Coronavirus Live Updates: New Jersey indoor malls reopen

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NEW YORK (WABC) – New Jersey’s indoor shopping malls have resumed. Retail stores inside the malls must comply with new state security requirements.Restaurants are limited to offering takeout and delivery services.

Gyms, cinemas, amusement parks and arcades inside shopping malls will remain closed.

Buyers and employees should practice social distancing and wear a mask.

NEW YORK CITY

Alternative parking on the side streets resumes Monday in New York, for only once a week.

And the New York Waterway resumes a modified service, including ferries leaving Port Imperial in Weekhawken, New Jersey, every 20 minutes.

NEW YORK STATE

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced the lowest number of deaths and hospitalizations in New York State due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Five deaths were reported on Saturday, the lowest number of deaths per day since March 15. The death toll is now 24,830.

A further 616 cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 392,539 statewide. Hospitalizations continued to drop (now below 900) and 0.99% of Saturday’s COVID-19 tests were positive.

A high school graduation ceremony in Westchester County is believed to be the cause of a spread of coronavirus that worries health officials.

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey reported 347 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the state total to 170,873.

Governor Murphy reported that 36 more deaths were among residents who tested positive, bringing the number of deaths in the state to 13,094

LONG ISLAND
Nassau County is exploring options with key stakeholders for a “safe school reopening in September,” said principal Laura Curran. She said that ultimately the decision to open would come from the state, but she wanted the county to be prepared. The number of new daily cases of coronavirus reported in Nassau County has dropped below 1%.

Curran says the numbers have continued to drop since the reopening began a month ago. She encouraged people to continue to wear face covers and social distance to mitigate the risk of COVID, just as wearing a seat belt protects people in the event of an accident.

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced 5 new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday.

9,077 additional tests were carried out and 97 returned positive (1.1% of the total).

Hospitalizations fell to 103 (3 fewer since Saturday).

Governor Ned Lamont announced Thursday that Connecticut will plan a full-time school education framework in the fall, as long as public health data continues to support the model.

Although Connecticut has determined that the reopening of schools for in-person education can be achieved on the basis of the successful COVID-19 containment efforts of the state, this model will be supported by more intensive mitigation strategies and specific surveillance, containment and class cancellation plans.

EXCESS OF CORONAVIRUS DEATHS 500,000

Coronavirus deaths have now exceeded 500,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The school’s website following the coronavirus pandemic reports that 500,108 deaths have been reported worldwide.

The United States reported by far the highest number of deaths, with 125,714 deaths.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 10,063,319 worldwide.

CALIFORNIA CLOSES THE BARS

California is closing bars in seven counties due to the growing spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Sunday.

In a tweet, Newsom said bars in Los Angeles, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, San Joaqun and Tulare counties should close. It was also recommended to close bars in eight other counties, covering much of southern California’s suburbs and parts of the bay. These counties included Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus and Ventura.

This week, the state reported thousands of new COVID-19 cases every day. California announced 5,972 new positive cases on Friday.

On June 18, Newsom made a mandatory mask order in the middle of a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state.

COVID INCREASES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH

On Saturday, the state of Florida set a new record of daily confirmed coronavirus cases.

Florida health officials have reported more than 9,500 new cases of COVID-19, exceeding the previous day’s total by more than 600 confirmed cases. The figures come as authorities move to close the beaches and discourage bar gatherings.

In addition to Florida and South Carolina, the COVID Tracking Project reports that Nevada and Georgia have also reached a record number of cases today (Nevada more than doubling their highest daily total).

Vice President Mike Pence’s campaign events in Arizona and Florida this coming week have been postponed “out of prudence,” a Trump campaign official confirmed to ABC News. Both states are seeing increases in positivity, hospitalization and death rates, according to an analysis by ABC News.

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