Florida reports over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for third straight day
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida health officials on Thursday said another 4,198 people in the state have tested positive for COVID-19, following the latest upward trend in the coronavirus pandemic.This follows a tally of 4,115 new cases Wednesday and 4,298 infections Tuesday. The state has had at least 794,624 COVID-19 cases since official counts began in March.While cases are up, testing positivity for new infections only dropped below 5%, according to the latest results for Florida residents. The 4.9% positivity reported Thursday followed three straight days above the level that experts say ...
How Silicon Valley coronavirus cases spread may surprise you
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Silicon Valley has contained coronavirus outbreaks more than most of urban California and the U.S., but still reports an average of more than 100 cases a day.So how are they getting sick?Recent data from Santa Clara County health officials suggests people here are catching the virus at work or in carpools and spreading it to others at home.That may be a bit surprising, Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody said in an update this past week to county officials, given that scientific literature and reports across the country have highlighted large gatherings — a relig...
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California lays out strict conditions for theme park reopenings
California health officials on Tuesday set out strict conditions for the reopening of theme parks such as Disneyland that were forced to shut down because of the coronavirus crisis, with the new guidelines likely extending the closures for several more weeks.Under the eagerly anticipated protocols, large parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios will be allowed to reopen once coronavirus transmission in the county in which they operate reaches the state's least restrictive "yellow" tier.A smaller park will be allowed to reopen once its home county reaches the second least restrictive tier.Or...
California lays out strict conditions for theme park reopenings
Los Angeles (AFP) - California health officials on Tuesday set out strict conditions for the reopening of theme parks such as Disneyland that were forced to shut down because of the coronavirus crisis, with the new guidelines likely extending the closures for several more weeks.Under the eagerly anticipated protocols, large parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios will be allowed to reopen once coronavirus transmission in the county in which they operate reaches the state's least restrictive "yellow" tier.A smaller park will be allowed to reopen once its home county reaches the second least...
Trump calls Fauci a "disaster," attacks health officials and makes baseless coronavirus claims in campaign call
Has President Donald Trump given up on even trying to show he’s engaged in the battle against the coronavirus? It certainly sounds that way. In a call to campaign officials Trump called call Dr. Anthony Fauci a “disaster,” called health officials “idiots “and made baseless coronavirus claims.The Hill:President Donald Trump derided derided Anthony Fauci as a “disaster” and claimed that Americans have tired of the novel coronavirus during a call with campaign staff on Monday.“People are tired of COVID. Yup, there’s going to be spikes, there’s going to be no spikes, there’s going to be vaccines. ...
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SLC writes to Health Ministry to recommence domestic cricket | Daily FT
By Sa’adi ThawfeeqSri Lanka Cricket (SLC) yesterday wrote to the Ministry of Health as well as to the Sports Ministry Medical Unit seeking permission to recommence their domestic cricket which was halted on 7 October following the emergence of the new COVID-19 cluster.SLC officials were due to meet the health officials yesterday but they have, however, wanted something in writing.“We have written to the Health Ministry as well as the Sports Ministry Medical Unit, giving our plan seeking their approval to complete the semi-finals and final of the SLC Major Youth (Under-23) tournament and to com...
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Florida reports 1,533 new COVID-19 cases, after weekend of cleaning data
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida’s Department of Health on Monday reported 1,533 new cases of COVID-19 and 48 additional deaths after a weekend of cleaning the data.Monday’s number represents a drop-off in deaths and new cases. Florida had been averaging about 2,400 cases and 90 deaths per day on the state reports.The newly reported data comes after Florida health officials announced Saturday they were delaying the release of the coronavirus report because a laboratory on Friday night dumped about 400,000 test results that had previously been submitted. The data dump damaged the ability to accu...
Local health officials worry CDC has 'lost its soul'
WASHINGTON — As Dr. Mark Wilson prepared to release advice in July that middle schools and high schools in Birmingham, Alabama, should not open for in-person learning this fall, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its position and issued the opposite recommendation.Wilson, chief health officer for Birmingham and the surrounding county, stuck to his at-home schooling decision, but now without support from what had long been regarded as the nation’s most esteemed public health authority.Not only that, he said some of the vexed parents even cited the CDC in attacking his s...
US health officials take the scare out of Halloween
Los Angeles (AFP) - Forget the princess outfit, the Batman suit, or the Donald Trump mask.The coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on Halloween celebrations in the US this year with health officials encouraging Americans to avoid heading out for a candy-fuelled evening and to instead stay home and hold virtual parties."Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement that advised against crowded indoor costume parties or sending kids trick-or-treating."Going to an indoor haunted house where people...
Tests show Loei woman has antibody, says health officials
Health authorities have allayed fears of Covid-19 transmissions after latest lab tests showed what a 35-year-old Thai woman who completed 14-day quarantine had was a Covid-19 antibody.Dr Taweeslip Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CSSA), a team of doctors from Ramathibodi Hospital and the Department of Disease Control on Thursday evening, announced the test results of the woman.Dr Surasak Leela-Udomlipi, director of of Ramathibodi Hospital, said the woman was tested on Aug 19 and Aug 20 and the results from two labs were negative. However, her blood ...
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