COVID-19 Live Updates: 5 Months Since First New York Case, Oxygen Therapy May Prevent Virus

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NEW YORK (WABC) – Saturday marks five months since New York City’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. Governor Andrew Cuomo also announced New York reached a record number of tests on Friday – 82,737 – the highest number of tests ever performed in a single day in the state, with 0.91% of positive results. 4 deaths have been reported.He added that schools should plan to reopen in the fall, but an “initial decision” will come later this week as New York City keeps tabs on the infection rate.

Meanwhile, researchers at New York University are investigating whether a treatment better known for treating divers with bends could help prevent deaths from COVID-19.

Researchers say hyperbaric oxygen therapy is often met with skepticism as some proponents have touted it for all kinds of unproven ailments, but a small study found that pressurized oxygen chambers actually help relieve symptoms in patients. COVID-19.

Researchers are now trying to secure funds for a larger clinical trial.Here are some more titles from today:

YANKEES VS. REPLACED PHILLIES SERIES

The New York Yankees will play a four-game home and home series with the Philadelphia Phillies next week. The series begins with two games at Yankee Stadium on Monday August 3 and Tuesday August 4, followed by two games at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday August 5 and Thursday August 6. Start times are to be determined.

CALIFORNIA REPORTS LARGEST NUMBER OF DAILY DEATHS

The California Department of Public Health reports more than 500,000 cases of COVID. They also report a record number of deaths on Saturday at 219.

FALL OF POSITIVE CASES IN NJ
A day after New Jersey saw nearly 700 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy announced on Twitter on Saturday that the number of new positive cases in the state fell below 400 on Friday.

The state also reported 11 new deaths linked to COVID-19.

TRUMP, GOP SOFTENED IN OPPOSITION TO A $ 600 UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT
With increasing political pressure, talks on a huge coronavirus relief measure resumed on Saturday, with a focus on reinstating an additional $ 600 per week unemployment benefit that expired, a new direct payment of $ 1,200. to most Americans and hundreds of billions of dollars in other aid to states, businesses and the poor.

MORE POOLS NYC REOPENED
In New York City, six more swimming pools reopened – two in Manhattan, two in the Bronx, and one each in Brooklyn and Queens.

The hours remain the same from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Social distancing will be enforced and visitors will be required to wear a mask at all times – except when in the water.

CONCERNS GROWING OVER TEACHER SHORTAGES As COVID-19 pandemic worsens
As the new school year approaches, some teachers feel they have no choice but to quit their jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, raising concerns about a possible shortage of teachers for the news school year.

NY LIQUID AUTHORITY RESPONDS MORE VIOLATIONS
The New York State Liquor Authority on Friday announced 41 establishments that had been convicted of violations, with Manhattan topping the list at 27. Other sites that had been violated include two in the Bronx, one in Brooklyn, five in Queens, one in Staten Island, and five in Long Island.

GEORGIA HIT CAMP WITH COVID
An overnight camp in Georgia affected by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but did not require campers to wear masks or have adequate ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released on Friday.

7 On Your Side surrenders to mayor after New York nurses slam parking tickets

MORE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 COVERAGE

COVID-19 help, information. Business stimulus and updates

UPDATES
New York City
New Jersey

Long Island
Westchester and Hudson Valley
Connecticut

7 On your side investigating: up to 4,000 coronavirus cases averted by New York contact tracers

REOPENING INFORMATION
What is open, what is closed
New York State reopens
New Jersey reopening
Connecticut reopens
Total number of COVID-19 cases in New York and Long Island by patient address

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