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    There were 104 newly confirmed positive COVID-19 cases reported on Long Island overnight. Nassau County was reporting 63 new positive cases, bringing the total to 46,052 confirmed cases out of 748,774 tests administered since the pandemic began. In Suffolk, there were 41 new positive cases, bringing the grand total to 45,956 since early March out of 758,548 of those tested. The daily positive infection rate for those tested on Long Island was at 0.9 percent on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a rolling average of 1 percent over the past seven days in the region. There are currently 70 COVID-19 patients hospitalized with the virus on Long Island. There have been 2,201 COVID-19 fatalities in Nassau and 2,011 in Suffolk. A...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The University of Pittsburgh says 18 more students have tested positive for coronavirus since Tuesday. The University says 18 students since Sept. 15 have tested positive for COVID-19. These results come from both surveillance and symptomatic testing. Meanwhile, 64 student cases are actively in isolation. There have been no new staff or faculty cases on the Pittsburgh campus, but there were two employees on the Johnstown campus who tested positive this week. No students on other campuses have tested positive. The University of Pittsburgh’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office says the lower number of new cases suggests mitigation efforts are working. These new cases bring the Pittsburgh campus’ 5-day moving average of...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland is asking a group of students in Denton Hall to “restrict activities: after a surge of coronavirus cases were reported there. “Following a recent rise in COVID-19 positive cases in Denton Hall, the University of Maryland has initiated several precautionary measures to help stop the spread of the virus,” the university said in a statement. “All students who tested positive are in isolation and anyone who was in close contact with these students was notified and moved to designated quarantine housing.” Out of an abundance of caution, the university is asking students in Denton Hall to restrict their activities and practice enhanced social distancing. “Students are provided a case manager and...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been identified at Nashua City Hall, bringing the total among staff to six, and news that City Hall will close for two weeks, officials said. City Hall will be closed starting Monday, Sept. 21, through Monday, Oct. 5. Essential services, such as motor vehicle, city clerk, and tax office transactions, will remain available via phone, email and dropbox, the city said. Last week, Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess said he had tested positive for the coronavirus. He said he hadn't been feeling extremely sick. “City leaders are working with Nashua's Department of Public Health and Community Services on health and safety protocols at this time, as well as sharing information with...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 677,660 on Friday after 3,204 new positives and 139 additional deaths of residents in the state were reported, the Department of Health reported. In total, the results of 84,098 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 4.18 percent, staying below 5% for seven consecutive days. In the last week, 19,279 new cases have been reported: 3,204 on Friday, 3,255 on Thursday, 2,355 on Wednesday, 3,116 on Tuesday, 1,736 on Monday, 2,423 on Sunday and 3,190 on Saturday. The average number of COVID-19 positives for the past week is 2,754 per day. Miami-Dade has so far had 165,980 cases and Broward 75,266. The two counties are the ones with the...
    Goldman Sachs has seen two employees test positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks — just as the megabank has begun to prod workers back into the office, sources told The Post. One of the cases appears to have affected Goldman’s trading operation, and the bank has sent some workers in that division home to quarantine, sources said. The other works at Goldman’s back-office division, known to Goldman insiders as “The Federation,” sources said. The two workers are on different floors. Goldman Chief Executive David Solomon and his executive leadership team have recently begun to accelerate their “return to office” plan, which aims to get staff out of their sweatpants and back into their cubicles after six months of...
    THE UK’S coronavirus Test and Trace system could be outsourced to firms such as Amazon, plans have revealed. As cases of the virus continue to rise in the UK, demand for tests has also increased and many have been unable to access swab kits. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Firms such as Amazon could be in the running to take over the Test and Trace contractCredit: Getty - Contributor Now government sources claim that “experts in delivery” are needed to step up and cope with the demand. It comes after Health Secretary Matt Hancock said tests would be rationed to those most in need as many flocked to drive-through sites across the...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Detroit Country Day School will be closed Friday and Monday, Sept. 21 after being notified of a “number of positive COVID-19 cases.” A letter from DCDS Thursday night stated the campuses “would be closed for deep cleaning” and “to thoroughly complete the contact tracing needed.” All athletics competitions and practices will be canceled until further notice the school said and classes would be moved to a remote learning platform starting Monday. “We understand the challenges this creates for everyone but out of an abundance of caution and to try to limit the spread, we feel this is a necessary step to take to be able to resume classes again,” said Rich Dempsey, DCDS head of school. More...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Detroit Country Day will be closed Friday and Monday, Sept. 21 after being notified of a “number of positive COVID-19 cases.” A letter from DCDS Thursday night stated the campuses “would be closed for deep cleaning” and “to thoroughly complete the contact tracing needed.” All athletics competitions and practices will be canceled until further notice the school said and classes would be moved to a remote learning platform starting Monday. “We understand the challenges this creates for everyone but out of an abundance of caution and to try to limit the spread, we feel this is a necessary step to take to be able to resume classes again,” said Rich Dempsey, DCDS head of school. More information...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County reported another four coronavirus-related fatalities on Thursday, raising the death toll to 1,115. An additional 140 cases were reported, bringing the total number of positive cases to 51,399. Of the fatalities reported on Thursday, three were skilled nursing facility residents and one lived in an assisted living facility. Hospitalizations decreased from 202 on Wednesday to 198 on Thursday. ICU patients also dropped from 67 to 64. The county’s daily case count per 100,00 people has also fallen from 5.2 last week to 4.7. The seven-day rate of residents testing positive is down to 3.9%. Orange County is aiming to enter the orange tier of the state’s COVID-19 monitoring system, which requires a consistent daily...
    The Texas Education Agency (TORCH, for its acronym in English) implemented a COVID-19 dashboard monitoring the entire state and revealed the number of infected students. Today, the board (follow this link to see it) showed that 2,344 students attending face-to-face classes in their respective schools, tested positive for COVID-19. TEA said an estimated 1.1 million students have been on campus for instruction or activities since the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. The dashboard with statewide figures also records 2,175 COVID-19 cases among campus staff out of a total of 800,078 employees. Starting next week, users will be able to view COVID-19 numbers district by district as they include more features from the new online...
    By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — One Las Vegas Strip casino company said Thursday that it tallied 548 positive tests for COVID-19 among its 12,000 employees since May, and three workers have died. Wynn Resorts reported that testing found 51 positive cases of the new coronavirus among returning workers before reopening June 4, and 497 since then. In a statement, company CEO Matt Maddox said a 10-person full-time contact tracing team determined that 98% of those who tested positive contracted the virus outside of work. A Wynn Resorts spokeswoman said the company has offered support and financial aid to families of the employees who died. Six guests have tested positive among more than 500,000 who have stayed...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Less than half-a-percent of Texas students who have returned to campus have tested positive for COVID-19, according to data released Thursday by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Out of an estimated 1.1 million students who have returned to campus, 2,344 have tested positive for the virus. That works out to 1 in every 470 students. The total count of on-campus teacher and staff COVID-19 cases is 2,175. On Thursday, the Texas Department of State Health Services for the first time released the statewide number of COVID-19 cases reported by Texas public schools. Public schools are required to report all COVID-19 cases weekly to the Texas Education Agency. Next week the state will released updated school...
    There were less than 100 newly confirmed positive COVID-19 cases reported in both Nassau and Suffolk County overnight. Nassau County was reporting 83 new positive cases, bringing the total to 45,989 confirmed cases out of 742,737 tests administered since the pandemic began. In Suffolk, there were 72 new positive cases, bringing the grand total to 45,915 since early March out of 752,623 of those tested. The daily positive infection rate for those tested on Long Island was at 1 percent on Wednesday, Sept. 16, with a rolling average of 1 percent over the past seven days in the region. There are currently 74 COVID-19 patients hospitalized with the virus on Long Island. A breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Suffolk...
    Once the hottest spot in the country for COVID-19 cases, New York has seen a positive infection rate around or under 1 percent for nearly six weeks. Despite students returning to classrooms, and many employees returning to work post-Labor Day, the number of those tested for COVID-19 on Long Island hasn’t exceeded 1.5 percent in recent days. But for the entire pandemic, starting in mid-March, the rates are much higher, due to the spike in cases through much of April. A breakdown of the total number of tests and positive cases, by county, according to the Department of Health is as follows: Nassau: 736,453 tested - 45,906 positive cases (6.2 percent); Suffolk: 744,304 tested - 45,843 positive cases (6.2...
    Once the hottest spot in the country for COVID-19 cases, New York has seen a positive infection rate around or under 1 percent for nearly six weeks. Despite students returning to classrooms, and many employees going back to work post-Labor Day, the number of those tested for COVID-19 in the mid-Hudson Valley has not exceeded 1.6 percent. But for the entire pandemic, starting in mid-March, the rates are much higher, due to the spike in cases through much of April. A breakdown of the total number of tests and positive cases, by county, according to the Department of Health is as follows: Rockland: 150,100 tests - 14,617 positive cases (9.7 percent) Orange: 144,682 tests - 11,676 positive cases (8.1...
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A student at a Wyoming junior high school tested positive for the coronavirus while the number of known cases in the state lurched upward by over 100, officials said Thursday. Three more people from Wyoming have died of COVID-19 in recent weeks, bringing the state's death toll since the pandemic began six months ago to 49, the Wyoming Department of Health said in a statement. Areas with abrupt increases included Natrona County, which reported 28 new cases within the past day. Albany County had 15 and Sheridan County 13 new cases, according to the department. Statewide, new cases surged by 128. The number of people in Wyoming who have been infected and have not recovered surged...
    The Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing facility in Adelanto is in the grips of a COVID-19 outbreak, according to federal officials. The confirmed case count more than doubled within a few days. From the start of the pandemic until Sunday, 14 people had tested positive for the coronavirus — all of them new detainees who tested positive upon arrival at the facility — Department of Justice lawyer Hans Chen said in an email to lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Adelanto staff have routinely tested newly arriving detainees but not those already held at the facility unless they presented severe symptoms, including fever, advocates say. But on Tuesday, new cases had emerged in two units...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa on Thursday reported more than 900 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 14 deaths in the past 24 hours, as a federal report said the state has one of the nation's highest infection rates. As of Thursday morning, Iowa Department of Public Health data showed 918 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, raising the state total to 76,965 known positive cases. An additional 14 people died for a total of 1,248 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since March. The data also shows an increasing number of children under age 17 have tested positive for the virus, with the total now 5,929. That's an increase of 389 cases since Monday. More than 2,700 educators have...
    DURHAM, N.H. (CBS) – Health officials have designated a set of coronavirus cases at the University of New Hampshire as a cluster. This marks the second cluster at UNH since students returned to campus. The first cluster on campus was connected to a party on August 29 at Theta Chi fraternity that had more than 100 people in attendance. On Thursday, UNH said the second cluster was designated at the Gables, a 5-building on-campus apartment complex. More than 1,000 students live in the Gables. There have been 20 cases at the Gables since the first day of classes on August 31. Any student who tested positive was required to isolate for at least 10 days and close contacts were notified...
    Several educators at a school district in Westchester have tested positive for COVID-19, but the district remains on track to transition to its hybrid learning model next month. Since the start of remote classes last week, the Yonkers School District is reporting that there have been at least six positive cases from staff members in three school buildings. Positive cases were reported at Roosevelt High School, Saunders Trades and Technical High School, and School 17.  There were no other confirmed COVID-19 cases in any of the district’s near 4,000 person staff. Despite the positive cases, the Yonkers School District is expected to reopen for its hybrid model as of Monday, Oct. 5. The infected staff members have been placed into...
    Madison, Wisconsin (CNN)Whatever Keir Metter thought campus life would be like, it certainly wasn't this.Just days after moving into his dorm at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Metter was instructed to pack what he needed and transfer to different housing right away. He had just tested positive for Covid-19. University of Wisconsin freshman Keir Metter was moved to isolation soon after he started campus life.His new home for 14 days was to be in a dorm dedicated to students who had been found to have coronavirus since the start of the school year. Over 350 other students are currently joining Metter in isolation on campus. Metter says he's not sure where he might have contracted the virus and has only...
    SEVERN, Md. (WJZ) — A private Catholic high school in Severn is moving to distance learning after there were reportedly two positive coronavirus cases. Archbishop Spalding High School says on its website, students “will be transitioning to Distance Learning on Thursday, September 17th and Friday September 18th.” The school sent a letter home to parents about the cases. WJZ is working to learn more about how the school’s cases.  
    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's latest weekly update on COVID-19 outbreaks in the state includes 35 new entries, and over a quarter of them are linked to colleges, including four more Greek houses at the University of Colorado Boulder and a trio of sites at the University of Denver. The CDPHE considers an entity an outbreak after two or more COVID-19 cases among residents, staffers or the like are confirmed within a fourteen-day period, or two or more cases of respiratory illness with an onset of symptoms within a fourteen-day period are paired with at least one additional COVID-19 diagnosis. The September 16 update from the CDPHE lists 681 total outbreaks since the start of the pandemic:...
    CASES of the coronavirus have rocketed by 167 per cent in just two weeks, figures from Test and Trace have revealed. The NHS Test and Trace programme was launched at the end of May and the figures released today show the highest weekly number of infections of the virus since the scheme was implemented. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3People across the country have been flocking to test sitesCredit: Reuters Experts behind the scheme said that positive cases have been rising since the start of July and are now double the number recorded in May. It comes as people across the country scramble to get tests at various drive through sites. Health...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Port Authority announced on Wednesday that three additional have tested positive for coronavirus in the past week, bringing the total number of positive cases among employees to 51. All three of the positive cases were operators from the West Mifflin garage and each reported having family members that recently tested positive for COVID-19. The three positive cases were reported between Friday, September 11, and Monday, September 14. The operators have been in medically-directed precautionary self-quarantine. 44 of the 51 positive cases have recovered and been cleared to return to work. Seven of the positive cases are currently at home recovering. Port Authority is continuing vehicle capacity limits in...
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Memphis athletic department said Wednesday night that it has conducted over 3,500 COVID-19 tests and has had 81 positive results, with 46 being considered active. Earlier Wednesday, the Shelby County Health Department said there were 42 active cases in a cluster in the athletic department. “Due to privacy concerns, names will not be released, and impacted sports will not be identified,” the university said in statement. “ However, a recent report that attributed 42 current cases to the football program is significantly overstated.” The 16th-ranked Tigers have paused all football activities. Officials hope to resume Saturday, a day after a previously scheduled game against Houston that was postponed last week by the...
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (CBS) — Fifty more student-athletes at Penn State University tested positive for the coronavirus for the testing period of Sept. 5-11, the college announced Wednesday in its weekly COVID-19 report. Penn State administered 859 tests last week with roughly 5.8% of them coming back positive. The college said its athletics reporting numbers are included in its dashboard. This comes one week after the university paused “several programs” after reporting 48 new COVID-19 cases for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 4. Last week, Penn State didn’t reveal which programs were affected. Meanwhile, the Big Ten announced Wednesday its Return to Play plan for football. The conference’s football season is slated to begin during the weekend of Oct. 23-24....
    Long Island saw another new uptick in the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing, according to newly released data on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Of a total of 75,087 test results reported on Tuesday, Sept. 15 to New York State, 652, or 0.87 percent, were positive. Here are positivity testing rates for the last five days on Long Island: Friday, Sept. 11: 1.4 percent Saturday, Sept. 12: 1.2 percent Sunday, Sept. 13: 0.9 percent Monday, Sept. 14: 1.2 percent Tuesday, Sept. 15: 1.3 percent In Nassau County, 66 new cases were confirmed on Tuesday (down 11 from a day earlier) with another 58 in Suffolk County (down 13 from the previous day). A total of new COVID cases were reported in...
    There was a new uptick in the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing in the Hudson Valley, according to newly released data on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Of a total of 75,087 test results reported on Tuesday, Sept. 15 to New York State, 652, or 0.87 percent, were positive. These are positivity testing rates for the last five days in the Hudson Valley: Friday, Sept. 11: 0.9 percent Saturday, Sept. 12: 1.2 percent Sunday, Sept. 13: 1.6 percent Monday, Sept. 14: 1.2 percent Tuesday, Sept. 15: 1.4 percent Here are the number of new cases in each of the Hudson Valley's counties: Rockland, 43 (up seven from a day earlier) Orange County, 35 (up 11 from a day earlier) Westchester, 33...
    THOUSANDS more people have tested positive for coronavirus in the biggest surge since May 8 as the UK's death toll swells by 20. Another 3,991 patients were revealed to have the virus overnight as health chiefs battle a rise in infections. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 720 more people have died with the virus in the UK 7Cases are at the highest rate since May 8 A total of 11 people lost their lives in hospitals in England. Casualties were aged between 69 and 98, and all had known underlying health conditions. In Scotland, one more person died, while Welsh authorities recorded no new fatalities. Figures for Northern Ireland aren't yet available. Officials...
    (AP) — Colorado is experiencing an upward trend in coronavirus cases among college-age students, mirroring similar case growth across the U.S., the state’s top epidemiologist said Tuesday. Just weeks into the fall college semester, the spike among youth — who frequently don’t display symptoms — could pose a risk to more vulnerable populations such as those with preexisting conditions and the elderly, said Dr. Rachel Herlihy. She said there has been a “substantial increase” in coronavirus cases among those 18-to-22, with the greatest increase among freshman and sophomore students. The number of outbreaks among this age group is also increasing with six reported to the state over the last week based in colleges and universities. Based on the number of...
    There has been a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases in Rockland County in comparison to the rest of the mid-Hudson Valley region. In the latest numbers released by the state Health Department, there were 36 new cases out of 1,571 Rockland County residents tested, a 2.3 percent positive infection rate. Comparatively, the region as a whole had a 1.2 percent infection rate, and the statewide rate has remained under 1 percent for more than a month. Since the pandemic began, Rockland has a 9.7 percent infection rate, with 14,617 of 150,100 tests coming back positive for COVID-19 the highest in the region. There are currently 272 active COVID-19 cases in Rockland County, with six hospitalized with the virus. There...
    Students, faculty and staff at the University of Colorado Boulder have received a stay-at-home notice as a result of nearly 400 positive COVID-19 tests since late August — a setback driven by worrisome developments that have accrued over the past few weeks. The recommendation was announced late yesterday, September 15, by CU Boulder chancellor Phil DiStefano and vice chancellor for integrity, safety and compliance Dan Jones. Their announcement makes it clear that university attendees and employees are being asked to quarantine, not isolate, and can leave their domiciles in order to go to in-person classes, other academic activities and athletic trainings, as well as to obtain food, medical care and a test for the novel coronavirus. But while the university's...
    MARYSVILLE (CBS13) — After widespread social media posts telling people not to get tested, Yuba County leaders are speaking out and telling people to do the opposite. It’s about more than just health. A county spokesperson said more testing is the key to getting businesses open faster. “People have been screaming ‘stop testing and that way our numbers will go down.’ Well they have gone down, but the positivity rate, that’s a catch-all right there,” said Russ Brown, the spokesperson for Yuba County. The positivity rate is the percentage of overall tests that come back positive. Brown said that number is increasing in Yuba County, but people have the power to change that. Lowering the positivity rate is necessary in...
    Those traveling to New York from Maryland won’t need to quarantine, as New York updated its list of high-risk places. Maryland has been taken off the latest list that was published on Monday. The list is based on a seven-day rolling average, of positive tests in excess of 10%, or number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents. Maryland’s latest average taken Monday is 8.89. Maryland landed on the list last week, when its seven-day moving average of positive cases for every 100,000 statewide on Sept. 7 was 10.95. Virginia remains on the list. See the complete list below. Alabama Alaska Arkansas Delaware Florida Georgia Guam Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi Missouri Montana...
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s football team has two active confirmed coronavirus cases, coach Neal Brown said Tuesday. Brown said at his weekly news conference that two freshman walk-ons tested positive, the only such cases in the program. Brown also said a defensive lineman sat out Saturday’s season-opening win over Eastern Kentucky due to contact tracing. Brown identified the lineman as freshman Sean Martin and said he was disappointed because Martin had been expected to play in the opener. “He’s well. He’s fine. But he missed the game,” Brown said. “He’s a guy we wanted to play. He really had his best week of practice last week until he was out. But still, really, really excited about him. I...
    COVID-19 continues to affect college football programs throughout the country with Florida football being hit hard by the novel virus recently. The coronavirus is going to make things interesting for sports for the unforeseeable future and Florida football is figuring that out the hard way. According to Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel, six new positive tests have come through for the Gators. Florida athletics as a whole have been hit hard by the virus, as Thompson noted that both the lacrosse team and baseball team had 45 total cases between the two. Women’s soccer was forced to cancel their season opener due to positive tests. “In all, UF athletes had 61 new positive tests, signaling a major rise in infections...
    (Bloomberg) – If Europe has a strategy to stop the spread of covid-19, it is hiding it well. The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, has promised not to return to the dark days of national quarantine, preferring to “live” with the coronavirus, but his government is having a hard time stopping a rebound in cases. France registered more than 10,000 new cases in 24 hours over the weekend, a gloomy postscript to its decision to cut the quarantine required for positive cases in half, to seven days. It is a similar story in Spain, the country with the most cases in Europe and the first to cross the barrier of more than half a million in...
    A pair of schools in the area were forced to temporarily send students home due to positive COVID-19 cases. On Monday, Sept. 14, classes at the Jettie S. Tisdale School in Bridgeport were canceled and students transitioned to remote learning when a staff member reported a positive COVID-19 test. Schools Superintendent Michael Testani later announced that a student at Park City Magnet School in Bridgeport had tested positive for the virus, forcing students to miss in-person classes. Following the positive tests, the district began cleaning and sanitizing the buildings, while contact tracing began. The staffer, student, and anyone they may have come into contact with have been instructed to quarantine for the state-mandated 14 days before taking another COVID-19...
    The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Florida’s athletic department is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. The school reported 61 new positive cases, including six for the football team a little more than a week before its season opener at Ole Miss. The spike in infections coincided with the return of student to campus and the start of classes. The Gators ceased activities with the school’s lacrosse and baseball programs due to dozens of positive results. Lacrosse reported 31 coronavirus cases, and baseball had 15. The women’s soccer team had three cases, leading to the cancellation of Saturday’s season opener at Missouri. Multiple players were quarantined because of contact tracing with...
    There was another uptick in the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing in the Hudson Valley, according to newly released data on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Of a total of 73,678 test results reported on Monday, Sept. 14 to New York State, 766, or 1.0 percent, were positive. These are positivity testing rates for the last five days in the Hudson Valley: Thursday, Sept. 10: 1.2 percent Friday, Sept. 11: 0.9 percent Saturday, Sept. 12: 1.2 percent Sunday, Sept. 13: 1.6 percent Monday, Sept. 14: 1.2 percent Here are the number of new cases in each of the Hudson Valley's counties: Westchester, 30 (down 10 from a day earlier) Rockland, 36 (up two from a day earlier) Orange County, 24...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The city will up its testing and tracing efforts in Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill in Queens, officials announced on Tuesday.  A new rapid testing site will pop up at the Queens Public Library at Ozone Park, 92-24 Rockaway Blvd., this Friday, Sept. 18, in an attempt to drive down COVID-19 positive cases in the neighborhood. Rapid testing, in which results are given immediately, will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day and Test and Trace Corp. members will encourage residents to get tested through door-knocking and robocalls.  Mayor Bill de Blasio claims that the...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Unless their child came in close contact, many Texas parents will not be notified of positive COVID-19 cases at school. The two largest school districts in North Texas, Dallas ISD and Fort Worth ISD, do not plan on following all of the notification guidelines set out by the Texas Education Agency when in-person classes resume. According to TEA’s guidelines, “…schools must notify all teachers, staff, and families of all students in a school if a test-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, teachers or staff.” Dallas ISD and Fort Worth ISD only plan to notify families of students who came in close contact. Close contact is defined by the schools as anyone who came within six feet...
    As colleges across the country open only to close amid the novel coronavirus pandemic due to outbreaks on campus, schools nationwide are blaming students for being irresponsible. The actions of some students who are not taking the virus seriously have affected students across the country. At the Miami University in Ohio, more than 1,000 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since August; despite this, a group of students was caught partying over Labor Day weekend on Sept. 5. A majority of those partying, including the hosts, had tested positive for coronavirus and were violating quarantine rules, CBS News reported. Officers came to know this after running a student’s ID and noting the student had tested positive for COVID-19 one week earlier. “But you have other...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday and is recovering in isolation with her family at home, officials said. Evette had a sore throat and headache Thursday and was tested for the virus. She has stayed at her family’s home near Greenville since noting the symptoms, said Brian Symmes, the spokesman for Gov. Henry McMaster. “She is feeling better now,” said Symmes, adding Evette plans to stay out of the public for two weeks. Evette’s positive test prompted McMaster and his wife to get COVID-19 tests, which both came back negative Sunday. It was the fifth negative test since the pandemic began for the governor and the third for his wife,...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Unless their child came in close contact, many Texas parents will not be notified of positive COVID-19 cases at school. The two largest school districts in North Texas, Dallas ISD and Fort Worth ISD, do not plan on following all of the notification guidelines set out by the Texas Education Agency when in-person classes resume. According to TEA’s guidelines, “…schools must notify all teachers, staff, and families of all students in a school if a test-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, teachers or staff.” Dallas ISD and Fort Worth ISD only plan to notify families of students who came in close contact. Close contact is defined by the schools as anyone who came within six feet...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Speaking from her Boston College dorm room in quarantine, junior Morgan Finnegan says she frustrated over the school’s communication to students when it comes to coronavirus cases on campus. “We feel we’ve done our part and there’s only so much we can do at some point it needs to be turned over to the administration,” Finnegan said. She and her roommates have been in quarantine after one of them, Alexa Rivas, tested positive with the virus. “No one in this room was positive. I know who I got it from and pretty much they all had mild symptoms,” Rivas said. Alexa self-isolated for 10 days and has fully recovered but now her roommates are still in...
    There were no newly reported COVID-19 deaths reported in Putnam according to the latest data provided by the county’s Department of Health. There have now been 40,457 COVID tests administered in Putnam County, which have resulted in 1,737 (30 new) positive cases, the Department of Health reported in its latest breakdown. There have been 63 COVID deaths in Putnam since the outbreak began six months ago. The county is currently monitoring 17 active COVID-19 cases, and 1,720 Putnam residents are no longer isolated after testing positive for the virus more than two weeks ago. A breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Putnam County, according to the Department of Health: Carmel: 572 (15 new); Southeast: 388 (6); Kent: 276 (6); Putnam...
    (Reuters) - The number of new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the United States fell 15% last week from the previous seven days, and deaths fell for a fourth week in a row, according to a Reuters analysis. The United States reported on average about 35,000 new cases each day in the week ended Sept. 13, marking the eighth straight week of declines from a peak in July of about 70,000 new cases a day. On average, more than 735 people a day died from COVID-19 last week, with fatalities declining in California and Texas and holding steady in Florida. (Open https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA-TRENDS/dgkvlgkrkpb/index.html for a Reuters interactive graphic) Nevertheless, nine states have seen cases rise for at least two...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- One week before the start of school, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 55 New York City school staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.That's a positivity rate of 0.32% among the 16,982 tested. As a result, one school closed Monday, while another previously closed one reopened.The MORE UFT caucus of the teachers' union held a "Day of Action" of protests Monday outside two city schools."We're just a few days into the school reopening plan negotiated by the Mayor and UFT leadership, and it's already clear our communities are in danger. Positive cases around the city have been reported among staff, requiring colleagues to quarantine at a moment's notice. Staff returned to buildings with sinks, windows,...
    Two staff members in an area school district have confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, school officials announced. The Nyack School District confirmed that a pair of staff members tested positive for the virus and are being temporarily isolated away from students and staff as per the guidance from the state’s Department of Health. The Rockland County Health Department has been notified of the positive tests, and the district has disinfected and sanitized any school buildings the staffers may have occupied. Students in Nyack began classes on Wednesday, Sept. 9 remotely. The positive COVID-19 cases are not expected to impact the district’s plan to transition to a hybrid learning model on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Public health officials have announced 1,373 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, and five additional deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health said the latest confirmed cases brings the state to 262,744 total cases since the start of the pandemic, including 8,314 deaths. The new cases reported Monday came as the state reported 35,930 new tests, for a one-day positive test rate of 3.8%. The statewide average positivity rate for the past week is 3.6%, compared to 4.1% a month a go, and 3.0% two months ago. As of Sunday night, Illinois hospitals were treating 1,431 coronavirus patients, including 335 in intensive care, and 131 on ventilators. So far, the vast majority of COVID-19 patients have...
    (CNN)A coronavirus outbreak at a popular Bavarian ski resort has been linked to a US citizen working at a lodge operated by the US Army, German authorities said Monday.The state prosecution service in Munich said it had launched an investigation into an American who may have caused the surge in cases."There is an investigation for possible assault through negligence," said Andrea Meyer, from the state prosecutor's office. The unnamed person, who had recently returned to Bavaria following a holiday abroad, chose to socialize despite having Covid-19 symptoms, according to Stephan Scharf, press officer at Garmisch-Partenkirchen District Administrator's Office. Sharf said the individual took a coronavirus test and was told to stay indoors until they received their results, but did not...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- This year's edition of the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be virtual, not live, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.Details on a reimagined version of the parade will be released later Monday, the mayor said.The beloved annual tradition is the latest in a long list of public celebrations that have been adjusted or canceled amid ongoing efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.What to know about coronavirus:Back to school informationHow coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?What's Open, What's Closed in the Tri-State areaHere are more of today's headlines:Pfizer says it will know about COVID vaccine by next monthThe CEO of Pfizer says we could know next month...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says steps are being taken to address teachers’ concerns about reopening New York City public schools next week. That includes sending 2,000 additional educators to schools across the city. “We’ll keep working with each school to make sure what they need is what they get and that we’re ready for opening day,” the mayor said Monday. Some are certified teachers who work within the Department of Education, while others will be substitutes. “We need them in our schools, because we are cut back in very challenging circumstances, and they are teachers at the end of the day,” Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said. “In a pandemic, it’s all hands on deck.” WATCH: Mayor, Schools...
    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – The Washington Township Public School District has announced three positive cases of the coronavirus at two of its schools. In a letter sent to parents, the district said two staff members at Hurffville Elementary and one at Washington Township High School tested positive for the virus. The two cases at Hurffville are unrelated, meaning the staff involved had no direct contact with one another and work in separate parts of the school. Hurffville Elementary School will be closed for the next 14 days and all instruction at Hurffville will continue remotely until Sept. 28. The district says cleaning and disinfecting of all exposed areas the individuals contacted has been completed. “The schools are also taking...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that so far, 55 New York City Schools staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.That's a positivity rate of 0.32% among the 16,982 tested.As a result, one school closed Monday, while another previously closed one reopened.The mayor said 98% of the coronavirus test results are back within 48 hours."Some people will test positive," he said. "Those folks will immediately get support."After two weeks, those professionals testing positive will come back to work and they will complete the school year, the mayor said.The same will happen with students."We have to remember that for the small percentage of people who test positive it is a very temporary reality," Mayor de Blasio said.There is...
    The World Health Organization The Covit-19 dashboard confirmed a new one-day record of 307,930 on Monday. The WHO’s full figures were released on Sunday by the UN. The health agency confirmed 307,930 cases, up from 19,870 on Saturday. As of September 6, 306,857 cases had been registered, with more than 300,000 confirmed cases daily, AFP reports. According to the World Health Organization, more than 28,870,000 people have been affected by respiratory disease, while more than 921,800 died, including 5,537 on Sunday. “Life and livelihoods have been lost, the world economy is in recession and social and political wrongdoing has been exposed,” WHO President Tetros Adanom Caprais told the organisation’s European Regional Committee via video link Monday. “We are not out...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The CEO of Pfizer says we could know next month whether its coronavirus vaccine can be distributed to Americans by the end of this year."In our best case, we have quite a good chance, more than 60%, that we will know if the product works or not by the end of October," said Albert Bourla, Pfizer CEO. "But of course, that doesn't mean that it works. It means that we will know if it works."The New York City-based drug maker has already manufactured hundreds of thousands of doses of the vaccine, so they're ready to go upon FDA approval.Meanwhile, New York state's infection rate continues to remain low, making it the 37th straight day that the...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 663,994 on Sunday after 2,423 new positives and 8 additional deaths of residents in the state were reported, the Health Department reported. In total, the results of 62,318 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 4.26 percent. This positive result rate is lower than Saturday’s 4.44%. Since June 13, such a low percentage has not been seen. In the last week, 17,563 new cases have been reported: 2,423 this Sunday, 3,190 on Saturday, 3,650 on Friday, 2,583 on Thursday, 2,056 on Wednesday, 1,823 on Tuesday and 1,838 on Monday. The average number of positives to COVID-19 in the last week is 2,509 per day. Miami-Dade has so far had...
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three more state corrections employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, state prisons officials said. An employee at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln and two employees at the state Diagnostic and Evaluation Center are the latest to test positive for COVID-19, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said in a news release Saturday. With the new cases, a total of 85 state prisons workers across the state have now tested positive for the virus. Sixty-three of those have recovered. Officials said that anyone who had close contact with the ill employees will be notified and directed to quarantine until they are cleared by a doctor. The agency said on its website that 184 inmates across...
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials on Sunday confirmed 431 new positive cases of the coronavirus, after more than 8,500 tests in the last day. The cases included 90 in Burleigh County, 87 in Cass County, 42 in Morton County, 38 in Stutsman County and 35 in Stark County. The report listed one new death, a woman in her 60s from Benson County with underlying health conditions. A total of 168 people have died since the pandemic began. The active cases went up by 220, to a total of 2,754. There have been 482 cases per 100,000 people in North Dakota over the past two weeks, which ranks first in the country for new cases per capita, according to...
    BYU postponed next week’s matchup against Army because of positive COVID-19 tests. BYU’s bid for a perfect record in 2020 will have to wait a week. The game between the two would have been a good test of mettle for both sides. Now it’s more likely to be a late-season treat. Next: 50 best college football uniforms For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.
    Local health officials asked Michigan State University (MSU) students to self-quarantine on Saturday after 342 students tested positive for coronavirus.  "At least a third of new cases recently attended parties or social gatherings, and at least one third of those gatherings are associated with a fraternity or sorority," the Ingham County Health Department said in a statement. The over 340 cases at the university of 50,000 date back to August 24, when students returned to the East Lansing, Mich.,  area. In the three weeks before that, only 23 people tested positive at the university.  "This is an urgent situation," Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail said in a statement. "The exponential growth of COVID-19 cases must stop… If we...
    Getty Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns is congratulated by teammates after a rushing touchdown in the third quarter against the Utah Utes during the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on December 31, 2019. The University of Texas at Austin has put a lot of safety measures in place for tonight’s football game. But while you’re watching, you may be wondering just how many COVID-19 cases are at UT-Austin and how many coronavirus cases are in Austin in general. Here’s what we know.Here’s a Look at COVID-19 Cases in Austin & the University of TexasAccording to the UT-Austin COVID-19 dashboard, there have been a total of 814 positive cases on campus since March 1, including 633...
    The positivity rate for COVID-19 testing in the Hudson Valley has remained steady, according to newly released data on Saturday, Sept. 12. Of a total of 102,925 test results reported on Friday, Sept. 11 to New York State yesterday, 849, or 0.82 percent, were positive.  Here are positivity testing rates for the last three days in the Hudson Valley: Wednesday, Sept. 9: 1.1 percent Thursday, Sept. 10: 1.2 percent Friday, Sept. 11: 0.9 percent Here are the number of new cases in each of the Hudson Valley's counties: Westchester, 32 Rockland, 20 Orange County, 17 Dutchess, 9 Ulster, 6 Putnam, 4 Sullivan, 1 A total of 849 new COVID cases were reported in New York on Friday,...
    ISTANBUL (AP) — The governor of Istanbul has banned boating companies from hosting weddings and similar gatherings as part of new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Turkey's most populous city. The governor’s office also reintroduced a ban on concerts and festivals in open spaces. It said the restrictions were needed because people were not adequately heeding precautions like physical distancing and confirmed that virus cases have increased. The bans were to go into effect on Saturday but were postponed until Monday. Coronavirus infections and deaths began increasing in Turkey after the government loosened restrictions on public activity in June, returning to levels last seen in mid-May. On Saturday, the Health Ministry announced 48 more deaths and 1,509...
    The family of a San Quentin State Prison inmate who died of complications due to COVID-19 filed a wrongful death claim against the California correctional facility on Thursday, claiming that a mishandled transfer of infected prisoners led to the man’s death.  Daniel Ruiz, 61, is one of 27 inmates and employees who died of coronavirus-related complications after California’s oldest prison took in 121 transfers from the California Institution for Men in Chino, which has become a coronavirus hotspot.  Civil rights attorneys for Ruiz's three children and his mother filed a legal claim Thursday as a precursor to a lawsuit accusing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) of wrongful and unconstitutional death.  "The folks in our prisons are human beings....
    Just a day before the football season opener, Clemson University's athletics department announced Friday that 24 people, including 19 student athletes, have tested positive for COVID-19. The school said that 1,013 tests were administered earlier this week, resulting in the positive cases. Another set of tests were done on Friday but those results were not included. COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 2 PREVIEW: TOP ACC, BIG 12 SCHOOLS KICKING OFF 2020 SEASONS At least two of the positive cases involved the men’s soccer team, forcing the school to cancel its exhibition game at Virginia on Saturday. The team is still set to open its season next Friday at 7 p.m., hosting Wake Forest. On the football front, it was not clear if any players have tested positive. The...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota heath officials reported 929 positive COVID-19 tests and nine additional deaths on Saturday. The newly reported positive cases bring the statewide to 83,588. Health officials said 9,077 health care workers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 76,600 people were marked as no longer needing isolation. Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus was 1,906 on Saturday. Officials report that 1,389 of deaths have been among residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. A total of 6,899 people have required hospitalization. Of those, 247 remain in those facilities, with 140 in intensive care. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up...
    COVID-19 | September 12 News of outbreaks, the second wave and measures against the pandemic Coronavirus | All the news about the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain and the world Are already nearly 28.5 million people infected with coronavirus worldwide, according to data from John Hopkins University, while the number of deaths is already close to one million. In Spain, the Ministry of Health reported Thursday that Covid-19 has already left 29,747 dead and that there are 566,326 cases diagnosed in Spain since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. . Update of data for # COVID19 in Spain https://t.co/dzZDOWPTeW Information materials about #coronavirushttps://t.co/3JRZJojRhCpic.twitter.com/0uBL5KHjPs ? Ministry of Health (@sanidadgob) September 11, 2020 This Saturday four...
    Amador Angel Luna knew how bad a COVID-19 infection could be. That’s why the 73-year-old essential worker took all the precautions he could, even wearing a mask even inside the home in Oakland’s Fruitvale district that he shares with six relatives. None of that worked and now, six weeks after he and several co-workers at a San Francisco construction job tested positive for the virus, he knows all too well how even a case that doesn’t require hospitalization can set a person back. After his positive diagnosis, Luna stayed home for three weeks from his job. That included three days that were among the worst he’s ever experienced. “It was day and night, lots of fever, lots of sweating, headaches,...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- There's renewed concern from the United Federation of Teachers about the reopening of New York City schools.The teachers' union once again is threatening to delay the start of the school year after more teachers tested positive for the virus.With students in New York City due to head back to classrooms, positive COVID-19 test results among 22 teachers and school employees are sparking concerns.Teachers returned to class Tuesday and were urged to get tested ahead of time, with the city's Test and Trace randomized testing set to begin on October 1.Two positive cases were confirmed at P.S. 811X The Academy for Career and Living Skill on Longfellow Avenue in the Bronx. That school has been temporarily...
    BRITS will face whopping fines for breaking self-isolation rules as part of new plans to halt the surge in coronavirus cases. Boris Johnson is drawing up new plans to enforce the strict measure amid mounting fears that people are ignoring advice to stay at home. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 9Tough new measures could be brought in to deal with those who flout self-isolation rules - after Health Secretary Matt Hancock blamed a spike in infections on young peopleCredit: Matthew Horwood 9Research by Government group Sage found that just 25 per cent of those told to isolate in their homes are strictly obeying the ruleCredit: PA:Press Association 9Ministers are also considering a police...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City  P.S. 811x The Academy for Career and Living Skills, a district 75 school in the Bronx, is the first public school to close after two staffers tested positive for COVID-19 in seven days, the Department of Education announced on Friday.  The department also confirmed that seventeen more Department of Education employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since school buildings reopened for teachers on Tuesday, officials said Friday.  So far, about 15,000 staffers have taken advantage of expedited testing, according to the DOE. The turnaround time for test results is 48 hours for 97% of tests.  After mounting pressure to delay the...
    Students at Chatham High School will return to the classroom for hybrid learning starting Monday, days after officials had switched to a fully-remote plan when a positive COVID-19 case was identified. The school was closed Thursday and Friday after Superintendent Michael LaSusa became aware of the case on Wednesday evening. A letter sent to the school community Thursday stated that health officials are carrying out contact tracing protocols to identify others who may have been exposed to the virus, DailyRecord reports. “I have now had the opportunity to confer at length with our Department of Health officials,” said LaSusa in the letter. “They are conducting contact tracing, notifying students who may have had exposure to one of the positive cases,...
    Loading the player... Dining at your favorite restaurant could potentially put you at a higher risk for coronavirus. A new study conducted by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says participants who contracted the virus reported sitting down at a restaurant within 14 days of testing positive. Read More: GOP senators fail to advance COVID-19 relief bill “In addition to dining at a restaurant, case-patients were more likely to report going to a bar/coffee shop, but only when the analysis was restricted to participants without close contact with persons with known COVID-19 before illness onset,” per Business Insider. Outdoor restaurant and bar seating along Smith Street in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn, NY. New York City is...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Oak Park and River Forest High School is warning students to “stop engaging in risky behaviors,” such as hosting parties and ignoring mask requirements, after at least 24 students tested positive for COVID-19 so far this school year. While the school has started the fall semester with entirely remote learning, Superintendent Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams sent parents a letter announcing 24 current students have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since Aug. 15, three days before the semester began. The superintendent said many of those cases can be traced to a large party. “We have received information from both parents and students that a large indoor gathering of students recently was held at a local home, where mask-wearing...
    OAK PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- Two dozen students from Oak Park and River Forest High School have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the school's superintendent.Superintendent Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams told students, staff and families in a letter that a significant number of those positive cases are believed to be linked to a large indoor gathering."Students, I implore you: Please stop engaging in risky behaviors. They put not just you and your families but our entire community at risk," Pruitt-Adams said.The 24 cases were diagnosed between August 15 and September 9, the letter stated.OPRF was one of the first Chicago-area districts to announce all remote learning for its 3,400 students, which began August 19.EMBED More News Videos "There is no teacher...
            by Chris White  Sweden’s positive coronavirus cases dropped after the country carried out a record number of COVID-19 tests recently, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing Swedish health officials. The country saw only 1,300 positive cases out of 120,000 tests last week, representing a 1.2% positive rate, Sweden’s health agency said Tuesday, according to the Reuters report. The low number of cases is the lowest Sweden has seen since the pandemic, which originated in China, first emerged in Europe, the report noted. “The purpose of our approach is for people themselves to understand the need to follow recommendations and guidelines that exist,” Swedish Health Agency Director-General Johan Carlson said at a news conference, according to Reuters. Sweden has downplayed the need for severe...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health says a wedding in southwest Minnesota is linked to more cases of COVID-19 than any other social event in the state. The wedding was a few weeks ago in Lyon County. MDH officials said Thursday the cases from that wedding now span 14 counties. READ MORE: Model Shows Big Spike In COVID-Related Minnesota Deaths By End Of 2020 So far, 75 people who attended have tested positive. MDH says many of them work in education and health care. The youngest guest who got sick is 10 years old. READ MORE: HealthPartners Stops COVID-19 Vaccine Trials After AstraZeneca Reports UK Patient Had Serious Side Effect
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — No cases of the coronavirus have been linked to President Donald Trump’s rally in New Hampshire two weeks ago, the state health commissioner said Thursday, and only one person who attended Motorcycle Week in Laconia has since tested positive. About 1,400 people attended the president’s rally in an airport hangar in Londonderry on Aug. 28. Many were not wearing masks, despite Gov. Chris Sununu’s order making them mandatory for gatherings of more than 100 people. Sununu, like Trump a Republican, was asked a few days later “what did it make you feel” to see people ignoring the mandate, and responded that he felt frustrated, just as he does when he sees someone grocery shopping without a...
    The Community Independent School District in Collin County closed its only high school after several students and teachers were confirmed positive for COVID-19. School authorities reported that they were closing the Edge High School campus today and transitioning all sixth through eighth grade students to online classes, after reaching Level 4 of their COVID-19 response protocol. District officials confirmed to NBC 5 that five students tested positive along with three members of the school staff. The district plans to clean up the school and resume in-person education on September 17. “These numbers are well below the 5% of our student population, which is why the Level 4 response was promulgated only by quarantined personnel who...
    DEDHAM (CBS) – Schools in the town of Dedham were hoping to phase in hybrid learning in the next couple of weeks, but the district will remain all remote for now following a vote by the Dedham School committee Wednesday night. “We have an element of cavalier people not paying attention,” Leanne Jassett of the Dedham Board of Health told the committee. She didn’t mince words as a spike in covid cases has suddenly put the town in the red zone. The blame is on recent parties, some involving high school students, that have created positive clusters. CHECK: Massachusetts Coronavirus Map At least 16 high school students have tested positive for covid-19 and the sudden spike in the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Families of New York City public school students are being left in the dark about the number of teachers testing positive for COVID-19, testing teachers and parents already fragile trust in the city’s ability to safely reopen schools come Sept. 21.  Although Mayor Bill de Blasio delayed the start of school by 11 days, teachers returned to school buildings on Sept. 8 to receiving training and prep for the upcoming school year. A day after buildings reopened, reports of instructors testing positive for COVID-19 began circulating online. The Department of Education first confirmed that two Brooklyn teachers, an instructor at Sunset...
    South Dakota’s Gov. Kristi Noem has continued her attack on a recent study that argued the massive Sturgis motorcycle rally was a COVID-19 “superspreading” event linked to almost 20 percent of new cases nationwide last month — calling it “back of the napkin math” and “completely untrue.” Some 300 attendees from 12 states have tested positive for coronavirus after attending the rally, including at least one who died. And while it’s unclear how many people those infected attendees then spread the virus to, South Dakota saw a 35 percent post-rally jump in cases, and those other states saw increases of an average of 10.7 percent. But San Diego State University’s Center for Health Economics & Policy studies and the IZA...
    A student in Ohio who tested positive for coronavirus told police officers 'that's why I'm at my house' when they questioned why he was hosting a party for 20 people during his 14-day quarantine period.  Over the Labor Day weekend, six Miami University students received citations for the party which breached the state's cap on ten people at gatherings.  Oxford police officers noticed the crowd in the house on E. Walnut Street at around 4pm Saturday and body cam footage shows the astounded officer uncovering the host had coronavirus.  It comes as Miami University experiences a troubling spike in cases but announced Wednesday that it still plans to begin limited in-person classes.   Scroll down for video  Officers found 20 Miami University...
    Long Island has seen a slight decline in the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing, according to newly released data on Thursday, Sept. 10. Of the 76,813 test results reported on Wednesday, Sept. 9 to New York State, 757, or 0.98 percent, were positive. Here are positivity testing rates for the last five days: Saturday, Sept. 5: 1.1 percent, Sunday, Sept 6: 1.0 percent, Monday, Sept. 7: 1.5 percent Tuesday, Sept. 8: 1.8 percent Wednesday, Sept. 9: 1.2 percent In Nassau County, 73 new cases were confirmed on Tuesday (down five from a day earlier) with another 52 in Suffolk County (down three from the previous day). A total of 757 new COVID cases were reported in New York on Wednesday, bringing...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 764 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. That brings to 102,243 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus. A total of 3,186 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 13 from the previous day. Another 224 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients with no positive test. The latest #COVID19 case information for Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website. Here are the updated numbers: ???? Total positive cases: 102,243???? Total deaths: 3,186???? Tests administered: 1,584,532 Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/qPChYCLnvB — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) September 10, 2020 ...
    MADISON, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison is moving all classes online and quarantining students in two of its largest dorms as it deals with rising cases of COVID-19.According to UW-Madison data, 1,044 students and 26 employees have tested positive for the virus since Aug. 6.Dane County Executive Joe Parisi demanded that the university close undergraduate dorms to contain the coronavirus.Parisi sent UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank and UW System President Tommy Thompson a letter on Wednesday saying at least 74% of Dane County's cases since Sept. 1 have been traced to UW-Madison and the school should immediately force undergraduates living on campus to go home and quarantine there for two weeks before resuming classes online.In response, Blank said that the...