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 the fifth month since the first case of COVID-19 in New York. Meanwhile, researchers at New York University are investigating whether a treatment better known for treating divers with the turns 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 funding for a larger clinical trial. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said schools should plan to reopen in the fall, but a final decision will come later this week as New York is monitoring the rate infection.

Of the nearly 83,000 people tested, 0.91 were positive or 753.

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.

Here are some other headlines from today:

MORE VIOLATIONS IN NY
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.

INCREASE IN POSITIVE CASES OF NJ
New Jersey reported 699 new positive COVID-19 test results, bringing the cumulative total since March 4 to 181660. Gov. Phil Murphy said they were cracking down on house parties he has referred to as the one of the reasons for the increase. He said he could change the rally numbers for indoor and outdoor gatherings at any time. “I am not announcing any specific action today, but I consider that this has been put on notice. We will no longer tolerate these nonchalant and demonic attitudes. On the plus side, it was the first day without hospital deaths since March 10, but there were still 10 reported deaths. “We didn’t come out of the woods, it wasn’t after us,” Murphy said.

NYC MUST STAY BELOW 3% FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN
Mayor Bill de Blasio said in his daily Friday briefing: “We will only reopen our schools if the city’s infection rate is below 3%,” the mayor said. The city’s infection rate remained stable at 2% for several weeks, and was at 1% on Friday. The mayor said that at this point the city plans to move forward with the blended learning plan it submitted to the public and the state. “The essence of this plan is security for all,” said Mayor de Blasio. “We are going to have an extremely rigorous plan for the opening of schools and if necessary the closing of schools. ”

FAUCI: NO END IN SIGHT

“While it is not known how long the pandemic will last, COVID-19 activity will likely continue for some time,” Dr Anthony Fauci, as well as the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Robert Redfield, and health and human services test czar Adm Brett Giroir said in testimony prepared for a special House panel investigating the pandemic. At a time when early progress appears to have been lost and uncertainty obscures the way forward for the country, Fauci, the government’s leading infectious disease expert, calls on lawmakers – and all other Americans – to return to public health basics such as social distancing and wearing masks.

WOMAN ASSAULT AT NJ STAPLES IN LITIGATION OVER MASK
A 54-year-old woman who recently had a liver transplant was assaulted at a Staples store in New Jersey after asking the assailant to wear a mask, and the heartbreaking incident was caught on surveillance video. This happened just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hackensack Avenue location in Hackensack. Police said the victim was using the fax / copier when another woman approached to operate a nearby machine with her own mask under her mouth.

CONTACT TRACING SCAMS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
So many of us are inundated with political emails on social media and in our inboxes as the November presidential election approaches, but some of this material is actually coming from scammers. We also have a warning about dangerous new spam that uses the fear of COVID-19 exposure to scam you because ‘contact tracing’ is the latest buzzword hackers are using to trick you into opening your wallet. . Eyewitness News 7 Nina Pineda, on your side, has tips on how to avoid the new scam.

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