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    VIDEO9:1309:13Trump talks about getting kids back in schoolElections President Donald Trump said Wednesday the federal government is sending 125 million reusable face masks to school districts across the United States as schools consider whether it's safe to reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. "We have to open up our schools and open up our businesses," Trump said during a White House press conference on the coronavirus, adding that all school districts should be making plans for how to resume in-person education for students "as soon as possible."  "To support the reopening of America's schools, we provided $13 billion in elementary and secondary schools towards the CARES Act and CARES Act funding," he told reporters. "We will provide up to...
    A dog in North Carolina died after contracting the coronavirus —  one of at least 13 cases nationwide of a canine catching the illness, health officials said Wednesday. The 8-year-old Newfoundland had been having trouble breathing when owners brought him to a state-run animal hospital in Raleigh on Aug. 3, according to the Charlotte Observer. The pooch later died, then tested positive for COVID-19 after owners told a vet that a family member had recently been infected, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said in a press release. Officials are awaiting the results of an animal autopsy in order to determine the dog’s official cause of death. “A necropsy was performed to try to determine the...
    It’s hard to know what’s worse — the dying or the lying. More than 32,000 New Yorkers have died from the coronavirus, a toll higher than any other state. New York also ranks second to the worst out of all 50 states, in deaths per million residents. Only New Jersey did worse. You wouldn’t know it, listening to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who brags that his administration “tamed the beast.” Or the media that praise him and chide states with much, much lower death rates. Cuomo is doing everything he can to coverup the errors. He’s stonewalling bipartisan efforts in Albany to investigate the deaths of thousands of elderly in nursing homes ravaged by the virus. Legislators need to persevere, and...
    NEW coronavirus cases in the UK are still above the crucial 1,000-a-day mark as officials announced another 77 people have died with the deadly bug. In total, 46,706 people have now died of Covid-19 in the country, while yesterday, 1,009 new cases were diagnosed - bringing the total number of positive tests to 313,798. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates People in Preston, where a strict new local lockdown is in force, wear masks as they enjoy the sunshine A local lockdown is also in force in Aberdeen, where a barmaid at a pub in covers her face to serve punters Strict rules are also in place in Greater Manchester, where signs warn residents...
    A seven-year-old Georgia boy who had COVID-19 when he died suffered a seizure in the bathtub and drowned, according to a report. see also Georgias youngest COVID-19 death is 7-year-old with no underlying conditions A seven-year-old boy with no underlying conditions became Georgia’s youngest... Chatham County Coroner Bill Wessinger said the child, who had no underlying health issues, experienced the seizure due to a high fever, CNN reported. The boy, whose identity hasn’t been released, was found unresponsive in the tub and brought to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the outlet reported. The cause of death was drowning, secondary to seizure due to fever from the virus, Wessinger said. It was previously reported that the child...
    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s coronavirus deaths surpassed 1,000 on Tuesday, a grim milestone on the same day the  Big Ten said it was postponing the fall football season and schools statewide grappled with whether to resume in-person classes in September. Deaths from the virus have touched nearly every corner of Wisconsin, with at least one reported in 52 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. Nearly half of the 1,006 deaths — 458 — were in Milwaukee County, home to the state’s largest city that has been the epicenter of the pandemic that arrived six months ago. Since then, the state has recorded 61,785 confirmed cases. Wisconsin’s death count is the 28th highest in the country overall and the 37th highest per capita...
    Australia is reporting a new single-day record 21 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, along with 428 new infections.    The fatalities occurred in the southern state of Victoria, which has been battling a dramatic surge of new infections since late June that prompted authorities to impose strict lockdowns to control the spread of the virus.    A pedestrian wears a face mask as the city operates under lockdown in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Melbourne, Australia, Aug. 12, 2020. (AAP Image/James Ross via Reuters)Premier David Andrews says all the fatalities were mainly those between their 70s and 90s, with one woman over 100, and that 16 of them were linked to elder care facilities. Victoria state...
    One of Sweden’s top epidemiologists said it’s “very dangerous” to believe masks will prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. Anders Tegnell, who heads up Sweden’s contentious coronavirus response, dismissed the idea that masks alone will "solve" the pandemic this week, citing “astonishingly weak” scientific evidence. “The findings that have been produced through [the use of] face masks are astonishingly weak,” he told the German outlet Bild. “I’m surprised that we don’t have more or better studies showing what effect masks actually have. Countries such as Spain and Belgium have made their populations wear masks, but their infection numbers have still risen. The belief that masks can solve our problem is in any case very dangerous,” he...
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's death toll from the coronavirus has topped 5,000, the government said on Tuesday, as cases have skyrocketed in recent weeks, pushing the South American nation up in the global charts despite months of lockdown and a promising start. Argentina has been under quarantine since March 20, although officials previously relaxed restrictions in many parts of the nation, a move blamed for the recent spike in cases. The country recorded 7,043 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, pushing the total confirmed infections to 260,911, surpassing the total caseload in Italy. The latest government data shows 5,004 people have died from the disease. The capital Buenos Aires and the surrounding province have been bound by the strictest...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    Florida set another record for new daily deaths from the coronavirus on Tuesday when it reported more than 270 deaths. The state's health department reported 276 resident deaths Tuesday, surpassing the previous record of 257 on July 31. That day's death toll set a record for most daily deaths for the fourth consecutive day. Photos You Should See - August 2020View All 19 ImagesFlorida Health reports 8,553 resident COVID-19 deaths and 132 non-resident deaths. The department also recorded 5,886 new resident cases on Tuesday, bringing the state's total to more than 536,980 cases among residents. There are more than 542,790 total cases, residents and non residents, throughout Florida. The state's positivity rate currently sits at 13.38%, above...
    NEW YORK CITY – Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility. The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before they succumbed. “It was a cascading effect,” administrator Emil Fuzayov recalled. “One after the other.” New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who were transported to hospitals and died there. That statistic could add...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    The seven-year-old Georgia boy who became the youngest person in the state to die of coronavirus drowned in a bathtub after having a seizure caused by his high fever, an autopsy found.  The child, who has not been named, is believed to have contracted COVID-19 after attending a church in Savannah where two elderly worshippers also died from the virus.  Chatham County Coroner Bill Wessinger described the results of the boy's autopsy to CNN on Monday and said that seizures due to high fevers are very common in children with coronavirus.  Wessinger said that the boy died about two weeks before his death was reported by the county health department last Thursday.  The seven-year-old Georgia boy who became the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 76 new Coronavirus cases Tuesday out of 986 test results, and one additional death. Of the 76 cases reported in the past 24 hours, 74 are confirmed and two are probable. The county-wide total number of cases now stands at 9,008 since March 14. New cases range in age from 7 to 94 years with a median age of 49 years, according to the Health Department. The date of positive tests ranged from Aug. 4 through Aug. 10. Health Department officials report two more patients have been hospitalized. The total number of hospitalizations among all cases in the county stands at 737 patients. The...
    As the nation's coronavirus death toll continues to climb, millions of loved ones are facing the emotional and physical consequences. For every American who passes away from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, nine family members are affected, a new study finds.     But it's not just the grief they will face, the researchers, from Pennsylvania State University, warn.  Grandparents, parents, spouses, siblings, children and grandchildren left behind may be so traumatized by the sudden death that their own physical and mental health may take a nosedive, which could have negative repercussions for years - potentially even leading to death. A new study found that for every American who dies from coronavirus, about nine family members are left behind...
    A woman is left with “no peace” after her father’s death certificate stated he died of the coronavirus despite previously testing negative and an MRI test showing he suffered multiple strokes. Jay Smith died on July 12 in San Antonio, Texas, after an MRI showed brain damage from enduring multiple strokes. Kayla Smith, however, said last week that her father’s death certificate listed him as a coronavirus victim. "They put him as COVID. He didn't have COVID. He had a stroke,” she said. "The MRI showed that he had multiple strokes in the brain, and also he had a blood clot. Those multiple strokes caused so much damage in his brain that it caused damage in his body.”...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    An Iranian newspaper has been shut down for reporting an interview which said the 'true' death toll from coronavirus was 20 times higher than official government figures.  The Jahan-e Sanat publication, an economics-focussed daily newspaper, was shut down for publishing an interview with a former member of the national coronavirus task force, according to the newspaper's editor-in-chief, Mohammadreza Saadi. Mohammadreza Mahboubfar, an epidemiologist, was quoted saying the death toll from the epidemic could be 20 times higher than official figures. Fatalities could be as high as 37,000 with 6.5million cases.  Women wearing protective face masks shop at a bazaar following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tehran, Iran, July 8, 2020 Official figures from Iran, which...
    THREE different daily coronavirus death tolls are set to be published after Public Health England (PHE) were said to have “exaggerated” the tally. Health secretary Matt Hancock ordered a review after scientists discovered that anyone who tests positive and later dies of Covid-19 is currently included in the PHE numbers - even if they are hit by a bus months later. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3A review is set to be published this week as to how deaths from Covid are recordedCredit: Getty Images - Getty A review is due to be published within days and three new tolls are expected to be released after a deal was reached between ministers and...
    (CNN)Every Friday, Carolyn Freyer-Jones encourages her family and friends to participate in #thefridayminute to honor her father Hugh and others who have died from the coronavirus pandemic. The idea came out of a discussion with her brother about how sometime down the road, there may be a national day of mourning for those who have lost a loved one to Covid-19. "Let's not wait. Let's not wait for a national day of mourning in the future when we all get a day off and it's after hundreds of thousands of lives are gone, homes lost, jobs and businesses gone." Carolyn Freyer-Jones recalls telling her brother. "Let's create something now that we can share and that can be shared with everyone,...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County health officials reported 886 new coronavirus cases and no additional deaths on Monday. To date, the county’s total is at 40,527 coronavirus cases and 724 deaths, after the Orange County Health Care Agency lowered the death toll following the discovery of duplicates. Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett said the influx of reported cases is due to the state resolving the issue with its reporting system that caused a backlog of cases. “You’re going to see some spikes (in coronavirus cases), but it’s not necessarily that our cases are spiking, just the reporting of them are,” she said. “I don’t want the public to get alarmed when they see this spike in numbers. They’ve had...
    SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A veteran guard at San Quentin State Prison has died as a result of the coronavirus, marking the first COVID-19 death of an employee at the California lockup where a large outbreak has infected staff and inmates, corrections officials said. Sgt. Gilbert Polanco, an Army veteran and guard at San Quentin since 1988, died after being hospitalized for more than a month, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. “Our hearts are broken as we awaken to the news of the passing of our beloved Sergeant, colleague, and friend,” Acting San Quentin Warden Ron Broomfield said in a statement Sunday. “Sgt. Gilbert Polanco demonstrated unwavering commitment and bravery as a peace officer working the...
    Iran shut down a newspaper after it published an expert’s opinion that the country’s true death toll could be 20 times greater than what is being reported. Authorities closed down the Jahan-e Sanat newspaper after it quoted Iranian epidemiologist Mohammad Reza Mahboubfar, who accused the government of working to cover up actual statistics about total coronavirus infections and deaths, on Sunday. Mahboubfar called the Health Ministry numbers “engineered statistics,” according to the Associated Press. “The administration resorted to secrecy for political and security reasons,” he said. Mahboubfar also questioned the timing of the first COVID-19 cases and claimed that the first confirmed infections were a month earlier than reported. “I believe the numbers announced by the Health...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    Louisiana health officials on Monday reported a fourth death from a rare, coronavirus-related inflammatory condition. The deaths were among Louisiana youth aged 2 to 19, with underlying medical conditions reported in two of the four deaths. While younger populations tend to fare better with coronavirus infections, some pediatric patients develop Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C. The serious health condition occurs in people younger than 21, and involves potentially fatal inflammation of multiple organs, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin and eyes. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE These patients may have a fever and other symptoms including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain and rash, according to a statement from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH). The...
    How severe a case of coronavirus a person will develop may depend on five indicators found in the blood called biomarkers, according to researchers at George Washington University. The biomarkers were associated with higher chances of deterioration from COVID-19 and death, according to a news release from the university. The authors of the study, published in Future Medicine, said they decided on their research after initial findings in China showed biomarkers associated with poor outcomes in patients with the novel coronavirus. DOGS ABLE TO SNIFF CORONAVIRUS IN HUMAN SALIVA, GERMAN STUDY FINDS "This study has identified these five biomarkers as having an association with bad outcomes and not causation in a U.S. cohort,” study authors Dr. Juan Reyes and Dr. Shant Ayanian said in...
    CHICAGO — Another 1,319 people tested positive for coronavirus during the past day in Illinois, officials announced Monday. That’s a drop after last week saw multiple days where there were more than 2,000 coronavirus cases reported — but Mondays often seen lower numbers due to slower reporting. There have now been 195,399 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Illinois. The state’s seven-day positivity rate is at 4.1 percent. One person was also reported to have died from coronavirus during the past day, bringing Illinois’ death toll to 7,637 people. As of Sunday night, 1,481 people were hospitalized with coronavirus in Illinois, including 352 people in the ICU and 138 people on ventilators. Dr. Ngozi Ezike, head of the Illinois Department of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois health officials reported 1,319 new coronavirus cases and one additional death, a Cumberland County woman in her 90s, on Monday.The state surpassed 2,000 new coronavirus cases Friday and Saturday, marking the highest number of cases since May 24. On Sunday, just over 1,300 cases were reported.The statewide positivity rate for the period of August 3 - August 9 is at 4.1%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 32,3543 specimens for a total of 3,106,341.As of Sunday night, 1,481 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 352 patients were in the ICU and 138 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.During a press conference Sunday afternoon, Gov. JB Pritzker...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    The United Kingdom may scrap its official daily coronavirus death toll counter after a review by Oxford University experts of how the deaths were counted reportedly found that results were being “over-exaggerated.” “The conclusions of the review, which was ordered by Matt Hancock after it emerged officials were ‘over-exaggerating’ deaths from the virus, are expected this week,” The Telegraph reported. “One expected recommendation would be to stop daily reporting altogether and move to a weekly official death toll instead, a government source said on Sunday night.” Matt Hancock, the U.K.’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, requested an investigation into Public Health England’s handling of the daily count. “It came after Oxford University experts revealed a significant proportion...
    THE daily coronavirus death toll could be scrapped after Public Health England (PHE) were accused of "exaggerating" the tally. Scientists raised the alarm after discovering anyone who tests positive and later dies is currently included in the PHE numbers - even if they are hit by a bus months later. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4The daily death toll announcement could be scrapped in favour of a weekly announcementCredit: Getty Images - Getty It means no-one can ever recover from the virus and all of England’s confirmed cases would eventually be added to the toll. The Sun previously reported that a review would be held into the claims with sources stating that PHE could move...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    SAN QUENTIN (CBS13) – A San Quentin State Prison inmate sentenced to death in Sacramento County in 1990 has died due to apparent coronavirus-related complications, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced on Sunday. Pedro Arias, 58, would be the tenth death row inmate at the prison to die from COVID-19. The CDCR said a coroner will determine an exact cause of death. Arias was sentenced to death for first-degree murder and second-degree armed robbery. Authorities said Arias also received a life sentence without parole for kidnapping for ransom/extortion, penetration with a foreign object, attempted sodomy, lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14, sodomy of a child under 14, two counts of forcible rape, second-degree robbery and...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has 572 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and nine additional deaths due the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, state health officials reported Sunday. The Arkansas Department of Health said there are now 49,383 confirmed cases of the virus in the state and a death toll of 544, up from 48,811 cases and 535 deaths reported Saturday. The true number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. The health department said 41,452 people have recovered from the virus and there were 7,387 active cases Sunday. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has 486 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases but no additional deaths due the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, state health officials reported Sunday. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said there are now 43,566 reported cases in the state and the death toll stands at 603. The true number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. The health department said 36,052 people have recovered from the virus and there were 6,911 active cases Sunday. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three...
    Just a day after California public health officials announced the state’s fourth-deadliest death count on record, COVID-19 data dashboards from across the state Saturday showed that new cases and deaths are slightly below the 7-day average. According to data compiled by this news organization, California had 6,371 new cases reported on Saturday, compared to 7,944 announced Friday. One-hundred and two people were reported dead from the coronavirus on Saturday, well below the 186 deaths officials reported a day earlier. The state has reported its four deadliest days of the pandemic since July 29, including 215 deaths July 21 and 197 deaths on Aug 4. The 186 deaths reported Friday in addition to those reported Saturday bring the total number of...
    In a Sunday piece for Salon, journalist Sonali Kolhatkar took aim at the presidency of Donald Trump, which she argued is tantamount to a “death cult.” According to the activist, large-scale death is not just a feature of Trump’s presidency but a part of his reelection strategy. She pointed to recent reports suggested that Trump’s adviser, Jared Kushner, decided against a national coronavirus plan due to the fact that his COVID-19 White House team decided that the virus would like hit Democratic-led states the hardest. “If it is true that Kushner embraced the idea of COVID-19 deaths as part of a political strategy for Trump’s reelection, there can be no clearer evidence that the Trump presidency fits the definition of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 61 new Coronavirus cases Sunday out of 1,195 test results and one additional death. Of the 61 cases reported in the past 24 hours, all are confirmed. The county-wide total number of cases now stands at 8,857 since March 14. New cases range in age from 15 to 84 years with a median age of 49 years, the Health Department says. The date of positive tests ranged from July 13 through August 8. Health Department officials report four more patients have been hospitalized. The total number of hospitalizations among all cases in the county stands at 734 patients. Of all the hospitalized patients, 215 of them...
    Brazil’s coronavirus death toll surpassed 100,000 Saturday night, marking a grim milestone as the outbreak shows no signs of easing five months after the first reported case in the country. With an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths since late May, the nation of 210 million has the second-highest death toll in the world behind the United States. Brazil also has the second-most total infections after the U.S., with 3,012,412 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the Health Ministry. MEXICO RECORDS THIRD-HIGHEST CORONAVIRUS DEATH RATE GLOBALLY, BEHIND BRAZIL AND US; SIXTH IN REPORTED CASES However, as in many countries, experts believe that both numbers may be much higher due to insufficient testing. “It’s very sad. Those 100,000 represent various families, friends, parents,...
    AUSTRALIA has recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic so far after 17 people died in Victoria. Officials in the hard hit state revealed ten of Saturday's new deaths were linked to care homes for the elderly. 8A protester is arrested in Melbourne during lockdown for 'leaving home without a legitimate reason'Credit: Rex Features 8Locals are only permitted out and about for specific reasons like exercise and shopping for essentialsCredit: Rex Features The shocking news came as police thwarted a planned anti-mask rally in the state capital of Melbourne. Cops on horseback were quick to tackle any locals out on the streets without a valid reason. And those caught without masks were arrested or issued with on-the-spot fines....
    Justin Wilson, 26, was released from jail while awaiting his theft trial in April and is now accused of first-degree murder in the July 23 death of a 63-year-old man Police say that a Maryland man who was released from jail over coronavirus concerns is responsible for stabbing to death a 63-year-old man in late July.  Justin Wilson, 26, of Germantown, Maryland, faces first degree murder charges for the July 23 death of Edigio Ienzi, 63, also of Germantown.  According to court records, a Montgomery County judge had released Wilson from jail in April, during the height of the pandemic.   Wilson had filed an emergency petition with the court to be released due to the 'immediate threat posed by [the] COVID-19 pandemic,'...
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's health ministry on Saturday reported 6,495 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 695 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 475,902 cases and 52,006 deaths. Officials have said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases. Mexico has the third highest coronavirus death tally globally, behind the United States and Brazil. (Reporting by Anthony Esposito; editing by Jonathan Oatis) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    (Reuters) - Brazil reported 49,970 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 905 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday. Brazil has registered 3,012,412 cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 100,447, according to ministry data, in the world's worst coronavirus outbreak after the United States. (Reporting by Sabrina Valle; editing by Jonathan Oatis) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    While most agree that being aware of the government’s response during a pandemic in addition to being provided accurate information by health officials is really important, some seem to think otherwise. The Trump administration and its supporters have continuously downplayed the severity of this virus alongside discrediting those who provide honest assessments of the novel coronavirus crisis. Among those rejecting Donald Trump’s response to COVID-19 is Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, who has provided assessments and health recommendations since the beginning of the pandemic. Last week, Fauci testified in a House subcommittee hearing on the novel coronavirus; on Wednesday he told CNN that he has received death threats from those who oppose...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin confirmed six new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll to 996. The latest figures from the state Department of Health Services show there were 1,165 newly reported cases on Saturday, a single-day high that brings the state’s total to nearly 60,000. About 16% of the cases are active. A total of 1.04 million people have been tested for the coronavirus, including 13,162 reported Saturday. The number of people who have ever been hospitalized in the state was 4,980 on Saturday, up 50 from Friday. There were 311 people hospitalized on Saturday, including 96 in intensive care. Health officials reported another 152 people who were awaiting results of a coronavirus test also were hospitalized....
    A man accused of stabbing a 63-year-old man to death was released from jail months early over coronavirus concerns, according to court records. Court records confirm that Justin Wilson, 26, filed an emergency petition on April 23 for a special release from jail while awaiting theft charges, citing an "immediate threat posed by [the] COVID-19 pandemic." That wish was granted by a judge who released him on a $5,000 unsecured bond a week later, according to ABC 7 WJLA. Police say that on July 23, while out on bond, Wilson killed 63-year-old Edigio Ienzi in the basement of his Germantown, Maryland, home in a crime that was reportedly partially witnessed by Ienzi’s 16-year-old daughter. “The girl awoke to shouting, walked...
    Brian Branch Price/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.On Friday, officials across the United States reported 1,354 new deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of reported deaths in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center, to 161,367. The actual number of deaths, due to reporting issues, is likely to be much greater. This is just what normal is now and it is likely to be the new normal for quite a while. Friday’s death toll was not a daily record. It did not show a huge increase or drop. It was roughly the same as the reported weekday death toll for the last two weeks—this is...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 87 new Coronavirus cases Saturday out of 1,406 test results and one additional death. Of the 87 cases reported in the past 24 hours, 86 are confirmed and one is probable. The county-wide total number of cases now stands at 8,796 since March 14. New cases range in age from 6 to 96 years with a median age of 50 years, the Health Department says. The date of positive tests ranged from July 16 through August 7. Health Department officials report 9 more patients have been hospitalized. The total number of hospitalizations among all cases in the county stands at 730 patients. Of all the hospitalized...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — A top California health official says a technical glitch that caused a lag in collecting coronavirus test information has been fixed, but it could take up to 48 hours to get the data updated. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said Friday that up to 300,000 records might have been backlogged — but not all of them are coronavirus cases and some may be duplicates. Breaking: CA says theres a backlog of 250,000-300,000 #coronavirus test results still to be resolved. @CHHSAgency Secretary believes that will be cleared in next 24 hours, and that "full normalization" of data flow is happening now. #COVID19 — SovernNation (@SovernNation) August 7, 2020 Ghaly said the problem...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials updated the impact of COVID-19 on the state Friday, reporting 556 additional cases and four more deaths in the last 24 hours. STATE DATA: Minnesota Health Department’s COVID-19 Situation Update Meanwhile, the number of Minnesotans who have been tested for COVID-19 breached 900,000. MDH says around 910,271 have now been tested, with a total number of completed tests well over 1.1 million. In the last day, about 16,000 tests have been completed. There are now 59,185 total positive cases confirmed so far, with 6,704 of the cases being health care workers. Of those cases, 51,940 people no longer need to isolate themselves. In hospitals, 300 people currently need treatment, which...
    Orange County reported an additional seven COVID-19 fatalities Friday, pushing the region’s total death toll past 700. While a far cry from the record 32 deaths reported Thursday, the latest fatalities demonstrate that the novel coronavirus is continuing to take a toll on the county, even as officials weigh whether to reopen some schools for in-person instruction. A frustration of late in that regard, for Orange County and across the state, has been significant issues with the CalREDIE electronic system, which collects information from laboratories and feeds it to state and local health departments. A series of data failures have created a backlog of as many as 300,000 test results, the state said Friday, and left counties in the...
    Win McNamee/Getty Images According to a New York Times analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been 207,000 excess deaths in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic, much higher than the current total of 161,000 confirmed deaths. While President Donald Trump’s supporters tend to believe that coronavirus deaths have been exaggerated, and Trump himself reportedly has said the same in private, there has been copious data all along showing the opposite, and even White House infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that the death toll is “almost certainly higher” than the reported totals. How much higher is the question, and the NYT analysis suggests a grim reality — one which isn’t confined...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — There are a reported 825 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahona and three additional deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Saturday. The department said there are now 43,080 reported cases in the state and the death toll stands at 603. The true number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. The health department reported 594 hospitalizations, up from 561 reported Friday, and said 35,745 people have recovered from the virus and said there are 6,732 cases reported as active. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild...
    Georgia health officials have confirmed that a 7-year-old boy with no underlying conditions has become the youngest person in the state to die from COVID-19. The African-American boy was infected with the disease after attending a Savannah church where he was in contact with two senior members who were also stricken with the virus and died, the local NBC affiliate reported. FLORIDA'S YOUNGEST CORONAVIRUS DEATH, A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL, IDENTIFIED “This child’s death is absolutely tragic, and we are praying for their loved ones in this difficult time,” Republican Gov. Brian Kemp said in a statement obtained by WSAV-TV. Authorities have not revealed his identity. Students arrive at Dallas Elementary School in Dallas, Ga., for the first day of the 2020-21 school...
    A key coronavirus model updated its projections on Thursday to predict nearly 300,000 deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19 by early December. [ READ: Birx Warns About Virus Trends in 9 Cities ]If the data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington plays out, that would mean about 137,000 more people will die from the virus over the next roughly four months. "With this release to December we are now starting to try to look ahead, with large ranges of course, to the period where [COVID-19] will be much more challenging for the country," IHME Director Christopher Murray told reporters on a call, adding that hospitals will get a "double-hit" from cases of coronavirus and...
    CORONAVIRUS deaths in the UK have risen by 49 to 46,413 - with cases jumping by 950 in the biggest rise for 41 days. The high number of new infections puts the total number of positive Covid-19 cases to 308,134. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Coronavirus cases have risenCredit: Reuters 3   And it is the highest amount to be confirmed in 24 hours since June 26 when there were 1,006 cases. It is also worryingly close to the Government's target of keeping new infections below 1,000 a day. But the rise in cases could also be down to more testing across the nation as opposed to a higher infection rate. The Department...
    PROSECUTORS today ruled out laying homicide charges over the death of a railway worker after medical tests confirmed the suspect had not been infected with coronavirus. Belly Mujinga, 47, died with the deadly bug about two weeks after a passenger allegedly spat at her at Victoria station in London. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6Belly Mujinga, 47, died in April from coronavirus with the British Transport Police saying there was no evidence she had been spat at But while British Transport Police (BTP) interviewed a 57-year-old man, they said there was insufficient evidence that the man had spat at her - or done anything else that could have led to infecting the mother....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Germany will require people arriving from countries deemed high risk, such as the United States, to take coronavirus tests starting this weekend, the health minister said Thursday, as the country recorded its highest daily tally of new infections in three months.New York City continued to trend at a 1% infection rate while all other indicators remained below their thresholds for Wednesday.Meantime, New Jersey's daily positivity was 2.57% on August 1 - still one of the lowest in the state, but higher than recent days, Governor Murphy said Wednesday.The rate of transmission is slowing ticking down from Sunday's four-month high. Murphy said the 1.32 rate is still too high."We need to get this number back below 1,...
    A TOP doctor has today revealed he uses security protection because of harassment and death threats over his statements about the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci who is an infectious diseases expert has had is own security detail since at least April after disagreeing with Trump. 4 In July, the White House distributed a list of errors they claim Fauci made at the start of the pandemicCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4 Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies during the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in WashingtonCredit: UPI His wife and his three adult daughters, Jennifer, 34, Megan, 31, and Alison, 28, have also received threats. In an interview with CNN he said: “Getting death threats for me and...
    PRAGUE (Reuters) - Slovakia, which has one of Europe's lowest COVID-19 death tolls, reported its biggest daily rise in new cases in more than three months, saying it had recorded 63 on Wednesday. The central European country of 5.5 million people has fared better than most in containing the spread of the coronavirus, although daily cases have risen since June as Slovakia opened up from lockdowns, mirroring a European trend of rising infections. Latest data released on Thursday showed the total number of cases identified so far in Slovakia had reached 2,480, of which 1,824 people have already recovered. The Health Ministry said the situation remained under control and hospitalisations were steady. Last week, the country reported its first COVID-19...
    There have been plenty of hilarious reactions to Donald Trump’s ridiculous interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan in the 48 hours since it first aired on HBO. But Seth Meyers may have had the funniest riff to date on Wednesday night in response to the colorful chart the president held up to make his case that he was doing a good job on the coronavirus.  “You just knew this interview was going to be insane from the get-go, even before Trump sat down when he walked into the room holding a stack of papers,” the Late Night host said. “You knew it was going to be batshit crazy,” he added, joking that “loose paper projects strength.”  “Those printouts were like the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths related to the novel coronavirus Wednesday.  Signage is seen at a free COVID-19 antibody testing community event, hosted by GUARDaHEART Foundation and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Aug. 05 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) Riverside County health officials reported 490 newly confirmed cases and 14 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 38,977 confirmed cases and 752 deaths. There were 20,687 reported recoveries. Officials said 411 confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Wednesday, with 134 being treated in intensive care units. San Bernardino County health officials reported 220 newly confirmed cases and 10 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 34,237 confirmed cases and 487 deaths. An...
    DEVASTATING new data has revealed that one person is dying from coronavirus every eighty seconds in the United States as deaths have spiked by 36 percent. Within the past week, one person died every 80 seconds from COVID-19, according to an NBC News tally released Wednesday. 7 7A casket is rolled outside a funeral home in Brooklyn on April 30, 2020Credit: Reuters The findings suggest that the rate at which people are dying has been speeding up. Within the month of July, one person died every 102 seconds - totaling 26,198 deaths. The shocking details come as the latest data from Johns Hopkins University has revealed that the death toll in the US has surpassed 157,000. As of Wednesday, the number...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in Donald Trump’s government, revealed in an online forum sponsored by Harvard University on Wednesday that his family has been getting death threats, Raw Story reported. Fauci has clashed with the president on multiple occasions throughout the coronavirus pandemic, notably on the suitability of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of the disease. “And getting death threats for me and my family, harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security is just — I mean, it’s amazing,” Fauci explained. “I wouldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams that people who object to things that are pure public health principles are so set against it and don’t like what you and I...
    U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to learn the results. An Associated Press analysis found that the number of tests per day slid 3.6% over the past two weeks to 750,000, with the count falling in 22 states. That includes places like Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Iowa where the percentage of positive tests is high and continuing to climb, an indicator that the virus is still spreading uncontrolled. Amid the crisis, some health experts are calling for the introduction...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New Jersey's daily positivity was 2.57% on August 1 - still one of the lowest in the state, but higher than recent days, Governor Murphy said Wednesday.The rate of transmission is slowing ticking down from Sunday's four-month high. Murphy said the 1.32 rate is still too high."We need to get this number back below 1, and the only tried-and-true way we can do so is by social distancing, wearing a mask, practicing good hand hygiene, and taking responsibility for our action," he said. Crowded indoor house parties continue to be the reason these numbers are high, he added.In addition, a seven month old who died tested positive for COVID-19 after death, but the health commissioner stressed...
    Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on efforts to get back to work and school during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Washington, D.C., June 30, 2020.Al Drago | Reuters White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday that he and his family have required continued security in the face of harassment and death threats from people angry over his guidance on the coronavirus pandemic.  "The unseemingly things that crises bring out in the world, it brings out the best of people and the worst of people, and getting death threats to my family and harassing my daughters to the point...
    Florida has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases as the state reports record-high hospitalizations with more than 600 admission in a singe day. Though the state's cases were below 10,000 for the 11th day in a row, Florida officials reported an additional 5,409 cases on Wednesday to push the statewide total past 500,000.  Florida now has 502,739 infections, just second to California, which has more than 519,000 cases.  According to the Florida Department of Health, 225 new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 7,627. Florida's weekly death average is now 185 people per day, the largest rate on record.  According to the Florida Department of Health, 225 new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 7,627.  Florida has surpassed 500,000...
    A SCIENTIST has confessed that an Arizona State University professor who stirred up controversy when she died of COVID-19 never actually existed. The Hopi Native American anthropology professor was the fabrication of BethAnne McLaughlin, former assistant professor of neurology at Vanderbilt University, who ran the made-up professor’s Twitter account, @Sciencing_bi. On Tuesday, McLaughlin admitted the hoax to the New York Times. 2 McLaughlin won the 2018 MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award for spreading awareness in addressing "Me Too" issues in the STEM fieldsCredit: Getty Images - Getty “My actions are inexcusable. I apologize without reservation to all the people I hurt” McLaughlin said. Created in 2016, the account posted about social issues, connected with academic professionals, and talked extensively about...
    The founder of MeTooSTEM on Tuesday admitted to fabricating a Twitter account that supposedly belonged to an American Indian professor who later “died” from coronavirus. Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin, a neuroscientist and former faculty member at Vanderbilt University, had posted a series of tweets Friday eulogizing @Sciencing_Bi, a Hopi Arizona State University (ASU) professor, who McLaughlin said had succumbed to coronavirus. Although @Sciencing_Bi was a well-known figure on Twitter, some irregularities with their existence soon became apparent and their account along with McLaughin’s was suspended by the social media platform. “I take full responsibility for my involvement in creating the @sciencing_bi Twitter account,” McLaughlin said in a statement through her lawyer to The New York Times. “My actions are inexcusable. I...
    (CNN)Stacey Nagy's husband, David, died two weeks ago from coronavirus complications. She grieved the loss of her longtime love. And then she fumed. In an incendiary obituary for her late husband, Nagy condemned the politicians and Texans whose response to the coronavirus and refusal to wear masks, she said, were responsible for his death. She issued a stark warning, too: "May karma find you all." Nagy's obituary for her 79-year-old husband was published in a small newspaper in Jefferson, Texas, without a functioning website, but her words tore through the internet in the days after David's death. "Family members believe David's death was needless," she wrote. "They blame his death and the deaths of all other innocent people on Trump,...
    Last week, the scientific community mourned the death of one of their own. Followers of an account supposedly belonging to an anthropology professor at Arizona State University, @Sciencing_Bi, learned late in the week that its owner had died of coronavirus. Days later, it was revealed that every detail, from the account itself to the death, were fake. Hide The account, and all the tall tales it told, actually belonged to BethAnn McLaughlin, a neuroscientist and the founder of #MeTooSTEM. Hide The anonymous account has been gaining steam on Twitter for years. Since 2016, @Sciencing_Bi has been connecting with members of the scientific community and building a reputation as an experienced queer professor. Posts from the account often discussed topics like...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 70 new Coronavirus cases Wednesday out of 1,216 test results, and five additional deaths. Of the 70 cases reported in the past 24 hours, 68 are confirmed and two are probable. The county-wide total number of cases now stands at 8,512 since March 14. New patient cases range in age from 11 months to 94 years with a median age of 42 years, the Health Department says. The date of positive tests ranged from July 15 through August 4. Health Department officials report nine more patients have been hospitalized. The total number of hospitalizations among all cases in the county stands at 701 patients. ...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. I heard that COVID-19 is an unseen virus. If that’s the case then how can it be detected as a cause of death? – Andre While you can’t see viruses with the naked eye, they can be detected in the lab on a molecular level. If someone gets sick, tests positive for the virus, and then develops characteristic changes in the lungs and other organs in the body that leads to death, it’s a...
    Latin America surpassed Europe on Tuesday to become the region with the highest coronavirus death toll worldwide, according to a Reuters tally. The region has now recorded more than 206,000 deaths, approximately 30 percent of the global total. Brazil, the Latin American country most affected by the novel coronavirus, has now recorded a total of 95,819 deaths as of Tuesday. Mexico, the second-most affected country in the region, has 48,869 deaths. The spread of the pandemic has also accelerated in Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. Last week Latin America became the most-affected region by the number of cases. On Monday, its number of infections surpassed 5 million, according to a Reuters tally based on government data. Patients suffering from the...
    France could lose control of its coronavirus outbreak at any time, according to the country's top scientific body. The scientific committee warned that a second wave was highly likely in a report published by the Health Ministry's website on Tuesday.  It said that the situation was 'under control, but precarious. We could at any moment tip into a scenario that is less under control.'  The warning came as authorities grapple with a sharp increase in fresh cases which has seen more than 7,000 new infections within the last week as well as a rise in the number of people being treated for the disease in intensive care.   The global coronavirus death toll has now topped 700,000.   The warning came as...
    THE coronavirus is now killing one person every 15 seconds - as the global death toll passes 700,000. The news comes as cases in countries around the world continue to rise, with the US, Brazil, and India among the hardest hit. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3The coronavirus is now killing one person every 15 secondsCredit: Reuters 3Graves for coronavirus victims recently dug at the La Bermeja cemetery in El SalvadorCredit: Reuters 3A health worker in a residential area of Bombay, IndiaCredit: Reuters An average of almost 5,900 people are now dying from the virus in each 24-hour period globally. That works out at 247 people every hour or one...
    CNN host Chris Cuomo and the owners of a New Jersey gym butted heads over what statistics the country should care about when responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Frank Trumbetti and Ian Smith, the co-owners of Atilis Gym who have made headlines feuding with state and local officials over reopening their business during the health crisis, argued that the death rate is the main statistic worth considering in terms of mandating closures. "We’re being villainized as small businesses in general, that we’re responsible for the spread, but over 50% of the deaths are coming from places that are supposed to be under a governor’s watch," Smith said, noting that nursing homes have been the source of most COVID-19 deaths....
    Officials in a Maryland county say they “will spare no time or expense” investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a veteran public health worker who died of COVID-19 after relatives and coworkers believe she contracted the virus on the job. The probe follows a story by Kaiser Health News and The Associated Press two weeks ago focusing on the worker, Chantee Mack, a 44-year-old disease intervention specialist at the Prince George’s County Health Department who union officials said was among at least 20 department employees infected by the coronavirus. The outbreak underscores the stark dangers facing the nation’s front-line public health army, the subject of an ongoing series by KHN and the AP, “Underfunded and Under Threat.” Mack’s coworker...
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 17 more cases of COVID-19 and one additional death. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,156 and the known death toll to 463 as of Tuesday night. Tribal health officials said 82,708 people have been tested for the coronavirus and 6,747 have recovered. The vast majority of people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 recover. For some people it causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. But for some people who contract the virus, especially those who are older or have underlying health conditions, it can cause more severe illness and death. Last week, lawmakers on the Navajo Nation approved a massive spending bill...
    (Reuters) - Latin America surpassed Europe on Tuesday to become the region with the highest coronavirus death toll worldwide, according to a Reuters tally. The region has now recorded more than 206,000 deaths, approximately 30% of the global total. Brazil, the Latin American country most affected by the novel coronavirus, has now recorded a total of 95,819 deaths as of Tuesday. Mexico, the second-most affected country in the region, has 48,869 deaths. The spread of the pandemic has also accelerated in Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. Last week Latin America became the most-affected region by the number of cases. On Monday, its number of infections surpassed 5 million, according to a Reuters tally based on government data. The number of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin, the founder of the organization MeTooSTEM, posted a eulogy for a Native American professor at Arizona State University. The Native American professor, known as @Sciencing_Bi on Twitter, died after a battle with coronavirus, McLaughlin tweeted. Certain irregularities with @Sciencing_Bi’s online persona came to light and both that account and McLaughlin’s have been suspended for violating Twitter’s “spam and platform manipulation policies.” News that a Native American professor died Friday of coronavirus after her university forced her to teach a seminar in April prompted dozens of angry reactions from academics and journalists. But according to the university and numerous people who followed the story, the professor and her supposed death appear to be completely made up....
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE on Tuesday participated in a swearing-in ceremony for the U.S. military’s first African American service chief, Gen. Charles “C.Q.” Brown, who will serve as Air Force chief of staff.  “You’re family is very proud of you,” Trump said in the Oval Office ceremony Tuesday afternoon alongside Brown and his family. The president complemented Brown’s career, adding, “And I’m very proud.”  Brown said he was honored to have the opportunity and expressed gratitude to administration officials, military...
    The state of Pennsylvania reported at least 500 deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus in the month of July, according to PA Department of Health data. The state has maintained a public “dashboard” of COVID-19 data, complete with charts of daily cases and deaths. However, those numbers differ slightly from daily reports given in a separate “archives” page — which posts an updated total death count, drawn from the Department’s Vital Records Program as of 11:59 PM on the previous date and broken down by county. According to the department’s archives, Pennsylvania reported 518 deaths total in July, comparing totaled figures from July 1 and August 3 (the end of the month fell on a Friday) — an average of 16.7 per...
    The obituary of a Texas man who died from COVID-19 blames President Trump, Gov. Greg Abbott and people who refused to wear masks for his “needless” death. David W. Nagy, 79, died on July 22 at Christus Good Shepherd Hospital, according to the obituary. His family had not been allowed at his bedside before his death due to the virus. The first half of Nagy’s obituary details an overview of his life and lists family members who survived him. However, the obituary from his local newspaper went viral this week because the second half takes on the people his family blames for his death. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “Family members believe David’s death was needless,” the obituary...
    Pennsylvania has recorded no new deaths attributed to COVID-19 for the first time since late March, health officials reported. On Monday, the death toll remained at 7,209, while public health officials noted there’s often a lag in reporting of cases and deaths from the weekend. Deaths have been trending down in Pennsylvania since mid-May, while infections have been climbing since mid-June. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than the state’s confirmed case count because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected without feeling sick. The state Department of Health reported 565 new virus infections on Monday. More than 114,000 people in Pennsylvania have tested positive for the virus since...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The widow of a Texas man who died of COVID-19, blamed President Donald Trump and Gov. Greg Abbott for in her husband’s obituary for his “needless death.” David Nagy’s obituary calls out President Trump and Gov. Abbott in his obituary published in the Jefferson Jimplecute on July 30. “Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not,” his widow Stacey Nagy wrote. “Shame on all of you, and may Karma find you all!” Houston Chronicle web producer Jordan Ray tweeted an image of the newspaper obituary. This is one hell of an obit. Condolences to the Nagy family for their loss. pic.twitter.com/3nMnGJn6JF — Jordan Ray (@JordanLRay) August 3, 2020 David Nagy was...
    Roger Sollenberger August 4, 2020 7:30PM (UTC) President Donald Trump suggested in a convoluted interview with Axios' Jonathan Swan on Monday that South Korea had published fake death numbers in a possible effort to make its response to the coronavirus pandemic appear better than his own. "Well, look at South Korea for example," Swan said. "Fifty-one million,  population. Three hundred deaths. It's like, it's crazy compared to—" : "You don't know that," Trump responded. "I do," Swan said. "It's on—" "You don't know that," the president repeated. "You think they're faking their statistics? South Korea?" Swan asked, puzzled. "An advanced country?" "I won't get into that, because I have a very good relationship with the country," Trump replied. "But you don't...
    THE UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 89 today, taking the total to 46,299. The number of people who tested positive with Covid-19 also increased by 670, bringing the total number of cases to 306, 293. 1The UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 89Credit: PA:Press Association The government recorded a daily testing capacity of 338,413. 158,666 coronavirus tests were processed, taking the UK total to 12,407,146. It comes after coronavirus cases saw the biggest rise for 38 days yesterday with infections jumping by 938. Nine people died yesterday with all the fatalities occurring in England. But the rise in cases could also be down to more testing across the nation as opposed to a higher infection rate. Writing...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials officials on Tuesday reported 1,008 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 66 more deaths from the coronavirus outbreak as the state saw slight increases in several hospitalization metrics. The state Department of Health Services reported that the newly reported cases and deaths raised the confirmed case total to 180,505 and the death toll to 3,845. The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick. Data on COVID-19 hospitalizations and COVID-19-related use of intensive care beds and venitlators rose slightly Monday ffom the day before after trending downward since mid-July while the number of COVID-19-related...