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    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday reported 3,561 new coronavirus infections and 28 additional deaths. In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths had increased to 2,150, while confirmed cases had reached 119,460, topping Indonesia for the most infections in East Asia. Strict lockdown in and around the capital brought the economy to its knees in the first half. The government placed the capital under lockdown until mid-August to stem surging infections. (This story corrects first paragraph to 3,561 new coronavirus infections and 28 additional deaths) (Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from August 5: 57,779 confirmed cases; 1,629 deaths MDH urges caution surrounding Sturgis Those who pick up COVID from unknown source often exhibit risky behavior MDH says immunizations critical Public health investigates executive order violations Article continues after advertisement 57,779 confirmed cases; 1,629 deaths Nine...
    The Minnesota Department of Health reported nine more COVID-19 fatalities Wednesday and 629 more coronavirus cases. The death toll is now at 1,629 people. Those whose deaths were reported Wednesday ranged in age from their 60s to their 90s. Four of the nine fatalities were residents of long-term care facilities. There are now 305 patients hospitalized with 152 in critical condition. That’s a decline of 23 patients from Tuesday. Minnesota has now screened 1,090,303 patient samples for the coronavirus with 887,623 individuals being tested. The results of 11,608 tests were reported Wednesday. There are 51,223 patients who have recovered enough they no longer need to be isolated. Related Articles 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Opener postponed due to coronavirus ...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New cases of the coronavirus are surfacing every day in South Florida and the rest of the state. Here are the latest numbers and information you need to know at-a-glance as of 11:00 a.m. on August 5, 2020. FLORIDA: 502,739 confirmed cases One-Day increase: 5,409 Total Florida Deaths: 7,627 New Deaths: 225  *(Reported in last 24 hours) Resident Hospitalizations: 28,573 Total Tests: 3,820,683 Negative Test Results: 3,312,143 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 11.23% MIAMI-DADE: 125,949 confirmed cases (largest number in the state) One-Day Increase: 1,190 Total Deaths: 1,775 New Deaths: 51  *(Reported in last 24 hours) Hospitalizations: 5,911 Total Tests: 651,023 Negative: 524,664 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 16.77% BROWARD: 59,354 confirmed cases ...
    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. ...
    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' health ministry on Wednesday reported 3,462 new coronavirus infections and nine additional deaths. In a bulletin, the ministry said total infections had risen to 115,980, putting the tally just behind Indonesia's 116,871 cases, which is the highest in East Asia. Coronavirus deaths in the Philippines have reached 2,123. (Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Texas health officials reported 9,167 confirmed new coronavirus cases Tuesday as a convention center in the hard-hit Rio Grande Valley opened as a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients. The Department of State Health Services on Tuesday reported 245 confirmed new deaths from the virus that has taken a particularly grim toll along the Texas border. Gov. Greg Abbott said the McAllen Convention Center will be able to treat as many 250 patients to ease the strain on local hospitals. The total number of cases reported since the outbreak began in March has topped 451,000, with the death toll approaching 7,300, state officials said. Almost 138,000 cases remain active, with almost 8,700 cases requiring hospitalization, down from...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed 31 more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, the second most Dallas County has reported in a single day during the pandemic. That brings the total number of deaths in Dallas County to 722. The additional deaths include two men in their 30s who did not have underlying high risk health conditions. DCHHS also reported 641 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 52,131. “Today’s death total is a somber reminder of the seriousness of COVID-I9 and the need for us to continue to wear masks, stay six feet apart, use good hand hygiene, and avoid any trips other than work, procuring essential items and outdoor exercise during this time...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Tuesday reported 784 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and 15 more people in the state have died from the illness caused by the virus. The Department of Health reported at least 45,381 people in the state have tested positive for the virus. The department said 6,891 of those cases are active, meaning they don't include people who have died or recovered. The true number of cases in Arkansas is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. The number of people who have died from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, rose to 475. The number of people hospitalized...
    The Oregon Health Authority reported two additional deaths and 272 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Monday. The latest update brings the state’s total confirmed and presumptive cases of the coronavirus to 19,366. There have been 397,765 negative tests in Oregon, according to OHA. The state’s death toll reached 328 on Monday. The two new deaths were a 71-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 6 and died Aug. 1, and a 50-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 20 and died July 29. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Marion County man’s place of death is still being confirmed. He had underlying medical conditions, according to health officials. The Multnomah County man died...
    COMAL COUNTY, Texas – Comal County officials on Tuesday confirmed three more people have died recently of COVID-19 complications, for a total of 59 deaths in the county. The most recent deaths were all residents of New Braunfels who died at a local hospital. The victims included a woman in her 60s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 60s, officials said. Comal County officials confirmed 74 new and probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday and said the county’s positive rate is now 16.57%, up slightly from 16.37% one week ago. As of Tuesday, Comal County has 2,231 confirmed and probable cases, with 806 of those cases still active, the lowest amount since July 11, officials said. Comal County...
    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...
    Another four Minnesotans have died of COVID-19 and Tuesday the state Department of Health recorded 606 more coronavirus cases. The state now has 57,162 laboratory-confirmed infections and the death toll is at 1,620 people with another 40 deaths suspected to be caused by COVID-19. In order to make the state’s official fatality tally a patient must have tested positive for the coronavirus before they died. Minnesota added 26 more patients needing hospitalization for a total of 328 in the hospital and 159 in critical condition. There have been 5,346 patients hospitalized since the outbreak began, accounting for about 9.4 percent of all confirmed cases. There are 50,426 patients, about 88 percent of cases, who have recovered enough they no longer...
    Illinois State Health officials reported Monday, August 3, about 1,298 new cases of coronavirus and 10 more deaths from the virus. The total number of cases at the state level now rises to 183,241 and deaths to 7,526 since the start of the pandemic. At least 28,475 tests were received in state laboratories in the last 24 hours for a total to date of 2,806,797 The infection rate in Illinois to date is 4.0%. HERE: more information and official state figures by county and zip code
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois is beginning the month of August with the same trend of new COVID-19 cases as it saw at the end of July, with another day of new cases in the four figures. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported 1,298 new confirmed coronavirus cases, including 10 additional deaths. It was the 13th day in a row the state reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases. IDPH reported more than 1,000 daily cases 18 times in July, compared to only twice in June. The new cases announced Monday came as IDPH reported 28,475 tests for COVID-19 statewide in the past 24 hours, for a one-day positive test rate of 4.6%. The seven-day statewide positive test...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that the city's infection rate was a low 1%. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday's hospitalizations were the lowest since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.He said 556 were hospitalized, while ICU numbers were down to 143 and intubations down slightly to 71. Three new deaths were reported.Meanwhile, there have been more than 4.6 million cases of the coronavirus across the United States. 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.In New Jersey, 331 new positive cases...
    The Minnesota Department of Health reported 622 new coronavirus infections Monday and another two people have died of COVID-19. The two people whose deaths were reported were an Anoka County resident in their 80s and a Dakota County resident in their 70s. Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll is now at 1,616 with another 40 deaths suspected to be caused by a coronavirus infection, but the patient never had a positive test. The 622 additional cases reported Monday brings the state total to 56,560 laboratory-confirmed infections. The state reported the results of nearly 16,000 tests. Since the outbreak began Minnesota has processed 1,070,925 patients samples for the coronavirus. Testing is now averaging just below 15,000 tests per day. There are 302 patients...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials on Monday reported 1,030 new cases of the coronavirus and 14 more deaths. The Arizona Department of Health Services has recorded 179,497 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic began. The known death toll is 3,779. In-patient hospitalizations, ventilators in use and intensive care unit occupancy continue to trend downward slightly. Arizona became a national COVID-19 hotspot, with some of the highest U.S. rates of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, after Gov. Doug Ducey lifted a stay-at-home order in mid-May. He later reimposed some restrictions including gym and bar closures. A judge will hear arguments Monday from attorneys for health clubs challenging Ducey's shutdown order. The vast majority of people who are...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials reported 622 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and two additional deaths. The Minnesota Department of Health says the state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is at 56,560. Of them, nearly 50,000 have recovered and no longer require isolation. Currently, 302 patients are in Minnesota hospitals battling the disease. While the number of people hospitalized has remained steady over the last 24 hours, four more patients entered intensive care. Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll is now at 1,616. The vast majority of coronavirus deaths in Minnesota have been patients in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Over the weekend, national health officials warned that the spread of the virus is accelerating...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials reported 622 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and an additional two deaths. The Minnesota Department of Health says the state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is at 56,560. Of them, nearly 50,000 have recovered and no longer require isolation. Currently, 302 patients are in Minnesota hospitals battling the disease. While the number of people hospitalized has remained steady over the last 24 hours, four more patients entered intensive care. Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll is now at 1,616. The vast majority of coronavirus deaths in Minnesota have been patients in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Over the weekend, national health officials warned that the spread of the virus is...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 68 new Coronavirus cases Monday out of 1,104 test results, but no additional deaths. Of the 68 cases reported in the past 24 hours, all are confirmed. The county-wide total number of cases now stands at 8,310 since March 14. New cases range in age from 8 to 96 years with a median age of 37 years, the Health Department reports. The date of positive tests ranged from July 9 through Aug. 2. Health Department officials report one more patient has been hospitalized. The total number of hospitalizations among all cases in the county stands at 686 patients. The death toll remains steady at 242....
    A new prediction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the number of coronavirus deaths could continue to grow through the month of August, with slightly more than one person dying from the fast-spreading virus every minute during the course of the month. As CBS News reported, the new CDC guidance predicted that up to 11,000 people could die every week from COVID-19, which would be a total of more than 48,000 deaths in the month. While these predictions have not always been accurate, the latest one paints a picture of increases despite many states having instituted stringent measures to slow its spread through the early weeks and months of the outbreak. Statistics from the CDC show...
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New Mexico has increased by 226 with three additional deaths also reported Sunday. That raises the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 21,016 with 654 known deaths. Health officials report 61 of the new cases were residents of Bernalillo County, the state’s largest county that includes Albuquerque. Lea, McKinley and Luna counties had the highest numbers of coronavirus cases per capita in New Mexico over the past two weeks, according to an Associated Press analysis of data collected by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. De Baca county is the only one of the state’s 33 counties without a confirmed COVID-19 case, according...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Sunday reported 518 new cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths, including a Dallas man in his 30s with no underlying high risk health conditions. Sunday’s count brings the total of confirmed cases to 51,108, which is second in the state behind Harris County. Sunday is also the eighth straight day that the county reported less than a 1,000 daily cases. The county also now has a total of 688 coronavirus-related deaths. The seven new deaths on Sunday include a Dallas man in his 30s who was hospitalized and did not have underlying high risk health conditions. The ages ranged from 30s to 70s. Six out of the seven patients had been hospitalized and...
    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...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 1,465 new cases of the coronavirus and 18 more deaths. The Arizona Department of Health Services has recorded 178,467 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic began. The known death toll is 3,765. On Saturday, health officials reported 2,992 news coronavirus cases around the state and 53 additional deaths. In-patient hospitalizations, ventilators in use and intensive care unit occupancy continue to trend downward slightly. The vast majority of people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 recover. For most people, the coronavirus 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,...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 is up to 1,614 with 8 more deaths reported Sunday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The health department reported another 769 confirmed coronavirus infections, taking Minnesota’s total cases to 55,947. The actual number of infections likely is much higher as the data only represent those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. Sunday’s reported deaths included an individual in their 30s, an individual in their 60s, two individuals in their 70s, an individual in their 80s, two individuals in their 90s and an individual in their 100s. The deaths were in Blue Earth, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and St. Louis counties. Five of the eight were from a long-term care...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In the last 24 hours, Minnesota added 769 more cases of COVID-19 to its tally of infections and eight more deaths. The additional cases bring the state’s total positive cases to 55,947, with 48,847 no longer needing isolation. Currently, 302 people in Minnesota hospitals are battling the disease, with 149 people in intensive care. The state’s death toll is now 1,614. The majority of the deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities. MORE: Minnesota Health Dept.’s Situation Report On COVID-19 Testing has now breached over 1,054,900 overall in the state. About 15,000 were completed in the last 24 hours. The state has the capacity to process 20,000 tests a day. Meanwhile, health officials are keeping track of the...
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 13 more cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,068 and the known death toll to 450 as of Saturday night. Tribal health officials said 81,460 people have been tested for the coronavirus and 6,697 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. Late Friday, lawmakers on the Navajo Nation approved a massive spending bill...
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    California has become the first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases as the death toll in the US tops 1,000 for the fifth day in a row.  The state of California has set multiple milestones amid the pandemic throughout the month of July.  As of Saturday, California has recorded 500,130 cases. The state's health department also reported an additional 219 deaths, which set a new record for the number of deaths reported in a single day.  That record was last broken on Wednesday when California recorded 176 deaths. The state has a total of 9,224 deaths.  California (testing site in Los Angeles) has become the first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases Meanwhile, deaths from the coronavirus in the US...
    A New York Times survey of 270 U.S. colleges and universities has uncovered 6,600 COVID-19 infections among students and staff and 14 coronavirus-related deaths. Hundreds of the almost 1,000 schools the newspaper contacted did not reply to the questions. The statistics do not include numbers for the fall semester that has already started at some schools. “This data, which is almost certainly an undercount, shows the risks colleges face as they prepare for a school year in the midst of a pandemic,” the newspaper said. American educators are cobbling together a hodgepodge of plans on how best to protect students and staff from the virus. Some have taken all classes online, while other have a mixture of online and in-class...
    (CNN)The US has reported more deaths linked to coronavirus than anywhere else in the world and updated models show 20,000 more Americans could die in just the next three weeks. The ensemble forecast, published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects more than 173,000 American deaths by August 22. At least 154,447 Americans have died since the beginning of the pandemic. Across the country, local leaders and public health experts have urged residents not to let their guard down as social gatherings, especially among younger groups, are fueling the spread of the virus. While some states across the South seem to be nearing their peak, experts say others, including in the Midwest, are raising new concern. ...
    Beijing, Aug 2 (EFE) .- China registered 49 new confirmed cases of coronaviruses on Saturday, compared to 45 the previous day, 33 of them locally in outbreaks in the western region of Xinjiang and the northeast province of Liaoning, and the rest from abroad, the National Health Commission reported today. These data represent a slight rebound compared to that of Friday, although they remain below those registered the previous three days, when the hundred cases were well exceeded. Among the 33 contagions at the local level, 30 were detected in Xinjiang and 3 in Liaoning, while among the imported four, they were in the southwestern province of Sichuan, three in Shandong (east), three in Hubei (center), two in Guangzhou (...
    The Covid-19 pandemic is not yet over. Since the emergence of Sars-Cov-2 in China at the end of 2019, more than 680,000 people have died from the virus. The United States remains the country most affected by the pandemic According to a report drawn up by the France-Presse agency from official sources, on Saturday at 11:00 GMT, the new coronavirus has killed at least 680,014 across the globe since its appearance in China in December 2019. The United States is the country most affected by this pandemic, both in number of deaths and cases. Johns Hopkins University has reported at least 153,314 deaths for 4,562,170 cases diagnosed. After America come Brazil (92,475 deaths for 2,662,485 cases), Mexico (46,688 deaths for...
    Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New Mexico increased by 210 and deaths by nine on Saturday, state health officials reported. The deaths included three residents of Bernalillo County, two in Dona Ana County, and one each in Eddy, Lea, McKinley and San Juan counties. Most were in their 70s and 80s. The state's total number of deaths since the pandemic began is 651. Lea, McKinley and Luna counties had the highest numbers of coronavirus cases per capita in New Mexico over the past two weeks, according to an Associated Press analysis of data collected by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. De Baca county is the only...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — There are a reported 662 more confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Arkansas and seven more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the disease, the Arkansas Department of Health said Saturday. The department reported 43,173 confirmed cases of the virus and 460 deaths, an increase from the 42,511 cases and 453 deaths on Friday. The state Department of Correction also reports three inmates being treated for COVID-19 have died in the past week, bringing to at least 30 the number of inmates who have succumbed to the illness, according to department spokesperson Cindy Murphy. The actual number of cases in Arkansas is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has increased by more than 1,200 with eight more deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the illness, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported on Saturday, The department reported 37,731 confirmed cases of the virus and 549 deaths, an increase of 1,244 cases from the 36,487 confirmed cases and 541 deaths on Friday. A daily record of 1,401 increases in cases was reported Monday. The true number of 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 about 6,900 active cases on Saturday and said 30,282 people...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County has passed the 50,000 mark in total confirmed COVID-19 cases after reporting 614 more on Saturday, as well as 10 more deaths. Saturday’s case county brings the total in the county to 50,590, which is second in the state behind Harris County. Saturday was also the seventh day in a row that the county reported less than 1,000 daily cases. The county averaged 654 cases per day this week. The 10 new deaths include a Dallas man in his 20s who was hospitalized and had underlying health conditions. Seven out of the 10 patients had been hospitalized, two died in a hospital’s emergency department and one died at their long-term care facility. Eight out of...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin confirmed 13 new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll to 947. The latest figures from the state Department of Health Services show there were 1,062 newly reported cases on Saturday, bringing the state’s total to more than 54,000. On Saturday, the seven-day average of new cases was 876. Nearly 950,000 people have been tested for the coronavirus, including 14,858 reported Saturday. The number of people who have ever been hospitalized in the state was 4,681 on Saturday, up 44 from Friday. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- There are growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic as Illinois continues to see an upward trend.Illinois health officials reported 1,639 new COVID-19 cases and 8 related deaths Saturday, the day after the state's highed one-day jump in COVID-19 infections since May 24.Friday, IDPH announced nearly 2,000 new coronavirus cases and 21 new deaths, as the state conducted more than 49,000 tests in one day.The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the state's total confirmed COVID-19 cases have reached 180,476 , including 7,503 deaths.Latest deaths include: Cook County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s Cook County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s McHenry...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 is up to 1,606, with six additional deaths reported Saturday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The health department reported another 731 confirmed coronavirus infections, taking Minnesota’s total cases to 55,188. The actual number of infections likely is much higher as the data only represent those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. Saturday’s reported deaths included an individual in their 40s, an individual in their 50s and an individual in their 60s, two individuals in their 70s and an individual in their 90s. The deaths were in Clay, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Sherburne counties. Three of the six were from a long-term care or assisted-living facility. Of the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New cases of the coronavirus are surfacing every day South Florida and the rest of the state. Here are the latest numbers and information you need to know at-a-glance as of 11 a.m. on August 1, 2020. FLORIDA: 480,028 confirmed cases One-Day increase: 9,642 cases Total Florida Deaths: 7,144 New Deaths: 178  *(Reported in last 24 hours) Resident Hospitalizations: 26,972 Total Tests: 3,684,875 Negative Test Results: 3,199,415 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 12.01% MIAMI-DADE: 121,207 confirmed cases (largest number in the state) One-Day Increase: 2,745 Total Deaths: 1,647 New Deaths: 36  *(Reported in last 24 hours) Hospitalizations: 5,599 Total Tests: 634,887 Negative: 512,148 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 18.39% BROWARD: 56,797 confirmed cases ...
    The U.S. reported more than 25,000 deaths in July related to the novel coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, a grim milestone for the country as it seeks to stem a rising number of cases. The country saw 1.87 million new cases of the virus last month — an increase of nearly 70 percent — bringing the total number of cases during the pandemic to just over 4.5 million. More than 150,000 people in the U.S. have died due to the virus, according to Johns Hopkins. Several states in particular – Florida, California and Texas – saw massive jumps in their number of cases in July, as governors across the country pulled back from reopening plans or implemented new restrictions. The Sunshine State...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York University researchers are looking into whether a treatment best known for treating divers with the bends could help prevent COVID-19 deaths.The researchers say hyperbaric oxygen therapy is often met with skepticism because some supporters have touted it for all kinds of ailments without evidence, but a small study showed pressurized oxygen chambers actually helped relieve symptoms in COVID-19 patients.Researchers are now trying to secure funding for a larger clinical trial.On Saturday, an additional six pools in New York City will reopen.Two in Manhattan, two in the Bronx and one each in Brooklyn and Queens.Social distancing will be enforced, and visitors will have to wear a mask at all times - except when they are...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois health officials reported 1,941 new COVID-19 cases and 21 related deaths Friday, as the state conducted more than 49,000 tests in one day.The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the state's total confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 178,837, including 7,495 deaths.The preliminary seven-day positivity rate for July 24 to July 30 stands at 3.9% as the state conducted 49,782 tests in the last 24 hours.As of Thursday night, officials said 1,369 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, with 346 patients in the ICU and 148 patients on ventilators.The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that beginning Saturday, the beach at Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park in Zion will be closed Saturdays and Sundays...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas health officials reported 8,839 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total in Texas since the start of the pandemic to 420,946 cases. More than 141,000 of the confirmed cases are active. The state’s rolling rate of positive tests remained steady Friday at 12.12%, up fractionally from Thursday. The true number of cases in Texas is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. Dallas County About To Surpass 50K Coronavirus Cases The state reported 295 new COVID-19 fatalities Friday, bringing the overall death toll to almost 6,600. Texas patients hospitalized with COVID-19 totaled 9,336, about 40 more than Thursday. (© Copyright 2020 CBS...
    TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Eighteen more people have died after contracting COVID-19 in Tarrant County, according to the county health department. There are also 587 more people who are infected with the disease in the county as of Friday, along with 591 current hospitalizations. The 18 latest deaths include a man in his 80s from Hurst, a man in his 60s from Grand Prairie, a man in his 70s from Mansfield, a man in his 30s from Haltom City, a man in his 70s from Richland Hills, a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 80s, both from Azle, a man in his 70s and a man in his 60s from White Settlement, a man in his 80s...
    Illinois State Health officials reported this Friday, July 30, about 1,941 new cases of coronavirus and 21 more deaths from the virus. The total number of state-level cases now rises to 178,837 and deaths to 7,495 since the start of the pandemic. At least 42,782 tests were received in state laboratories in the last 24 hours for a total of 2,699,568 to date. The infection rate in Illinois increased to 3.9% this Friday. HERE: more information and official state figures by county and zip code
    The trendline seems alarming: Nearly every day brings more deaths than the last, in numbers California has never before seen during the pandemic. In a little more than a week, the state has set four coronavirus death records, hitting an all-time high — 193 deaths — on Wednesday. Experts say those numbers are the expected result of the surge in cases that started last month after communities around the state eased their lockdown restrictions. “It’s so sad to see these deaths being recorded and the numbers going up, and it’s scary, but (people) have to recognize that this represents the spread of the infection around four weeks ago,” said Dr. John Swartzberg, an infectious disease expert with the UC Berkeley-UCSF...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. For the foreseeable future, MinnPost will be providing daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota, published following the press phone call with members of the Walz administration each afternoon. Here are the latest updates from July 30: 53,692 confirmed cases; 5 deaths Five more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday, for a total of 1,594.  Article continues after advertisement Of the deaths announced Thursday were three people in their 90s and one person in their 80s. The youngest person was in their 30s. Three people were...
    Florida has broken the single-day record of coronavirus-related deaths since the onset of the pandemic for the third consecutive day this week – even as hospitalizations for the disease have steadily declined. The state on Tuesday recorded 186 new deaths from complications caused by COVID-19 in the last 24-hour period. Then, Wednesday marked an additional 216 deaths. Thursday, the record was broken a third time after 253 fatalities were recorded. At least 6,586 people have died in Florida from the coronavirus, according to the state health department. As of Thursday, Florida recorded at least 461,379 confirmed cases – and 26,017 residents remain hospitalized with the disease. FLORIDA WALMART SHOPPER BRANDISHES GUN IN APPARENT DISPUTE OVER CORONAVIRUS MASKS The new deaths bring the average reported deaths...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirteen more people have died from COVID-19 in Indiana and 970 more cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the state, health officials said Thursday. The new COVID-19 fatalities occurred since Monday and pushed Indiana’s total to 2,946, including confirmed and presumed cases, since the state’s first death was recorded in mid-March, the Indiana State Department of Health said. The state's 970 new confirmed cases raise Indiana's total number of confirmed cases to 65,253, the state agency said. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that Indiana will keep its current coronavirus restrictions in place for at least most of August to encourage compliance with safety measures. The Republican governor's announcement came amid continued concerns about recent growth...
    CDC Director Robert Redfield says that youth are likelier to be negatively impacted by suicides, drugs, and influenza than if they were exposed to COVID-19. What are the details? Redfield made the remarks during a Buck Institute webinar livestream on July 14. During the discussion, Redfield — a proponent of reopening U.S. schools amid the coronavirus pandemic — said that there is a very low coronavirus risk for children who do not have pre-existing conditions. He also said that people should be more concerned about suicides and drug overdoses among youth, as their numbers are "far greater" when compared to COVID-19 deaths in youth. "But there has been another cost that we've seen, particularly in high...
    More than 110,000 Americans visited New Zealand's immigration website last month to learn if they qualify to move there amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Tens of thousands of foreigners from other countries have also inquired about living in New Zealand and applied for residency as the country emerged as the gold standard for dealing with the health crisis.  New Zealand on Thursday had just 24 active cases, all placed into isolation, and reported only 22 deaths in total. The country had 1,560 cases total and 1,514 recoveries.  On the other hand, the United States continued to lead the world in coronavirus cases and deaths, with more than four million confirmed infections and 150,717 fatalities.   A New Zealand demographics expert told the New...
    Illinois State Health officials reported Thursday, July 30, about 1,772 new cases of coronavirus and 18 more deaths from the virus. The total number of state-level cases now rises to 176,896 and deaths to 7,478 since the start of the pandemic. At least 41,134 tests were received in state laboratories in the last 24 hours for a total of 2,649,786 tests to date. The infection rate in Illinois from July 23 to 29 is 3.8% HERE: more information and official state figures by county and zip code
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Just hours before the governor’s expected update on the upcoming school year, health officials on Thursday morning reported that more than 1 million COVID-19 tests have been completed so far in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), there were also 745 additional COVID-19 cases confirmed and five more deaths in the last 24 hours. MORE ON THE DATA: MDH’s Situation Update Page For COVID-19 The state’s positive cases total now sits at 53,692. Positive cases are defined by the MDH as individual people who live in Minnesota who tested positive for COVID-19. Individuals are only counted once as a positive case, since multiple positive tests for the same person do happen. ...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,594 on Thursday, with an additional five deaths. The state data reports another 745 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 53,692. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. Thursday’s reported deaths included one individual in their 30s, one in their 80s and three in their 90s. Three of the five deaths reported were residents of long-term care or assisted living center residents. Of the state’s total deaths since March, 1,219 were long-term care or assisted living center residents, according to Minnesota Department of Health data updated Thursday morning. HOW ARE PATIENTS...
    By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Wednesday reported 787 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and six more people in the state have died from the illness caused by the virus. The Department of Health said at least 40,968 people in the state have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began in early March. The department said 6,596 of those cases are active, meaning they don't include people who have died or recovered. The department said 145 of the new cases came from Delta Regional Unit, a state prison in Chicot County. The true number of cases in Arkansas is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest...
    TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Tarrant County Public Health reported six COVID-19 deaths and 836 new cases on Wednesday. The deceased include a woman in her 80s and a man in his 60s from Arlington; a man in his 90s from North Richland Hills, a man in his 60s from unincorporated Tarrant County, and a man in his 80s and a man in his 40s, both from Fort Worth. All had underlying health conditions. Tarrant County now has 355 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus. 13,613 people have recovered. What should I do if I get sick? Stay home until your fever has been gone for at least 24 hours unless you experience significant symptoms, then contact your medical provider...
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials announced three more deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday as Gov. Steve Bullock said the state or county health departments might have to increase restrictions in nine counties that he called virus hot spots. Two Yellowstone County men in their 70s died in their homes, one on Tuesday and one Friday, and a Richland County woman in her 80s died Tuesday, the county health departments reported. More than half of the state’s 55 deaths have happened since July 6. The state reported 201 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, for a total of 3,676 since the pandemic began. The number of infections is thought to be much higher because many people have not been...
    Illinois State Health officials reported Wednesday, July 29, about 1,393 new cases of coronavirus and 18 more deaths from the virus. The total number of state-level cases now rises to 175,124 and deaths to 7,462 since the start of the pandemic. At least 38,187 tests were received in state laboratories in the last 24 hours for a total of 2,608,652 to date. tests. The infection rate in Illinois increased from 3.4% to 3.8% from July 20 to 28. HERE: more information and official state figures by county and zip code
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — There are 14 more deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Wednesday. Oklahoma's official death toll now stands at at total of 523, and there are 34,623 reported cases, an increase of 848 cases from Tuesday. The true number of cases is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. The department reported 663 people hospitalized Wednesday either with the illness or under investigation for infection, an increase of 67 hospitalizations from Tuesday. A total of 27,386 people have recovered from the illness, according to the department. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials are reporting more than 2,000 additional cases of coronavirus for a second straight day but with hospitalizations continuing a gradual decline. The Arizona Department of Health Services said Wednesday that there have been another 2,339 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 46 more known deaths. Officials say deaths do not all occur on the same day but are often the results of reviewing death certificates going back weeks. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona now stands at 168,273 and the number of deaths at 3,454. In-patient hospitalizations, ventilators in use and intensive care unit occupancy continued to trend downward slightly. Meanwhile, hospital capacity statewide remained steadily in in the mid-80s in terms of percentage....
    Minnesota added nine more COVID-19 fatalities and 681 new coronavirus infections Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health. The death toll is now at 1,589 with those whose deaths were reported Wednesday ranging in age from their 50s to their 90s. Seven of the fatalities were residents of long-term care facilities. The state now has 52,947 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases, but health officials believe the disease is more widespread than testing shows. All of Minnesota’s 87 counties have at least one confirmed case. Patients needing hospital care continue to climb. There were 310 patients hospitalized Wednesday with 143 in critical condition. Since the outbreak began in March, there are 46,636 patients who have recovered enough that they no longer need...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 125 new Coronavirus cases Wednesday out of 1,310 test results, and five additional deaths. Of the 125 cases reported in the past 24 hours, 122 are confirmed cases and three are probable. The county-wide total number of cases now stands at 7,718 since March 14. New cases range in age from 1 to 98 years with a median age of 52 years, the Health Department says. The date of positive tests ranged from July 8 through July 28. Health Department officials report 10 more patients have been hospitalized. The total number of hospitalizations among all cases in the county stands at 613 patients. The death toll has reached 234...
    Florida coronavirus cases hit 451,423 on Wednesday after reporting 9,446 new positives and a record 216 additional deaths for residents of the state, the Health Department reported. This is the highest number of deaths reported in a 24-hour period since the pandemic began, surpassing the 186 mark recorded the previous day. Another 582 Florida residents were hospitalized, the second highest number so far. In total, the results of 88,252 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 12.26%, above the target of 10% and the highest in the last five days. In the last week, 71,804 new cases have been reported: 9,446 on Wednesday, 9,230 on Tuesday, 8,092 on Monday, 9,344 on Sunday, 12,199 on Saturday, 12,444 on Friday...
    COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Health officials are reporting single day high numbers of new coronavirus cases and deaths from the disease for Collin County since the pandemic began. Five more people died from COVID-19 on Tuesday. A 56-year-old Plano woman died at a local hospital. She was the first fatality in Collin County who did not have an underlying health condition. An 83-year-old Plano man with an underlying health condition died at Brookdale Collin Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care. An 81-year-old Dallas man with an underlying health condition died at Farmersville Health and Rehabilitation. An 84-year-old Murphy woman with an underlying health condition died at Lynride Assisted Living and Memory Care. A 66-year-old Wylie man with an underlying health...
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials on Tuesday night reported 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths. The total number of people infected on the reservation now stands at 8,927 with 446 known deaths. Tribal health officials said 78,501 people have undergone testing and 6,585 have recovered from the virus. The Navajo Nation once had one of the highest per-capita rates of coronavirus infections in the U.S. The daily number of reported cases has declined overall, but nighttime curfews, weekend lockdowns and a mask mandate remain because of recent surges in COVID-19 off the reservation, which covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate...
    The Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday passed 2,000 patient deaths from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, even as the number of seriously ill cases at their hospitals continued to decline. More than 2,040 VA patients have died from complications related to the virus since early March, when the first death at a department medical center was reported. That total translates into about 17 patient deaths a day for the last four months. Despite recent increases in states like Texas, Florida and Arizona, VA hospitals in New York and New Jersey have still seen the most patient deaths from the fast-spreading illness. The VA New Jersey Health Care System (centered just outside New York City) experienced 113 patient deaths since the...
    Illinois State Health officials reported on Tuesday, July 28, about 1,076 new cases of coronavirus and 30 more deaths from the virus. The total number of state-level cases now rises to 173,731 and deaths to 7,446 since the start of the pandemic. At least 28,331 tests were received in state laboratories in the last 24 hours for a total to date of 2,570,465 tests. The infection rate in Illinois increased from 3.4% to 3.8% from July 20 to 27. HERE: more information and official state figures by county and zip code
    Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely to be infected with and die from the novel coronavirus, regardless of where they live, a new study suggests. Researchers found almost three times the number of cases and and deaths in wealthy minority neighborhoods compared to similar areas that have mostly white residents. This was true across 10 major US cities including New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, according to New York University Grossman School of Medicine. What's more, when limited to low-income counties, the risk of infection and deaths for black and Hispanics from non-white neighborhoods was eight to nine times greater than those living in predominantly Caucasian towns.  Blacks and Hispanics in low-income and minority neighborhoods in the...
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana announced four more deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths due to the respiratory virus to 51. A man in his 40s died Sunday at his home in Yellowstone County, the county health department said. A man in his 80s died Sunday in Lincoln County, the county health department posted on its Facebook page Monday. The locations of the two other deaths were not immediately announced. The state also reported 94 more cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, for a total of 3,475 since the pandemic began. The number of infections is thought to be much higher because many people have not been tested. Just over 2,100 people are considered to have...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 119 new Coronavirus cases Tuesday out of 1,804 test results, and seven additional deaths. Of the 119 cases reported in the past 24 hours, 115 are confirmed cases and four are probable. The county-wide total number of cases now stands at 7,593 since March 14. New cases range in age from 10 months to 97 years with a median age of 50 years, the Health Department says. The date of positive tests ranged from July 10 through July 27. Health Department officials report 20 more patients have been hospitalized. The total number of hospitalizations among all cases in the county stands at 603 patients. The death toll has...
    By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported an increase of nearly 700 additional deaths from the COVID-19 virus due to a change in how the state collects fatality data, representing a grim surge in the state's fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The new figures released Monday show the state now with 5,713 COVID-19-identified fatalities in Texas, compared with 5,038 reported Sunday. The new figures include 44 new deaths reported Monday. Texas had seen a dramatic spike in newly confirmed cases, hospitalizations and fatalities over the past month and Gov. Greg Abbott had warned the results could be jarring. State health officials said the new death totals are compiled by using the cause of death listed on...
    Brasilia, Jul 27 (EFE) .- A document signed by 152 of Brazil’s nearly 500 bishops criticizes the “incapacity” and “blindness” of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is accused of promoting “an economy that kills” in the midst of an “unprecedented” pandemic. The manifesto, obtained and published this Monday by some local newspapers, was not commented on by the Episcopate and is attributed to the so-called “progressive wing” of the Catholic Church, which has maintained a critical line for more than a year with the current Government. Under the title “Letter to the People of God”, the document affirms that “Brazil is going through one of the most difficult periods in its history”, and equates it to a “perfect storm”, in which...
    HOUNDE, Burkina Faso (AP) — Coronavirus-linked hunger leads to more than 10,000 monthly child deaths over first year of pandemic, UN analysis finds. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    More than a thousand people gathered on a beach in California to hold a worship service while churches are closed over coronavirus concerns. “They miss their church families,” said Pastor Barry Sappington, who helped organize the service on Sunday. “They miss worshipping. Worship is a core part of a Christ follower’s life, and as you can see, people don’t want to go anywhere. They want to gather, they want to worship, and this is a perfect venue for them to do so.” Local San Diego outlet NBC 7 reported an estimated 1,250 people gathered on Cardiff State Beach for a two-hour service and to also protest the closures of churches. “It’s such a double standard, right? You have...
    Illinois State Health officials reported Monday, July 27, 1,231 new cases of coronavirus and 18 more deaths from the virus. The total number of state-level cases now rises to 172,655 and deaths to 7,416 since the start of the pandemic. At least 30,567 tests have been received in state laboratories in the last 24 hours for a total of 2,542,134 tests to date. The infection rate in Illinois increased from 3.4% to 3.8% from July 20 to 26. HERE: more information and official state figures by county and zip code
    The Minnesota Department of Health reported two more COVID-19 fatalities and 650 new coronavirus infections Monday. All of Minnesota’s 87 counties now have at least one case of the coronavirus after Lake of the Woods County reported its first case over the weekend. There were nine more patients in critical condition for a total of 126 in intensive care. There are 257 total patients currently hospitalized. The death toll is now at 1,576 people. The two whose deaths were reported Monday both lived in long-term care facilities —one was in their 70s and the other was in their 80s. Minnesota now has 51,803 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases, but state health officials believe the virus is more widespread than testing has found....
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 839 new cases of Coronavirus on Monday, in addition to four more deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 108,264 since Sunday’s report. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. Allegheny County is reporting an increase of 180 cases and Philadelphia County is reporting an increase of 166 cases. The statewide death toll has now reached 7,122. There are 1,042,424 patients who have tested negative to date. Additionally, there are 641 probable or unconfirmed cases at this time. The number of tests administered within the...
    Fact check: Whats true and whats false about face masks? Check your couch cushions: One Chick-fil-A offers free food voucher if you exchange coins Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.2 million after a fifth straight day of more than 1,000 deaths CORRECTION: A previous version of this report appeared under a headline stating that the U.S. had recorded 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for five straight days. It has, in fact, seen 1,000 deaths from the disease on each of those five days. The story has been corrected. © Getty Images The U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 4.2 million on Monday, after a fifth straight day of more than 1,000 deaths from the...
    CORONAVIRUS fatalities in the UK hit 45,759 today after seven more died with the killer bug - the lowest daily rise since the virus took hold in the UK. And a total of 300,111 people have now tested positive for Covid-19 across Britain - up 685 cases from yesterday. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Seven more Brits have died with coronavirus Credit: PA:Press Association 4The news comes a day after holidaymakers in Spain were told they'll have to quarantine for a fortnight on their return to the UKCredit: AFP or licensors The number of people who were recorded to have died with the deadly virus in the past 24 hours is even...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 180 new Coronavirus cases Monday out of 1,929 test results, but no additional deaths. Of the 180 cases reported in the past 24 hours, 178 are confirmed cases and two are probable. The county-wide total number of cases now stands at 7,474 since March 14. New cases range in age from 2 to 101 years with a median age of 45 years, the Health Department said. The date of positive tests ranged from July 9 through July 26. Health Department officials report two more patients have been hospitalized. The total number of hospitalizations among all cases in the county stands at 583 patients. The death toll 222 deaths. This...
    New coronavirus cases are hitting fresh highs in more than a dozen states as the head of the White House task force Dr Deborah Birx urged the regions with surging infections to close bars, cut back on indoor dining and mandate face masks.  There has now been more than 4.2 million infections recorded across the United States and nearly 147,000 Americans have died from COVID-19.  The number of cases in the current hard hit states of Texas, California, Arizona and Florida are now showing signs of plateauing after a month of record surges, health officials say.  But the number of infections are now spiking, based on a seven-day average, in more than a dozen states, including Oklahoma, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Montana,...
    The United States’ coronavirus death toll exceeded 1,000 for five days straight last week, but who could possibly expect President Donald Trump to sacrifice a day of golfing because of a deadly pandemic? No one who’s been paying attention to the commander-in-chief’s priorities, which seem to align with bashing liberal state leaders, tweeting about his competitor in the 2020 election, and the heavy-hitter, getting re-elected. Fittingly, Trump spent his Saturday at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. with NFL Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre. “Brett LOVES Wisconsin, Mississippi and Minnesota. A good golfer – hits it LONG!” the president tweeted Sunday of the former quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Jets. Brett LOVES Wisconsin, Mississippi and Minnesota. A good golfer –...
    The total death toll has already exceeded the 175,000 CDC forecast for August 15. Several states posted new highs this week. Photo: CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH / EFE More than 1,000 people have died daily from coronavirus in the past four days. Those new thousands of deaths raise the Deadly number of the virus in the United States to almost 147,000, as the Johns Hopkins University showed on its website. The country exceeded 175,000 deaths related to the virus predicted by the network of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, shortly after more than 150 prestigious medical experts, scientists, professors and nurses, among others, signed a letter asking political leaders for new confinement to contain the...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada health officials report 1,018 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths around the state as of Sunday. The numbers released by the state Department of Health and Human Services pushes the total number of known deaths to 734 with 42,843 coronavirus cases. Of the 1,018 new COVID-19 cases, health officials said 807 of them were in Clark County, the state’s largest county that includes Las Vegas. The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 across Nevada has decreased with 906 confirmed cases and 241 suspected cases in Nevada hospitals. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. But...
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico report 266 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths. Data released Sunday by the state Department of Health pushed the total of coronavirus cases to 19,042 with 614 known deaths. Bernalillo County led all counties in new cases with 91 and four of the latest reported deaths occurred in that county. 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. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. But for some...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 642 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Sunday and two more deaths from the illness caused by the virus. The Department of Health said at least 38,623 people in the state have tested positive for the virus, an increase from the 37,981 confirmed cases reported Saturday. The department said 6,600 of the cases are active, meaning they don't include people who have died or recovered. The true number of cases in Arkansas is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. Two more people have died from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, bringing the state's total fatalities to...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's health department reported 1,207 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, and 15 more deaths related to the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The Health Department said that brought the state's total number of confirmed cases to 51,639, with at least 1,458 deaths. There have been 184 outbreaks at Mississippi's long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, with at least 3,317 cases of the virus confirmed in those facilities and 682 virus-related deaths, the department's figures show. The true number of virus infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected without feeling sick. While most people who contract the coronavirus recover...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from July 26, 2020: Three more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Sunday, for a total of 1,574. Of the people whose deaths were announced Sunday, one was in their 90s, one was in their 80s and one was in their 70s....
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona heath officials report 1,973 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 19 additional deaths. That increases the state totals to 162,014 positive COVID-19 cases and 3,305 known deaths as of Sunday. Arizona Department of Health Services had reported 3,748 new cases and 144 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday. The 144 deaths were among the most reported in a single day in the state without death certificate matching. The rate of new Arizona coronavirus cases has shown signs of slowing in recent weeks following the implementation of face mask requirements in many areas — including all of Maricopa County — and statewide executive orders to close businesses such as bars and gyms and to restrict restaurant occupancy. The coronavirus causes...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 is up to 1,574, with three additional deaths reported Sunday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The Health Department reported another 871 confirmed coronavirus infections, taking Minnesota’s total cases to 51,153. The actual number of infections likely is much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. Sunday’s reported deaths consisted of: an individual in their 70s, an individual in their 80s and an individual in their 90s. The deaths were in Ramsey, Hennepin and Otter counties, respectively. One of the three was from a long-term care or assisted-living facility. Of the state’s total deaths, 1,205 were long-term care or assisted living center...