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U.S. Daily Coronavirus-Case Count Climbs Back Above 50,000

Daily new U.S. coronavirus infections increased from a day earlier, as did the number of people hospitalized.

The U.S. reported more than 52,000 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, up from 41,653 on Monday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Total cases reported now exceed 7.8 million, with nearly 216,000 deaths.

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  • U.S. cases rise by more than 52,000
  • Hospitalizations at highest level since Aug. 29
  • J&J hopes to know within days whether it can resume testing its vaccine

World-wide, more than 38.1 million people have been infected and nearly 1.1 million have died, according to the Johns Hopkins data.

The number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 in the U.S. as of Tuesday was 36,034, the highest since Aug. 29, according to the Covid Tracking Project—though still lower than July’s peaks of more than 59,000.

The seven-day moving average of new infections in the U.S., which smooths out day-to-day fluctuations in the data, was 49,562 as of Monday, and the 14-day average was 46,762. When the seven-day average is higher than the 14-day average, as it has been since Oct. 5, it suggests cases are rising.

Vaccines:

Johnson & Johnson

hopes to know within days whether it can resume testing its Covid-19 vaccine, paused after the unexplained illness of a study volunteer. The illness is “still under investigation and we’re going to let that process play out,” J&J Chief Financial Officer Joseph Wolk said Tuesday. The company hopes the pause will last only a few days, he said.

A federally funded clinical trial testing an experimental

Eli Lilly

& Co. Covid-19 treatment has also been paused, the company said, due to a potential safety concern.

These setbacks, along with

AstraZeneca’s

pause a little more than a month ago, illustrate the challenges of vaccine development. It typically takes years to go from laboratory to distribution, but the pandemic has forced a much more ambitious time frame.

Daily reported Covid-19 deaths in the U.S.

Notes: For all 50 states and D.C., U.S. territories and cruises. Last updated

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering

Daily reported Covid-19 cases in the U.S.

Note: For all 50 states and D.C., U.S. territories and cruises. Last updated

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering

Trump administration:President Trump again took aim at his administration’s top infectious-disease expert, Anthony Fauci, after the doctor said a Trump campaign ad had featured his comments out of context and without his permission.

“Tony’s pitching arm is far more accurate than his prognostications. ‘No problem, no masks,’” Mr. Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, linking to a CNN article on Dr. Fauci’s criticism of the campaign ad, which features footage of the doctor saying, “I can’t imagine that anybody could be doing more.”

Dr. Fauci in July bungled the first pitch before a Nationals-Yankees game, for which he blamed a sore arm. The president’s tweet appeared to be a reference to skepticism Dr. Fauci expressed about masks in March, a position he later

Cy-Fair COVID count rises

Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a Facebook video Wednesday he would be allowing Texas bars to reopen next week, should county governments allow them.

“It is time to open up,” Abbott said in the video. “If we continue to contain COVID, then these openings, just like other businesses, should be able to expand in the near future.”

The executive order allows for bars to open at up to 50 percent capacity, provided counties assist in enforcing health protocols. Other business establishments also had their maximum capacity increased to 75 percent under the executive order.


“Opening bars does not mean that COVID-19 is no longer a threat, and most Texans are still susceptible to the virus,” Abbott said. “As bars and similar businesses begin to open, we all must remain vigilant and show personal responsibility to protect ourselves and our loved ones.”

But Harris County won’t be allowing bars to reopen just yet.

“Indoor, maskless gatherings should not be taking place right now, and this applies to bars as well,” County Judge Lina Hidalgo said in a tweet Wednesday.

Despite this expansion in capacity, the number of cases around Cy-Fair is still rising. As of 4 p.m. Friday, Harris County Public Health data shows a total of 847 active cases, an increase of nearly 100 cases since last Friday.

The number of deaths has gone up slightly in the past week as well, rising from 87 to 91 deaths.

Data was compiled using the ZIP codes in the Cypress Creek Mirror’s coverage area: 77040, 77041, 77065, 77070, 77086, 77095, 77429, and 77433. 77040 still has the highest number of cases at 242, with 77086 having the second most with 138 cases.

Testing is being offered at Klein Multipurpose Center, 7500 FM 2920, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday but closed on Friday and Sunday. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are also accepted.

Church Without Walls, 5725 Queenston Blvd, is also offering testing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday but closed on Friday. An appointment at either testing site can be scheduled at covidcheck.hctx.net.

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State reports second-highest case count ever

The state of Wisconsin is reaching a crisis point in the COVID-19 pandemic. 



a person in a car: Free testing being done the Wisconsin Army National Guard at the Winnebago County Health Department's new regional COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at the Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh.


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Free testing being done the Wisconsin Army National Guard at the Winnebago County Health Department’s new regional COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at the Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh.

Particularly in northeastern Wisconsin, hospitals are filling up and cases continue to spiral out of control. Follow our updates on the impact of COVID-19 in the Milwaukee area and around the state of Wisconsin.

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5:45 p.m.: Wisconsin Hospital Association forms coalition

The Wisconsin Hospital Association and a coalition of health care and business organizations have formed a coalition to encourage people to wear masks and take other precautions to check the surge in COVID-19 infections in the state.

“What we know is that masks work,” said Eric Borgerding, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Hospital Association. “And whether it’s through a mandate or through very vigilant use and encouragement of using masks, we know that it works.”

The planned campaign comes at a time when the state has seen a record number of COVID-19 cases and deaths from the coronavirus.

Borgerding did not comment on the opposition by Republican leaders of the state Legislature to Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mandate requiring people to wear masks in public places when not a safe distance from others.

Read the full story from Guy Boulton.

5 p.m.: State reports second-highest coronavirus case count ever

Wisconsin on Friday reported 2,988 new coronavirus cases — the second-highest daily total ever, behind only Thursday’s record-shattering case count of more than 3,000.

The state Department of Health Services also reported 16 deaths due to the virus, bringing the death toll to 1,440.

The massive volume of cases reported since early September has had a significant impact on Wisconsin’s burgeoning health crisis.

Of the more than 144,000 confirmed cases in Wisconsin since the pandemic began, nearly half have come since Sept. 1, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analysis.

In the first eight months of the year, Wisconsin reported about 75,000 cases. In the roughly six weeks since Sept. 1, it has reported about 69,000 cases.

Read the full story from Sophie Carson here.

2:12 p.m.: Oconto County feeling strain of virus spread, hospitalizations 

Oconto County Public Health officer Debra Konitzer called on residents act to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The “uncontrolled spread” has led to an increase in hospitalizations and is straining health care systems, which are operating at crisis capacity, according to a statement Friday from Konitzer, Christopher Brabant, president and CEO of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, and James Dietsche, CEO of Bellin Health Oconto.

“It is extremely important that our communities remain vigilant in their actions and how they contribute to the spread of COVID-19,” Brabant said. “If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been

L.A. County reports highest daily COVID-19 case count in 6 weeks

A shopper makes her way past a sign that thanks first responders that rests next to a "Sanitize on the Go," station to keep shoppers safe from coronavirus at the Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall in Arcadia on October 7, 2020. This is the first day customers return to indoor shopping after Los Angeles County eases restrictions and have reopened the malls and the individual stores. <span class="copyright">(Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)</span>
A shopper makes her way past a sign that thanks first responders that rests next to a “Sanitize on the Go,” station to keep shoppers safe from coronavirus at the Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall in Arcadia on October 7, 2020. This is the first day customers return to indoor shopping after Los Angeles County eases restrictions and have reopened the malls and the individual stores. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported its highest count of daily COVID-19 infections since Aug. 22, highlighting the continued dangers of the virus even as more businesses are opening up.

Health officials have been warning that another coronavirus wave is possible this fall even have numbers of cases and deaths have been declining since a serious summer spike.

Los Angeles County has lagged behind other parts of California in reopening due to its continued high numbers of new cases and deaths. But on Wednesday, indoor shopping centers reopened for the first time in months, with limited capacity.

The doors swung open to disturbing news: Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer announced 1,645 new cases and 30 additional deaths. It’s unclear whether Wednesday’s number signifies a trend or is a one-off linked to a backlog of cases.

“While one day of a high number of cases does not indicate a trend, this is something we need to watch closely,” Ferrer said.

In recent weeks, the county has repeatedly reported less than 800 daily hospitalizations and fewer than 1,000 daily coronavirus cases. And while the average positivity rate has decreased from a summer spike and hit its lowest number since the pandemic began, officials have warned that an ongoing incremental increase in daily case counts could pose a risk of increased transmission.

The numbers underscore the delicate balancing act facing officials, who are trying to carefully reopen the economy without prevent the spike in cases that occurred in the summer. That has caused frustration among some businesses.

For example, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said theme parks like Disneyland must remain closed for now despite intense pressure to reopen.

“We’re going to be led by a health-first framework, and we’re going to be stubborn about it,” the governor told reporters. “We don’t anticipate in the immediate term any of these larger theme parks opening until we see more stability in terms of the data.”

County officials reported that the state’s new health equity metric — the positivity rate of a county’s lowest quartile, used to ensure that communities disproportionately affected by the virus progress in step with the county as a whole — did not prevent the county from moving forward. The seven-day average positivity rate for L.A. County is currently 2.8%. For those in the lowest-resourced areas, the number is 4.6%. Both numbers are considered low, and would place the county in Tier 3 if not for the high daily case count.

L.A. County, like others throughout the state, will face a test of time in its ability to maintain

Coronavirus live updates: US case count tops 7.5 million

There were 43,563 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Tuesday, driving the country’s cumulative total past 7.5 million, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The latest daily tally is far less than the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour-reporting period.

An additional 705 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded Tuesday, down from a peak of 2,666 new fatalities reported on April 17.

A total of 7,501,816 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 210,909 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.

By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July. The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has hovered around 40,000 in recent weeks.

An internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained by ABC News on Tuesday night shows that the number of new cases recorded in the United States as well as the number of new deaths are both down in week-over-week comparisons.

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Quebec sees largest daily case count, Ontario has a slight decrease in new COVID-19 cases

For more on Monday’s top stories, and on how the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country, please refer to our live updates below, as well as our COVID-19 news hub.

17,122 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 168,960 diagnoses, 9,504 deaths and 142,334 recoveries (as of Oct. 6, 6:00 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,900 active cases (19,211 total cases, including 281 deaths, 17,030 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,384 active cases (9,841 total cases, 244 deaths, 8,184 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 781 active cases (2,246 total cases, 24 deaths, 1,441 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 5 active cases (205 cases, 2 deaths, 198 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 4 active case (277 total cases, 4 deaths, 269 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories – 0 active cases (5 total cases, 5 resolved)

  • Nova Scotia – 3 active cases (1,089 total cases, 65 deaths 1,021 resolved)

  • Ontario – 5,469 active cases (55,362 total cases, 2,987 deaths, 67 033 resolved)

  • Prince Edward Island – 3 active case (61 total cases, 58 resolved)

  • Quebec –  8,082 active cases (81,014 total cases, 5,899 deaths, 66,180 resolved)

  • Saskatchewan – 139 active cases (1,984 total cases, 24 deaths, 1,821 resolved)

  • Yukon – 0 active cases (15 total cases, 15 resolved)

  • Nunavut – 0 active cases (8 presumptive positive cases)

  • CFB Trenton – 0 active cases (13 total cases, 13 resolved)

Armed forces reveal COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) reported 222 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Currently, 24 are active and 198 are resolved.

The Tuesday update indicated that “leadership is closely monitoring” the virus impact on the CAF.

Quebec continues to see record-breaking daily case counts

Quebec reported 1,364 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the largest daily case count to date, bringing the cumulative total of cases in the province to 81,014.

The majority of new cases are in Montreal (329), the Quebec City region (265) and Laval (173). Most cases are people between the ages of 20 and 59. Individuals between the ages of 20 and 29 account for 16.3 per cent of cases, while people between the ages of 40 and 49 represent 14.6 per cent of cases.

The province is also reporting 17 new deaths. Three occurred in the last 24 hours, nine deaths occurred between September 29 and October 4, one occurred before September 29 and four deaths occurred at an unknown date.

Hospitalizations increased by 36 in the same timeframe, with five more people in ICU. There are currently 397 people in Quebec hospitals with COVID-19.

More than 500 new cases, 7 deaths reported in Ontario

Ontario reported 548 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 201 cases from the Toronto area. Peel, Ottawa and York also continue to make up a large proportion of cases in the province.

Most communities in Hale County saw coronavirus count increase last week

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Just about every community in Hale County reported new cases of COVID-19 last week. The majority of those cases and the reported death are reflected in numbers for Plainview.

According to the latest numbers reported to the Plainview/Hale County Health Department, 94 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Hale County last week bringing the total number of reported cases up to 1,909 since the first was announced in March. Case counts across the county are as follows:


Plainview: 77 new cases; 1,697 total cases

Hale Center: 9 new cases; 101 total cases

Abernathy: 6 new cases; 68 total cases

Cotton Center: 1 new case; 2 total cases

Edmonson: 1 new case; 5 total cases

Petersburg: 0 new cases; 36 total cases

There were also an additional 50 recoveries reported including 34 in Plainview, eight in Hale Center, six in Abernathy and two in Petersburg.



There was one coronavirus-related death reported last week and it’s reflected in counts for Plainview.

The deceased individual is a man who was 61 years or older who contracted the virus locally. The latest case report shows he was in a medical facility.

The death brings Plainview up to 51 total deaths. There have been 58 in the county including two in Petersburg and five in Hale Center.


The number of COVID-19 tests being conducted

Latest Santa Cruz Case Count; County Releases Halloween Guidance

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA — Haunted houses, large parties and indoor mazes should be a no-go in the era of the coronavirus, Santa Cruz County officials announced Monday.

And even if your Halloween costume comes with a mask, you should still wear a face mask, officials said in a news release jointly issued by Bay Area health officers. Maybe this year is the one to focus on decorations and virtual costume contests.

The public should keep a close eye out for COVID-19 symptoms after the holiday — especially three to seven days afterward. Anyone who experiences symptoms can learn how to get tested in Santa Cruz County here.

“These holidays are no different than the rest of the year when it comes to reducing the spread of COVID-19,” health officials wrote.

Officials gave guidance on which seasonal activities are lower-risk, moderate-risk, high-risk and very-high risk. Here’s the official word on Halloween and Día de los Muertos traditions, according to the county:

Lower Risk

“Stay home, keep it small.”

  • Carving pumpkins, scavenger hunt trick-or-treat with members of your household

  • Outdoor pumpkin patch visit (while masked and maintaining six feet of distance from others)

  • Carving pumpkins outside with very small group (while masked and maintaining six feet of distance from others)

  • Virtual costume contest

  • Decorating your home

  • Creating in-home ofrendas

  • Preparing traditional recipes and playing music at home to honor loved ones who have died

  • Vehicle-based gatherings, such as drive-through attractions or drive-in movies

Moderate Risk

“If you must.”

  • One-way trick-or-treating, with individually wrapped goodie bags for guests to grab and go at the end of a driveway (while masked and maintaining six feet of distance from others)

  • Small outdoor movie night or costume parade (while masked and maintaining six feet of distance from others)

  • Themed outdoor dining

Higher Risk

“Please avoid.”

  • Traditional trick-or-treating, which brings people from various households together

  • Rural fall festival outside of your community

Very High Risk

“Not permitted by state and local orders.”

  • Crowded parties, whether indoors or outdoors, are linked to many Bay Area COVID-19 cases

  • Sharing, eating, drinking, talking loudly, singing with people outside of your household

  • Haunted houses

  • Indoor mazes

  • Trunk-or-treat, with candy handed out from cars in parking lots

There have been 2,394 cases of the coronavirus reported in Santa Cruz County as of Tuesday morning, including 10 confirmed deaths and 2,082 recovered cases. Here’s the breakdown by location:

  • Aptos: 103

  • Ben Lomond: 18

  • Boulder Creek: 18

  • Capitola: 63

  • Felton: 24

  • Freedom: 128

  • Santa Cruz: 446

  • Scotts Valley: 56

  • Soquel: 63

  • Watsonville: 1,348

  • Under investigation: 103

  • Unincorporated: 24

This article originally appeared on the Santa Cruz Patch

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