SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 11.15.2020
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The entire US is starting to see a surge or new wave at the same time:
The disturbing surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations, in one chart – More people in the US are hospitalized with the coronavirus than at any other time.
El Paso Grapples With Surge: ‘We Are Busting at the Seams’ — 10 mobile morgues, 1,400 healthcare workers brought in as reinforcements
ElPaso Tx has over 1000 covid patients
El Paso, TX frontline workers call ruling allowing businesses to reopen “a disaster for our health system which is in near collapse”
Mississippi, Wisconsin, Oklahoma Among 6 States Running Out of ICU Beds As COVID Hospitalizations Rise
Montana emergency doctors warn Covid-19 has their community on ‘the brink of disaster‘
Montana adds 37 COVID-19 deaths; 1,660 new cases
Record 7,228 new COVID-19 cases reported in Minnesota
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz criticizes South Dakota counterpart Kristi Noem over coronavirus
The Dakotas are ‘as bad as it gets anywhere in the world’ for COVID-19
North Dakota issues statewide mask mandate to stem spread of COVID-19
Nurses say ND’s response to COVID-19 ‘is a dumpster fire’
South Dakota department of health pressed on why they are including non hospital beds in their covid staffed bed counts.
SD has over 2000 new daily cases, over 18,000 active infections
SD nurse recounts covid patients that don’t believe covid is real
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surge In Dakotas: ‘It’s Like We Opened Up A Spigot‘
COVID-19 is so bad in Wisconsin, DHS needed a whole new category new category
Chicago issues stay-at-home advisory and tells residents to cancel traditional Thanksgiving celebrations
Michigan halts indoor dining, in-person high school, college for three weeks
Gov. Inslee orders sweeping restrictions on indoor gatherings, restaurants, bars, gyms as COVID-19 cases surge in Washington state
Oregon issues county specific lockdowns
Oregon governor to announce ‘new measures’ to slow coronavirus as state smashes daily record with 1,122 new cases, 4 deaths
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says large parties could trigger fines or jail time during coronavirus ‘freeze’
Maine hit a record too.
Unwelcome milestone: California hits million COVID-19 cases
New Jersey sees COVID-19 surge as positivity rate hits 12%
N.J. counties, towns may order 8 p.m. curfew on nonessential businesses to fight coronavirus hot spots, Murphy says
New Jersey Coronavirus Update: NJ reports highest number of daily cases since start of pandemic
NYC may close schools again as infection rate reaches worrying levels
D.C. Hospitals Surpass 90% Bed Capacity For First Time Since Beginning Of COVID-19 Pandemic
Non-essential NM businesses forced to close for 14 days amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations
Stanford scientists’ computer model predicts COVID-19 spread in cities – Cellphone location data points to restaurants as a virus hot spot
How to stop restaurants from driving COVID infections – US mobile data suggests restaurants, gyms and cafes can be COVID hotspots — and reveals strategies for limiting spread.
At dinner parties and game nights, casual American life is fueling the coronavirus surge
At least five virus outbreaks in New Jersey are linked to Halloween parties, health officials say https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-11-12-20-intl/index.html
These 11 San Francisco businesses repeatedly broke public health order
Why COVID-19 is surging in California and the Bay Area
Labs sound alarm on coronavirus testing capacity, supplies – The nation’s testing capacity has increased, but not fast enough to keep pace with the swarm of new cases.
Around the world:
Doctors in Japan warn of third wave as Covid-19 infections hit a three-month high
Japan reports a record number of daily Covid-19 cases for the third day in row
Ukrainian president hospitalized with Covid-19 as country hits new case record
10 dead, 10 injured in fire at Romanian hospital covid ICU
Germany’s infection rate is “flattening,” disease control chief says
Number of Covid-19 patients in German ICUs reaches all-time high
France reports decrease in Covid-19 hospital admissions two weeks into second lockdown
Covid infection rate in England appears to be slowing, data suggests R number now between 1.1 to 1.2, but slowdown will not be reflected in death toll for several weeks
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after possible coronavirus exposure
Delhi hits highest daily increase with 8,000 new cases
Delhi health minister issues Diwali warning as cases rise in Indian capital
“As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, experts warn that coronavirus cases could rise”
Greece closes all schools as part of its second lockdown.
Northwest Syria reports record increase in coronavirus cases as ICU beds fill
Iran to impose stricter coronavirus restrictions from next Saturday
Research & vaccines:
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine looks impressive, but Sanofi, J&J and Novavax shots eye a logistics edge
South Dakota could get 26,000 to 107,000 doses of covid vaccines in the initial distribution
President-elect Joe Biden’s Covid advisors nix idea of U.S. lockdown to curb pandemic
President-elect Joe Biden says he’ll personally call red state governors and persuade them to impose mask mandates to slow down the coronavirus pandemic.
The guy in charge of trump’s post election vote battles just tested positive for covid
Billionaire Trump donors contract Covid-19 after downplaying risks
“Corey Lewandowski tests positive for coronavirus – Lewandowski is the latest of several Trump campaign aides and administration officials who have recently contracted the virus.”
More than 130 Secret Service officers are said to be infected with coronavirus or quarantining in wake of Trump’s campaign travel
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