COVID Updates: Concern Grows Over Rising Cases in New York, New Jersey


NEW YORK (WABC) – Concern grows over growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey and New York. Residents of eight neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens may face new COVID-19 restrictions due to the growth of virus clusters.More than 1,000 New Yorkers have tested positive for COVID-19 in a single day on Friday, marking the first time since June 5 that the state has seen such a high daily count.

The number of positive tests reported daily in the state has been steadily increasing in recent weeks, a trend possibly linked to the increase in the number of businesses reopening, the reopening of college campuses and children returning. at school. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday that there had been 1,005 positive cases identified the day before out of 99,953 tests, for a positive rate of 1%.

From late July to early September, the state was seeing an average of around 660 people testing positive per day. In the seven-day period that ended on Friday, the state averaged 817 positive tests per day.What to know about the coronavirus:
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Here are some other headlines from today:

Confusion sets in as Staten Island High School makes last-minute changes before class begins

Some New York City schools are scrambling to prepare students to return to class next week, and in a last-minute decision, one high school is switching to virtual education due to a teacher shortage.

However, students will still be allowed to enter the Tottenville High School School on Staten Island.

British royal: young people need extra help in the Corona era
Prince Charles has warned that as many as 1 million young people may need “urgent help” to protect their future from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the Prince of Wales says there has “never been a time as difficult as the present” and that it is especially difficult to be young.

He says the crisis is reminiscent of the upheavals of the 1970s, when youth unemployment was one of the pressing issues facing British society.

Inmates die in California
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports that two prisoners died in hospitals from complications from the coronavirus.

A prisoner was at the California Institution for Men in Chino. He was the 22nd prison inmate to die of complications from the coronavirus.

The second prisoner was at Avenal State Prison in Avenal. He was the sixth inmate to die of complications from the virus at the facility.

The department did not provide further details on the deaths.

How tiny airborne particles can pose a big problem for coronavirus
People expel particles by coughing, sneezing, singing, shouting, talking and even breathing. But the drops come in a wide range of sizes, and scientists are trying to determine how risky the different types are.

The answer affects what we should all do to avoid getting sick. That’s why it made headlines a few days ago, when a U.S. health agency appeared to have shifted its stance on the issue, but later said it had published new language by mistake.

New Jersey COVID cases on the rise
Concern is growing over a growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey. The state reported 760 new positive cases on Saturday, bringing the cumulative total to 202,850, Gov. Phil Murphy said in a tweet. Saturday’s total follows two days of increases. Officials are most concerned about the increase in positive test totals in five counties: Ocean, Gloucester, Monmouth, Middlesex and Bergen.

Officials interrupt Queen’s wedding with nearly 300 people
Nearly 300 people celebrated, without being socially distant, at a wedding reception in Queens on Friday night.

The New York City Sheriff’s Department has halted the celebration held at Elite Palace on 69-02 Garfield Ave. at Woodside around midnight. Authorities received advice on who was attending the wedding and upon arrival observed large groups of people entering the premises through what appeared to be a covered parking lot. They also heard loud music coming from the location.

Stay informed with ABC7’s NYC COVID-19 Positivity Rate Tracker
As public schools in New York City move closer to reopening in-person learning, much of the success will depend heavily on schools bringing the rate of COVID infection under control. According to the city, public schools can only remain open if the COVID positivity rate remains below 3%. To stay informed, you can follow ABC7’s NYC COVID-19 Positivity Rate Tracker.

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