranked 88 out of 88 Ohio counties in terms of overall health in the 2020 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Using measures such as quality of life, social and economic factors, and health behaviors, including smoking and obesity, the county received marks consistently worse than Ohio’s averages. Perhaps most striking was the study’s measure of premature death. Defined as years of potential life lost before the age of 75 per 100,000, Scioto County lost 13,100 years between 2016 and 2018. Also tied with Pike County, the rate is in stark contrast to Delaware County whose 4,100 years lost...
    SCIOTO — The Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Departments reported Monday that since Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, there have been 15 new positive COVID-19 cases for Scioto County. The new cases bring the total to 479 for the county since the outbreak of the virus April 4, 2020. The health departments also reported Monday that 10 more people, who previously tested positive for the virus, have recovered, bringing the total of recoveries to 411 people throughout the course of the pandemic. There were no additional hospitalization reported Monday bringing the total to 43 people that have been hospitalized, during the outbreak, in connection with the virus or found to have the virus during their admission for other medical reasons....
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. County Counsel James Williams and Public Information Officer David Campos discuss the Enhanced Testing Accountability Order. This new order enhances testing access by expanding the number of essential workers entitled to testing, makes sure access to testing is easy and quick, and ensures that healthcare providers inform their patients about how to access testing. Related Articles Coronavirus: Is it safe to dine indoors? Bay Area restaurants say their survival depends on it COVID-19 then and now: Six reasons why death rates are improving Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air Hundreds of Catholics gather in San Francisco to decry COVID-19 limits...
      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — State health officials are conduction COVID-19 serology testing study for all professional and volunteer firefighters in Maryland. “Our firefighters are on the front lines of emergency response, which greatly increases their risk of exposure to COVID-19,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Serology testing helps our health officials determine the prevalence of the virus, so we can have a better idea about how to prevent transmission and help protect our essential workforce.” The initiative is a part of the Maryland Health Department’s ongoing coronavirus antibody study to determine about how many Marylanders have been exposed to the virus. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: Coronavirus Latest: Gov. Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity For Indoor Dining TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking...
    TOWSON, MD. (WJZ) — Baltimore County will continue to align with the state’s reopening actions, and will allow restaurants to increase to 75 percent capacity starting Monday at 5 p.m. Baltimore County’s positivity rate is at 2.3 percent as of Monday. “Baltimore County continues to see progress in major health metrics as we have gradually and safely reopened our economy. While we are continuing to align with the state, we cannot let our guard down. In Baltimore County, we’re focused on getting our kids back in school, which requires all of us to do our part to slow the spread of this virus. We have to Be Safe to Stay Safe  by wearing face coverings and socially distancing—especially while indoors—to protect...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 116 new Coronavirus cases out of 2,175 test results in the last 48 hours, but no additional deaths. Of the newly reported cases, all are confirmed. New cases range in age from 4 to 92 years with a median age of 33 years, according to the Health Department. The date of positive tests range from Aug. 12 through Sept. 19. The vast majority of tests are from Sept. 12-19. The total number of cases countywide now stands at 11,779 since March. The Health Department says they have now started counting all positive antigen tests as probable cases. There have been 1,158 hospitalizations in Allegheny County since...
    ABERDEEN, Md. (WJZ) — The coronavirus testing site that was operating at the Forest Hill VEIP station will move to Aberdeen on October 1. The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health operated the COVID-19 testing site in Forest Hill for seven months, The testing will now take place in a temporary climate-controlled building on the grounds of the new UMUCH location in Aberdeen at 650 McHenry Road, next to Target. New hours of operation will also be in effect, including evening hours to accommodate residents. Hours are Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon; Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon; Thursdays from 3 p.m to 7 p.m.; and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. A doctor’s note is not required, but...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    Maximizing physical distancing by seating students in every other seat isn’t the only COVID-19 safety precaution being weighed by local school systems and they prepare for transporting students to school — many will open the bus windows. “When we resume transporting students to school, it will be with windows open,” said Todd Watkins, transportation director for Montgomery County Public Schools. “We will be running heat also in cold weather and A/C (in those buses so equipped), but unless something changes drastically in the health guidance, it will definitely be with windows open.” In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for reopening school systems, the CDC suggested disinfection of bus surfaces, seating children one student per row facing forward...
    In August, the City of San Antonio passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. Though the declaration doesn’t make any immediate changes, it recognizes the the issue at hand and commits to advocating for racial justice. San Antonio joined upwards of 80 other cities, counties and states which have made similar declarations, according to the American Public Health Association. To understand why racism was deemed a public health crisis, as well as what the next steps are for San Antonio, it’s important to look back at how this movement began. Following a state summit on health equity, the Wisconsin Public Health Association became the first organization to officially pass a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    New coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continued to decline across California on Sunday as public health officials reported the first cases of influenza in the Bay Area, a potential threat for the further spread of COVID-19. Across California, counties reported 3,568 new cases and 76 new deaths, both below the average 3,523 cases and 93 deaths a day the state has seen this week. The Bay Area is continuing to creep toward 100,000 cases overall as public health officials reported 713 new cases Saturday for a total of 98,025 cases. Officials in the nine-county area also reported seven new deaths for a total of 1,403 deaths overall. The Bay Area this week had an average of daily 545 cases and about...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) – Health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus in Yolo County. Yolo County’s Health and Human Services Agency said its Communicable Disease Program received the confirmation and said the patient was ill last month but is now recovering. Details regarding where in the county the patient contracted the virus were not available. “Although this patient is now recovering, it is important to note that there is a risk of contracting West Nile virus in Yolo County this time of year,” said Yolo County Deputy Public Health Officer Dr. Mary Ann Limbos. “West Nile virus is spread to people from the bite of mosquitoes. By making regular checks of their yards and draining...
    Los Angeles County reported another 1,343 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, along with 13 additional deaths, according to figures released Saturday. The coronavirus numbers, prepared by the Department of Public Health, bring the total number of positive COVID-19 cases to 259,817 countywide. So far, 6,330 people have died in the county due to complications from the disease. Health officials said the number of new daily cases has climbed over the past four days. Although that could be the result of the reopening of testing centers and an increase in testing, it also may be linked to socializing during the recent holiday weekend, they said. “The recent increases in the number of new cases is of concern because it may...
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Montgomery County officials announced this week that venues will be permitted to have live outdoor performance of 50 people or fewer; but they must meet certain guidelines. This new provision further expands entertainment options for residents during Phase 2 of reopening. Venues interested in having outdoor live performances must submit a request for a Letter of Approval and adhere to specific guidelines to protect the health and safety of guests, performers, production crews and staff. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Some of those guidelines include social distancing, advance ticket sales and temperature checks. For a complete list of guidelines, click here. “Our goal throughout the pandemic has been to make the safety and health of...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County reported 13 new coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, raising the death toll to 6,330. An additional 1,343 cases were also reported, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 259,817. Currently, 732 people are hospitalized, and 31% are in the ICU. Daily case rates have risen over the past four days, which is likely due to the reopening of testing sites and an increase in the number of people being tested, according to the public health department. It is not yet clear if there was increased transmission over the Labor Day holiday. “The recent increases in the number of new cases is of concern because it may reflect increased exposures associated with Labor Day...