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COVID-19 update cases, deaths in Johnson County

At 10 a.m. Monday, Iowa was reporting an additional 558 cases of COVID-19 and just two additional COVID-19-related deaths since the state’s tally at 10 a.m. Sunday, according to Coronavirus.Iowa.gov.

Officials report a total of 1,167 people with COVID-19 have died from the disease across the state, including 26 in Johnson County. A pair of deaths reported Aug. 27 were the county’s 17th and 18th in a six-week stretch. Between June and the first part of July, the county had gone more than seven weeks without reporting a death related to the disease; the first death related to the disease was reported on April 4.

Officials reported just 99 influenza-related deaths in the entire state of Iowa in the 2019-20 flu season.

A total of 671,049 Iowans have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus, which causes the disease, including 34,496 in Johnson County. A total of 70,314 have tested

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Florida, one of the hardest hit states from the coronavirus, just registered its 10,000th death due to COVID-19. 

It came after the state recorded 174 new deaths Wednesday, giving it a total that’s fifth highest among states around the country. It has recorded more than 584,000 cases of COVID-19 so far.

The virus, meanwhile, continues to play havoc with colleges’ attempts to reopen classes.

A day after officials at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill decided to pivot to online classes after at least four clusters of outbreaks in student living spaces, North Carolina State University reported its first cluster of positive cases in off-campus housing. Also Tuesday, the University of Notre Dame said it was moving to online classes for two weeks in hopes that

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Notre Dame pauses in-person classes; Hawaii delays tourism reopening; Ohio to allow prep sports; 171K US deaths

A second major university is suspending classes right after the start of the new academic year due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

The University of Notre Dame paused in-person instruction Tuesday, a day after a similar move by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Notre Dame is putting the classes online for two weeks and not sending students home, apparently in hopes that the infections won’t grow worse.

But for those who believe enough people will become infected in the world to create “herd immunity,” the World Health Organization had bad news Tuesday.

A researcher said we’re still a long ways off from that point in which enough people have antibodies from the virus that it can halt the spread before vaccines become available, the Daily Mail reported. The big problem at the moment is younger persons, those in the 20s, 30s or 40s, with mild or no symptoms

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Texas surpasses staggering 10K deaths; Florida tourism drops by 60.5%; grieving daughter blasts Trump at DNC

A woman whose father died from the coronavirus blamed President Donald Trump and his administration in a fiery speech during the first night of the four-day Democratic National Convention. 

And, clusters of COVID-19 have led the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to suddenly pivot to online classes a week after welcoming students back on campus. The university’s football team, however, still plans to play this fall.

And Texas surpassed 10,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths Monday, a new report shows that U.S. nursing homes are seeing a surge in infections and a steep rise in deaths.

Some significant developments:

  • A group of researchers from the University of Southern California tracked the common order of how COVID-19 symptoms progress in a new study. It usually starts with fever, followed by a cough.

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  • Nursing homes see an all-time

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U.S. Cases Slow as Deaths Pass 1,000 for Fifth Day: Virus Update

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The U.S. added 47,813 cases, a 0.9% rise compared with the 1% increase over the previous week. Deaths exceeded 1,000 for the fifth consecutive day, while the pace of cases and deaths slowed in Florida and Arizona.

Italy told nightclubs to close, matching a similar directive by Spain on Friday. France’s public health agency warned that all of the country’s Covid-19 indicators are trending upward.

Russia agreed in principle with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to conduct clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine, the head of its sovereign wealth fund said. China and Russia may also work together on a vaccine, a Chinese virus expert said.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Global cases approach 21.5 million; deaths pass 771,500How $50,000-a-year private schools plan for Covid: NYC ReopensFirst into the virus slump, China is proving the fastest outRussia’s new Sputnik launch raises risks in dash for Covid shotsHow

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GA Tallies 13 Deaths, 3,177 Cases As Free Mega-Testing Site Opens

ATLANTA, GA — Sunday’s report of 3,177 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a day, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, comes as Georgia is about to open a free mega-testing site near Atlanta. The site opens Aug. 10 near Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport.

On Sunday the Georgia Department of Public Health reported more than 3,000 new cases, along with 13 deaths and 72 hospitalizations. The numbers are a drop from Saturday’s tally of 4,445 new cases, a one-day death toll of and 274 more hospitalizations.

The mega-testing site has the capacity to test 5,000 people a day and is located at 1800 Sullivan Road, College Park. It will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 26. Testing is available to all Georgians regardless of symptoms, but appointments and online registrations are recommended.

To register online and to make an appointment go to https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/.

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NJ sees 112% increase in cases, deaths double in Atlanta area

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 668,000 people worldwide.

Over 17.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 151,496 deaths.

Ohio reaches new high daily number of cases  Cuomo says tri-state quarantine wouldn’t apply to NJ Herman Cain dies after battle with COVID-19

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Florida reports 2nd day of record-setting deaths

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 662,000 people worldwide.

Over 16.8 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 149,961 deaths.

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NJ counties reemerging as ‘hot spots’ Rep. Louis Gohmert diagnosed with COVID-19

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2:20 p.m.: NJ counties reemerging as ‘hot spots’

A “daily hot spot triage” report distributed by the Department of Homeland Security and

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Florida sets record for deaths in a day; COVID killing a Texan every 6 minutes, 16 seconds; Marlins’ season paused

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 was nearing 150,000 on Tuesday as several states set weekly fatality records and Florida reported a one-day record for deaths. Further confirming the Sunshine State’s troubles with the coronavirus, the Miami Marlins’ season was temporarily suspended after 15 players and two staff members tested positive.

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the president’s coronavirus task force said the Marlins’ outbreak could endanger the Major League Baseball season, although he told ABC’s “Good Morning America” he doesn’t believe games need to stop now. 

Florida’s 186 deaths raised the toll there to more than 6,000. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who three weeks ago ordered in-classroom learning when schools reopen next month, has eased his rhetoric in recent days. He now wants schools to ensure parents have “the choice between in-person and distance learning” for their kids.

In Tennessee, Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, urged Gov.

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US deaths surpass 1,000 for second straight day, jobless claims rise for first time since March; baseball is back

The daily U.S. death toll surpassed 1,000 for the second straight day and hospitalizations were again peaking as the paralyzing coronavirus pandemic showed little sign of easing Thursday.

The Johns Hopkins University data dashboard reported 1,195 U.S. deaths Wednesday, high by standards of recent weeks but still only half of the daily toll during the outbreak’s deadly peak in the spring. The Covid Tracking Project, however, showed almost 60,000 people are currently hospitalized, less than 200 short of the highest totals from April. 

The Labor Department reported Thursday that 1.4 million people filed intial applications for unemployment benefits last week, the first weekly increase since March.

Major League Baseball was providing a silver lining, opening its season Thursday. The virus-shortened season comes almost four months late and minus fans in the stands. The Washington Nationals, last year’s World Series champs, were hosting the venerable New York Yankees – with the

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