City makes changes because of virus cases

In light of increases in the number of people infected with COVID-19, city of Oak Ridge officials issued updates Thursday on the status of city facilities.

“Due to the significant increase in COVID cases, city officials strongly urge citizens to conduct their business over the phone and by mail whenever possible,” stated a news release from City Manager Mark Watson. Information below is from that news release.

The city of

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The Latest: Texas Reports More Than 15,000 Daily Virus Cases | World News

DALLAS — Texas on Tuesday reported more than 15,000 newly confirmed daily cases of the coronavirus amid spikes in cases and hospitalization as winter approaches.

The Texas Department of State Health Services also said 9,028 people were hospitalized across the state. Last week marked the first time Texas surpassed a daily count of 9,000 hospitalizations since a deadly summer outbreak.

During the summer outbreak, the state saw the numbers of

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Bay County health officials confirm hundreds of new COVID-19 cases in the past week

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Today, the Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) issued a weekly update on COVID-19. The percent positivity for new cases in Bay County residents has increased from 8.57 for the week of November 21 to 10.97 percent for the week for November 27. The COVID-19 daily reports continue to be updated daily and the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard also continues

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Onslow municipalities closing to public due to COVID-19 cases

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Onslow County, several municipalities have made the decision to close their buildings to the p beginning next week. 

Jacksonville Assistant City Manager Glenn Hargett released a statement on Tuesday saying, “In an effort to limit person-to-person contact and to protect valued employees and citizens from the increasing COVID-19 exposure, many Onslow local governments will be restricting access to buildings and personnel.”

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Walz says Minnesota to report record deaths, 8,000 COVID cases

Health officials also reported 7,877 new cases of the virus, a bit under what the governor announced previously.

ST PAUL, Minn. — Thursday, Nov. 19 

  • 72 deaths, 7,877 new cases reported Thursday
  • Walz closes gyms, indoor dining, pauses sports as COVID cases spike
  • 83 of 87 counties now under distance learning recommendations
  • Eleven new COVID-19 testing sites to open across Minnesota; mail order testing program now available statewide

Minnesota continues

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Western Michigan University now has 438 reported coronavirus cases

KALAMAZOO, MI — The Sindecuse Health Center at Western Michigan University reported 50 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

The 50 new cases come from the results of WMU community members that were tested on Sept. 24-25. The university has been updating data on its online COVID-19 Dashboard each Tuesday and Friday evening.

The university reported 84 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, Sept. 25. Those new cases

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U.S. Cases Rise 0.8%; Texas Nears 14,000 Deaths: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — The virus is surging among the young in the U.K., as France’s prime minister warned of a “clear degradation” with more than 9,000 cases reported for a second day. Israel is headed for a second national lockdown.

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U.S. cases rose 0.8%, above the 0.6% average daily increase of the previous week. Florida is taking further steps to reopen its economy, announcing that bars will be allowed

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Quarantine ‘triggered’ for any country with more than 20 cases per 100,000, Grant Shapps confirms

British holidaymakers will have to quarantine if they return after 4am tomorrow - Getty
British holidaymakers will have to quarantine if they return after 4am tomorrow – Getty

The UK may impose quarantine on any country with more than 20 cases per 100,000 people, Grant Shapps has said. 

The Transport Secretary said once infection rates reach this level it can “trigger” the removal of travel corridors, meaning travellers will have to self-isolate when they arrive in the UK for 14 days.

He told the

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New Zealand Reports 4 New Cases of COVID-19 After Over 100 Days of No Community Spread

DAVID ROWLAND/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

After over three months without any new coronavirus cases, New Zealand is reporting four new cases from an unknown source.

The Ministry of Health confirmed the news on Tuesday, revealing that all four cases are members of the same household in South Auckland. According to the press release, the first case identified in the cluster has been symptomatic for five days with

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S. Korea reports 25 new coronavirus cases

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 25 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing its national caseload to 14,175 infections and 299 deaths.

South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday said 16 of the new cases were tied to people arriving from abroad. The country in past days have reported dozens of cases among crew members of a Russia-flagged cargo ship docked in the southern port

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GOP senators consider $600 extension; US orders 100 million vaccine doses from Pfizer; California cases top NY

The U.S. government has placed an initial order for 100 million doses of a vaccine candidate being developed by Pfizer and a German firm, BioNTech, for $1.95 billion, the companies announced Wednesday.

The U.S. can acquire up to 500 million additional doses, the statement said.

Meanwhile, federal unemployment benefits are taking a hit at a time when more states are abruptly pausing their reopening plans. The $600 weekly jobless benefits

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GOP senators consider $600 extension; Pfizer hopes for October vaccine OK; California cases top NY

The U.S. government has placed an initial order for 100 million doses of a vaccine candidate being developed by Pfizer and a German firm, BioNTech, for $1.95 billion, the companies announced Wednesday.

The U.S. can acquire up to 500 million additional doses, the statement said.

Meanwhile, federal unemployment benefits are taking a hit at a time when more states are abruptly pausing their reopening plans. The $600 weekly jobless benefits

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India reports record 40,425 new virus cases

NEW DELHI — India reported more than 40,000 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, a record high for the country.

The 40,425 new cases raised India’s total to 1,118,043, including 27,497 deaths.

The ministry said late Sunday that India’s coronavirus fatality rate — currently at 2.49% — is “progressively falling” due to an effective containment strategy and aggressive testing.

A country of 1.4 billion people, India has been conducting

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S. Korea has smallest rise in cases in 2 months

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its smallest daily jump in local COVID-19 transmissions in two months as health authorities express cautious optimism that the outbreak is being brought under control.

South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday still reported 26 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including 22 that were tied to international arrivals.

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Florida Breaks Record Daily Cases in U.S. Outbreak: Virus Update

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Florida reported 15,300 new virus cases, the biggest one-day rise since the coronavirus pandemic began in the U.S. The number exceeds records from New York, California and Texas, all of which have reported daily counts at almost 12,000. Reported deaths in Florida dropped to 44, from 95 the day before.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall,”

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Florida Cases Hit Record; Push to Open Schools: Virus Update

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Florida reported its highest-ever increase of Covid-19 cases, 15,300, or a 6% rise compared to a 4.8% average over the last week. Reported deaths dropped to 44, from 95 the day before.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall,” despite rising cases around the country.

South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the movement of people and

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Push to Reopen U.S. Schools; New York Cases Steady: Virus Update

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall,” despite rising cases around the country. New York reported 677 new cases, in line with daily rises in the last week, and five deaths.

South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the movement of people and curb sales of alcohol as coronavirus infections soar, the Sunday Times reported. Hungary is

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South Africa May Reimpose Curbs; Iran Cases Slow: Virus Update

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South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the movement of people and curb sales of alcohol as coronavirus infections soar, the Sunday Times reported. Hungary is also restricting travel after spikes in neighboring countries.

Thailand plans to start human trials for a locally developed, potential Covid-19 vaccine as early as September, making it among the first done outside high-income countries, after encouraging results in monkeys and mice.

U.K.

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Hong Kong closes schools amid rising cases

Hong Kong is closing its schools again, as a surge in coronavirus cases within the community after a long stretch without infections - Bloomberg
Hong Kong is closing its schools again, as a surge in coronavirus cases within the community after a long stretch without infections – Bloomberg
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Hong Kong’s Education Bureau on Friday announced the suspension of all schools from Monday after a spike in locally transmitted coronavirus cases that has fuelled fears of a renewed community spread in the city.

Schools in the Asian financial hub

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8th state surpasses 100K cases

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 535,000 people worldwide.

Over 11.4 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 … Read More