Tri-County Health Department warns of tighter COVID-19 restrictions if cases continue to go up

DENVER – Residents in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties could see their way of life upended once again if the number of coronavirus infections isn’t reduced anytime soon.

The warning from the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) came Thursday afternoon, as health officials warned the counties are at risk of moving to a more restrictive level in the state’s COVID-19 dial due to a worrisome upward trend in the number of positive cases and hospitalizations over the past two weeks.

Currently, Adams County is on a Level 2 restriction on the Safer-at-Home dial, while Arapahoe and Douglas counties are at a Level 1, according to the state’s COVID-19 website.

Over the past two weeks, however – from Sept. 24 to Oct. 7 – the state has seen a rise in cases and hospitalizations due to the novel coronavirus.

In Adams County, 1,420 new cases and 52 new hospitalizations were reported in

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‘Continue Cancer Care With Caution’ Despite Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

Potentially practice-changing new data out of New York City add to growing evidence that not all cancer patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of coronavirus-related complications and death compared with the general population.

The results suggest that cancer care can be continued despite the pandemic in patients with cancer and limited comorbidities, say the researchers.

However, experts approached for comment emphasized the need for more data.

The new results come from an analysis of data on 585 adults who tested positive for COVID-19 and were admitted to two NewYork-Presbyterian hospitals between March 3 and May 15. 

A total of 117 patients with cancer were matched 1:4 to controls without cancer for age, sex, and number of comorbidities. Almost half of the patients with cancer were undergoing treatment, with 45% receiving cytotoxic or immunosuppressive therapy within

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Drive-thru food distributions continue in Windward Oahu

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Two organizations are continuing their work to ensure families in Windward Oahu have access to food during the pandemic.

a group of police officers riding on the back of a truck: The H3RC Food Distribution events have fed hundreds of families over the last few months.

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The H3RC Food Distribution events have fed hundreds of families over the last few months.

The Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center (H3RC) partnered up with the Hawaii Foodbank once again for another drive-thru food distribution.

Cars lined up well ahead of time for Monday’s Food Drop Drive-Thru. Bags were packed with fresh fruits and veggies. It their way of ensuring families have access to produce and food as the economic downturn continues.

“I think everyone’s here for love. It’s a lot of work as you can see. It’s a lot of heavy strenuous work, but we’re out here for a good five or six hours bagging groceries, but it makes everyone feel great to be able to help people,” H3RC’s

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President Trump could return to WH ‘as early as tomorrow’ if conditions continue to improve, doctors say

President Trump could be released from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as soon as Monday, his medical team said in an update Sunday to members of the White House press pool, as the president continues his treatment on dexamethasone and Remdesivir to fight coronavirus.


Dr. Sean Conley said Trump has experienced two episodes of transient drops in oxygen levels. From Thursday into Friday morning, Conley said Trump was doing well with mild symptoms and oxygen levels in the high 90s. By later Friday morning, the president had a high fever and his oxygen levels began dipping below 94%.

At that point, Conley recommended supplemental oxygen treatment due to concerns about the possible rapid progression of the disease. Trump was adamant he did not need the treatment, but it was nevertheless administered for about an

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Morristown High School To Continue All-Remote Learning

MORRISTOWN, NJ—The Morris School District said Thursday that Morristown High School will continue to follow an all-virtual schedule through Wednesday, October 7, after officials were informed that two additional individuals at the school tested positive for coronavirus. The new cases bring the current total number of within the Morristown High School community to three.

“These two latest cases have been traced to the positive case we informed you about on Friday, September 25,” the district announcement said. “We have no evidence to indicate that transmission occurred within the school building; transmission appears to be limited to activity on one of our athletic teams.”

The statement said all in-person extracurricular activities, including athletic practices and scrimmages/competitions, will remain suspended.

The District is working with the health department for guidance and contact tracing, the statement said, and anyone identified as a close contact (within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes) has

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Knox County Board of Health votes to continue bar curfew to Oct. 15

The Knox County Board of Health met Wednesday after the Knox County Commission passed a resolution recommending limiting their power.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Knox County Board of Health met on Wednesday to discuss their response to the spread of COVID-19 after officials reported a total of 10,255 cases in Knox County.

They discussed the county’s bar curfew, which requires all establishments offering on-premise consumption of alcoholic beverages or beer to close by 11 p.m.

Patrick O’Brien said that the curfew was originally supposed to last 28 days. So, he proposed a vote to extend it another 14 days to fulfill the original expectation of the order. He said that he hoped to be able to allow the curfew to expire at that time.

Members voted to continue the curfew, 7 – 1. Dianna Drake voted against the continuation.

Charity Menefee, who stood in for Martha Buchanan from the Knox

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Coronavirus Hospitalizations Continue Climbing Across MA

Coronavirus hospitalizations continued their ascent in the Department of Public Health’s daily update, a troubling trend following a weekend spike of confirmed cases.

There were 418 COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts hospitals as of midday Monday, the most since July 23. It’s an increase of 10 from Sunday, which itself had an increase of 54 from Saturday. Saturday’s numbers did have a decrease of 35 hospitalizations from Friday.

The three-day average of COVID-19 hospitalizations is at 393, which is 85 more than the average just two weeks ago. The current three-day average is 30 percent higher than it was at its minimum level.

There were 367 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 11 deaths related to the virus Monday, which is typically one of the lower reporting days. The positive rate for 13,049 molecular tests was 2.8 percent.

The weekend saw more than 1,100 confirmed coronavirus cases and 31 deaths, as well

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The Latest: India’s daily cases continue downward trend

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The Latest: India’s Daily Cases Continue to Slow Down | World News

MANILA, Philippines — Confirmed coronavirus infections in the Philippines have soared past 300,000, the latest bleak milestone in a country which has gradually reopened its battered economy despite having the highest number of cases in Southeast Asia.

The Department of Health on Saturday reported a daily tally of 2,747 new and recent infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 301,256, with 5,284 deaths.

Officials have tried to ease alarm by highlighting the massive number of COVID-19 recoveries, but critics say the outbreaks remain uncontrolled and coronavirus cases may be undercounted despite an increase in testing capacity in recent months.

President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration have walked a tightrope in reviving the battered economy and containing infections. The government said the central city of Iloilo was placed under a mild lockdown Friday for two weeks due to infection spikes but at the same time announced

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The Latest: India’s daily cases continue to slow down

NEW DELHI — India reported 85,362 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours with infections slowing down this month.

The Health Ministry raised the nation’s confirmed total to more than 5.9 million on Saturday. It said 1,089 more people died in the past 24 hours, for a total of 93,379.

Authorities have decided to hold the first legislative election in Bihar state since the pandemic. Nearly 72 million people are eligible to cast votes during three days beginning the end of October with social distancing restrictions.

The average new cases in India have fallen by around 7,000 daily in the past week, after reaching a record of 97,894 on Sept. 16. However, authorities are preparing for a major religious festival season beginning next month that generally sees huge congregations in temples and shopping districts.



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