Coronavirus Live Blog 11.4.2020

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Gottlieb predicts Thanksgiving will be ‘inflection point’ for winter coronavirus surge – “December is probably going to be our toughest month,” the former FDA commissioner said.

98,000 new Covid-19 cases. And the worst may be yet to come. The US was warned.

US covid cases “driven” by asymptomatic cases

El Paso, Texas, Gets 4th Mobile Morgue As COVID-19 Deaths Rise

El Paso TX reaches record hospitalization.

Coronavirus in Utah: Record-breaking week culminates with 1,854 new cases, 10 more deaths

Utah sent every phone in the state an emergency alert warning about rapidly rising Covid-19 cases and overwhelmed hospitals

One of every 61 people in South Dakota now has COVID

SD: Sanford Health stops all non emergency surgeries & procedures

Rapid City, SD hospital may have to house covid patients in 100 bed improvised hospital that appears to be set up in a basement.

Colorado taking in covid patients from multiple states

Montana approaches 12,000 active cases 

Arizona Covid-19 hospitalizations climb to highest level since August

WI: ‘Wear a freaking mask’: Racine’s biggest hospital fears it is near flood stage because of COVID patient influx
COVID-19 positivity jumps to 9% in Minnesota — 3,483 new cases, 15 deaths

Washington tops 1,000 virus cases for first time since July

MA: Overnight stay-at-home advisory, updated masking rule included in Gov. Baker’s new orders – Baker calls changes “targeted interventions”

Infectious disease expert: Boston COVID-19 positive rate is a ‘wildfire’ close to becoming an ‘inferno’

Illinois reports almost 8,000 new COVID-19 cases

New data shows how effective contact tracing is across Bay Area

Why many Americans refuse to participate in contact tracing – A new Pew survey found 41 percent of people said they were not very likely to talk to a public health official about the coronavirus.

UK says 4-week coronavirus lockdown may have to last longer

Liverpool to become first UK city to trial mass coronavirus testing – Everybody in the city will be able to have repeat tests in a trial that the UK government hopes is the first step to rolling out mass testing more widely.

Czech Republic asks WHO for emergency help against coronavirus surge

Italy could run out of intensive care unit beds within weeks

Belgium announces second coronavirus lockdown

Intensive care units in Brussels hit capacity – Hospitals ordered to create an additional 800 ICU beds across Belgium.

Hungary considers tightening coronavirus restrictions amid record cases and deaths

Spain rocked by second night of clashes over coronavirus measures – Around 60 people were arrested in a second night of violent protests.

Japan reports fewer than 500 cases for first time in more than a week

Computer AI program has 98.5% success rate detecting covid by the sound of someone’s breathing or cough.

“Stanford recruiting COVID vaccine volunteers, trial enters phase 3

Experimental hormone therapy may speed recovery for COVID patients Duluth patients were among the first to get an experimental treatment that uses a thyroid hormone to mitigate lung failure. It’s now part of a Phase 2 FDA study.

Nontraditional nursing homes have almost no coronavirus cases. Why aren’t they more widespread?

After Coming Down With Symptoms, Scientist Develops New Way to Test for COVID-19 Antibodies 

Masks work, we will show you how.

Scott Atlas apologizes for interview with Kremlin-backed RT – The White House coronavirus adviser said he didn’t know the outlet is a registered foreign agent.

Illegal Halloween party with nearly 400 people shut down by deputies in NYC – At least nine people whom officials described as the party organizers were charged with multiple misdemeanors and health violations, officials said.

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