NYC reports 0 virus deaths; Alaska sets daily new case record – NBC Connecticut

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Florida reported the largest single-day increase in single-state coronavirus cases on Sunday since the pandemic began on Sunday, NBC Miami reported.

According to statistics from the State Department of Health, 15,299 people tested positive, breaking the previous record – 11,694 cases – set in California four days ago.

Meanwhile, officials in Houston, Texas, have called on Governor Greg Abbott to issue a stay order as hospitals try to accommodate a wave of patients with the new coronavirus.

Earlier in the weekend, President Donald Trump wore a face mask in public for the first time during his visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburbs. The president has so far resisted wearing a mask, although Vice President Mike Pence has approved the use of masks as the coronavirus gained ground this summer.

Nationally, there have been more than 3.3 million cases of coronavirus and some 135,900 deaths, according to a count by NBC News.

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic in the United States:


New York City Reports 0 COVID-19 Deaths for the First Time Since April

According to initial data from the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, no one died of the virus in New York on July 11. The officials also did not record any confirmed deaths the day before, but had two probable deaths.

Departmental data shows that there has not been a day without death from the coronavirus since March 13, two days after the first reported death.

Each sign of progress in New York has come in the shadow of an ever-increasing national peak that continues to plague the American crisis, NBC New York reported.

Should Your State Reopen?

For states planning to lift quarantine measures, official guidelines suggest either a downward trajectory of COVID-19 cases within two weeks, or a downward trajectory of positive tests as a percentage of total tests.

As shown below, when you compare the new number of cases from yesterday to the number from two weeks ago, the number is often lower, simply because the number fluctuates. Critics call these measures vague and, ultimately, because they are not binding, some states choose to reopen whether or not they meet the criteria.


Alaska sets daily record with 116 new cases of coronavirus

There have been 116 new cases of COVID-19 reported across Alaska on Sunday, the largest daily increase so far in the state.

There has been a new hospitalization and no new deaths have been reported in Alaska, The Anchorage Daily News reported.

The State Department of Health and Human Services said 93 of the new cases involved Alaskan residents and 23 non-residents.

The new cases reported on Sunday broke a previous record set the day before, when the state reported 77 cases.


Texas positivity rate hits record high

The positivity rate in Texas jumped to 16.33% on Saturday, up from the previous peak of 15.85% on April 12. An increase in the positivity rate indicates an increase in the spread of the virus, not an increase in testing for the virus.

The number eclipsed by 10% on June 23 and has increased steadily since that date, reported NBC DFW.



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