COVID-19 live updates: Global cases climb to 25 million

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NEW YORK (WABC) – Globally, more than 25 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19. A spike in cases across India has propelled the number above that threshold.The United States has the highest number of cases with 6 million, or about 2% of the population. The coronavirus has now claimed the lives of more than 840,000 people around the world.

Meanwhile, New York City reported its lowest positivity rate at 0.59% for Sunday.

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Here are some other headlines from today:

Pandemic learning leads to online attendance issues
As more than a million children prepare to return to school in New York City, there are new concerns about whether those who learn at a distance will show up and participate in online classes.

It was easy for teachers to take attendance when a student was seated directly across from them in a classroom. It is not so easy when they are learning on a computer screen. Not all classes have live instructors.

Fauci: Labor Day weekend key to fight against virus in United States
Dr Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s top infectious disease specialist, said Labor Day weekend will be critical in determining whether the United States gets a “good start” to contain the coronavirus this fall.

Fauci said Monday he has “great faith in the American people” to wash their hands, practice social distancing, wear masks, avoid crowds and gather outside during the weekend celebrations. He said it was important to avoid an increase in coronavirus cases like those seen after Memorial Day and the July 4 vacation.

Hempstead teachers’ strike
Teachers in the area worst affected by the coronavirus cases in Nassau County held a rally on Monday to voice concerns about going back to class.

More than 100 teachers from the Hempstead School District gathered outside the school district building on Peninsula Boulevard.

New York schools reopen
The New York Department of Education just obtained 10,000 air purifiers for classrooms across the five boroughs from a city-based tech company. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 1,300 school buildings have been inspected by city ventilation teams and to ensure everyone can participate remotely, 324,000 tablets have been distributed to date.

New York teachers’ union to vote on strike
The union that represents New York City public school teachers is expected to vote on Monday to authorize a strike to start the school year amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The United Teachers’ Federation and delegates from every public school in New York City will meet to decide whether or not to strike in order to delay in-person classes.

NJ cinemas set to reopen
Cinemas and other indoor theaters can reopen on Fridays at 25% capacity or 150 people. Each screening, and each theater in a multiplex, will be subject to capacity limits. If you have four screens, each screen will be limited to 25% capacity or 150 people. Social distancing and wearing a mask will be necessary.

New York interior catering update
Gov. Andrew Cuomo commented on dining in New York City, saying the state was considering reopening, but there were still many concerns. He said the factors to consider are the reopening of schools and the fall bringing flu season. Cuomo says he also understands the “competitive disadvantage” and “economic consequences” facing New York restaurants. “We are coming to Labor Day,” he said. “Labor Day will see more people go back to school. This is a factor that we must watch out for. We are coming to the fall. The flu season is a factor we need to watch out for. We are watching her. We are thinking about it. ”

Connecticut students return to school

Students returned to classrooms to learn in person on Monday for the first time since March. Elementary students got off the school bus in fewer numbers, with every school in New Canaan at half capacity each day. The students were divided into two cohorts.

1 COVID death in New York
Governor Cuomo on Sunday announced 1 death from COVID in New York City, the lowest on record during the pandemic.

Woman gives birth to baby girl 2 months after surviving COVID-19
Two months after recovering from COVID-19 while pregnant, a Houston mother welcomed a healthy baby girl.

India Reports World’s Largest Increase in One-Day COVID-19 Cases
India on Sunday recorded 78,761 new cases of the coronavirus, the world’s largest one-day peak since the start of the pandemic, just as the government began to ease restrictions to help the struggling economy.

Pending layoffs in New York
The Municipal Labor Committee has called on New York to delay layoffs that would affect 22,000 city workers. They are asking the state legislature for more money and to come together again to strike a deal. The mayor says he will assess the situation from day to day.

Return to New Jersey Indoor Dining Set
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said restaurants across the state can offer indoor dining starting Friday at 25 percent capacity and with social distancing in place.

US Open tennis begins
The US Open Tennis kicks off Monday in Flushing Meadows, Queens, but this year without tennis fans filling the stands. Officials take many precautions, including taking temperatures every day when people enter. One player, Benoit Paire, 31, has tested positive and is now out of competition.

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