COVID-19 Live Updates: 1st case of possible reinfection in the United States


NEW YORK (WABC) – A re-examination of lab samples suggests someone in the United States has contracted the coronavirus twice. The patient is a 25-year-old man from Nevada who first tested positive in April .After two negative tests, he tested positive again in June, and the team studying his case say the DNA of the virus was different. If confirmed, it would be the first documented case of reinfection in the United States and the fourth in the world.

On Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and intubations had dropped to new lows.

Hospitalizations fell to 458, the lowest number since March 16, and intubations fell to 48, the lowest number since mid-March. New York State’s infection rate has been less than 1% for 22 consecutive days.

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Here are some other headlines from today:

6 more New York bars / restaurants have suspended alcohol licenses
The governor announced on Saturday that New York State has suspended liquor licenses for six more bars / restaurants after finding flagrant violations of executive decrees related to the pandemic, bringing the total number of liquor licenses to 168 suspended during the coronavirus pandemic.

New York hospitalizations drop to new lows
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations and intubations in New York state had dropped to new lows. Hospitalizations fell to 458, the lowest number since March 16, and intubations fell to 48, the lowest number since mid-March. New York State’s infection rate has been less than 1% for 22 consecutive days.

Play ball! City parks welcome outdoor sports for young people again
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that New York City parks may resume licensing of athletic fields for low and moderate risk youth outdoor sports starting Tuesday, September 15. -19 crisis. From now on, youth sports leagues will receive permits for organized outdoor play. Sports permitted will include baseball, softball and soccer. Indoor sports, including swimming, will not be permitted.

Dozens protest Nassau County’s decision to postpone fall sports to high school
Dozens of students, parents and elected officials gathered at a demonstration on Long Island Friday morning to support high school sports after Nassau County made the decision to postpone all fall sports to because of fears of the spread of the coronavirus. The protest took place outside the Nassau BOCES George Farber Administrative Center in Garden City, where supporters argued that teams can play it safe.

School leaders union CSA retaliates against New York school teachers for ‘blended learning’
The union that represents principals and other school administrators in New York is fighting back against the city’s plan for teaching teams at the start of the school year. In the New York City Schools Blended Learning Plan, students will have two teachers, one for in-person learning and one for distance learning. The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) called the opening of the city’s schools on September 10 “indefensible”.

Western New York case
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the troubling spike in cases in western New York was continuing and was back at 2%. The state is sending a SWAT health team and will open eight additional testing sites for residents. “We have a warning flag, and we’re going to fly it a little higher up in western New York,” he said.

Governor Murphy unveils funding for child assistance for families and institutions
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Friday the creation of a $ 250 million Covid child care initiative, designed to help families and daycares struggling since the start of the pandemic. Since March, nearly half of the state’s 4,000 child care centers have remained closed, Murphy said. And as schools begin distance learning this fall, the need for child care has grown as well. So the funding, which has been set aside from federal relief funds given to the state, is designed to help families and facilities.

Parents are turning to micro-schools and learning modules to teach kids this fall
A few months ago, not many people in the tri-state area were aware of micro-schools or learning modules, but the coronavirus pandemic is making parents in our area consider the small group teaching method.

Suffolk County wants to keep New York summer tourists who fled coronavirus
Suffolk County officials are making plans in hopes summer tourists from New York who fled the coronavirus will stay on Long Island after Labor Day. They expect thousands of people to make seasonal tourist hot spots their new permanent home, and they encourage seasonal businesses to keep their doors open.

Pandemic Exodus: Who moved where during COVD-19?

It’s a sad reality during the pandemic: people are leaving New York in record numbers, and moving companies are so busy they are even pushing back.


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