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    Tokyo, Aug 6 (EFE) .- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ruled today that it is necessary to re-declare a state of sanitary emergency in his country to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the increase in daily contagion figures. “The number of new infected people is increasing nationwide,” Abe said in statements to journalists in the city of Hiroshima, but ruled out that these data justify the declaration of the health alert. The situation “is very different from what it was” when this exceptional measure was declared last April, Abe added. The state of sanitary emergency was in force in Japan from April 7 to May 25, which allowed local authorities to promote the closure of shops, cancel...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Public health officials announced Wednesday that another 30 people have died of COVID-19 in Illinois, and 1,759 new virus cases have been confirmed in the past day, while the state also reported the second-most tests performed since the start of the pandemic. Illinois has now seen 15 days in a row with more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases. The Illinois Department of Public Health said there have been a total of 186,471 confirmed virus cases and 7,573 deaths statewide since the start of the pandemic. The newest cases came as Illinois labs reported a total of 46,668 virus tests in the past 24 hours, the second most so far during the coronavirus outbreak, for a one-day positivity...
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks must stick to rules aimed at containing the coronavirus more closely than ever, the country's prime minister said on Wednesday, warning of new restrictions if a worrying rise in daily cases does not abate. Greece reported 121 new cases on Tuesday, the highest tally since April 22 and part of a surge of what appears to be mainly domestic infections. "Any form of complacency is unjustified," Kyriakos Mitsotakis said. "We still don't know how ...many months we will be forced to live with the virus." In spring, Greece fared better than other countries in controlling the spread of COVID 19 mainly due to targeted lockdowns followed by nationwide curbs imposed during March. Mitsotakis described the registered...
    ALPINE, N.J. (CBSNewYork)- There is concern over a spike in coronavirus cases in parts of Bergen County after large gatherings. One reportedly attracted people who were shuttled across the Hudson from New York City. Social media video from July shows a large backyard crowd illuminated by blue headphones, but there are no masks in sight. Alpine Mayor Paul Tomasko says that the advertised “Mansion Pool Party” happened again this past weekend at a home on Hemlock Drive. “A lot of people didn’t seem to be distancing themselves properly or wearing face masks,” said Tomasko in an interview with CBS2’s Lisa Rozner. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful...
    SAN ANTONIO – Local officials on Tuesday announced 136 new COVID-19 cases in Bexar County during San Antonio’s nightly coronavirus briefing. The daily case number is much higher than the one reported Monday, when officials announced 56 new cases. Bexar County’s cumulative COVID-19 case total stands out 41,274. Officials believe roughly 7,000 of those cases are active. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said 10 more people have died of the virus, bringing the death toll to 380. Hospital capacity, which has steadily declined in recent weeks, decreased again on Tuesday. COVID-19 hospitalizations stood at 838 on Tuesday, down from 886 on Monday. Of those patients, 336 are in the intensive care unit and 234 patients are on ventilators. Nirenberg said...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — For the 14th day in a row, Illinois is reporting new COVID-19 cases in the four figures, with 1,471 new confirmed cases announced Tuesday, including 19 additional deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health said Illinois has confirmed a total of 184,712 coronavirus cases and 7,545 deaths since the start of the pandemic. In the past 24 hours, Illinois labs have reported a total of 42,598 COVID-19 tests, for a one-day positive test rate of 3.5%. The statewide average positive test rate for the past week stands at 3.9%, up from 3.1% two weeks ago, and up from 2.5% in early July. As of Monday night, 1,496 virus patients were being treated in Illinois hospitals, including 365...
    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...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada health officials said Monday they're encouraged by a slowing of the growth rate in new COVID-19 cases statewide since the end of June. “Data continues to suggest a slowing growth rate related to both new cases and hospitalizations,” said Caleb Cage, Caleb cage, director of Nevada’s COVID-19 response. Gov. Steve Sisolak planned a news conference Monday evening regarding future efforts to combat the pandemic. Health officials on Monday reported 994 new coronavirus cases and 15 new deaths. That brings the total number of confirmed cases to 51,199 with 847 known deaths since the pandemic began. Of the new cases, 92.5% are in Clark County including Las Vegas and 5% in Washoe County including Reno-Sparks. The...
    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...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The state reported 870 new coronavirus cases Monday, as the total case number surpassed 91,000. Hospitalizations declined again slightly to 548 from 553 Sunday, but ICU numbers went up from 129 to 135. A total of 3,389 Marylanders have died from the virus. The state’s positivity rate is now down to 4.36%. WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, said the US is in a “new phase” of the pandemic – with the outbreak more widespread than when it first swept across the US, according to a report. “What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread. It’s into the rural as equal urban areas,” Birx said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” She urged Americans to follow public health recommendations, including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. “To everybody who lives in a rural area, you are not immune or protected from this virus,” Birx said. “If you’re in multi-generational households, and there’s an outbreak in your rural area or...
    Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, said the US is in a “new phase” of the pandemic – with the outbreak more widespread than when it first swept across the US, according to a report. “What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread. It’s into the rural as equal urban areas,” Birx said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” She urged Americans to follow public health recommendations, including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. “To everybody who lives in a rural area, you are not immune or protected from this virus,” Birx said. “If you’re in multi-generational households, and there’s an outbreak in your rural area or...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana state health officials Sunday announced 784 new COVID-19 cases and an additional four deaths from the novel coronavirus. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 67,857 and the total number of deaths to 2,775. An additional 200 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients with no positive tests on record, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. The latest #COVID19 case information for Indiana is now available on the ISDH website.Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 67,857???? Total deaths: 4 ???? Tests reported to ISDH: 769,043Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/6cDIzLDs9C — Indiana State Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) August 2, 2020 As of Sunday more...
    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...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio and Bexar County has reported a decrease in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on Saturday. According to the city’s website, 374 additional COVID-19 cases and three deaths were reported for San Antonio and Bexar County. There are now 41,177 COVID-19 cases in the area as of yet. The local death toll now stands at 352. Numbers from Metro Health indicate that hospitalizations are continuing to decline. The city website says 874 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19 on Saturday, down from 926 on Friday. Of those patients, 352 are in the intensive care unit, down from 364 on Friday. Ventilators are being used on 244 patients. As of Saturday, 13% of staffed...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Major League Baseball announced Saturday the Orioles and Marlins will makeup their previously scheduled four game series this week in Baltimore after it had been postponed due to more than a dozen Miami players and staff testing positive for COVID-19. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    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...
    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...
    SAN JOSE (KGO) -- On the California's official COVID-19 website, you'll find an extensive explanation for why a specific county is on the watch list.Type in "gatherings" and it appears 34 times next to family, social, mixed households.In the Bay Area alone, it's the reason cited for five of the nine counties as a driving force in rising numbers."First of all it's the risks we would think about -- lots of noses and mouths together close by indoors versus outdoors," said infectious disease expert Dr. Peter Chin-Hong with UCSF, explaining the dangers of private, social gatherings.RELATED: Getting off state's COVID-19 watch list nearly impossible, Solano County public health official saysSan Mateo County's public health officer issued a stern letter about...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — While passenger traffic rebounded in June at Oakland International Airport, transportation officials said they were bracing for another drop as COVID-19 cases surge across the country. Currently, travelers from the San Francisco Bay Area face 14-day quarantines if they travel to New York state, Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Chicago. Passenger traffic in June at Oakland International was up more than 100 percent compared with May, but demand for air travel nationwide was again showing signs of weakening. The number flyers jumped 141 percent in June to about 255,000, compared with about 106,000 in May. While the increase was a good sign, the June total was still only 21 percent of a year ago, according to airport officials....
    COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – The Department of State Health Services reported 86 new cases of the coronavirus in Collin County, including 28 in Plano this morning. The total number of positive cases in Collin County is 6,253, including 1,652 in Plano. The county currently has 1,430 active cases, including 379 in Plano. Collin County reported one new COVID-19 related death Thursday. A 63-year-old Princeton man with an underlying health condition died at a local hospital. It was the county’s 82nd COVID-19 related fatality. There are 21 positive cases in the Denton County portion of Plano. 8 have recovered. With the Denton County cases, the total number of positive cases in Plano is 1,673. LINKS AND NUMBERS TO CRITICAL RESOURCES City...
    COVID-19 | July 31 Updates with data, cases, deaths and recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic Coronavirus in Spain and the world | New normality and outbreaks, breaking news They are more than 17.2 million people infected by coronavirus worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll exceeds 673,000. On the other hand, Spain already has 285,430 cases among which are 28,443 fatalities confirmed after updating the Ministry of Health the figures. Update of # COVID19 data in Spain https://t.co/VCtBZhL3Eb Information materials on the #coronavirushttps: //t.co/3JRZJojRhC#NoLoTiresPorLaBordapic.twitter.com/p1PbqPNkBp ? Ministry of Health (@sanidadgob) July 29, 2020 Several young people present in the two nightclubs in Valencia where outbreaks of coronavirus were detected are not carrying out...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City has revealed specific plans addressing how schools will respond to confirmed cases of the coronavirus in classrooms. Right now, the plan is for students to return to the classroom in September two to three days a week while learning remotely the other days. Now we’ve learned all school staff members will be asked to take a COVID-19 test in the days leading up to the first day of classes, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reports. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks...
    The Department of Education released new protocols Thursday for handling any possible confirmed coronavirus cases in schools this upcoming year. The DOE plan states that if one or more students from the same class test positive their classrooms will close and anyone who had close contact with those students should self-quarantine for 14 days. If two or more children in the same school test positive for the virus but do not share a classroom, the entire building will close for two weeks. If at least two cases arise in the same building but the infections occurred outside of school, the DOE will also shutter the whole building while investigating the source of the exposures. Once the probes into those...
    NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork) – It’s a trend no state wants to follow, but New Jersey is joining the number of states seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Within the last four day, more than 2,000 cases were added to the state’s list – after weeks of decreasing numbers – CBS2’s John Dias reported Thursday. MORE: More Than 50 Teens In Middletown Test Positive For Coronavirus After Series Of Indoor Parties, Murphy Says Some people think the virus is spreading from visitors on the Jersey Shore. “Other people coming here, maybe for vacation and maybe they’re driving into these states,” said Gregory Maxwell. “I don’t know about how strict we are being with that, so we don’t know if that also...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in more than two months on Thursday, with 1,772 confirmed cases of the virus in the past day,  including 18 additional deaths. It’s the first time that the Illinois Department of Public Health has reported more than 1,700 new COVID-19 cases since May 25, when the state reported 1,713 cases, and the most daily cases reported since May 24, when IDPH reported 2,508 new cases. Illinois has now reported more than 1,000 daily cases of the virus 17 times in July, compared to only twice in all of June. The new cases announced Thursday came as IDPH reported 41,134 tests for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, for...
    LAVACA COUNTY, Texas – There are two new verified cases of COVID-19 in Region 8 of the Department of State Health Services, Lavaca County Emergency Management officials announced Wednesday. Sixty-two cases are pending verification. The emergency management office said there are two new cases are in the cities of Halletsville and Moulton. Officials say all patients are isolated at home and following DSHS guidelines.Image courtesy of Lavaca County Emergency Management. (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)Lavaca County Emergency Management, in conjunction with De Witt County Emergency Management and the City of Yoakum, will host a walk-up COVID-19 testing event in partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Military Department from 8 a.m. -...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he’s worried the state is backsliding. About 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 were revealed in the last four days and dozens of them are connected to house parties. “When one party in an air-conditioned house leads to dozens of new cases, it should give us all pause. And again remember this, just because you are younger — and hopefully less susceptible to the ravages of COVID-19 — is not an excuse to let your guard down. You are not immune. Do not become the person who unknowingly contracts coronavirus at a party and then spreads it,” Murphy said. Meanwhile, New Jersey Assembly Democrats plan to introduce a bill that would...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio officials on Wednesday announced 946 new COVID-19 cases. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announce 946 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total case count to 38,930. On Tuesday, 1,546 cases were announced. Over the past seven days, San Antonio has averaged 768 cases a day, Nirenberg said. Officials also confirmed seven new COVID-19 fatalities, bringing the death toll locally to 342. Though the case count has grown, hospitalizations have continued declining. The mayor said 1,007 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, down from 1,045 on Tuesday. Of those patients, 389 are in the intensive care unit, down from 413 on Tuesday. Ventilators are being used on 269 patients. As of Wednesday, 12% of staffed...
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say the state has 352 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bring the state’s total to 20,136. The state Department of Health said Wednesday that six more people died from the virus and New Mexico’s death total is now 632. There are 158 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for the novel coronavirus. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in the state. In addition, there are 7,817 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health. The latest numbers come as Republicans and restaurants battle Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham over new health restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of...
    There was another slight uptick in the positivity rate for COVID-19 test results in the Hudson Valley, according to five-day data released by New York State on Wednesday, July 29. Of the 62,276 test results reported on Tuesday, July 28 to New York State, 715, or 1.14 percent, were positive. In the Hudson Valley, the positive percentages in the last five days are as follows: Friday, July 24: 1.0 percent Saturday, July 25: 1.2 percent Sunday, July 26: 0.8 percent Monday, July 27: 1.1 percent Tuesday, July 28: 1.3 percent A total of 715 new COVID cases were reported statewide, bringing the total during the pandemic to 413,593.  Here's a rundown of the number of new cases per Hudson...
    SAN ANTONIO – After the week started with a report of no fatalities, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said Tuesday that 12 more people died from COVID-19 in Bexar County. The new fatalities bring the death toll locally to 335. Nirenberg also announced 1,546 new COVID-19 cases, which are 1,101 more than what was reported Monday. The total count of positive cases is now at 37,984. The mayor said 1,045 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those patients, 413 are in the intensive care unit. As of Tuesday, 12% of staffed hospital beds and 45% of ventilators are available in Bexar County. Read also: Are San Antonio hospitals still using malaria drug for COVID-19? Russia spreading virus disinformation, US officials tell...
    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There’s concern over an increase in coronavirus cases in New Jersey as some people ignore social distancing orders. In the dead of summer, as temperatures rise in New Jersey, so too do the number of coronavirus cases. The Garden State reported 565 new positive cases of COVID-19 Monday, and the numbers have been slowly trending up since the middle of July. The rate of transmission has also gone up again to 1.14. Gov. Phil Murphy announced the new numbers Tuesday, warning the virus is not simply going away. “We’re not out of the woods yet, and we need everybody to remain vigilant,” he said. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or...
    By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Tuesday reported a new one-day record increase in deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus, as the state's virus cases surpassed 40,000. The Department of Health reported 20 more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the state's total fatalities to 428. The state's health secretary said six of those deaths were late reports and didn't occur within the last 24 hours. The state's hospitalizations also climbed to a new high, increasing by 12 to 501. “These are not good numbers," Gov. Asa Hutchinson said. “Whenever we've gone over the 40,000 mark cumulative in terms of our total cases, whenever we've gone over 500 in our hospitalizations, these are both...
    Derek Jeter CEO of the Miami Marlins (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) The Miami Marlins are trying to stop their outbreak of COVID-19 cases. It was such a wonderful opening weekend of baseball before the Miami Marlins changed the narrative on Monday. A total of 14 positive players and coaches forced the Marlins to suspend all games for the rest of the week while they try to get the virus in control in their locker room. This has already disrupted the schedule of multiple teams, as the Philadelphia Phillies are worried about exposure after playing the Marlins this weekend. Their two opponents, the Baltimore Orioles, and New York Yankees, now have to change their schedules to play each other later...
    There was a slight uptick in the positivity rate for COVID-19 test results in the Hudson Valley, according to five-day data released by New York State on Tuesday, July 28. Of the 57,397 test results reported on Monday, July 27 to New York State, 534, or 0.93 percent, were positive. In the Hudson Valley, the positive percentages in the last five days are as follows: Thursday, July 23: 0.7 percent Friday, July 24: 1.0 percent Saturday, July 25: 1.2 percent Sunday, July 26: 0.8 percent Monday, July 27: 1.1 percent Here's a rundown of the number of new cases per Hudson Valley county: Westchester, 39 (up 17 from a day earlier) Ulster, 16 (up 12 from a day earlier)...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — For the seventh day in a row, Illinois reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, amid a three-week low in testing for the virus. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday announced 1,076 new confirmed cases of coronavirus including 30 additional confirmed deaths. Illinois has now reported more than 1,000 daily cases of the virus 15 times in July, compared to only twice in all of June. The new cases announced Tuesday came as IDPH reported 28,331 tests for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the lowest number of statewide tests since July 7, for a one-day positive test rate of 3.8%. The seven-day statewide positive test rate for the past week stands at 3.8%, compared...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Here are the current numbers of novel coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County and across Southern California: Los Angeles County: 176,028 confirmed cases, 4,375 deaths Orange County: 34,373 cases, 564 deaths Riverside County: 33,467 confirmed cases, 637 deaths San Bernardino County: 27,992 cases, 383 deaths Ventura County: 6,392 cases, 67 deaths San Diego County: 26,701 cases, 533 deaths Stay up to date with more coronavirus resources and the latest newsMONDAY'S UPDATE: July 27, 20201 p.m.Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles County officials have stressed the importance of avoiding the three "Cs" in controlling its spread, which stand for crowded places, confined spaces and close contact with others...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — For the sixth day in a row, Illinois is reporting more than 1,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday announced 1,231 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 18 deaths. Illinois has now reported more than 1,000 daily cases of the virus 14 times in July, compared to only twice in June. Monday’s tally brings the state to a total of 172,655 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7,416 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The latest cases came as the state reported 30,567 virus tests in the past 24 hours, for a positive test rate of 4% on Monday. The statewide seven-day average positivity rate stands at 3.8%, up from...
    According to the latest data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, COVID-19 cases in the state have more than quadrupled in fewer than six weeks. Meanwhile, a rodeo and concert in Weld County on Sunday, July 26, at which mask use and social distancing were rare commodities, highlighted continuing concerns about large events and the conflicts between Governor Jared Polis and local officials with differing views about balancing safety and personal freedom. Here's the latest big-picture data about the novel coronavirus in Colorado, updated at 3:58 p.m. on July 26: 44,336 Cases 6,268 Hospitalized 63 Counties 494,626 People tested 457 Outbreaks 1,794 Deaths among cases 1,661 Deaths due to COVID-19 Related Stories COVID-19: Why Younger Coloradans...
    With 423,855 coronavirus cases recorded as of Sunday afternoon, Florida now has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the United States, surpassing New York. Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that California, the country’s most populous state, has the most cases, with 450,242. New York was the epicenter of the pandemic during the spring, and has recorded 411,736 cases. Florida is the country’s third-most populous state, and while the state’s daily new case average has been going down slightly, its hospitalization and death rates have been increasing, CNBC reports. On Friday, Florida reported an average of 121 daily deaths, up 21 percent compared to a week earlier, and the number of people in the hospital because of COVID-19 is...
    DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Denton County Public Health has announced 78 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 6,121 confirmed COVID-19 cases. They’re also reporting 33 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 3,309. To minimize spread of COVID-19, DCPH urges all community members to: • Maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance in public settings and when around individuals outside of the household • Wear masks or face coverings, which should cover both the nose and mouth, in public settings and when around individuals outside of the household • Wash and/or sanitize hands frequently • Stay home if you are symptomatic Denton ISD’s new school year was...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 423,855 on Sunday after reporting 9,344 new positives and 77 additional deaths of residents in the state, surpassing New York in the number of cases accumulated during the pandemic, the Health Department reported. Florida is now the second state with the highest number of COVID-19 infections, second only to California. In total, the results of 94,772 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 11.06%, above the target of 10%. 73,808 new cases have been reported in the last week: 9,344 on Sunday; 12,199 on Saturday, 12,444 on Friday, 10,249 on Thursday, 9,785 on Wednesday, 9,440 on Tuesday and 10,347 on Monday. The average number of positives for COVID-19 in the last week is...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 423,855 on Sunday after reporting 9,344 new positives and 77 additional deaths of residents in the state, surpassing New York in the number of cases accumulated during the pandemic, the Health Department reported. Florida is now the second state with the highest number of COVID-19 infections, second only to California. In total, the results of 94,772 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 11.06%, above the target of 10%. 73,808 new cases have been reported in the last week: 9,344 on Sunday; 12,199 on Saturday, 12,444 on Friday, 10,249 on Thursday, 9,785 on Wednesday, 9,440 on Tuesday and 10,347 on Monday. The average number of positives for COVID-19 in the last week is...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 423,855 on Sunday after reporting 9,344 new positives and 77 additional deaths of residents in the state, which surpassed New York in the number of cases accumulated during the pandemic, the Health Department reported . In total, the results of 94,772 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 11.06%, above the target of 10%. 73,808 new cases have been reported in the last week: 9,344 on Sunday; 12,199 on Saturday, 12,444 on Friday, 10,249 on Thursday, 9,785 on Wednesday, 9,440 on Tuesday and 10,347 on Monday. The average number of positives for COVID-19 in the last week is 10,544 per day. Miami-Dade now has 104,755 cases and Broward 49,350. The two counties have...
    Florida surpassed New York in confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, with state numbers skyrocketing to over 414,000. Florida now has the second-highest number of cases in the country behind only California.  With an additional 12,180 new infections, Florida reported a total of 414,511 confirmed cases Saturday, topping New York. California has more than 440,000 total confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. New York — once a pandemic hotspot — reported an additional 750 people tested positive for the virus Friday, bringing the state's total to 411,200 confirmed cases. . This week, Florida also marked a grim milestone when it reported 173 deaths, a new single-day record. Many ICUs are at or nearing capacity across the state.  Get Breaking News Delivered...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,426 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, including 12 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 169,883 cases, including 7,397 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois since the start of the pandemic. State officials, on Friday, said four counties — Adams, LaSalle, Peoria, and Randolph — have entered a “warning level” for COVID-19, due to outbreaks associated with large gatherings and other “risky behavior.”
    The positivity rate for COVID-19 test results on Long Island has held steady, according to five-day data released by New York State on Saturday, July 25. Of the 71,466 test results reported to the state Friday, July 24, a total of 750, or 1.05 percent, were positive. On Long Island, the positive percentages in the last five days are as follows: Monday, July 20: 1.4 percent Tuesday, July 21: 1.0 percent Wednesday, July 22: 1.4 percent Thursday, July 23: 0.9 percent Friday, July 24: 0.9 percent There were 55 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nassau County (up 11 from a day earlier) with another 49 positive cases in Suffolk County (down nine from a day earlier). There were 10 deaths due to...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin recorded more than 1,000 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases for a third day out of the past four on Friday. The latest figures from the state Department of Health Services continue a spike in cases that began in mid-June and shows few signs of slowing. There were 1,018 newly reported cases on Friday, bringing the state’s total to nearly 47,000. The death toll was unchanged at 878. Wisconsin health Secretary Andrea Palm on Thursday said a more accurate picture of virus activity is the seven-day average, in part due to a backlog in counties reporting negative cases. That backlog can result in the percentage of positive cases in any given day being skewed, one measurement used...
    Analysis: What the heck is going on in Portland? McDonalds will require customers to wear masks in its restaurants 15 new COVID-19 cases reported in Story County; Iowa surpasses 40,000 case mark © Provided by Ames Tribune An additional 15 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Story County on Thursday. File photo An additional 15 cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths were reported in Story County on Thursday. The number of total positive tests jumped to 988 as of 10 a.m. Thursday, up 15 from the same time Wednesday, according to the state's coronavirus website. Ten Story County residents have died from the illness, according to state data. A total of 11,010 individuals in Story County have been...
    There was a decrease in positive test results for COVID-19 in the Hudson Valley, according to four-day data released Friday, July 24. Of the 76,507 tests conducted on Thursday, July 23 in New York State yesterday, 753, or 0.98 percent, were positive.  In the Hudson Valley, the positive percentages in the last four days are as follows: Monday, July 20: 1.1 percent Tuesday, July 21: 0.9 percent Wednesday, July 22: 0.9 percent Thursday, July 23: 0.7 percent Here's a rundown of the number of new cases per Hudson Valley county: Westchester, 33 (up two from a day earlier) Rockland, 10 (up two from a day earlier) Dutchess, 8 (down five from a day earlier) Orange, 8 (same as a day...
    There was a decrease in positive test results for COVID-19 on Long Island, according to four-day data released Friday, July 24. Of the 76,507 tests conducted on Thursday, July 23 in New York State yesterday, 753, or 0.98 percent, were positive.  On Long Island, the positive percentages in the last four days are as follows: Monday, July 20: 1.4 percent Tuesday, July 21: 1.0 percent Wednesday, July 22: 1.4 percent Thursday, July 23: 0.9 percent There were 44 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nassau County (seven less than a day earlier) with another 58 positive cases in Suffolk County (36 less than a day earlier). There were nine deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State on Thursday, bringing the total...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois reported 1,532 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 19 additional deaths, as the state surpassed 44,000 virus tests for the second time. The Illinois Department of Public Health said the state has reported a total of 168,457 coronavirus cases and 7,385 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Illinois has conducted 44,330 COVID-19 tests in the past day, the second highest total number of daily tests so far, for a positive test rate of 3.5% on Friday. The statewide seven-day average positivity rate as of Friday was 3.4%, up from 2.6% two weeks ago. As of Thursday night, 1,471 virus patients were being treated in Illinois hospitals, including 325 in intensive care, and 115 on...
    Catalonia has added this Friday 1,343 new positives and 13 deaths from covid-19. According to the latest balance of the Health Department, Catalonia has added 1,343 new positives and 13 deaths this Friday to record a total of 88,234 cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus confirmed by diagnostic test (rapid test or PCR). It represents a decrease with respect to the number of new cases detected this Thursday, when 1,949 more were announced, although it continues to exceed a thousand positives. The 13 deceased mean that the total number of deaths recorded in Catalonia due to the coronavirus is already 12,674 deaths, according to data from Catalan funeral homes. These are distributed as follows: 6,948 have died in a hospital or...
    By Baz Ratner MACHAKOS, Kenya (Reuters) - At the Machakos COVID-19 field hospital about an hour's drive from the Kenyan capital, workers struggle to put a giant metal tent frame in place to serve as a new ward. Machakos county, which has 92 active cases of the virus, has already met the required minimum of 300 beds per county for COVID-19 patients, set by the national government. But as national figures surge, Machakos is preparing for more infections. Positive cases in Kenya have nearly doubled in the last two weeks to 15,601, mirroring a continental surge. Africa topped 750,000 cases on Wednesday. "When you see such numbers coming up that fast, you get worried," said David Mutunga, an official in...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Here are the current numbers of novel coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County and across Southern California: Los Angeles County: 166,848 confirmed cases, 4,262 deaths Orange County: 30,976 cases, 513 deaths Riverside County: 30,890 confirmed cases, 589 deaths San Bernardino County: 25,067 cases, 333 deaths Ventura County: 5,955 cases, 62 deaths San Diego County: 19,929 cases, 422 deaths Stay up to date with more coronavirus resources and the latest newsTHURSDAY'S UPDATE: July 23, 2020The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is rolling out a new compliance and enforcement plan to try and slow the spread of COVID-19, fining those businesses that are found to be out of compliance.Last weekend,...
    The positive testing rate for COVID-19 in the Hudson Valley has remained steady, according to three-day data released Thursday, July 23. Of the 69,698 tests conducted on Wednesday, July 22 in New York State, 811, or 1.16 percent, were positive. In the Hudson Valley, the positive percentages in the last three days are as follows: Monday, July 20: 1.1 percent Tuesday, July 21: 0.9 percent Wednesday, July 22: 0.9 percent Here's a rundown of the number of new cases per Hudson Valley county: Westchester, 31 Dutchess, 13 Orange, 8 Rockland, 8 Ulster, 2 Putnam, 3 Sullivan, 2 Here is overall state data for Wednesday: Patient Hospitalization - 706 (-8) Patients Newly Admitted - 71 (-10) Number...
    There was an uptick in positive test results for COVID-19 on Long Island, according to three-day data released Thursday, July 23. Of the 69,698 tests conducted on Wednesday, July 22 in New York State, 811, or 1.16 percent, were positive. On Long Island, the positive percentages in the last three days are as follows: Monday, July 20: 1.4 percent Tuesday, July 21: 1.0 percent Wednesday, July 22: 1.4 percent There were 51 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nassau County with another 94 positive cases in Suffolk County. There were 13 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State on Wednesday, with none on Long Island. Here is overall state data for Wednesday: Patient Hospitalization - 706 (-8) Patients Newly...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — For the second day in a row, Illinois is reporting a new high for daily COVID-19 cases in July, with more than 1,600 new confirmed cases in the past day. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,624 new cases of the virus on Thursday, including 20 additional deaths. The rise in COVID-19 cases came as IDPH also reported 39,706 virus tests in the past 24 hours, for a positive test rate of 4.1%. The seven-day average statewide positivity rate for July 16-22 is 3.4%; compared to 3.1% one week ago, and 2.6% two weeks ago. Illinois has reported a total of 166,925 coronavirus cases, and 7,367 deaths since the start of the pandemic. As of Wednesday...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Wednesday the expansion of COVID-19 testing in the city, which will increase capacity by 45 percent, though the city's public health director believes testing is not the way out the pandemic.During a press briefing Wednesday with city officials, Dr. Grant Colfax said a crisis like what was seen in New York earlier this year could be just a few months away.RELATED: Everything to know about California's confusing coronavirus reopening plan, summer shutdown and what comes next"I'm very concerned as cases increase, it's plausible we could get to a New York-like situation in the late summer, early fall," Dr. Colfax said.The new testing sites Breed announced Wednesday will allow for an...
    SAN ANTONIO – Nine more people have died of COVID-19 in Bexar County, Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced Wednesday. Among the people who died were two in their 30s and one in their 20s, Nirenberg said. The nine new deaths bring the death toll locally to 283. Nirenberg also announced 1,688 new COVID-19 cases, which are 1,137 more than what was reported Tuesday. The total count of positive cases is now at 33,555. There has been an average of 1,200 new cases per day over the past five days, the mayor said. The mayor said 1,113 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19, 53 less than on Tuesday. Of those patients, 429 are in the intensive care unit, down six from the...
    By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state official on Wednesday attributed a second straight daily record number of reported COVID-19 deaths to what people were doing five weeks ago — before Gov. Steve Sisolak made mask use mandatory and closed bars again in late June. Caleb Cage, state pandemic response director, acknowledged the 28 new deaths matched the 28 reported Tuesday, the highest single-day total since Nevada's first COVID-19 death was reported March 16. The statewide death total is now at least 704. State health officials say that of the more than 401,000 people tested to date, nearly 37,000 have been found to have the virus, or 9.6% “Yes, we have seen 56 new cases of...
    California has overtaken New York for the highest number of coronavirus cases in the United States. The most populous US state recorded 413,579 cases on Wednesday after adding a record 12,807 spike in new daily infections to its tally.  The state now has 5,000 more cases than New York - the original epicenter of the nation's outbreak.  New York currently has 408,181 total infections throughout the state.  If California were a country, it would rank fifth in the world for total COVID-19 cases behind only the United States, Brazil, India and Russia.   Meanwhile, New York's 32,520 deaths are still by far the highest total in the country and four times more than California's tally of 7,870. CALIFORNIA: The most...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Just hours before Gov. Tim Walz was set to announce a statewide requirement of face masks in public spaces, Minnesota health officials reported another 504 cases of COVID-19 and four deaths. The Minnesota Department of Health says the state’s death toll is at 1,552. A graph of the fatalities shows the numbers plateauing, as daily deaths have mostly been in the single digits for about a month. This is a significant decline. Just weeks ago, in early June, daily death reports were as high as 33. Currently, that’s more or less how many people in Minnesota die of COVID-19 in a week. Still, COVID-19 cases are continuing to increase in Minnesota with hundreds 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...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's confirmed coronavirus cases have topped 409,000, surpassing New York for most in the nation.John's Hopkins University data showed Wednesday that California now has about 1,200 more cases than New York.However, New York's 72,302 deaths are by far the highest total in the country and nine times more than California's tally, and its rate of confirmed infections of about 2,100 per 100,000 people is twice California's rate.EMBED More News Videos Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, spoke on "Good Morning America" about mask-wearing and reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. California is by far the most populous U.S. state, at nearly 40 million people, while New York has about 19.5 million."We're doing...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF/AP) — Health officials revealed early Wednesday that California’s confirmed coronavirus cases have topped 409,000, surpassing New York for most in the nation, but the state still trails the Empire State in deaths associated with the virus. According to John’s Hopkins University tracking data, California now has about 1,200 more cases than New York. However, New York’s 72,302 deaths are by far the highest total in the country and nine times more than California’s tally, and its rate of confirmed infections of about 2,100 per 100,000 people is twice California’s rate. California is by far the most populous U.S. state, at nearly 40 million people, while New York has about 19.5 million. State Health and Human Services Secretary...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 600 new cases of coronavirus were reported Wednesday as the state reach more than 80,000 COVID-19 cases over the span of the pandemic. According to the state health department, there are 80,172 confirmed cases of coronavirus with over one million tests administered. More than 3,276 people in Maryland have died from the coronavirus since the pandemic began. The statewide positivity rate is at 4.49%. UPDATE: The @MDHealthDept is now reporting 80,172 confirmed cases of #COVIDー19 in Maryland. The state has conducted a total of 1,000,179 tests. The statewide positivity rate is now 4.49%. Number of persons tested negative: 702,661Number of confirmed deaths: 3,276 pic.twitter.com/r5Tnc9WsHs — Kata D. Hall (@katadhall) July 22, 2020 CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE:...
    The University of Oxford published more detailed results of the application of the drug A few weeks ago, the news that cheap and available steroid medication could help reduce the number of seriously ill deaths caused by coronavirus, it caused hope among the medical community. More details about it are now known. Scientists at Oxford University in England conducted a trial of the drug among 2,104 patients treated with dexamethasone and compared the results with a group of 4,321 who received usual care. They called the trial “RECOVERY.” Thus, specialists found COVID-19 cases in which dexamethasone does work, and also those that do not. Those who were supplied with the drug received a daily dose orally or intravenously for...
    COVID-19 | July 22 News with data, cases, deaths and recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic Coronavirus in Spain and the world | New normality and outbreaks, breaking news. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, more than fourteen million people are infected with coronavirus worldwide, while the death toll rises to more than 600,000. On the other hand, Spain already has 266,194 cases among which are 28,424 confirmed fatalities after updating the Ministry of Health figures. Update of # COVID19 data in Spain https://t.co/TWx9aHnYuU Information materials on the #coronavirushttps: //t.co/3JRZJojRhC#NoLoTiresPorLaBordapic.twitter.com/qooGvfx0z2 ? Ministry of Health (@sanidadgob) July 21, 2020 Mene Pangalos, executive vice president of biopharmaceutical research and development for AstraZeneca, has announced that his company’s vaccine may be...
    KANKAKEE, Ill. (CBS) — It was one of the first big warning signs of how quickly COVID-19 could spread – an outbreak at a state run developmental center in Kankakee. On Tuesday, a new spike in cases was reported there. As CBS 2’s Chris Tye reported, the Shapiro Developmental Center was the canary in the coal mine for congregant living facilities way back in March. After a sharp decline in cases, dozens – on one campus alone – has the focus back on state hospitals. With autism, asthma, heart problems, and double pneumonia, Paul Bogue was one of the first Illinoisans to contract COVID-19. He got sick while living at the state-run Shapiro Center. Bogue survived. “Every day, I wake...
    BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Mayor Dale Holness held a conference call with 28 Broward mayors On Tuesday. He said they want to get tough on violators of COVID-19 guidelines. “Part of what came out of this is that we ought to see more enforcement so we can beat this virus,” said Mayor Holness. John Chidsey, the city of Hollywood’s code manager, told CBS4’s Ted Scouten that 11 businesses were temporarily shut down over the weekend for violations. “Right now we’re at the point where we’re not giving any more warnings. If we come into a business, if it’s something very minor, we have them adjust it,” he explained. “But if it’s anything we can see that it’s obvious the employees and...
    There was a slight uptick in positive test results for COVID-19 in the Hudson Valley, according to five-day data released Tuesday, July 21. Of the 66,169 tests conducted in New York State on Monday, July 20, 855, or 1.29 percent, were positive. In the Hudson Valley, the positive percentages in the last five days are as follows: Thursday, July 16: 0.8 percent Friday, July 17: 0.9 percent Saturday, July 18: 0.6 percent Sunday, July 19: 0.9 percent Monday, July 20: 1.10 percent Here's a rundown of the number of new cases per Hudson Valley county: Westchester, 36 (same as a day earlier) Orange, 15 (up eight from a day earlier) Rockland, 8 (up three from a day earlier)...
    Hidalgo County, a border county in Texas, will enter into a new COVID-19 lockdown Wednesday as it is seeing a significant increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the Hill reported. Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez issued an order stating "all individuals currently living within Hidalgo County, Texas are ORDERED to SHELTER-AT-HOME in their residence." The order requires people 17-years-old and younger to be accompanied by a parent or guardian when participating in an "essential activity," and people 18 or older are subject to a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. Essential activities include those related to the health and safety of household members or family members, to obtain necessary supplies, or to perform work to provide essential services...
    With the daily number of new coronavirus infections in Texas now exceeding that of most other states, experts say Texas has become a hot spot of the global pandemic and that more aggressive measures are needed to slow the virus’ spread. Texas’ new confirmed cases of the coronavirus now make up around 14% of the US total – measured by a seven-day average – a significantly higher proportion than its 9% share of the nation’s population. Since July 1, the US has reported 358,027 new infections. Of those, 50,599 were in Texas. On Tuesday, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported more than 10,000 new cases – representing nearly 20% of the nation’s new cases for the day. It...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Developments with the coronavirus move fast. Five months ago, we were living our normal lives. Four months ago, Massachusetts reported its first COVID-19 death. Two months ago, things started to re-open. So what can we expect to happen in the fall? “As a country we’re still going up, we’re still in the first wave,” said Tufts Medical Center Epidemiologist Dr. Shira Doron. “As a state, as a region, we had a peak. We came way down and so we are on the other end of a first wave.” Dr. Doron says public health experts are preparing for a second wave and a possible second surge of hospitalizations. She says the severity of the outbreak will largely be...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois public health officials on Monday announced 1,173 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past day, including six additional deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health said Monday’s cases bring the statewide total to 162,748 confirmed coronavirus cases and 7,301 deaths since the start of the pandemic. With 34,598 tests across Illinois in the past 24 hours, the positive test rate for Monday was 3.4%. The seven-day statewide positivity rate is now at 3.0%, compared to 2.6% two weeks ago. As of Sunday night, 1,410 virus patients were being treated in Illinois hospitals, including 308 in intensive care, and 133 on ventilators. So far, the vast majority of COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease, with...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota added another 922 cases of COVID-19 to its tally of infections Monday and four more deaths, including that of a 9-month-old child. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says that a fatality was reported in Clay County of a child between the ages of 0 and 5. In an afternoon update, MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm confirmed the child’s age as 9 months old. Health officials said the child had no underlying health conditions, but that the death “appears to be an isolated incident related to the infant’s very specific situation.” MORE: MDH Situation Update Page For COVID-19 The state’s death toll is now at 1,545. According to graphs, COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota have plateaued,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota added another 922 cases of COVID-19 to its tally of infections Monday and four more deaths. The Minnesota Department of Health says that the state’s death toll is now at 1,545. According to graphs, COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota have plateaued, as daily fatalities have been in the single digits for almost all of July. The majority of deaths in Minnesota have been patients in long-term care, such as nursing homes. Since the start of the outbreak, 47,107 people in Minnesota have tested positive for the disease. More than 40,000 of those patients have recovered and no longer require isolation. Currently, 247 patients are in Minnesota hospitals battling COVID-19 — down 11 in the...
    China has recorded a new wave of coronavirus cases as both Xinjiang and Hong Kong are grappled with COVID-19 fresh outbreaks.  Xinjiang, home to most of China's Uighur ethnic minority, reported a confirmed infection in the city of Kashgar after detecting a new virus crisis in its regional capital of Urumqi. It comes as Hong Kong is bracing what its leader called an 'out of control' surge of cases after registering over 100 infections on Sunday, the highest single-day total recorded since the pandemic began.  The Uighur region in western China Monday reported a confirmed infection in Kashgar of 4.8million after detecting a fresh virus crisis in its regional capital, Urumqi with 3.5million people, on Thursday. Pictured, a medic...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A new COVID-19 testing site will be opening in Dallas starting Monday morning, and it will be “open to all,” Mayor Eric Johnson announced Sunday. The mayor said the Texas Division of Emergency Management is opening the site at Mountain View College at 4849 West Illinois Avenue. Tomorrow, @TDEM is opening a new #COVID19 testing site in @CityOfDallas at Mountain View College (4849 W. Illinois Ave.). The site will be open from 10 am to 2 pm tomorrow and then beginning Tuesday, it will be open from 8 am to 2 pm. No residency or ID requirements. Open to all. — Mayor Eric Johnson (@Johnson4Dallas) July 19, 2020 Testing will take place from 10 a.m. to...
    California’s trends in tracking the novel coronavirus showed familiar patterns over the weekend, with the majority of new cases coming from Southern California, according to this news organization’s data. Los Angeles County again led the way with 2,722 new positive results Saturday for a total of 153,014 cases since the pandemic began earlier this year. Orange County reported 702 new cases and San Diego County had 625 new positive results. California counties reported 6,836 cases and 91 deaths on Saturday for a total of 378,778 cases and 7,690 COVID-19 fatalities. While the number of new cases shows a dramatic drop from Friday’s data — 9,427 cases and 122 deaths were logged that day — not all state counties, including Riverside...
    SAN ANTONIO – On Saturday, officials reported 1,108 more COVID-19 cases and 11 additional deaths in Bexar County and San Antonio. This brings the total case count to 28,633 and the death toll to 251 in the area. So far, 16,997 patients are still ill with the virus and 10,284 patients have recovered. According to city officials, 419 staffed hospital beds are available, or 11%, and 372 ventilators, or 48%. The city of San Antonio is mourning the loss of two of its own on Saturday due to complications with COVID-19. A temporary security guard at the Alamodome, whose name has not yet been released, and a mechanic with the San Antonio Fire Department, Hector Rodriguez, both succumbed to the...