Coronavirus Live Blog 7.11.2020

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The United States on Friday reached 60,000 new cases for the first time, and the number ultimately soared to more than 68,000 — setting a single-day record for the seventh time in 11 days

Only five states saw a decrease of at least 10% in average new daily cases over the past week.

Covid-19 risk levels by county, as of July 9. Find the latest interactive map here. Harvard Global Health Institute

CDC now estimates that 40% of people infected with Covid-19 don’t have any symptoms

About half of Covid-19 transmissions happen before people get sick; this is up from the 40% estimate in May.

‘All the hospitals are full’: In Houston, overwhelmed ICUs leave COVID-19 patients waiting in ER Officials in Houston warn of a potential replay of what happened in New York in the spring, when thousands of people died as hospitals struggled to keep up.

Phoenix morgue nearly out of space, moving to using refrigerated trucks

Arizona has fewer than 1,000 inpatient hospital beds available

‘I thought this was a hoax’: Patient in their 30s dies after attending ‘COVID party

Coronavirus forces summer camps across America to close – COVID-19 outbreaks among campers, counselors cause sessions to close

South Carolina: “Tidelands hospitals may call in National Guard to help with rise in COVID-19 patients

Arizona: Governor Ducey announces 50% limit for restaurant capacities, enhanced testing

Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill hospitalized due to COVID-19

Cases and hospitalizations are up in Calif.: Will the death toll follow?

Gov. Newsom holds briefing after record day of COVID-19 deaths in California

Coronavirus surge in Los Angeles is considerably worse than surge in San Francisco

California may release 10% of inmates in pandemic response

Wednesday marked the second-highest day for new COVID-19 cases in Texas since the pandemic began

Houston Methodist CEO: ‘July 4th may have reloaded the gun,’ school reopenings at risk

Houston; METRO bus operators, light rail operators test positive for COVID-19

Thursday marked the second straight day Texas reported more than 100 new deaths related to COVID-19 and the second time the state has gone over 10,000 new cases in one day, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis. 

Gov. Abbott says failure to mask, COVID-19 spike could create ‘necessity of closing Texas down

If U.S. states were countries, they would be 13 of the world’s 20 worst covid outbreaks (per capita)

Number of Mississippi lawmakers testing positive for coronavirus jumps to 26 – The latest figures place Mississippi at the top of state legislatures in terms of coronavirus cases.

Georgia is reactivating a makeshift hospital at the Georgia World Congress Center, a large convention center in downtown Atlanta, amid a rising trend in cases, the governor’s office said.

Atlanta: Mayor orders rollback to Phase 1 reopening guidelines; governor calls it‘unenforceable’

Florida reports 93 virus deaths, 11,433 infected in 1 day

Texas Republicans sue Houston, mayor for canceling convention – On Thursday, the GOP accused the liberal city head of playing politics.

“I think the numbers are going to look worse as we go into next week, and we need to make sure that there’s going to be plenty of hospital beds available in the Houston area,” Abbott said in an interview with KRIV-TV.

Wisconsin breaks record of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases

DeSantis defends reopening, says new surge is because of Florida’s ‘flatter curve

‘People can’t ignore it anymore’: Across the country, minorities hit hardest by pandemic – No matter where the virus strikes, communities of color bear the brunt.

U.S. weighs early vaccine access for minorities and others at risk

200,000 seafarers fear there’s no plan to get them off ships

New York Times: Internal CDC documents warn full reopening of schools is ‘highest risk’ for coronavirus spread

Nation’s Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School

Re-Opening Schools in the Midst of Pandemic Surge

Houston to give students option of online or in person school

Phoenix: With COVID cases rising, school districts are considering further delays to in-person learning

Atlanta Public Schools to start year with virtual learning

The Los Angeles teachers union calls to keep campuses closed in the fall.

Trump tweet threatens tax-exempt status of schools, colleges

Traveling nurse who caught covid at Kaiser sues

“Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decrease to 1,314,000″

NYC Rental Market Pushed to Breaking Point by Tenant Debts

Florida reports highest single-day jump in COVID-19 deaths

More than 1,000 TSA employees have tested positive for coronavirus

“Covid-19 Risk Among Airline Passengers: Should the Middle Seat Stay Empty?”

Filling middle seats nearly doubles airline passenger risk of catching COVID-19, says MIT researcher – Risk of dying from COVID-19 as a result of flying are higher than plane crash risk, according to a statistical model compiled by MIT scholar Arnold Barnett. Airlines could minimize that risk by leaving open the middle seat, but airlines including United and American refuse to do so. Plans for a post-COVID-19 world, moreover, suggest flights may be even more crowded.

3 people test positive for Covid-19 after taking Delta flight from Atlanta to Albany, airline says

Las Vegas tourists undeterred by spread of virus inside hotel-casinos

Two private-membership Omaha pools close after lifeguards test positive for COVID-19

Los Angeles Apparel factory ordered closed after over 300 coronavirus cases and 4 deaths

Oakland: Mcdonalds Linked To 25 Covid Cases Is Ordered To Do More To Protect Workers, Public

“Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Coronavirus cases increasing at UC Berkeley due to frat parties

South Carolina orders bars to close at 11pm

Vegas/Reno “Sisolak orders bars to close in counties with largest COVID-19 caseloads, limits on restaurant dining

WHO admits covid spread in air possible

More evidence emerges that a TB vaccine might help fight coronavirus

‘High-performance COVID-19 killer’: UH researchers create filter to ‘catch and kill’ virus instantly

China suspends imports of Ecuador shrimp on coronavirus risk

Do Freezing Temperatures Kill The Coronavirus?

Will the coronavirus survive in the refrigerator or freezer?

Airborne SARS-CoV-2 is Rapidly Inactivated by Simulated Sunlight

Coronavirus uses same strategy as HIV to dodge immune response, Chinese study finds

After the virus, Minnesota woman has a hellish recovery Minnesota hospitals are reporting better-than-expected survival rates but worse-than-expected complications even after patients have technically recovered from the infectious disease.

‘Mild’ cases of coronavirus may have serious long-term and recurring effects – Young people are experiencing serious symptoms.

Fauci on Trump claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are ‘harmless’: ‘Obviously not

“EXCLUSIVE: Chinese virologist accuses Beijing of coronavirus cover-up, flees Hong Kong: ‘I know how they treat whistleblowers

Big Pharma Wants to Pocket the Profits From a COVID Treatment You Already Paid For

Bolivian president, interim president and 3 other govt. officials all have covid

British retail to lose further 5,000 jobs in blow to economy

Colombia reports record number of daily Covid-19 deaths and cases

Deadly ‘unknown pneumonia’ outbreak in Kazakhstan is probably undiagnosed COVID-19

How to go out and not spread coronavirus this summer – What’s the best — and riskiest — way to see friends, take a trip, or get spiffed up? We talked to experts to find out.

Starbucks makes masks mandatory
Retail trade group asks Trump to institute federal mask guidelines
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Saturday mandated face coverings in public for most people age 8 and older, but the state’s Republican-controlled legislature and many mayors probably will push back on the order.

States sue dept of ed over allocation of pandemic aid to private schools

“‘You get made fun of’: Trump campaign office shuns masks, social distancing – Despite his own administration’s recommendations, president’s Arlington, Va., headquarters still lacks key protections.
Report: Republicans exploring holding RNC in Jacksonville outdoor stadium
July 9: “MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow details all of the places the Trump-Pence COVID-19 ‘road show’ has spread the coronavirus
Age 84, retiring: “Sixth GOP senator unlikely to attend Republican convention
Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison – Cohen had been released in May as part of an attempt to slow the spread of the virus in federal prisons.
Kimberly Guilfoyle’s COVID-19 diagnosis reportedly creates Hamptons panic

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