COVID Cases Climbing in 36 States | Health News

By Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell
HealthDay Reporters

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Coronavirus outbreaks in the Midwest and Western United States have driven the national case count to its highest level since August, fueling fears of what the coming winter will mean for the country.

COVID-19 cases are starting to climb in 36 states, including parts of the Northeast, which is starting to backslide after months of progress, The New York Times reported. More than 820 new deaths and more than 54,500 new cases were announced across the country on Tuesday, the newspaper said. Idaho and Wisconsin set single-day records for new cases.

About 50,000 new cases are being reported each day in the United States for the week ending Monday, the Times reported. That is still less than in late July, when the country was seeing more than 66,000 cases each day.

But the trajectory

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Council Rock North Shuts Down Athletics Amid Rising COVID Cases

NEWTOWN, PA — All athletics and activity programs for Council Rock North High School students are shut down until further notice, Principal Susan C. McCarthy told parents in an email Tuesday afternoon.

The move comes one day after the high school decided to cancel in-person classes for the week after three students reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

Superintendent Robert Fraser’s decision to close the school went against the advice of Bucks County Health Director David Damsker, who did not recommend closing school.

The health department will only recommend closing a school when there is a clear indication that the district’s health and safety plan isn’t working, Damsker told Patch, and there’s no evidence at this point that transmission is happening within schools.

“School closures are very disruptive and don’t help stop people from getting sick outside of school,” Damsker said. “If people continue to have parties and gather, closing school

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No Confirmed Cases, 3 In Quarantine

SOLON, OH — Three Solon Schools students are quarantining after possibly being exposed to COVID-19.

According to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students or staff currently. However, three students are quarantining because they have been in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus within the past 14 days.

The Solon Schools have not had a positive case of COVID-19 among students since Sept. 8. There was also a single positive case among staffers on Sept. 15.

Families should check their student for the following symptoms prior to sending them to school:

  • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4°F

  • New onset and/or worsening cough

  • Difficulty breathing

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Excessive fatigue

  • Headache

  • Nasal congestion or runny nose

“We understand that some symptoms of COVID-19 are very similar to other more typical

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Metro Health Dept. reports 285 deaths, 30,957 cases of COVID-19 in Nashville

Posted: Oct 14, 2020 / 09:33 AM CDTUpdated: Oct 14, 2020 / 09:33 AM CDT

COVID-19 in Nashville – Continuing Coverage (WKRN Graphics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — There are now 30,957 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County and an additional patient has died as of Wednesday, according to the Metro Public Health Department.

Bars and restaurants are now allowed to have 100 patrons per floor with an additional 100 patrons at an outside location, including a patio or rooftop, at up to 50% capacity. All bars and restaurants must close at 11 p.m.

Nashville Phase 3

The total number of confirmed and probable cases grew by 128 in the past 24 hours. There have been a total of 285 deaths in Davidson County. An additional confirmed death has been reported in the past 24 hours, an 86-year-old woman with a pending medical history.

A reported 29,158 individuals have recovered from

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Michigan Reports 1,237 New Coronavirus Cases, 30 Deaths Tuesday

MICHIGAN — Michigan is closing in on 7,000 coronavirus deaths, according to the most recent data released by state health officials.

Michigan reported 1,237 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of reported cases in the state to 137,702. The state also reported 30 more deaths attributed to the coronavirus, 10 of which were identified through a vital records search, the state said. Tuesday’s increase in COVID-19 deaths brought the statewide death total to 6,928.

Michigan has added more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday, officials said Monday. On Saturday, the state reported that more than 104,000 people Michiganders had recovered from the coronavirus.

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Michigan is 18th in the U.S. in reported cases of the coronavirus, according to the

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Concern over slow rise of COVID-19 cases

Mike Murphy, Messenger Post Media USA Today Network
Published 5:01 a.m. ET Oct. 14, 2020 | Updated 6:31 a.m. ET Oct. 14, 2020

HOPEWELL, NY — The Ontario County Public Health Department on Tuesday expressed concern over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the county and is urging all residents to step up prevention efforts to reduce its spread.

The county has seen an increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 — in hospitals, colleges, assisted living centers and the general public — and a slight increase in hospitalizations since Oct. 1.

“We are seeing a slow

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Anthony Fauci warns COVID surge as cases rise in north, weather cools

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says top U.S. college athletic programs and professional sports leagues are managing risks for COVID-19 infections far more professionally than the situation at the White House that led to President Donald Trump’s illness. (Oct. 6)

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The nation’s top infectious disease expert said the United States faces a “difficult situation” with a rise in positive coronavirus tests through a wide swath of northern states as the weather cools. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the share of positive coronavirus tests is increasing in the Northwest, Midwest and other northern states. 

The share of tests that detect the virus is a key indicator of whether the coronavirus is spreading or under control in a community. Public health officials want to see less than 3% of all tests return positive. An ideal rate is less than 1%, Fauci said

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The Latest: India reports over 63,000 new coronavirus cases

According to the Health Ministry, India’s average number of daily cases dropped to 72,576 last week from 92,830 during the week of Sept. 9-15, when the virus peaked. Over the last month, the country has been seeing a trend of declining cases on a week-to-week basis.

On Tuesday, India registered 55,342 new cases, its lowest single-day tally since mid-August.

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BEIJING — China says it has carried out more than 4.2 million tests in the northern port city of Qingdao, with no new cases of coronavirus

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India reports over 63,000 new coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI — India has confirmed more than 63,000 new cases of the coronavirus, an increase of over 8,000 from the previous day but still far fewer than it was reporting a month ago, when the virus was at its peak in the country.

The Health Ministry reported 63,509 new cases on Wednesday, raising India’s total to more than 7.2 million, second in the world behind the U.S. The ministry also reported 730 fatalities in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 110,586. The country was seeing more than 1,000 deaths per day last month.

According to the Health Ministry, India’s average number of daily cases dropped to 72,576 last week from 92,830 during the week of Sept. 9-15, when the virus peaked. Over the last month, the country has been seeing a trend of declining cases on a week-to-week basis.

On Tuesday, India registered 55,342 new cases,

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COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Stable In Northeast Health District

The Northeast Health District added 83 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and, for the first time in a week, no new deaths attributed to the disease. The seven-day rolling averages of both cases and deaths were unchanged from Monday.

Every county in the 10-county Northeast Health District added at least one case with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, with Oconee County adding five cases and Clarke County adding 24.

The District added 83 cases on Tuesday of last week, so the seven-day rolling average on Tuesday was 83.3, exactly the same as on Monday.

The seven-day rolling average a week ago was 75.9. It isn’t clear that the number of cases of COVID-19 are increasing, but it is quite clear that the drop in cases has been halted and cases, at a minimum, are at a plateau.

A week ago, the Department

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