Aug 02, 2020
Coronavirus Live Updates: Texas surpasses New York in total number of COVID cases
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Texas has surpassed New York in the total number of coronavirus cases.
The CDC is now predicting nearly 30,000 more deaths nationwide from the virus in the next three weeks.
35 states and Puerto Rico are currently battling rising daily death counts.
On Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New York hit a record number of tests Friday - 82,737 - the most tests ever conducted in a single day in the state, with 0.
He added schools should plan on reopening in the fall, but an "initial decision" will come later this week as New York keeps an eye on the infection rate.
Here are more of today's headlines:
YANKEES VS. PHILLIES SERIES RESCHEDULED
The New York Yankees will play a four-game home-and-home series with the Philadelphia Phillies this upcoming week. The series begins with two games at Yankee Stadium on Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4, followed by two games at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6. Start times are TBD.
CALIFORNIA REPORTS HIGHEST DAILY DEATH COUNT
The California Department of Public Health is reporting more than 500,000 COVID cases. They are also reporting a record high number of deaths Saturday at 219.
NJ POSITIVE CASES DROP
A day after New Jersey saw nearly 700 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Twitter Saturday that the number of new positive cases in the state dropped below 400 on Friday.
The state also reported 11 new deaths related to COVID-19.
#COVID19 UPDATE: New Jersey has 393 new positive cases of COVID-19, pushing our cumulative total to 182,029.
Sadly, we must report an additional confirmed 11 #COVID19 deaths, pushing our total to 13,955 lives lost.
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TRUMP, GOP SOFTEN ON OPPOSITION TO $600 UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT
With political pressure rising, talks on a huge coronavirus relief measure resumed on Saturday, focused on restoring a newly expired $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit, a fresh $1,200 direct payment to most Americans, and hundreds of billions of dollars in other aid to states, businesses and the poor.
MORE NYC POOLS REOPEN
In New York City, an additional six pools in reopened -- two in Manhattan, two in the Bronx and one each in Brooklyn and Queens.
The hours remain the same from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Social distancing will be enforced, and visitors will have to wear a mask at all times - except when they are in the water.
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An additional six pools will reopen across the city.
WORRIES GROW OVER TEACHER SHORTAGES AS COVID-19 PANDEMIC WORSENS
As back-to-school season approaches, some teachers feel they have no choice but to leave their jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking worries of possible teacher shortages for the new school year.
NY LIQUOR AUTHORITY HANDS OUT MORE VIOLATIONS
New York State Liquor Authority announced 41 establishments that were given violations on Friday, with Manhattan topping the list at 27. Other locations that received violations include two in the Bronx, one in Brooklyn, five in Queens, one in Staten Island and five on Long Island.
GEORGIA CAMP HIT WITH COVID
A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions but didn't make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.
7 On Your Side goes to mayor after NYC nurses slammed with parking tickets
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7 On Your Side Investigates: Up to 4,000 coronavirus cases prevented by NYC contact tracers
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio along with local health experts have repeatedly called contact tracing a key element in preventing another spike of coronavirus in the city.
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Chicago : Illinois exceeds 200,000 cases since pandemic began .
In the last 24 hours, 46,006 new tests would have been practiced for a total of 3,235,807 during the pandemic.
These new results maintain the average of positives at 4% in the last seven days.
Regarding hospitalizations, the Estador reports a total of 383 patients under intensive care and 1,628 people are hospitalized in health centers due to the virus.