The international coronavirus pandemic has now killed greater than 795,000 individuals worldwide, almost 1 / 4 of these within the U.S.
Almost 23 million individuals worldwide have been identified with COVID-19, the illness brought on by the brand new respiratory virus, in accordance to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The precise numbers are believed to be a lot greater due to testing shortages, unreported instances and suspicions that some nationwide governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.
The United States is the worst-affected nation, with greater than 5.6 million identified instances and a minimum of 175,409 deaths.
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12:11 p.m.: University of Notre Dame sees extra instances
Confirmed instances at Notre Dame elevated as soon as once more, with the college now reporting 372.
That is up from the 336 reported Friday since Aug. 3, when testing started. There have been 2,235 assessments performed.
University President Rev. John Jenkins has determined towards sending college students residence and as an alternative is advising off-campus college students not to go to the campus, on-campus college students not to enterprise off campus and proscribing gatherings to 10 individuals or fewer, in accordance to The Associated Press.
Since Aug. 3, 1,780 assessments have been performed on the Indiana college.
10:51 a.m.: New lows in NY
The price of optimistic assessments, hospitalizations and ICU sufferers reached new lows in New York in contrast with mid-March, in accordance to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The price of optimistic assessments was .69%, whereas hospitalizations and ICU sufferers fell to 483 and 116, respectively, Cuomo stated.
“This shows that protecting public health and reopening our economy aren’t mutually exclusive if done the right way, and record-high testing doesn’t equal more positive tests,” he stated in an announcement.
There have been 4 deaths within the final 24 hours.
8:51 a.m.: 51 college students quarantined after optimistic assessments at University of Miami
Four college students have examined optimistic for COVID-19 on the University of Miami, the college stated, prompting 51 college students to be positioned in quarantine.
The college students who examined optimistic dwell in Hecht Residential College, nevertheless they have been “immediately removed” and positioned in one other location to isolate, the college stated in an announcement.
Those quarantined lived on the seventh and eighth flooring of the constructing.
“The University of Miami has taken unprecedented steps to reengineer the campus to ensure physical distancing and create a safe environment,” the college’s assertion learn. “Facial coverings are required at all times, except when students are in their residence hall rooms.”
8:22 a.m.: 15 Minnesota infections linked to Sturgis
At least 15 instances in Minnesota have been linked to the huge annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, in accordance to state well being officers who count on these numbers to rise.
“I think that we’re expecting to see many more cases associated with Sturgis. Thousands of people attend that event,” Kris Ehresmann, director of an infection illnesses for the Minnesota Department of Health, stated at a press convention Friday. “It’s very likely that we will see more transmission.”
At least a kind of 15 people has been hospitalized after a optimistic check.
In all instances, officers stated these 15 individuals have been at a number of bars and campgrounds. All those that went to Sturgis have been suggested to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning residence.
The metropolis of Sturgis started testing all metropolis workers together with some first responders on Friday, in accordance to ABC News affiliate KOTA.
6:10 a.m.: 32 instances, 1 death linked to Maine wedding
At least 32 optimistic coronavirus instances and now a lady’s death have been linked to an Aug. 7 wedding reception on the Big Moose Inn in Millinocket, Maine, in accordance to native well being officers.
The lady died Friday, 14 days for the reason that outbreak occasion.
Millinocket Regional Hospital reported that it has examined 366 individuals linked to the wedding reception. The hospital remains to be ready on 103 of these assessments, it stated in an announcement Friday.
“All positive patients have been contacted directly, given care instructions, and further instructed to quarantine,” Robert Peterson, Millinocket Regional Hospital CEO, stated in an announcement. “The CDC has initiated contact tracing on all positive patients to ascertain the full extent of the outbreak.”
Due to the outbreak, the well being care facility stated it has a no-visitation coverage and is limiting its providers to important medical care solely by way of Aug. 30.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated 65 individuals attended the reception and that every one confirmed instances, as of Aug. 17, are tied to Maine residents.
Maine Gov. Janet T. Mills issued an government order limiting indoor capability to 50 and out of doors to 100. The state stated it has been involved with the occasion area about adhering to these necessities in relation to the outbreak.
Maine is likely one of the least-affected states within the U.S., with solely 4,286 instances and 129 confirmed deaths.