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Coronavirus live updates: 23 COVID-19 cases linked to Trump rallies


first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 43 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 criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country to country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 8.6 million diagnosed cases and at least 225,230 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 906,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 892,000 cases and over 778,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Latest headlines:‘Blatant disrespect’ for scientists led to COVID-19 confusion, deaths: WHODow down 720 points as COVID cases rise and stimulus hopes evaporateNew York’s micro-cluster strategy is working: CuomoWorld ‘should learn from Senegal,’ WHO epidemiologist saysChina testing entire city after a single asymptomatic caseEl Paso County imposes nighttime curfew as hospitals and ICUs fill upUS reports some 60,000 new cases after record-breaking surgeHere’s how the news is developing today. All times Eastern.Oct 26, 8:24 pm23 COVID-19 cases linked to Trump rallies: Health officialAt least 23 coronavirus cases have been linked to three outbreaks that occurred at Trump campaign events in Minnesota in September, Minnesota Health Department spokesperson Doug Schultz told ABC News.The outbreaks occurred at a Trump rally at Bemidji Aviation on Sept. 18, where 16 cases have been identified; a Mike Pence speech at a Minneapolis-Saint Paul airport hotel on Sept. 24, where three cases have been identified; and a Trump rally at Duluth Airport on Sept. 30, where four cases have been identified, Schutlz said.Two of the 16 who contracted the virus at the Bemidji event were hospitalized, according to the Health Department.Another outbreak occurred at a counter-rally that took place near the Bemidji event, where four cases have been identified, the Health Department said.One coronavirus case was linked to Joe Biden’s rally in Duluth on Sept. 18, and one case was linked to Eric Trump’s speech in Becker on Oct. 1, but the Health Department said these two cases were not classified as outbreaks.Since Sept. 12, the seven-day average of new cases in Minnesota has nearly tripled, increasing by almost 200% in the last six weeks. Minnesota health officials also reported a near-record increase of 2,268 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state on Saturday.Minnesota’s health protocols currently cap gatherings at 250 people, even when outdoors, and masks are required in situations where physical distancing cannot be properly maintained.An official news release about Pence’s rally today in Hibbing, Minnesota, said that “all attendees will be given a temperature check, masks which they are instructed to wear, and access to hand sanitizer.”ABC News’ Soo Rin Kim and Arielle Mitropoulos contributed to this report.Oct 26, 4:49 pmStocks have worst day in a month as US virus cases soar to new heightsThe stock market had its worst day since Sept. 3, as COVID-19 cases spiked across the country and industries that needed a return to normalcy, like cruise lines and airlines, saw big losses.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 650 points lower, down 2.3%, to 27,685, while the S&P 500 fell 1.6% to 3,400 and the NASDAQ declined 1.6% to 11,358.ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis contributed to this report.Oct 26, 4:16 pm‘We have never been as vulnerable as we are right now’: Salt Lake City mayorFollowing record-breaking COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations this week, Utah’s hospitals are reaching capacity, according to Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall.Gov. Gary Herbert plans to open a field hospital for overflow patients if hospitals become overrun, but Mendenhall stressed that extra beds “don’t do anything to save lives” without additional health care workers to treat them.According to the Utah Hospital Association, 20% to 30% of hospital staff aren’t able to go to work because either they or a family member has contracted the virus.“Nurses and doctors are working extended hours, around the clock,” Mendenhall told ABC News Live’s “The Breakdown.” “They are exhausted.”ABC News’ Terry Moran contributed to this report.Oct 26, 2:00 pm‘Blatant disrespect’ for scientists led to COVID-19 confusion, deaths: WHOCountries in the northern hemisphere, particularly in Europe and North America, are seeing a concerning rise in infections and hospitalizations, as well as dwindling ICU beds, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said during a news conference in Geneva.“Last week saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases reported so far,” Tedros said.When leaders act quickly, the virus can be suppressed, he noted. On the other hand, Tedros added, “Where there has been political division at the national level, where there has been blatant disrespect for science and health professionals, confusion has spread and cases and deaths have mounted.”ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Oct 26, 1:14 pmDow down 720 points as COVID cases rise and stimulus hopes evaporateThe Dow was down 720 points today, or 2.5%, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rose nationwide. At the same time, Americans’ hope for a second round of stimulus checks evaporated.“It looks like the clock’s run out” on a stimulus deal before the election, according to market research firm Fundstrat, and investors have turned pessimistic again.Among the only stock market winners today is Zoom, up 2.5%, as the company continues to benefits from Americans working from home, while most other industries, including airlines and restaurant chains, struggle. Even tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet (Google), which have been relatively insulated from the pandemic, are slightly down today.ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis contributed to this report.Oct 26, 12:37 pmNew York’s micro-cluster strategy is working: CuomoCOVID-19 testing positivity has fallen to 3.25% in New York’s red zones, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a Monday news conference. The state’s overall testing positivity rate is 1.18%, among the lowest in the nation during a time when daily cases, hospitalizations and testing positivity rates are rising around the country.“The easiest way to control with the maximum benefit is to wear the mask,” Cuomo said. Despite the fact that New York’s micro-cluster approach to stemming the virus’ spread appears to be working, the governor said he’s concerned about the upcoming holiday season.“We have one of the lowest rates in the country,” Cuomo said. “I’m concerned about everybody else.”Oct 26, 10:08 amPence tests negative, after close aides infectedU.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife both tested negative for COVID-19 again Monday morning, according to a spokesperson.The negative results come after at least five people within Pence’s orbit were found to be infected as of Saturday night.Multiple sources familiar with the matter told ABC News that four of Pence’s staff members tested positive for COVID-19, including his chief of staff Marc Short as well as the vice president’s “body man,” a position that often represents an individual who is the closest aide to the office holder.Pence’s “body man” and two additional staffers who tested positive have been quarantining since last week, the sources said.ABC News’ Katherine Faulders and John Santucci contributed to this report.Oct 26, 9:13 amTrump’s chief of staff admits US is ‘not going to control the pandemic’As COVID-19 infections surge across the nation, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows admitted Sunday that the United States is “not going to control the pandemic.”“We’re not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigations,” Meadows said in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union.When pressed on why the Trump administration wasn’t going to get control of the pandemic, Meadows said: “Because it is a contagious virus.”Oct 26, 8:15 amFrance may actually have 100,000 new cases per day, government advisor saysFrance’s public health agency said Sunday that it had confirmed another 52,010 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest daily increase the country has seen since the start of the pandemic.However, Dr. Jean-Francois Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the French government on the pandemic, told France’s RTL radio on Monday morning that, in reality, the country may have an estimated 100,000 new cases per day due to undiagnosed cases and asymptomatic infections.Delfraissy said that France is in a “very difficult, even critical, situation.”As of Sunday afternoon, France’s public health agency had confirmed a total of 1,138,507 cases with 34,761 deaths. More than 12,000 patients remained hospitalized with COVID-19, including at least 1,816 in intensive care.The European nation has the fifth-highest tally of diagnosed cases, after the United States, India, Brazil and Russia, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Oct 26, 7:45 amWorld ‘should learn from Senegal,’ WHO epidemiologist saysAs the novel coronavirus spreads rapidly across the United States, a top infectious disease epidemiologist is praising the successful testing and diagnosis strategy of a West African nation.“We can & should learn from Senegal,” Maria Van Kerkhove said on her official Twitter account Sunday.And we should learn from … … …— Maria Van Kerkhove (@mvankerkhove) October 25, 2020Van Kerkhove’s tweet included a post from the WHO’s Regional Office for Africa about the challenges Senegal faced at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and how the country has taken steps to strengthen its testing through digitization, decentralization and fast results.In another tweet, Van Kerkhove said the world should also learn from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Rwanda, Uruguay, China and Singapore.Oct 26, 7:17 amChina testing entire city after a single asymptomatic caseAll 4.7 million residents of a city in China’s northwest Xinjiang region are being tested for COVID-19 after a single asymptomatic case was detected there, officials said.Local authorities launched the mass testing program in Kashgar, after a 17-year-old girl who didn’t have any symptoms tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday during a routine screening at the garment factory where she works.By Sunday afternoon, another 137 asymptomatic cases were identified in Kashgar — all linked to another factory where the girl’s parents work, according to a statement from Xinjiang’s regional health commission. It’s the highest number of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases reported in a day in China in more than six months.Testing of the entire city is expected to be completed by Tuesday. At least 2.8 million people have been tested so far, according to Xinjiang’s regional health commission.Meanwhile, lockdown measures have been imposed and all schools in the region are closed until Friday.Oct 26, 5:57 amEl Paso County imposes nighttime curfew as hospitals and ICUs fill upA nightly curfew has been issued for El Paso County in Texas, where COVID-19 infections have exploded in recent weeks.El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego ordered all residents to stay home between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., starting Sunday night, for the next two weeks to help prevent further spread of infection. The curfew is not applicable for those traveling for work or essential services. Only one person per household is allowed to access essential services at a time.A fine of $250 will be handed down to those who aren’t wearing a mask and $500 for any other violations of the order, Samaniego said.El Paso County has seen a 160% increase in COVID-19 positivity rates since Oct. 1, as well as a 300% jump in hospitalizations. As of Saturday night, all hospitals and intensive care units in the area had reached 100% capacity, according to Samaniego.“The purpose of the curfew is to limit mobility in the community,” Samaniego said during a press conference Sunday night. “Currently, our hospitals are stretched to capacity.”Oct 26, 5:06 amRussia’s daily case count hits new record highRussia confirmed 17,347 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, setting a new national record, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.The country’s previous record of 17,340 new cases was set on Thursday.An additional 219 deaths from COVID-19 were also registered in the last 24 hours, down from Wednesday’s peak of 317, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Moscow remains the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge. More than 30% of the new cases — 5,224 — and over 28% of the new deaths — 62 — were reported in the capital.The nationwide, cumulative total now stands at 1,531,224 cases with 26,269 deaths, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fourth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India and Brazil, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Oct 26, 4:36 amUS reports some 60,000 new cases after record-breaking surgeThere were 60,789 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily tally is nearly 23,000 less than the previous day and falls under the national record of 83,757 new cases set on Friday.An additional 914 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide Sunday, down by from a peak of 2,666 new deaths in mid-April.A total of 8,636,168 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 225,230 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 80,000 for the first time on Oct. 23.Over the weekend, the country reported more than 83,000 new cases two days in a row.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Wolf Administration Announces Creation of 80 New Jobs at JLE Industries Facility in Fayette County


first_imgWolf Administration Announces Creation of 80 New Jobs at JLE Industries Facility in Fayette County July 17, 2015 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that JLE Industries, LLC, a transportation and logistics company serving the energy and infrastructure development industries, will establish a new site in Dunbar Township, Fayette County to serve as its corporate headquarters, a move that will create 80 new, full-time jobs.“JLE chose Pennsylvania over other states as the best place to accommodate the needs of their thriving business and we’re thrilled to announce the creation of 80 new jobs with this expansion,” Governor Wolf. “The energy industry continues to drive job creation and investment and my administration will continue to encourage the growth of the industry all across the commonwealth.”JLE Industries will acquire and refurbish an existing 50,000-square-foot facility after to serve as its new corporate headquarters. The company plans to invest more than $9 million on the project, and has also committed to the creation of 80 new, full-time jobs and retaining 48 existing positions over the next three years.JLE Industries received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development including a Pennsylvania First Program grant for $150,000 and $160,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits.“The opening of this facility commemorates a milestone in our journey to become the premier transportation, logistics, and energy field service company in the Appalachian basin,” said Jason Adamsky, CEO and co-owner, JLE Industries, LLC. “This state of the art facility, which will house more than 150 JLE associates, will be the epicenter and strategic hub for the continued growth of our business.”The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Fay-Penn Economic Development.JLE Industries, LLC is transportation, logistics and field services company serving the energy and infrastructure development industries. Since its inception nearly five years ago, JLE Industries has experienced significant growth and transformation, both organically and through strategic investments in gas and oil field services and technology. Today, the business is comprised of more than 80 power units and 100 employees strategically positioned at various service points across the Appalachian region.For further information on JLE Industries, LLC, visit www.jleindustries.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team, visit www.newpa.com.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


WHS Daily Bulletin: Students can participate in lip sync contest on Wednesday


first_imgCorrection: There will be school next Monday. In an early version of the story, it said it did not. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, March 29, 2016:Tuesday•Wellington tennis tournament, 3 p.m.Wednesday•Fashion show at 9 a.m.•Lip Dub at 1 p.m.Thursday•JV golf at Winfield Country Club, 3 p.m.•JV tennis at Circle, 3 p.m.•Baseball at Mulvane, 4 p.m.•Softball at Mulvane, 4:30 p.m.Friday •Track at Clearwater 4 p.m.Today’s lunch — Chicken Drummies, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Tossed Salad with Romaine, Applesauce, Hot Roll and Milk.Tuesday’s lunch — Burrito with sauce, romaine and tomato, sweet corn, pears, tortilla chips and milk.Today’s News: *Students who will be lip syncing in the lip dub should have received a copy of the lyrics they will be performing on Wednesday. Those students will be dismissed by intercom to practice during 3rd period today. Please bring your lyrics sheet with you. Teachers who will be lip dubbing- we will wing it!*Attention Circle of Friends Members- You will be getting a note regarding a field trip on April 5th to Tanganyika today. You must bring back your information by Friday, April 1st.*Mrs. Kelly has 3 dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts for Sale. They are $7 a dozen.*Any sophomore interested in serving the Prom dinner on Saturday, April 23rd, please sign up in the office.*Classic Movie Club will be showing the movie “Saving Private Ryan” today in Mr. Roses’ Room.*Seniors: If you were unable to pick up your Senior Orders, please stop by the counselors office. The order will need to be paid in full before you can pick up your items. At this time no personal checks will be allowed- cash or money orders only. If you are going to pay by credit or debit card you will need to contact Jostens. If you have not ordered your cap , gown, stole and tassel and you want to participate in graduation ceremonies, please go to jostens.com to place your order. You will need to do this as soon as possible.* Senior Girls- Reminder- the PEO Scholarship application is due April 1st!*On Wednesday, March 30th Mrs. Lawless’ class will be having a show on how to dress for that job or ace that interview! It will begin at 9:30 am here at the high school in the auditorium. It will only cost $1.00 to get in.  We hope to see you there in your best interview wear. Those that do dress up can enter a chance to win a door prize. Seniors attending can sign up at the door for a chance to win a $50 gift card.*Seniors: The Kansas All-Star scholarship application is now available on their website which is www.ksallstarsholarships.com. Those who qualify will be awarded a $1000 scholarship to be used toward their post-secondary education. Applications will be accepted now through April 15th.Guidance news:Wednesday, April 20 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is National…National Lemon Chiffon Cake DayNational Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more


Rep Howrylak announces consumer education event on June 16


first_img Categories: Howrylak News 09Jun Rep. Howrylak announces consumer education event on June 16 State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy is partnering with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to host his fourth consumer education event this year on Friday, June 16 at the Hunter Community Center, located at 509 Fisher Court in Clawson.This event is intended to provide citizens with information regarding the latest phone, mail and online scams.“I hope to provide an opportunity for citizens of all ages to learn the warning signs of potential scams and how to avoid them,” Rep. Howrylak said.The presentation begins at 11 a.m. with a light lunch provided. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Rep. Howrylak’s office at (517) 373-1783 or via email at [email protected]last_img read more




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