SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 7.9.2020

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Hits New Record, Surpassing 59,000 New Daily Cases on Wednesday 

Tuesday: Dozens of Florida hospitals out of available ICU beds, state data shows

Arizona is No. 1 global pandemic hotspot, New York Times reports 

Busiest Phoenix fire stations seeing increase in COVID-19 calls, more firefighters testing positive 

California sets record for most coronavirus cases in a single day 

Coronavirus updates: Cases in SF are rising at rate that could ‘overwhelm’ system, health chief says 

L.A. County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations at ‘all time high,’ raising fears about spike in deaths 

Stay-at-home orders may be reinstated if COVID-19 cases continue to rise, L.A. Mayor Garcetti says 

COVID-19 test appointments full this week as L.A. County grapples with increased demand, surging spread 

Bay Area coronavirus hospitalizations continue to rise – but there’s a catch

‘We’re seeing the worst of the worst’: Houston nurse describes dire situation in ICU surge

Texas and Arizona ER doctors say they are losing hope as hospitals reach capacity

FL has 7300 new cases but a record positive percentage 

Florida hit with 9,989 new coronavirus cases as the death toll nears 4,000 

Florida emerges as world’s new epicenter for COVID-19 

Florida invited the nation to its reopening – then it became a new coronavirus epicenter

New Orleans issues stricter guidelines for bars and restaurants following increase in Covid-19 cases

Fauci says states with serious problems ‘should seriously look at shutting down

Airborne Coronavirus: What You Should Do Now

Novavax skyrockets 41% after US government grants $1.6 billion for coronavirus vaccine creation

Tennessee offered free covid tests to anyone who wanted one. It didn’t help. 

July 6 COVID-19 Test Results The US is now conducting over 600,000 tests per day, and that might be enough to allow test-and-trace in some areas. Based on the experience of other countries, the percent positive needs to be well under 5% to really push down new infections, so the US still needs to increase the number of tests per day significantly. According to Dr. Jha of Harvard’s Global Health Institute, the US might need more than 900,000 tests per day. There were 518,392 test results reported over the last 24 hours. The percent positive over the last 24 hours was 9.1%

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday the city is formally pushing back its timeline for the planned July 13 reopening of some higher-risk businesses, including indoor dining and outdoor bars, to an undisclosed date in the future.

Covid-19 Risk Level by State/County

Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus 

Tokyo confirms record high 224 coronavirus infections 

“Theme parks in Japan are discouraging screaming on roller coasters to slow coronavirus spread, with one park urging riders to ‘Please scream inside your heart

As more people go out, nearly 50% of coronavirus cases in L.A. County are among those 40 and under

“Covid-19 is turning San Francisco’s inequality gap into a chasm

“In the Covid-19 death of a hospital food worker, a microcosm of the pandemic

Census: Household Pulse Survey shows 34.9% of Households Expect Loss in Income; 25.9% Concerned about Housing

Texas state fair canceled

Washington State Fair canceled for the first time in 80 years due to coronavirus concerns 

Major retailers to states: Mandate face masks now

Northern California county fining businesses not enforcing masks up to $10,000 

Atlanta now requires face masks

Contact tracing is no longer possible across the US South due to rapid coronavirus surges, health expert says 

“Canada’s “national shame”: Covid-19 in nursing homes – Nursing homes account for 81 percent of Covid-19 deaths in the country. How did this happen?”

Coronavirus: Hong Kong Covid-19 testing and quarantine flaws blamed for new wave of infections

US awards Regeneron $450 million to manufacture potential coronavirus treatment

Nearly 90 percent of COVID-19 cases at meat plants hit minority workers: CDC

Some hard hit working class neighborhoods in Queens NY are close to herd immunity levels 

Nurses Who Battled Virus in New York Confront Friends Back Home Who Say It’s a Hoax 

COVID-19 ‘Please Tell Me My Life Is Worth A LITTLE Of Your Discomfort,’ Nurse Pleads

“A high-risk Florida teen who died from covid-19 attended a huge church party, then was given hydroxychloroquine by her parents, report says

At least 82 coronavirus cases have been linked to a Missouri summer camp

Florida: Districts Must Reopen School Campuses Next Month

No Realistic Path for Reopening All Broward Schools at Full Enrollment: Superintendent 

Ferrer: L.A. schools should prepare for continued distance learning ‘100% of the time’ amid COVID-19 surge 

N.Y.C. Schools, Nation’s Largest District, Will Not Fully Reopen in Fall

Trump says White House will pressure governors to open schools 

After Trump Criticizes the C.D.C.’s Guidelines for Reopening Schools, Pence Says They Will Be Changed 

CDC director says agency won’t revise school reopening guidelines despite WH push 

Universities in a Mess Over Upcoming Year; Some Reopenings Meeting Fierce Resistance 

“Harvard, MIT sue to block Trump administration from stripping student visas amid pandemic

49ers announce ‘expected reduced capacity’ for 2020 games at Levi’s Stadium

Facing $25 million deficit, Stanford cuts 11 sports teams 

Protective gear for medical workers runs low as number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations climbs

14 Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants test positive for COVID-19

FDA lists more poisonous hand sanitizers

America is running short on masks, gowns and gloves. Again.

Welcome to Johnson’s alternative reality – where care home workers get the blame

In new guidance, CDC recommends alternatives in addition to in-person voting to avoid spreading coronavirus 

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

“The United States is facing an eviction crisis of biblical proportions.”

NMHC: Rent Payment Tracker Finds Decline in People Paying Rent in July

Ascena, Owner Of Ann Taylor, Justice, Lane Bryant, Bet That Bigger Was Better. Then Retail Changed.

Sur La Table files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close nearly half its stores

Bed Bath & Beyond to close 200 stores over 2 years as sales fall almost 50% during pandemic 

Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy 

United sending layoff notices to nearly half of US employees

Seattle: Health department shuts down Duke’s Seafood on Alki Beach after coronavirus outbreak

Florida man fired from insurance firm after Costco mask outburst

Man and woman arrested after coughing on Walmart employees in Yuma 

The future of work is hybrid: Work from home and the workplace

Criminal charges brought against Bradenton family that sold toxic bleach as COVID-19 cure

Health official: Trump rally ‘likely’ source of virus surge

Hard-hit Houston cancels the state Republican Party convention, which was to have started next week. 

Romney, Collins, Murkowski won’t attend GOP convention

Trump says GOP ‘flexible’ on convention plans

“Second Republican senator says he’ll skip GOP convention

“Iowa’s Grassley to skip GOP convention due to virus concerns

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