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    Positive tests for the coronavirus in New York state shot up to more than 1,000 for the first time since June 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. The news that there were 1,005 positive cases Friday in the state came as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to shut down private schools and non-essential businesses in certain Queens and Brooklyn neighborhoods where COVID-19 cases have surged recently. Officials have targeted nine neighborhoods - home to large communities of ultra-Orthodox families - where there is less compliance with wearing face coverings and keeping 6 feet apart compared to other parts of the city. Patrons wearing protective masks wait to enter a Chase bank location, Monday, June 8, 2020, in...
    AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan reported 634 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, its highest daily count since the start of the pandemic in March, and health officials warned the novel coronavirus was spreading fast across the country. "This huge rise proves that personal measures from social distancing and wearing masks are crucial to protect our people," Health Minister Saad Jaber said in a statement. The kingdom has reported a total of 5,679 COVID-19 cases and 33 deaths form the coronavirus since the pandemic began. Infections have quadrupled over the last month as the coronavirus resurfaced in a second wave that pushed the authorities to reintroduce new restrictions on the country's 10 million inhabitants. The government closed schools last Thursday for two...
    Florida coronavirus cases reached 369,834 on Tuesday after reporting 9,440 new positives and another 134 deaths from residents of the state, the Health Department reported. This is the second-highest number of deaths in a 24-hour period, after the 156 reported on Thursday of last week. A record of new hospitalizations was also reported, with 517, beating the previous mark of 491 reported last Thursday. In total, the results of 77,160 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 13.62%, the second highest in the last week and above the 10 percent target. In the last week, 78,205 new cases have been reported: 9,440 on Tuesday, 10,347 on Monday, 12,478 on Sunday; 10,328 on Saturday, 11,466...
    Bikers ride down Main Street on the first day of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.Andrew Cullen | Getty Images Coronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, fueling impassioned debates over masks and personal freedom after months in which the two states avoided the worst of the pandemic. The argument over masks raged this week in Brookings, South Dakota, as the city council considered requiring face coverings in businesses. The city was forced to move its meeting to a local arena to accommodate intense interest, with many citizens speaking against it, before the mask requirement ultimately passed. Amid the brute force of the pandemic, health experts warn that the infections...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana reported its highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, but that total does include nearly 300 cases that were backlogged and just added on Friday. The 1,282 cases, tops the high mark of 1,279 set in early August. However, that number includes 279 cases from a testing facility that was just added to the electronic reporting system. Some of those tests were done as far back as Aug. 28.  Before the Labor Day weekend, a holiday time when reported cases typically drop, the state was averaging about 930 cases a day. So, Friday’s actual single day number is slightly above the average. Officials have expressed concern about an increase in cases...
    By MARGARET STAFFORD, Associated Press LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Meatpacking plants and correctional facilities continue to be the main sites of active COVID-19 clusters in Kansas, with each reporting thousands of cases, according to data released Wednesday by the state health department. It was the first time the Kansas Department of Health and environment publicized specific active COVID-19 clusters. The state identified 117 active clusters, involving 5,099 cases, 192 hospitalizations and 63 deaths. The information was released hours after several large Kansas business groups released a letter to Gov. Laura Kelly asking her not to identify specific clusters, saying it could harm businesses as they try to recover from the pandemic. “We are unsure what the benefit of this disclosure...
    PARIS (Reuters) - French health authorities reported 8,577 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the second-highest number of daily additional infections on record since the disease started to spread in the country at the end of the winter. The number of people in France who have died from COVID-19 infections increased by 30, to 30,794, after rise of 38 on Tuesday. The cumulative number of cases now totals 344,101. (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia, which was the first European state to declare an end to the coronavirus pandemic in May, on Wednesday reported its the highest daily count of new infections since registering its first case in March. The government on Wednesday reported 79 new coronavirus cases, referring to Tuesday testing, versus 43 a day before, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 3,312. Analysts said the surge could be due to the government conducting more coronavirus tests on Tuesday than before, at 2,560 compared to 1,581 on Monday. They said the start of the school year on September 1 also contributed to the spread of the virus. So far Slovenia, which has 2 million citizens, recorded a total...
    The share of young adults in the U.S. who live with their parents is the highest ever recorded, according to a recently released Pew Research analysis. The toplineThe report found that a majority — 52% — of adults ages 18-29 are residing at home with at least one parent. The percentage, measured in July, beat the previous record of 48% set at the end of the Great Depression in 1940. Pew cites the coronavirus pandemic as the main driver of the increase, which brings the total number of young adults living at home to 26.6 million, up 2.6 million from February. It should be noted, however, that the number was already near historic levels before the pandemic, as...
    The share of young adults ages 18-29 is at its highest level ever recorded, beating the previous record set in 1940 at the end of the Great Depression. Pew Research measured the share of young people living with at least one parent in the household at 52% in July. The first time the stat included a majority of young Americans was several months prior in April when 51% said they were living with a parent. The coronavirus outbreak in the United States triggered widespread shutdowns in March as state governments shuttered large parts of the American economy, forcing millions out of jobs and choking opportunity for millions more ready to enter the workforce out of high school or college. Since...
    India now has the second highest number of coronavirus cases behind the US after a recent surge in infections.   With its nationwide tally of 4.2 million exceeded only by the U.S. figure of 6.2 million, India is adding more cases each day than any other country this year since the outbreak of the pandemic.  Another 90,082 cases were recorded on Monday, with 1,016 new fatalities, and the rising number of infections is attributed to the disease spreading to rural areas and increased testing. India has fared remarkably well with a death toll of 71,642, compared with nearly 193,000 in the US and 126,000 in Brazil (which has the third highest cases: 4.1m).  * The UK is shown for reference,...
    India is now the country with the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases. The nation overtook Brazil on Monday as infections continue to rise in the country of more than 1.3 billion people. India has added a record-breaking 90,802 cases to its total count of now more than 4.2 million in just the last 24 hours. CORONAVIRUS IN THE US: STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWN In addition, more than 71,000 people have perished due to the deadly virus, making it the worst-affected nation in Asia. Only the United States has reported more, with now over 6.2 million cases. As of Sunday night, Brazil had 4.1 million cases. Indian paramilitary soldiers wearing face masks participate in the final dress rehearsals for India's Independence Day celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, Aug. 13,...
    INDIA has officially overtaken Brazil with the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world. An explosion of 90,802 new cases were registered overnight, taking the total number of coronavirus infections to 4,208,645 on Monday. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3India has officially overtaken Brazil with the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world as of September 7 3A frightened Indian boy looks at his mother for comfort as a medical workers prepare to collect his swab sample for COVID-19 test at a rural health centre in Bagli, outskirts of Dharmsala, IndiaCredit: AP:Associated Press It has taken less than two weeks for India to go from three to four million...
    The UK has recorded its highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since May after 2,988 were reported in just 24 hours.  The last time the UK's caseload was this high was May 23 - 15 weeks ago - when 2,959 people tested positive. On that day, 220 people died from Covid-19.  Today's death toll was significantly smaller. A further two people died after testing positive for the bug in the last 24 hours, bringing the UK's total death toll to 41,551. Yesterday saw 1,813 new coronavirus infections - 1,175 fewer cases than today - and 12 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.   Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales today reported no new deaths.  Some 208 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland alone...
    The number of young adults living with their parents in the United States has reached 52 percent, at or near the highest point it has ever been, according to a new report.  The figures are now at the highest point they have been since the Great Depression, as the coronavirus pandemic continues its devastating impact on the economy. As of July, the study from Pew Research Center found that more than half of US young adults are living with one or both of their parents.    It notes that the change is also narrowing the racial divide as more white young adults are living with their parents than in previous decades.   As of July, the study from Pew Research Center...
    (CNN)The number of American young adults living with their parents is at or near an all-time high, and the coronavirus pandemic is likely the reason, according to a new analysis.A new report by the Pew Research Center found that a majority of young adults -- 52% -- lived with one or both of their parents in July. Pew's analysis of monthly Census Bureau data notes that this is higher than any previous measurement."Before 2020, the highest measured value was in the 1940 census at the end of the Great Depression, when 48% of young adults lived with their parents," says the report, published Friday. "The peak may have been higher during the worst of the Great Depression in the 1930s,...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has reported its highest number of daily coronavirus cases among students for the second straight day. The 48 confirmed student cases reported Thursday out of 408 tests given equates to a positive case rate of 11.8%. It marks the fourth straight time that the rate has exceeded 10%. By comparison, the statewide seven-day positive average was 2.9%. On Wednesday, Gov. Jim Justice shut down bars indefinitely in Monongalia County, citing crowds of unmasked students and an increase in positive coronavirus cases. Justice had allowed the bars to reopen on Monday. Monongalia County includes the WVU campus in Morgantown. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published,...
    SWEDEN recorded its highest death tally in 150 years during the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic, says its Statistics Office. Covid-19 claimed about 4,500 lives of the 51,405 who died in the period to the end of June - a much higher percentage than in other Nordic nations. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 7People enjoy boat rides, canoe paddling and stand up paddle at the Palsund canal in Stockholm, SwedenCredit: Rex Features Sweden, unlike the rest of Scandinavia, chose not to close schools and businesses to fight the spread of the deadly bug. Coronavirus has now claimed 5,800 lives in Sweden, which has stood out among European countries for its low-key...
    Germany, France, Italy and Spain have seen their highest number of coronavirus infections in months, raising concerns that a second wave could be hitting the continent.   Germany recorded 1,707 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest daily toll since April, while authorities in France say 'the transmission of the virus is accentuating'. Meanwhile Spain has recorded a new single-day record for Covid-19 cases since the country emerged from a three-month lockdown in mid-June.  Germany has fared better than many European neighbours in suppressing the virus so far but like elsewhere, the number of cases has jumped significantly over the summer holidays. Much of the rise has been blamed on returning holidaymakers as well...
    Lockdown-free Sweden has recorded its highest death toll in a six-month period for 150 years - with 4,500 of its 51,405 fatalities being Covid-19 related.  Its the highest tally from January to the end of June since 1869 when 55,431 people died, largely because of a famine. The population of Sweden then was just 4.1million, compared to 10.3million today. It should also be noted that Sweden remained neutral during the two world wars, whereas most European countries were experiencing the equivalent of a six-month coronavirus death toll in the course of a single battle 75 years ago.  Nevertheless, coronavirus means Sweden's deaths are around 10 percent higher than the average over the last five years, the country's statistics office said...
    SPAIN, France and Germany are seeing worrying u-shape trends as all three countries recorded their largest increase in daily coronavirus infections since lockdown ended. The country recorded 3,715 cases in the past 24 hours. France reported an increase of 3,376 cases and Germany saw its daily total rise by 1,500 - a number it had not hit in months. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 11France, Germany and Spain have all recorded their highest Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours Credit: Zenpix 11 11 11 There was an even bigger rise in Spain's cumulative total of coronavirus infections. The Spanish health ministry reported over 6,600 new infections yesterday. The cumulative total...
    Residents of New York City appear to be abandoning the city in favor of suburbs and more rural regions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. "People are fleeing the city in droves," said Moon Salahie, the owner of a moving and storage company in Yonkers. He told the New York Post that he's been moving families with children to the suburbs from all over Manhattan. Another mover, Mark Ehrhardt of Movers, Not Shakers!, said that it was the younger people who were leaving the city. "All the kids are leaving," he said to the Post. "The studios and one-bedrooms are emptying out like crazy." Another report from the New York Times documented that...
    Coronavirus: Latest News | Community Resources | COVID-19 Info | Download Our New App | CBSN Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota health officials have reported an additional 567 cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths throughout the state. It’s the highest number of deaths recorded since June 19; for the past two months, the daily number of deaths has remained in the single digits or low tens. Wednesday also saw another record: in the past 24 hours, the state has administered 34,879 COVID-19 tests, far over the the 20,000 benchmark. In total, there have been 66,618 positive cases throughout the state since the beginning of the pandemic in March. However, 60,242 of those cases no longer need isolation. Minnesota Department of Health reported 1,738 people have died of the virus, the...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 563,285 on Friday after 6,148 new positives and 228 additional deaths of residents in the state, reported the Department of Health. This is the fourth highest number of deaths in a 24-hour period, after 276 on August 11, 257 on July 31, and 253 on July 30. In total, the results of 89,084 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 8.08%, below the goal of 10 percent and the lowest since June 21. In the last week, 45,866 new cases have been reported: 6,148 on Friday, 6,236 on Thursday, 8,765 on Wednesday, 5,831 on Tuesday, 4,155 on Monday, 6,229 on Sunday and 8,502 on Saturday. The average number of positives to COVID-19 in...
    The United States reported nearly 1,500 coronavirus deaths across the nation on Wednesday.  The figure was the highest single-day death toll since May, pushing the country’s total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 166,027.  Wednesday’s death toll also means the U.S. has averaged over 1,000 COVID-19 fatalities each day for more than two consecutive weeks.  With the United States leading the world in the total number of coronavirus deaths and infections, with 5.1 million cases, public health advisers have expressed concern about new rules for hospitals to report COVID-19 data.    FILE - The Department of Health and Human Services building is seen in the evening in Washington.The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to send the...
    Marion County, Florida, Sheriff Billy Woods told his deputies that they and visitors to the office would be barred from wearing face masks. Marion County Sheriff's Office Marion County, Florida, Sheriff Billy Woods told his deputies Tuesday that said they were prohibited from wearing face masks while on the job, the Ocala Star-Banner reported. "We can debate and argue all day of why and why not," he wrote in an email, claiming there was conflicting evidence on whether masks are effective in preventing COVID-19 spread. In fact, health experts overwhelmingly agree that face masks are critical in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Visitors to the Sherriff's office are likewise prohibited from wearing masks because of "current events...
    Caracas, Aug 10 (EFE) .- Venezuela registered 995 new cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is the highest number so far in a single day, so the total number of infected rose to 26,800 people , of which 229 have died, Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez reported on Monday. Of the total of new infections, 876 are community and 119 “imported”. Among the cases of local transmission, 306 were located in Caracas, the epicenter for weeks of the new coronavirus pandemic in Venezuela, according to Rodríguez explained in a telephone statement to the Venezuelan state television channel (VTV). Behind are the states Monagas (145), Miranda (122), Mérida (94), Zulia (57), Bolívar (45), Sucre (23), La Guaira (21), Yaracuy (14), Apure...
    Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy visited Fort Hood this week to assess the embattled base after nine soldiers died this year alone, including 20-year-old soldier Vanessa Guillen. McCarthy's visit to the Killeen, Texas base comes as week after he announced five 'highly qualified' civilian experts will lead the independent review of Fort Hood into the command climate and culture. During his visit he met with local civilian and military leadership and held sensing sessions with enlisted soldiers and junior officers.   He said the review will 'root out' the problems at the base surrounding the killings, violence and allegations of sexual harassment, and results would be released at the end of the month.    'The numbers are high here. They are the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Trees, big and small, came crashing down across Queens on Tuesday, unable to stand tall in the face of a tropical storm that left more than 47,000 Con Edison customers in the borough without power. In all, the New York City Parks Department received over 9,000 reports of downed trees in the borough. Tropical Storm Isaias swept through New York City on Tuesday, Aug. 4, bringing down countless trees and branches across the city. Around 20,500 reports of tree damage citywide were made to the parks department by Wednesday morning. Fallen trees blocked roadways, snagged power lines, crashed into cars and killed...
    (CNN)Remember the progress made in suppressing Covid-19 during the painful economic shutdowns?In some states, much of those gains have been erased after an abysmal July that shattered records for new cases, hospitalizations or deaths."I want to be very clear: What we are seeing today is different from March and April," Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House's coronavirus task force coordinator, told CNN's Dana Bash on Sunday."It is extraordinarily widespread. This epidemic right now is different ... and it's both rural and urban." After falling for months, Covid-19 hospitalizations in the US are nearing Aprils peakIn the past month, the US has seen: Read More-- The highest number of new Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began.-- Test positivity rates increasing in...
    Portland police officials are investigating the highest number of homicides over the course of a single month in more than three decades. There were 63 shootings and 15 homicides in Portland in the month of July, according to Oregon Live, which police say is more killings than they’ve dealt with in one month for more than 30 years. “That’s very concerning, to know that that many people have been killed in such a short period of time,” Portland Police Department Chief Chuck Lovell told reporters. The deaths and gun violence come amid the repeated nights of violence and riots that have plagued the city since George Floyd’s death on Memorial Day. Overall, 24 people have died in...
    THE US was hammered by coronavirus infections in July, with twice as many cases than any other month as the outbreak’s epicenter cut a brutal swathe to the Midwest. The horrifying new stats coincide with a surge in coronavirus conspiracy theories, hoaxes, anti-mask myths and sham cures. 10Fans cheer on cars racing at the NASCAR Advance Auto Series Opening Night at Riverhead Raceway on August 1, New YorkCredit: Getty Images - Getty 10The Covid Tracking project tweeted about the horrific surge in casesCredit: Twitter There were more than 1.9 million new infections in July, according to stats compiled by The New York Times. The paper says this tally is nearly 42 per cent of the more than 4.5 million cases...
    The UK Government has reversed its plan to ease lockdowns and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned of a potential second wave of infections as he announced changes to restrictions. Meanwhile India tallies a record number of new infections in the past day, but the country is pressing on with reopening sections of the economy and removing a curfew. This story will be updated throughout Saturday and was last updated at 2:45am.Saturday’s key moments:Britain PM Johnson postpones easing lockdownBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson has postponed an easing in lockdown restrictions amid fears of a second wave of the pandemic and issued a warning to Britons at the same time. Mr Johnson gave the warning a day after a late-night announcement...
    BORIS Johnson says THIRTY towns are at risk of local lockdown - but insisted coronavirus is "under control". It comes after the Prime Minister today defended his Government after it was revealed England has the highest number of excess deaths in Europe. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Boris Johnson says around 30 towns are at risk of strict new lockdowns 6However, the PM says coronavirus is "under control"Credit: Crown Copyright 6An extended lockdown has been in place in LeicesterCredit: PA:Press Association Mr Johnson said the virus is "bubbling up" in around 30 towns across Britain - and said "tough lockdowns" could be put in place. But he told Brits there has been "massive...
    CHICAGO — More than 1,772 new cases of coronavirus were reported Thursday in Illinois, the highest amount in more than two months. Illinois hasn’t seen so many new cases in a day since May 25, when the state was coming off its peak and reported 1,713 cases. But cases have been rising again for weeks, and Gov. JB Pritzker warned at a Thursday press conference the state is again at a “danger point.” “I would say that we’re at a danger point, everybody. Pay attention,” Pritzker said. “Now is the moment to wear your mask properly . … And for people who aren’t wearing masks, please start now. It is never too late. Start now.” The governor has sounded alarm...
    With 423,855 coronavirus cases recorded as of Sunday afternoon, Florida now has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the United States, surpassing New York. Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that California, the country’s most populous state, has the most cases, with 450,242. New York was the epicenter of the pandemic during the spring, and has recorded 411,736 cases. Florida is the country’s third-most populous state, and while the state’s daily new case average has been going down slightly, its hospitalization and death rates have been increasing, CNBC reports. On Friday, Florida reported an average of 121 daily deaths, up 21 percent compared to a week earlier, and the number of people in the hospital because of COVID-19 is...
    Florida has become the state with second-highest number of COVID-19 cases after it recorded more than 414,000 infections, surpassing New York, as President Donald Trump boasts that he saved 'tens of thousands of lives' by banning people from China earlier this year.  The Florida Department of Health reported 12,199 new cases Saturday, bringing the state's total since March 1 to 414,511 cases.  Florida surpassed New York State's 411,200 cases and is now trailing only California in having the nation's largest caseload.  California has reported more than 448,000 cases with at least 8,429 deaths.   Florida has become the state with second-highest number of COVID-19 cases after it recorded more than 414,000 infections, surpassing New York, as President Donald Trump boasts that...
    Florida has overtaken New York to become the state with the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the country. According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Florida has had 414,511 confirmed cases since the pandemic first started, while New York, which was once the epicenter of the outbreak this year, has 411,200 cases. Both states trail California, which has had over 440,000. New York still has the most deaths of any state by far with over 32,600. Florida has had nearly 5,800. The news is particularly stark given just how grave the COVID-19 outbreak had been in New York earlier this year, underscoring just how alarming Florida’s current spike in cases has become. New York put in place stringent...
    KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine reported 1,106 new cases of the coronavirus within a 24-hour period, the highest daily toll since a record on June 26, when it reached 1,109, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said on Saturday. The number of new daily infections has increased sharply in the past two months following the gradual lifting of restrictions that began in late-May. Stepanov said that 205 people had been admitted to hospitals. "It means their lives are under threat and we have to understand that this disease is very serious," he told an online briefing. The total number of cases rose to 63,929, including 1,590 deaths, while 35,497 patients recovered as of July 25. Stepanov appealed to people to stick to rules...
    By BRUCE SCHREINER and DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday reported nearly 800 more coronavirus cases in Kentucky, the second-highest daily number since the pandemic began as the state struggles to stop a recent surge. “We are seeing more cases than we ever imagined before," Beshear told reporters. “And now is the time for everybody to recognize the severity of the situation that we’re in.” The Democratic governor continued to warn that new restrictions could be imposed unless the state is able to slow the virus's spread. Beshear has already taken recent steps, including requiring that most people wear masks in public, to try to blunt the recent spike in cases. “We are...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — As parts of the nation struggle with a worse coronavirus outbreak than during its high points last spring in other states, Illinois, where officials continue to congratulate residents for keeping the new virus in check, announced Wednesday an increasing number of newly confirmed infections. Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his state public health director, Dr. Ngoze Ezike, made public pleas to wear masks when outside the home and continue physical distancing and conscientious hygiene to stem the spread of the highly contagious and potentially deadly coronavirus. The state on Wednesday reported July’s highest one-day total at nearly 1,600 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, prompting a warning from the Democratic...
    By JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — As parts of the nation struggle with a worse coronavirus outbreak than during its high points last spring in other states, Illinois, where officials continue to congratulate residents for keeping the new virus in check, announced Wednesday an increasing number of newly confirmed infections. Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his state public health director, Dr. Ngoze Ezike, made public pleas to wear masks when outside the home and continue physical distancing and conscientious hygiene to stem the spread of the highly contagious and potentially deadly coronavirus. The state on Wednesday reported July's highest one-day total at nearly 1,600 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, prompting a...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — As parts of the nation struggle with a worse coronavirus outbreak than during its high points last spring in other states, Illinois, where officials continue to congratulate residents for keeping the new virus in check, announced Wednesday an increasing number of newly confirmed infections. Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his state public health director, Dr. Ngoze Ezike, made public pleas to wear masks when outside the home and continue physical distancing and conscientious hygiene to stem the spread of the highly contagious and potentially deadly coronavirus. The state on Wednesday reported July’s highest one-day total at nearly 1,600 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, prompting a warning from the Democratic...
    California has overtaken New York for the highest number of coronavirus cases in the United States. The most populous US state recorded 413,579 cases on Wednesday after adding a record 12,807 spike in new daily infections to its tally.  The state now has 5,000 more cases than New York - the original epicenter of the nation's outbreak.  New York currently has 408,181 total infections throughout the state.  If California were a country, it would rank fifth in the world for total COVID-19 cases behind only the United States, Brazil, India and Russia.   Meanwhile, New York's 32,520 deaths are still by far the highest total in the country and four times more than California's tally of 7,870. CALIFORNIA: The most...
    California will soon overtake New York as the state with the highest number of the coronavirus cases if current growth rates of infections continue. On Tuesday, coronavirus cases in California reached 400,000 according to a Reuters tabulation of pandemic cases, making it the second state after New York to reach the unfortunate milestone. While New York has reached 412,800 cases, the state has managed to bring down the rate of growth of new cases to 700 a day. California is experiencing a surge and marks more than 8,300 a day on average. In a few days, the number of cases in California should exceed those of New York. California surges California Gov. Gavin Newsom...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The city of Los Angeles has seen a serous spike in stolen cars since the coronavirus pandemic began, according to a report released Monday. FILE — An aerial view of stationed rental cars parked at Dodger Stadium on May 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif. With rental cars in short demand with most travel curtailed, rental car companies have parked surplus vehicles at the lot as they have limited capacity to station them elsewhere. (Getty Images) 5,744 car thefts were reported to Los Angeles police in the second quarter of 2020, which is the three-month period of April through July, based on data collected by the USC Annenberg School of Journalism’s nonprofit group Crosstown. That is...
    Florida coronavirus cases reached 369,834 on Tuesday after reporting 9,440 new positives and another 134 deaths from residents of the state, the Health Department reported. This is the second-highest number of deaths in a 24-hour period, after the 156 reported on Thursday of last week. A record of new hospitalizations was also reported, with 517, beating the previous mark of 491 reported last Thursday. In total, the results of 77,160 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 13.62%, the second highest in the last week and above the 10 percent target. In the last week, 78,205 new cases have been reported: 9,440 on Tuesday, 10,347 on Monday, 12,478 on Sunday; 10,328 on Saturday, 11,466 on Friday, 13,965 on...
    San Salvador, Jul 20 (EFE) .- El Salvador registered 361 new infections of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on Sunday, the highest number of cases since the pandemic broke out in this Central American country in mid-March, with which the number of positives rose to 12,207 (5,032 active cases) and the deceased total 344, according to official data updated this Monday. According to information from the site covid19.gob.sv, the deaths of nine people were also recorded on Sunday and 126 more citizens were discharged, bringing the number of healed Salvadorans to 6,831. Last July 12 the number of daily infections exceeded 300 and the highest figures have been those of July 14 and 19 with 342 and 361 positive cases of COVID-19,...
    Florida coronavirus cases reached 327,241 on Friday after 11,466 new positives and 128 additional deaths were reported in the state, the Health Department reported. This is the third-highest number of deaths in a 24-hour period, after the 156 reported on Thursday and the 132 reported on Tuesday. In total, the results of 103,929 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 11.85 percent, above the 10 percent target, but the third consecutive day it has decreased. Hospitalizations in the state continue at a high level, with 366 admissions reported in the last 24 hours. In the last week, 83,090 new cases have been reported: 11,466 on Friday, 13,965 on Thursday, 10,181 on Wednesday, 9,194 on Tuesday, 12,624 on Monday;...
    SAN ANTONIO – The single highest number of COVID-19 cases in a day in San Antonio and Bexar County was reported on Sunday. Officials reported 2,202 more COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths in the area. This brings the total case count to 30,835 and the death toll to 257 in the area. As of Sunday, there are 1,199 COVID-19 positive patients in area hospitals, with 431 patients in the ICU and 299 on ventilators. According to city officials, 390 staffed hospital beds are available, or 10%, and 378 ventilators, or 48%. The numbers of recovered COVID-19 patients will be updated on Monday, according to Nirenberg. As of Friday, 10,284 recoveries were reported. Although more than 1,100 new COVID-19 cases...
    Florida’s health department reported 156 coronavirus deaths  on Thursday, surpassing a record the state set just days before.  The new deaths bring the state’s total to 4,677 deaths related to COVID-19, based on state data. Florida’s health department also reported 13,965 new positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases across the state to 315,775. Florida is experiencing one of the biggest spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. even as cases surge nationwide.  As cases increase across the state, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisPence says GOP considering moving convention outdoors Listening to Trump gave Sunbelt governors a new COVID-19 headache Florida records highest one-day coronavirus death toll MORE (R) has not reimposed most coronavirus restrictions. Nonessential businesses remain open...
    (Bloomberg) – Of all the companies in the world affected by covid-19, none has revealed a death toll worse than that of Pemex, Mexico’s state oil company. Petróleos Mexicanos, as it is also known, reported late Tuesday that 202 employees and 5 contractors have died of the disease so far. No other company has reported deaths approaching that number, according to data reviewed by Bloomberg. The closest comparison may be the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which has lost at least 131 workers. The number of Pemex casualties is also higher than the 128 recorded by the entire US meat and poultry production industry, which has four times the Pemex workforce and has suffered fatal outbreaks at processing plants. In...
    A coronavirus outbreak in the Australian state of Victoria is growing, with 288 new cases reported on Friday, a new single-day high. [MAP: The Spread of Coronavirus] Victoria's Health and Human Services said in a press release Friday that 288 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the state since Thursday, bringing the total to 3,379. The overall total of new cases has increased by 281 after seven of the cases were reclassified, the department stated. Within the state, 26 of the new cases have been linked to outbreaks and 262 are under investigation. No deaths have been reported since Thursday, and 22 people have died to date. The department lists 1,172 cases as currently active. Forty-seven...
    CHICAGO — Illinois had 980 new cases of coronavirus reported in the last day, the highest jump in weeks. The number of confirmed cases was up 60 percent just since Tuesday, when there were only 587 new cases reported. And it’s the highest number of confirmed cases in a single day since early June, when Chicago was coming off its peak. In all, there have now been 149,432 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Illinois. Another 36 people died in the last day, including 13 in Cook County. That brings the state’s death toll to 7,099. The state’s positivity rate is at 2.6 percent, a .1 percent increase from Tuesday. The positivity rate is the percentage of tests administered in the...
    Coronavirus — EFE photo The Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum announced the 20 colonies with the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mexico City The Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum unveiled the 20 colonies of the Mexico City with greater number of active cases of COVID-19. Sheinbaum Pardo explained that in these colonies, the health brigades come, house by house, to provide information, locate contacts and care for people with symptoms or comorbidities. “You can see that, especially, in the southern area there are a significant number of towns that have a number of important active people,” he said. The president indicated that in these areas, in coordination with the mayors, greater vigilance is maintained. Screenshot Thus,...
    Coronavirus — In the last 24 hours, Mexico registered 4,683 new cases and 273 deaths; It is the third country that registered the most deaths this day The Health Secretary unveiled this Sunday that add 256 thousand 848 confirmed cases accumulated of COVID-19 in Mexicowhile there is 30 thousand 639 dead due to illness. On the last 24 hours They registered 4 thousand 683 new cases of COVID-19in addition to 273 deaths. Mexico was the third country in the world with the most deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, below Brazil (502) and India (421). Our country remains in fifth place among the countries with the most deaths from COVID-19 and in ninth with the most...
    Texas on Saturday reported its largest daily rise in confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic -- 8,258 -- following a facial mask mandate from Gov. Greg Abbott in an effort to slow the uptick in cases. Texas health officials said the state’s total number of confirmed cases is now up to 191,790, The Associated Press reported. In addition, there were reportedly 33 additional deaths linked to COVID-19, which brings the statewide death toll up to 2,608, officials said. Hospitalizations remained somewhat steady at 7,890. “COVID-19 is not going away, in fact, it’s getting worse. Now more than ever, action by everyone is needed until treatments are available for COVID-19,” Abbott said in a video released by his office. “We must do more to slow the spread without...
    Coronavirus — High unemployment figures in Chile worry 1:00 . – Some Latin American countries are watching shocking unemployment figures as the United Nations warns that the pandemic has caused an increase in hunger in the region. “The consequences of the pandemic are being felt most strongly in Latin America,” the UN World Food Program (WFP) said in a statement. “[América Latina] It has seen a nearly threefold increase in the number of people requiring food assistance, and among urban communities in low- and middle-income countries, who are being dragged into destitution by job losses and a precipitous drop in remittances. “ Millions of people are out of work in Brazil, Chile and Colombia, which have attempted to...
    Coronavirus — This Wednesday they add 231 thousand 770 accumulated confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mexico, while there are 28 thousand 510 deaths from the disease The Health Secretary unveiled this Wednesday they add 231 thousand 770 confirmed cases accumulated of COVID-19 in Mexico, of which 24 thousand 734 are activewhile there is 28 thousand 510 dead due to illness. On the last 24 hours They registered 5 thousand 681 new cases of COVID-19in addition to 741 deaths. This day Mexico surpassed Spain in terms of deaths from coronavirus; the European nation adds 28 thousand 363. In addition, our country was in second place of deaths in the last 24 hours, only below Brazil, which reported 976 deaths....
    Coronavirus — Covid-19 changed the Mexican tradition of death 4:51 (CNN Spanish) – The number of deaths from coronavirus in Mexico exceeded that of Spain this Wednesday, according to figures published by the Ministry of Health of the Latin American country. Mexico reported 741 new deaths in the last 24 hours, leaving a total of 28,510 deaths. The total number of fatalities in Spain was 28,364 as of Wednesday night, according to the Johns Hopkins University count. Mexico now has the sixth highest number of deaths from covid-19 in the world. In addition, the Mexican Ministry of Health reported 5,681 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 231,770. The country currently has the...
    Coronavirus — This Tuesday there are 226 thousand 089 accumulated confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mexico, while there are 27 thousand 769 deaths from the disease The Health Secretary unveiled this Tuesday that add 226 thousand 089 confirmed cases accumulated of COVID-19 in Mexico, of which 23 thousand 782 are activewhile there is 27 thousand 769 dead due to illness. On the last 24 hours They registered 5 thousand 432 new cases of COVID-19, in addition to 648 deaths. Again, Mexico was in second place among countries with the most deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, below Brazil, which had 1,209 deaths from the disease. Our country is followed by the United States (564) and...
    Coronavirus — This Monday they add 220 thousand 657 accumulated confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mexico, while there are 27 thousand 121 deaths from the disease The Health Secretary unveiled this Monday that add 220 thousand 657 confirmed cases accumulated of COVID-19 in Mexico, of which 23 thousand 389 are activewhile there is 27 thousand 121 dead due to illness. On the last 24 hours They registered 3 thousand 805 new cases of COVID-19, in addition to 473 deaths. Mexico is this day the second country with the most deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, only behind Brazil, which presented 656 deaths. Below our country in terms of registered deaths were India (417) and U.S (310). TResearch-CasesCOVID19-MX...
    Coronavirus — This Monday they add 220 thousand 657 accumulated confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mexico, while there are 27 thousand 121 deaths from the disease The Health Secretary unveiled this Monday that add 220 thousand 657 confirmed cases accumulated of COVID-19 in Mexico, of which 23 thousand 389 are activewhile there is 27 thousand 121 dead due to illness. On the last 24 hours They registered 3 thousand 805 new cases of COVID-19, in addition to 473 deaths. José Luis Alomy, general director of Epidemiology, detailed that there are 66 thousand 910 suspected cases of coronavirus and 279 thousand 035 people have given negative for the disease. Compared to June 28, this day there...
    PRAGUE (Reuters) - The daily number of new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic jumped to 260, the highest since April 8, mainly due to surge in an eastern mining region, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. That latest daily increase is nearly triple the 93 new cases recorded on Thursday. In total, the country of 10.7 million has confirmed 11,298 cases of the COVID-19 illness, with 347 deaths as of the end of Saturday. Almost half of the new cases, 122, were identified in the Karvina region in the east of the country, where a hotspot has appeared among miners, Health Minister Adam Vojtech said. "We are conducting rather massive testing in the most-affected region, Karvina, it is mainly...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video of the daily briefing. The novel coronavirus surge continues at a rapid rate, as 795 additional COVID-19 cases were announced in San Antonio and Bexar County on Saturday. The total number of cases is currently 9,652. The numbers were announced on the city’s coronavirus webpage. Two new deaths were reported, and the death toll is now at 107. Hospital capacity is still posing a concern for city and health officials, as 71 more COVID-19 patients were admitted. According to the city’s website, there are 984 available staffed beds and 449 ventilators, or 21% of beds and 66% of ventilators. The state of Texas reported 5,747...
    (CNN)At least five states reported their highest single day record of Covid-19 cases Friday, adding to the growing concern of case increases that has sent many states back-peddling on their reopening plans.Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Tennessee and Utah all reported record daily cases, according to their state's health departments. And for Florida, which has been eyed as the possible next epicenter, that number reached 8,938 new cases in just one day.And it is not just those states seeing rising numbers. The national number of daily coronavirus case reports reached a new high Friday as well at almost 40,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, and 33 states are currently seeing the number of new cases grow from the week before....
    Coronavirus — Covid-19 changed the Mexican tradition of death 4:51 . – According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the number of cases of covid-19 in Latin America exceeded the figure of 2 million infections this week. Covid-19 cases in Latin America tripled from almost 690,000 on May 23 to more than 2 million this Thursday, said PAHO Director Dr. Carissa Etienne. WATCH: Coronavirus June 26, minute by minute: The world approaches half a million deaths from covid-19 This week, Brazil topped 1 million covid-19 cases, joining the United States as the only other country in the world with a 7-digit case figure, PAHO said. Mexico rose to the fourth country with the highest number of cases...
    Coronavirus — This Wednesday they add 196 thousand 847 accumulated confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mexico, while there are 24 thousand 324 deaths from the disease The Health Secretary unveiled this Wednesday they add 196 thousand 847 confirmed cases accumulated of COVID-19 in Mexico, of which 24 thousand 36 are activewhile there is 24 thousand 324 dead due to illness. On the last 24 hours They registered 5 thousand 437 new cases of COVID-19, in addition to 947 deaths. This day, Mexico was the second country with more confirmed deaths behind Brazil, which had 1,595 deaths; In third place is the United States, with 761 deaths. TResearch-CasesCOVID19-MX José Luis Alomy, general manager of epidemiology, detailed that there...
    Arizona reported a record number of new coronavirus cases Tuesday, as infections in the state surge. State health officials said it had added another 3,591 COVID19 cases — a new single-day record, AZ Big Media reported. The spike in cases comes a few weeks after the state began re-opening Memorial Day weekend, with an increase of nearly 20,000 new COVID-19 cases in just one week. As of Tuesday, there were 58,191 cases and 1,384 deaths in the Grand Canyon State, up from 39,097 a week earlier, the outlet reported. “It would be preposterous to think that people going out aren’t increasing the positive cases,” Dr. Murtaza Akhter of the University of Arizona College of Medicine told Cronkite News. “One of...
    Coronavirus — Mexico was the country with the highest number of confirmed deaths in the world in the last 24 hours, above Brazil, which registered 748 deaths The Health Secretary unveiled this Monday that add 185 thousand 122 confirmed cases accumulated from COVID-19 in Mexico, of which 23 thousand 155 are activewhile there is 22 thousand 584 dead due to illness. On the last 24 hours They registered 4,577 new cases of COVID-19, in addition to 759 deaths. This Monday Mexico It was the country with the highest number of confirmed deaths in the world in the last 24 hours, above Brazil, which registered 748 deaths. They follow U.S, with 355, and the India, with 312. TResearch-CasesCOVID19-MX...
    Coronavirus — Mexico was the country with the highest number of confirmed deaths in the world in the last 24 hours, above Brazil, which registered 748 deaths The Health Secretary unveiled this Monday that add 185 thousand 122 confirmed cases accumulated from COVID-19 in Mexico, of which 23 thousand 155 are activewhile there is 22 thousand 584 dead due to illness. On the last 24 hours They registered 4,577 new cases of COVID-19, in addition to 759 deaths. This Monday Mexico It was the country with the highest number of confirmed deaths in the world in the last 24 hours, above Brazil, which registered 748 deaths. They follow U.S, with 355, and the India, with 312. TResearch-CasesCOVID19-MX...
    California reported the biggest single-day spike in coronavirus cases since the pandemic started, according to an alarming report. The number of new infections in the Golden State soared to 4,224 Wednesday — dwarfing its previous highest record of 3,683  on June 12, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. California officials attributed the increase in new cases to more testing in the state, along with delays in lab results. Of the 2,100 new cases reported in LA County, nearly half came from “from an earlier testing period,” the California Department of Public Health’s website notes. More than half of the cases were reported in the heavily populated Los Angeles area, and many came from the Bay Area, according to the paper, which...
    SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio veterans hospital has confirmed it has admitted 18 patients with COVID-19 as of Friday, according to the VA. Officials said Friday that the South Texas Veterans Health Care System has reported the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the VA Health Care System. The 18 coronavirus inpatients in the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital are in stable condition, officials said. “Within the last week we’ve seen an increase of patients being treated for COVID-19,” Christopher R. Sandles, director and CEO for the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, said in a news release. “The safety of Veterans and staff is our highest priority.” ‘A hospital stay is not cheap if you do survive.’...
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    By Holly Yan and Madeline Holcombe | CNN Just as much of the US was improving, 10 states are seeing their highest seven-day average of new coronavirus cases per day since the pandemic started months ago, according to a CNN analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. The data includes new cases reported by Johns Hopkins through Tuesday. The states seeing record-high averages are Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas. Texas also reported a record-high number of daily Covid-19 hospitalizations on Monday, with 2,326. Los Angeles County, which accounts for almost half of California’s cases, on Wednesday reported another single-day high of new cases, though officials said the spike was due to lagging...
    On Monday, Texas recorded its highest daily number of patients hospitalized due to the coronavirus — for the fourth day in a row. The record-breaking numbers come as the state continues to reopen its economy. The state's Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,326 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients who are currently in Texas hospitals, bypassing the previous record high on Sunday of 2,287. There are currently 51,365 total staffed hospital beds in the state, with 14,525 hospital beds available. Only 1,626 beds in Intensive Care Units are currently available in the state.  Overall, there have been 89,108 cases of COVID-19 reported in Texas, with an estimated 28,036 active cases and an estimated 59,089 recoveries. Nearly 2,000 people have died in the state...
    On Monday, Texas recorded its highest daily number of patients hospitalized due to the coronavirus — for the fourth day in a row. The record-breaking numbers come as the state continues to reopen its economy. The state's Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,326 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients who are currently in Texas hospitals, bypassing the previous record high on Sunday of 2,287. There are currently 51,365 total staffed hospital beds in the state, with 14,525 hospital beds available. Only 1,626 beds in Intensive Care Units are currently available in the state.  Overall, there have been 89,108 cases of COVID-19 reported in Texas, with an estimated 28,036 active cases and an estimated 59,089 recoveries. Nearly 2,000 people have died in the state...
    The number of people in Texas hospitalized from the coronavirus hit a record high of 2,287 on Sunday, an increase from the previous record of 2,242 cases on Saturday. The state has continued to move forward with its reopening plan, with restaurants being allowed to increase capacity to 75% and almost all businesses allowed to operate with 50% capacity on Friday. According to the Texas Department of Public Health, the state has more than 55,000 hospital beds, with more than 14,000 available and more than 1,500 ICU beds available. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Friday that he saw "no real need to ratchet back the opening of businesses in the state" due to the number of hospital beds available, according...
    Coronavirus cases in Tulsa County, Oklahoma reached a record daily high Friday ahead of President Donald Trump’s first scheduled rally since the outbreak began.  The Tulsa County Health Department reported 71 new coronavirus cases Friday, which is the highest number of new cases in a single day since the outbreak began in the county, KJRH News reported. Out of the county’s 1443 confirmed infections, 62 people have died, according to the report.  “I have concerns about large groups of people gathering indoors for prolonged lengths of time. It is imperative that anyone who chooses to host or attend a gathering take the steps to stay safe,” Dr. Bruce Dart of the Tulsa Health Department said, according to the report. “If...