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GA Tallies 13 Deaths, 3,177 Cases As Free Mega-Testing Site Opens

ATLANTA, GA — Sunday’s report of 3,177 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a day, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, comes as Georgia is about to open a free mega-testing site near Atlanta. The site opens Aug. 10 near Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport.

On Sunday the Georgia Department of Public Health reported more than 3,000 new cases, along with 13 deaths and 72 hospitalizations. The numbers are a drop from Saturday’s tally of 4,445 new cases, a one-day death toll of and 274 more hospitalizations.

The mega-testing site has the capacity to test 5,000 people a day and is located at 1800 Sullivan Road, College Park. It will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 26. Testing is available to all Georgians regardless of symptoms, but appointments and online registrations are recommended.

To register online and to make an appointment go to https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/.

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Infection growth slows in California, but deaths surge

California overall is not experiencing the same alarming surge in COVID-19 infections as it did in late June and early July, but record-breaking death tolls reported this week underscore the continued seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic.

California set a new record Wednesday when it reported its highest COVID-19 death toll in a single day with 197 dead. On Thursday, the state reported another 194 deaths, the second highest single-day coronavirus death toll thus far.

Deaths have dramatically increased from the flat-line levels in May and June: As of Friday, an average of 109 people died from the virus in California every day over the last two weeks. Two weeks ago, about 87 people died every day on average over a two-week period.

Some of those deaths, however, may have occurred several days or weeks ago because of the verification process used by local health officials.

In the last week, California

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Just under 115,000 infections and 8,900 deaths

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COVID-19 cases in Canada: 115,617 diagnoses, 8,921 deaths and 100,634 recoveries (as of July 30, 2 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 10,603 cases, including 190 deaths (8,983 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 3,562 cases, 194 deaths (3,109 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 407 cases, 8 deaths (325 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 170 cases, 2 deaths (166 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 266 cases, 3 deaths (259 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories – 5 cases (5 resolved)

  • Nova Scotia – 1,067 cases, 64 deaths (1,004 resolved)

  • Ontario –  39,075 cases, 2,772 deaths (34,906

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NJ sees 112% increase in cases, deaths double in Atlanta area

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 668,000 people worldwide.

Over 17.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 151,496 deaths.

Ohio reaches new high daily number of cases  Cuomo says tri-state quarantine wouldn’t apply to NJ Herman Cain dies after battle with COVID-19

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Florida Has Record Deaths Again; Vaccine Progress: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — Almost 10,000 people in the U.K. have been given an experimental Covid-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca Plc and the University of Oxford, a key step toward finding a shot that will help control the pandemic. Johnson & Johnson wants to start Phase 3 trials of its vaccine in September.

The U.S. economy suffered its sharpest downturn on record and the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose for a second straight week. President Donald Trump raised the notion of delaying the next U.S. election scheduled for November.

Mexico’s economy also sank the most on record. Germany reported the highest number of new cases in about six weeks and its economy shrank by a record 10% in the second quarter.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases exceed 17 million; deaths pass 667,700Virus relief talks in Congress stalemated as time runs shortKitchen table beats office for 335,000 bankers working from homeVirus

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US deaths surpass 150,000; AG Barr tests negative; Pelosi mandates masks on House floor

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 150,000 Wednesday with little indication the historic global health crisis is diminishing.

Later in the day, the results of Attorney General William Barr’s coronavirus test came back negative. Barr took the test after coming close to Texas GOP congressman Louie Gohmert the previous day when neither one was wearing a mask. Gohmert was revealed to have tested positive Wednesday, prompting Speaker Nancy Pelosi to require all members to wear a mask on the House floor.

Barely two months ago, the number of Americans killed by the virus was 100,000. Just last week the U.S. surpassed 4 million infections, doubling its total case count in six weeks. And the nation is still averaging about 1,000 deaths and 60,000 infections per day.

Not all states are on the same trajectory, of course. New York and some of the Northeastern states have tamped down

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US deaths surpass 150,000; AG Barr gets tested; Florida sets another record for deaths

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 150,000 Wednesday with little indication the historic global health crisis is diminishing.

Barely two months ago the number was 100,000. Just last week the U.S. surpassed 4 million infections, doubling its total case count in six weeks. And the nation is still averaging about 1,000 deaths and 60,000 infections per day.

Not all states are on the same trajectory, of course. New York and some of the Northeastern states have tamped down the surge. California, Texas and Florida are among a raft of states now struggling mightily.

“As is the case with any infectious outbreak, there are different curves playing out at the same time,” said Ogbonnaya Omenka, an associate professor and public health specialist at Butler University. “In essence, it’s getting better and worse at the same time.”

In Washington, Attorney General William Barr was being tested for the virus

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Florida reports 2nd day of record-setting deaths

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 662,000 people worldwide.

Over 16.8 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 149,873 deaths.

Latest headlines:

Alabama gov. extends statewide mask mandate, encourages in-classroom learning Rep. Louis Gohmert diagnosed with COVID-19

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1:54 p.m.: Georgetown moving classes all online

Georgetown University is moving classes fully online this fall for undergraduate and

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US neas 150,000 deaths; Arizona protesters demand in-person classes; McDonald’s to close 200 US restaurants

President Donald Trump called the Senate Republican’s coronavirus economic stimulus package “semi-relevant” as the U.S. approaches 150,000 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday. The president told reporters Tuesday the $1 trillion package proposal has provisions that he doesn’t support. 

Florida, meanwhile, reported more than 9,000 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and a new record of 186 deaths. In Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown announced students in most counties will likely not return to in-person classroom instruction this fall as counties must report 10 or fewer new cases per 100,000 residents over seven days.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee revealed his school reopening plan: people must quarantine for 10 days immediately after testing positive for COVID-19 or when symptoms begin.

Here are some significant developments:

📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. is nearing 150,000 deaths and has reported over 4.3 million cases of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide, there have been over 660,000 deaths and

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Florida sets record for deaths in a day; COVID killing a Texan every 6 minutes, 16 seconds; Marlins’ season paused

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 was nearing 150,000 on Tuesday as several states set weekly fatality records and Florida reported a one-day record for deaths. Further confirming the Sunshine State’s troubles with the coronavirus, the Miami Marlins’ season was temporarily suspended after 15 players and two staff members tested positive.

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the president’s coronavirus task force said the Marlins’ outbreak could endanger the Major League Baseball season, although he told ABC’s “Good Morning America” he doesn’t believe games need to stop now. 

Florida’s 186 deaths raised the toll there to more than 6,000. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who three weeks ago ordered in-classroom learning when schools reopen next month, has eased his rhetoric in recent days. He now wants schools to ensure parents have “the choice between in-person and distance learning” for their kids.

In Tennessee, Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, urged Gov.

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