SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 9.21.2020
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Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus is spread through the air
Half of US states see increase in new cases: Among the states reporting more new cases in the last seven days are Wisconsin, Idaho, South Dakota, Iowa and Kansas, all of which are also reporting test positivity rates above 15%.
Wisconsin surpasses 100,000 COVID cases, 20 percent of new tests are positive
Minnesota reports 1,318 more COVID-19 cases, a new single-day high
Daily tallies for hospitalized patients in Minnesota have been trending down or holding steady in recent weeks.
Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,402 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths
The preliminary seven-day positivity rate from September 13 – September 19 is 3.5%. As of Saturday night, 1,417 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, with 357 patients in the ICU and 151 patients on ventilators.
Florida reports 2,521 new COVID-19 cases, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Monroe report 0 deaths
The state says its daily positive test rate has been under 5% each day since Sept. 10 with an average daily positive rate for the last seven reported days of 4.31%
Thousands of New York ‘Long Haulers’ Struggle with COVID-19 Months After Diagnosis
More than half of Covid-19 patients have lasting fatigue, research suggests – Researchers are still learning about the long-term effects of the coronavirus.
HHS testing czar warns Covid-19 progress ‘could be fleeting, or even reversed’ – Warnings from top federal health officials clashed with President Donald Trump’s rosier predictions about the pandemic’s trajectory. The country’s recent progress against Covid-19 could be short-lived if Americans do not continue to take precautions like mask wearing and social distancing, HHS testing czar Brett Giroir said Wednesday.
COVID-19 numbers are surging. Are you part of the problem? Here’s what you need to stop — or start — doing now
14% of U.S. adults say they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are ‘pretty sure’ they have had it
Improvement in ICU care is improving death rate
This theory might explain “Covid toes” and other mysteries of the disease – Bradykinin storms are the hottest new hypothesis for why Covid-19 can wreak havoc on the body.
Maine ‘superspreader’ wedding linked to 170 Covid cases and seven deaths More than 100 people gathered for August event in Millinocket ‘It is spreading in the community with remarkable force.
8th death linked to Maine wedding outbreak
UK: Covid scepticism behind high Bolton infection rate, says local MP Exclusive: social media hashtag #thinkingforyourself bolsters residents refusing to follow rules
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