COVID Updates: Study Finds 10% of All COVID-19 Cases Are Children


NEW YORK (WABC) – New study finds pediatric COVID-19 cases on the rise; American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Health Association researchers found 2.2% only nationwide cases in April were children.But data from September shows pediatric cases now account for 10% of all cases. Experts say while children typically don’t get as sick as adults, this is still a troubling example of the virus spreading. .

As the global death toll from COVID-19 has eclipsed by 1 million, New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate approaches 2%, health officials said on Monday, a worrying increase as schools New York public authorities would close at 3%.

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The global death toll from one million coronavirus eclipses
The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million. Milestone, recorded by Johns Hopkins University, comes nine months after the onset of a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested the resolve of world leaders, pitted science against politics and compelled multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work.

List: travelers to New York from all but these 31 countries must be quarantined
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that international travelers from countries considered Level 2 and 3 will be required to self-quarantine and complete a travel form upon arrival in New York.

Cuomo signed the executive order on Monday in response to the CDC’s decision to reverse airport screening measures in the face of increasing COVID-19 cases around the world. Health officials say the measure is needed for contact tracing purposes.

Minor League baseball stadium transformed into outdoor synagogue for Yom Kippur
The COVID pandemic hasn’t stopped a Jewish congregation from hitting a home run on the holiest day. He was not a catcher, but rather a cantor standing behind the plate at TD Bank Ballpark in New Jersey.

On Yom Kippur, the home of the Somerset Patriots Minor League baseball team was transformed into an open-air synagogue.

New Jersey to receive 2.6 million rapid tests
Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that New Jersey would receive 2.6 million rapid tests. The first 170,000 tests will take place in the next two weeks.

New mobile lab in Paterson offers 24-hour COVID testing
The city of Paterson is preparing plans for a possible influx of COVID-19 cases during the colder months. Part of the plan includes a mobile test unit that will be available day and night. The unit will travel across the city with the goal of administering a COVID test to as many people as possible.

CDC issues guidelines for Thanksgiving

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released their guidelines for Thanksgiving gatherings. Staying at home is the best way to protect yourself and others, says the CDC. If you must travel, be aware of the risks involved. Thanksgiving falls on November 26 this year.

New York City gets closer to the return of indoor dining
New York City is eagerly awaiting the return of indoor dining as the reopening date approaches. On September 30, restaurant catering will be able to resume at 25% of its capacity. The decision was made in early September by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said the reopening was made possible by respect for New Yorkers.

Dr Fauci: ‘We’re in the wrong place’ as COVID-19 cases rise
With an average of 40,000 new cases in the United States per day, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the country “is not in the right place” at the moment. . In August, Fauci said the United States needed to reach 10,000 cases per day to have some control over the coronavirus. Fauci warns we could see an increase in deaths as states show an increase in cases and hospitalizations.

“This is something you don’t want to be in a situation like this because the weather is starting to get cold,” Fauci said, warning that the numbers were of particular concern to him as the colder months set in and the people were starting to shift to more internal activities. .

Homeless shelters should be reopened statewide, says Cuomo
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on local governments to reopen homeless shelters as homeless settlements proliferate amid the coronavirus pandemic. The settlements are located mostly in urban areas of the state, he said, and locals complain about them.
“Not only is a homeless settlement a violation of that person’s dignity, it is now a threat to public health,” he said.

Protections against deportation in New York
New York Governor Cuomo said eviction protection measures for residents have been extended until January 1, 2021 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo first announced a state moratorium on residential and commercial evictions on March 20 to ensure no tenants were evicted during the height of the public health emergency.

Flu vaccine survey
As fall begins, so does flu season. Even though the pandemic is still in effect, some parents plan not to vaccinate their children against the flu this year. A study from CS Mott Children’s Hospital indicates that one in three parents do not plan to have their children vaccinated. In a questionnaire taken last month, the majority of parents said they were concerned about side effects and that it may not be as effective.

Cuomo responds to calls for state takeover of New York schools
Governor Andrew Cuomo has responded to calls from the Heads Union for the state to take over the New York school system after unanimously declaring a vote of “no confidence” for Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor of Richard Carranza schools.

New York sheriff’s office shoots 4 large gatherings
The New York sheriff’s office said it ended four large gatherings that were not following coronavirus restrictions this weekend. The latest closure was on Sunday night at the Zebra Lounge on 38th Avenue in Flushing, Queens, where 100 people were inside. Three people have been charged with violating the emergency order and liquor control laws.

MPs say they found 192 people crammed into a karaoke bar in Flushing early Sunday morning serving unlicensed alcohol. On Saturday morning, an illegal gathering of 78 people on Bowery Street in Chinatown was closed. Neighbors at Flushing’s karaoke spot say they’ve had enough.

Peak case in Brooklyn, Queens
New York is facing a new spike in coronavirus cases. Officials identify the increase in several neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens and plan to take action to crack down and stop the spread.

Exclusive: Tenants living in a Manhattan hotel alongside homeless men

“We had brawls in the hallway all hours of the day and night, screaming,” Douglas Rowan told Eyewitness News. Rowan has lived for more than three decades in an apartment in Lucerne, on the city’s Upper West Side. He lives with 9 other residents inside the building, all seniors. At the height of the pandemic, the city wanted to prevent homeless men from crowded shelters for their own safety and decided to put more than 200 men inside Lucerne.

Stay informed with ABC7’s NYC COVID-19 Positivity Rate Tracker
As New York City’s public schools move closer to reopening in-person learning, much of the success will depend heavily on schools that keep the COVID infection rate in check. 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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