COVID-19 updates: only 4 deaths in New Jersey, only 2 in New York

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NEW YORK (WABC) – Deaths in the tri-state region linked to the novel coronavirus continue to decline, with just four more deaths in New Jersey reported on Monday and only two in New York state. The toll remains high, however, with a total of 25,204 deaths in New York and 14,025 in New Jersey.“Our numbers reflect the work of everyone in this state, and the number of intensive care patients and hospitalizations has once again reached new lows,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “It’s extraordinary given where we were a few months ago. We are fighting on two fronts to protect our progress: we are fighting the rise in cases across the country, and we are fighting the lack of compliance within our own state. While most institutions comply, it is the few that do not that threaten our progress. This is an enforcement problem, not an information problem. I need local governments and local police departments to enforce – it’s that simple. “The State Liquor Authority and the State Police Task Force visited 770 establishments in New York and Long Island on Sunday and observed 19 establishments that did not meet state requirements.

Here are some other headlines from today:

ANTONIO BANDERAS POSITIVE TESTS
Antonio Banderas says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine.

The Spanish actor announced his positive test on Monday in an Instagram post. Banderas said he would spend his time in isolation reading, writing and “making plans to start making sense of my 60th year, which I am coming to full of enthusiasm.”

“I would like to add that I am doing relatively well, just a little more tired than usual and hope to recover as quickly as possible by following medical instructions which I hope will allow me to overcome the infection that I and so many. people around the world are suffering from, ”Banderas wrote.

NEARLY 300,000 NYC FAMILIES OPT FOR DISTANCE LEARNING
The city plan calls for a mix of in-person and distance learning, with students taking turns in classrooms when they return in the fall, but more than a quarter of students have instead decided to opt for the ‘all remote option. Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday that 74%, or more than 700,000 students, would take part in the city’s blended learning plan. 26% of students will participate in digital distance learning only. He said that dovetailed with the survey families took earlier this summer. About 15% of teachers have applied to be a distance teacher and the city is working hard to approve them. The others will participate in the blended learning plan in person.

107 SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE NOT SUBMITTED REOPENING PLANS
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that 107 New York State school districts had not submitted plans to reopen. “How they didn’t submit a plan is beyond me,” he said. If districts don’t submit a plan by this Friday, they can’t open. New York City submitted an additional plan last Friday which is under review.

WHO: VIRUS SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SEASONAL PATTERN
COVID-19 “has not shown any seasonal pattern” so far, World Health Organization (WHO) emergency chief Dr Mike Ryan told ABC News on Monday. “What he clearly demonstrated is: you take the pressure off the virus, the virus rebounds,” warned Dr Ryan. “You can call it a second wave, you can call it a second peak, you can call it a surge, you can call it whatever you want,” he says. “Take the pressure off the virus, the virus will rebound. And that’s what we would say to countries in Europe: keep the pressure on the virus. Many countries in Europe – like France, Germany, Spain and Italy – have experienced major epidemics, but when they took action they were able to quell it, the managing director said. from WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “We all want to see schools reopen safely, but we also need to make sure students, staff and faculty are safe. The basis for this is adequate control of transmission in the community, ”said Dr Tedros. “My message is crystal clear: remove, remove, remove the virus. If we remove the virus effectively, we can open companies safely. ”

NJ LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
New Jersey is preparing to commit $ 155 million to reopen its long-term care facilities. “We will be allocating $ 25 million to fund CDC’s laboratory and epidemiology capacity through the New Jersey Department of Health to support our new staff screening program,” Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. The NJ Department of Health will issue a guideline setting mandatory benchmarks for state long-term care facilities as they seek to reopen to visitors and resume normal operations. The directive will establish reopening phases based on time since the last outbreak, as well as strong basic infection control measures, requirements for PPE storage and requirements for testing residents and staff – including weekly coronavirus tests for all staff.

DISNEY WORLD HOURS
Starting in September, Disney World will shorten its hours of operation.

ARREST BY PART OF HOWELL HOUSE
A person faces charges for allegedly hosting a big party in New Jersey. Photos show police responding to crowds at Howell’s home on Sunday. Police said 300 people attended the pop-up party.

CONCERNS OF CDC MIS-C
The Centers for Disease Control are increasingly concerned about the effect of the coronavirus on children. The agency estimates that around 600 children have contracted a rare disease linked to COVID-19. Experts say that multi-system inflammatory syndrome attacks a child’s vital organs. It has been found in children in over 40 states, as well as in the District of Columbia. Of these 600 children, 10 have died. Doctors also say that Latino and black children are particularly afflicted with the mysterious disease – they account for nearly three-quarters of all cases.

NYC CHECKPOINTS LIST
New York City continues to hold checkpoints at various locations to try to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Hundreds of nursing homes still do not allow visits amid coronavirus pandemic

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