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    New COVID-19 fatalities were reported in Orange County as the death toll climbed to 720 since the pandemic began nearly a year ago. The number of active cases in Orange County dropped nearly slightly in the past week, to 1,463 as of Friday, Feb. 26, down from 1,531 a week ago as the Hudson Valley continues combating the winter spread of the virus. According to the state Health Department, there were 232 new cases in the past 24 hours. There have now been 35,755 COVID-19 confirmed positive cases reported in Orange County out of nearly 550,000 tests administered, according to the Department of Health. There are currently 87 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Orange County, down from 00 with no other cases under investigation for possible infections for the first time in months. The overall positive infection rate in Orange County rose slightly from 6.6 percent to 6.7 percent, still among...
    The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tom Vilsack to serve as the Secretary of Agriculture in Joe Biden’s administration, making him the ninth cabinet member to be confirmed. Vilsack, who previously served as Iowa’s governor and also as former President Barack Obama’s Agriculture Secretary, was met with a bipartisan vote of 92-7. “We’re going to be a USDA that represents and serves all Americans,” Vilsack said after the vote. “I am optimistic about the future and believe our brightest days are ahead.” U.S. Senate CONFIRMS Tom Vilsack to be Secretary of Agriculture, 92-7. pic.twitter.com/tLX397cbJJ — CSPAN (@cspan) February 23, 2021 Vilsack’s confirmation was also met with bipartisan opposition. Those who voted “nay” on Vilsack’s confirmation include Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). With eight years of experience leading the Agriculture...
    The United States Senate voted 92-7 on Tuesday to confirm Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. By Miamimundo / telemundo51 Vilsack was expected to have no trouble getting his confirmation after receiving unanimous support from the Senate Agriculture committee and the backing of several highly influential Republican senators, including Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham. Senator Bernie Sanders was the only Democrat who voted against Vilsack. The one chosen by President Joe Biden to head the Department of Agriculture had been harshly criticized by civil rights activists, saying that Vilsack had not done enough the first time he served as Secretary of Agriculture to remove racism from the agency or to provide his support for black farmers. The Department of Agriculture is a particularly important agency during the pandemic; an estimated 50 million Americans are food insecure. Vilsack, 70, served from 2009 to 2017, during the Barack Obama...
    The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to lead the Department of Agriculture Tuesday afternoon. Vilsack, who led the department for eight years under President Barack Obama, was confirmed 92-7 Tuesday, and is the ninth member of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet to receive Senate confirmation. Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders voted against him, becoming the first non-GOP senator to vote against one of Biden’s Cabinet nominees. Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott were the additional “no” votes. Vilsack, who leads the lobbying group U.S. Dairy Export Council, received bipartisan praise during his confirmation hearing but received some pushback from progressives following his nomination. Biden selected Vilsack over Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge, for whom progressive organizations had lobbied. Fudge was later nominated to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development....
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland on Monday called the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump the “most heinous” attack on democracy and vowed to pursue investigative leads “wherever they take us.” “I never expected to see that in my lifetime,” the 68-year-old Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday at his confirmation hearing to become the country's top law enforcement official as head the Justice Department. “I can assure you this will be my main priority [and the subject of] my first briefing” if confirmed, said Garland, a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division during the Clinton administration. Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump clash with police at the west entrance of the Capitol during a "Stop the Steal" protest outside of the Capitol building in Washington D.C., Jan. 6, 2021.More than 200...
    By JIM SALTER, Associated Press O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The number of new Missouri coronavirus cases continued to decline on Monday, but state officials cite one cause for concern: Wastewater samples indicate the fast-spreading U.K. variant is “widespread” across the state. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 351 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths. The state has reported 475,348 confirmed cases and 7,715 deaths since the pandemic began. The number of new daily cases has dropped off sharply over the past several weeks after a surge during the holidays, and hospitalizations have reached the lowest levels since the summer. The first Missouri case of the U.K. variant was confirmed on Feb. 6 in Marion County in northeast Missouri. It remains the only confirmed case in the state. But the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said wastewater sampling has found the variant across...
    Reuters February 21, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee Merrick Garland will tell the Senate on Monday he plans to prioritize civil rights and combat domestic terror if confirmed as the top U.S. justice official, according to remarks released on Saturday. The Justice Department’s mission to enforce the 1957 Civil Rights Act “remains urgent because we do not yet have equal justice,” said Garland, whose confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin Monday. “Communities of color and other minorities still face discrimination in housing, education, employment, and the criminal justice system; and bear the brunt of the harm caused by pandemic, pollution, and climate change,” he said. Garland, 68, serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, one of 13 federal appeals courts. Former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, nominated him to the Supreme Court in 2016, but the...
    Merrick GarlandMerrick Brian GarlandGOP signals Biden AG pick will come under pressure over Cuomo Pelosi, lawmakers denounce violence against Asian Americans ACLU pushes Garland on criminal justice reform policies ahead of hearing MORE, President BidenJoe BidenClose to 70 dead in states with severe winter weather: report Two more deaths confirmed in Louisiana related to severe winter weather Lawyer who filed suit to reverse 2020 election results referred by judge for discipline MORE's pick for attorney general, is vowing to see that the Justice Department root out domestic political extremism and fight discrimination in the criminal justice system if confirmed by the Senate.  "It is a fitting time to reaffirm that the role of the Attorney General is to serve the Rule of Law and to ensure equal justice under the law," Garland will say as part of his prepared remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. "And it is a fitting...
    By Jan Wolfe and Sarah N. Lynch (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland will tell the Senate on Monday he plans to prioritize civil rights and combat domestic terror if confirmed as the top U.S. justice official, according to remarks released on Saturday. The Justice Department's mission to enforce the 1957 Civil Rights Act "remains urgent because we do not yet have equal justice," said Garland, whose confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin Monday. "Communities of color and other minorities still face discrimination in housing, education, employment, and the criminal justice system; and bear the brunt of the harm caused by pandemic, pollution, and climate change," he said. Garland, 68, serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, one of 13 federal appeals courts. Former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, nominated him to the Supreme Court in 2016,...
    Two more people have died in Louisiana due to the effects of the unprecedented winter weather including freezing temperatures, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced Saturday. The two recent deaths were that of a 68-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman in the Avoyelles Parish area. The two died from carbon monoxide poisoning after they placed a generator in their camper to keep warm, according to the health department. Following the freezing temperatures in Louisiana this week, hundreds of thousands of people in the northern and middle parts of the state experienced power outages and lacked potable drinking water, according to data compiled by The New York Times. Overall, five people have passed from weather-related deaths in the state since the extreme conditions hit this month.  The LDH released guidelines that warn against using portable generators indoors to create makeshift stoves and heaters because they produce carbon monoxide. The colorless, odorless gas can quickly kill or incapacitate those who encounter...
    President Biden’s pick to be secretary of veteran’s affairs, former Obama White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, was confirmed by a Senate vote Monday evening. The non-veteran who also lacks healthcare experience told a Senate committee his experience cutting through red tape and having the ear of the new president would help him lead one of the federal government's largest agencies. The chamber easily approved his nomination, 87-7. Whether he convinces 9 million veterans struggling with months-long delays is yet to be determined, veterans' groups tell the Washington Examiner. McDonough becomes only the second non-veteran to serve at the head of the agency. Many observers had assumed Biden would select a veteran from the post-9/11 conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, where more than 2.7 million U.S. soldiers have served. Veterans, too, had been calling for a recognition that the nation’s newest veterans suffer different ailments, including higher rates of...
    Reuters February 2, 2021 0 Comments Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor who challenged Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday on a 86-13 vote to head the U.S. Transportation Department. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will oversee aviation, highways, vehicles, pipelines and transit, as well as efforts to ensure safe transportation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also the first openly gay Senate-confirmed Cabinet secretary. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor who challenged Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday on a 86-13 vote to head the U.S. Transportation Department. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will oversee aviation, highways, vehicles, pipelines and transit, as well as efforts to ensure safe transportation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also the first openly gay Senate-confirmed Cabinet secretary. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: environment, United States, transportation, Europe, Germany
    By Keith Laing | Bloomberg The U.S. Senate confirmed Pete Buttigieg as Transportation secretary on Tuesday, making the former Midwest mayor the first openly gay cabinet member approved by the chamber and putting him in a key role to help the Biden administration meet ambitious climate and Covid goals. Buttigieg, a military veteran and former South Bend, Indiana, mayor who gained national attention in an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination last year, was approved by a Senate vote of 86-13. Buttigieg becomes the first openly gay cabinet member confirmed by the Senate. During the Trump administration, Richard Grenell served as acting director of national intelligence in 2020 but was never confirmed by the Senate. Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Institute, hailed the historic nature of Buttigieg’s Senate confirmation. “Pete shattered a centuries-old political barrier with overwhelming bipartisan support and that paves the way for more...
    Washington (CNN)The delay in confirming President Joe Biden's Homeland Security secretary has left the department without clear direction as it confronts a series of stark challenges, including domestic terror threats, a massive cyber breach, uncertainty at the border and helping coordinate the distribution of Covid vaccines. Alejandro Mayorkas, the nominee for DHS secretary, will have a final confirmation vote this week after a holdup in the Senate that angered Democrats and caused a flurry of effort to get the confirmation done quickly.The vote, originally scheduled for Monday, has been pushed to Tuesday due to the winter storm that hit the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, which is impacting flights of senators coming into town, according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's office."You can tell that we are in a semi-holding pattern at the very top until Mr. Mayorkas is confirmed as Secretary and starts giving more clear public direction and more...
    STATE DEPARTMENT - The new top U.S. diplomat, Antony Blinken, is pledging to work with core allies and partners to confront complex global challenges, while investing in a diverse and inclusive American Foreign Service. Blinken was officially welcomed to the State Department on Wednesday as secretary of state by approximately 30 of the women and men representing a small cross-section of the larger workforce.   "America's leadership is needed around the world," said Blinken, adding he will "put a premium on diplomacy" with allies and partners to meet the great challenges, including "the pandemic, climate change, the economic crisis, threats to democracies, fights for racial justice, and the danger to our security and global stability" posed by U.S. adversaries.   Secretary of State Antony Blinken is sworn in as the 71st U.S. Secretary of State by Acting Under Secretary of State for Management Carol Z. Perez, at the Department of State in...
    Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Inauguration Day Biden faces tall order in uniting polarized nation OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate majority offers Biden new avenues on Trump environmental rollbacks | Democrats eye action on range of climate bills | Biden pushing to cancel Keystone XL pipeline as soon as he takes office: reports MORE, President Biden’s nominee to run the Transportation Department, will tout the agency’s ambitious infrastructure agenda as an opportunity to build jobs and help a flagging economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic during a Senate hearing on Thursday. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind. and Democratic White House candidate, will testify in front of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation as he seeks confirmation to his post. “We…have a lot of work to do to improve the infrastructure in this country, a mission that will not only keep more people safe, but...
    The head of the Transportation Security Administration agency will take over the Department of Homeland Security on a temporary basis until President Biden's nominee can be confirmed by the Senate. TSA Administrator David Pekoske announced Wednesday that he moved over to DHS headquarters in Washington, D.C., until Alejandro Mayorkas is confirmed as secretary. Pekoske previously worked as deputy secretary at DHS in 2019 after Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned and Kevin McAleenan was made acting secretary. "Welcomed today at @DHSHQ HQ as Acting Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security until Mr. Mayorkas is confirmed. Thank you to the men and women across the Department for your commitment to the DHS mission!" Pekoske wrote in a post to Twitter Wednesday afternoon. Welcomed today at @DHSgov HQ as Acting Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security until Mr. Mayorkas is confirmed. Thank you to the men and women across the Department for...
    New COVID-19-related deaths were reported in both Ulster and Sullivan counties as the area continues combating nearly 2,800 active cases of the virus. Eighteen new virus-related deaths in Ulster brought the death toll in the county to 181, while Sullivan reported one new fatality this week, as the total rose to 59 since the pandemic began last year. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, the Ulster County Department of Health is monitoring 2,429 active COVID-19 cases, up approximately 500 from Friday, Jan. 15, while there are 314 active cases in Sullivan, down from 314 last week. According to the latest data from the state Department of Health, there were 43 new COVID-19 cases reported in Sullivan in the past 24 hours, with another 103 in Ulster. A total of 227,091 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Ulster since March, resulting in a total of 8,489 positive cases. Health officials in Sullivan have...
    Loading the player... Retired Army General Lloyd Austin would be the first Black man to serve as secretary of defense if confirmed this week, and that is expected to happen on Thursday.  At his confirmation hearing Tuesday, Austin spoke to the concerns of some lawmakers who will have to approve a waiver for him to lead the Defense Department.  Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin answers questions Tuesday during his Defense Secretary confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images) “Let me say at the outset that I understand and respect the reservations some of you have expressed about having another recently-retired general at the head of the Department of Defense,” Austin said. “The safety and security of our democracy demands competent civilian control of our armed forces, the subordination of military power to the civil.” ...
    From the Eleventh Health Region they confirmed a case of dengue that corresponds to a patient residing in Villa Elisa. On the other hand, a patient with the disease was notified from the National Hospital of Itauguá. These two confirmed cases are joined by several with high suspicions, which is why they urge to eliminate mosquito breeding sites. Dr. Roque Silva, head of the Eleventh Health Region, confirmed to Radio Unión a case of dengue from the Central department. He is a 26-year-old young man from the city of Villa Elisa, which borders the town of Lambaré. The patient was admitted to a private sector hospital, where he underwent several studies where he tested positive for the disease. “Now he is at home, has passed the most critical part and is recovering. Dengue, as well as COVID-19, has its recovery period that lasts between 1 or 2 weeks,...
    Putnam reported the second COVID-19 death in as many weeks as the county saw hundreds of newly confirmed cases confirmed in the past week as the Hudson Valley combats the second wave of the virus as it rolls through the region. Putnam County officials reported 613 new cases in the last week in the latest data released by the Department of Health, bringing the total to 5,658 cases out of 118,760 COVID-19 tests administered since the virus started spreading in early March last year. There are currently 26 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, and the county is monitoring 455 active cases. The new virus-related death brought the total to 68 in the latest update from the Putnam County Department of Health. A breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Putnam County, according to the latest information released by the Department of Health on Monday, Jan. 11: Carmel: 2,060 (198 new); Southeast: 1,210 (99);...
    A new COVID-19-related death was reported in Ulster County as it and Sullivan County continue contending with more than 2,200 active cases of the virus. There have now been 163 virus-related deaths in Ulster, with the death toll in Sullivan holding steady at 57 since the pandemic began last year.  The Ulster County Department of Health is monitoring 1,948 active COVID-19 cases, up approximately 100 from Friday, Jan. 8, while there are 283 active cases in Sullivan, up five over the weekend. According to the latest data from the state Department of Health, there were 34 new COVID-19 cases reported in Sullivan in the past 24 hours, with another 158 in Ulster. A total of 208,957 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Ulster since March, resulting in a total of 7,287 positive cases. Health officials in Sullivan have seen 3,311 confirmed cases out of 65,683 tests. A breakdown of active...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Saturday reported 6,045 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional 75 deaths. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 558,560 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 8,595, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. An additional 371 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 558,560???? Total deaths: 8,595???? Tests administered: 6,061,499Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbraX48 pic.twitter.com/STTOS0EZCp — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) January 9, 2021 The seven-day positivity rate for the state is 16.4% for all tests and 28.5% for unique individuals. A total of 6,061,499 tests have been conducted in the state since the beginning of the pandemic. Testing sites around the state can...
            by Thomas Catenacci, Kaylee Greenlee and Andrew Trunsky  Since President-elect Joe Biden won the election in November, he has been announcing the Cabinet nominees who will help him achieve his administration’s agenda. His nominees, if confirmed by the Senate after he takes office, would comprise the most diverse Cabinet in American history, a promise which Biden made while campaigning. Below is a list of who he has chosen to head departments throughout the executive branch. Judge Merrick Garland, Attorney General Biden tapped D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland to be his attorney general on Jan. 7. Garland was appointed to the circuit by former President Bill Clinton in 1997. His nomination was reported as Democrats became poised to take the Senate for the first time since 2015, potentially giving Biden enough votes to successfully appoint Garland’s eventual successor on the circuit court. Former President Barack Obama nominated Garland to the Supreme Court following...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Sunday reported 3,002 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional 56 confirmed deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 526,071 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 8,111, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 364 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 526,071???? Total deaths: 8,111???? Tests administered: 5,792,697Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/CgUKuJhkVf — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) January 3, 2021 So far, 2,667,473 people in the state have been tested, up from 2,660,696 on Saturday. A total of 5,792,697 tests, including repeat tests for individuals, have been reported to ISDH since Feb. 26. ISDH will offer free testing from 9...
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us Governor Jared Polis just confirmed another first for Colorado: The first case in the country of the virus variant known as B117, with a second, possible case. At a press conference on December 30, Polis credited this discovery to "world-class work" by the state lab, headed by Dr. Emily Travanty, who was on hand to discuss the genetic variation key to identifying the variant. "This is unlikely to be the first person with the variant in the United States," Polis said, noting that the first positive case is a Colorado National Guard member who had not been out of the country and was working in Elbert Colorado, in rural Colorado. "But I'm proud that we detected it here as quickly...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — The Tarrant County Public Health director says there are just 6 intensive care unit (ICU) beds left in the entire county, as hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to rise. “The situation is not very good in Tarrant County right now,” Public Health Director Vinny Taneja told the Tarrant County Commissioners Tuesday. “Numbers are just trending up since September and we’re not taking a break,” he said. “We’re at our pandemic highs and no sign of slowing down.” The virus isn’t just affecting the elderly. “We have a lot of young people between 15 and 44 is the big group that’s getting ill, and maybe, hopefully we won’t have any as many deaths because they’re younger, they’re healthier, but you never know,” he said. Taneja says close to 18,000 people in the county got tested over the holiday weekend. If the current rate holds, about 20 percent will...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Saturday reported 3,896 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and an additional 30 deaths. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 492,021 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 7,461, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 492,021???? Total deaths: 7,461???? Tests administered: 5,517,514Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/FrBswUlwbL — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) December 26, 2020 Another 340 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. So far, 2,595,969 people have been tested in the state, up from 2,586,165 on Friday. A total of 5,517,514 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to ISDH since Feb. 26. Find testing sites around the state at www.coronavirus.in.gov.
    President-elect Joe Biden has made a wise choice in selecting former White House Chief of Staff and Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. McDonough is the right leader for a difficult job in tumultuous times. We know this to be true from our own experience. One of us served for 28 years as a Navy officer and worked directly with then-Deputy National Security Adviser McDonough in the White House during the Obama administration. The other oversaw veterans affairs at the Cabinet level in the governor’s office in California, home to 1.6 million veterans.  While McDonough’s nomination may have come as a surprise to many because he is not a veteran, we believe he is exceptionally qualified to become Veterans Affairs secretary.  PELOSI CALLS FOR VA SEC WILKIE TO RESIGN OVER 'EXTREMELY DISTURBING COVER-UP CAMPAIGN OF SEXUAL ASSAULT' McDonough embodies the leadership traits most...
    President-elect Joe Biden has picked New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to lead the Department of the Interior, according to multiple reports. Haaland, a member of Pueblo of Laguna, would be the first American Indian interior secretary since the department was established in 1849. If confirmed, she would be responsible for leading the department that oversees most of the country’s natural resources and approximately 20% of the land in the United States. Haaland, who was elected in 2018 in one of the largest oil- and natural gas-producing states, has pledged to emphasize the use of renewable energy sources if confirmed to the position, according to The Washington Post. The department’s transformation will likely play a significant role towards Biden’s efforts to combat climate change. He has pledged to halt new oil and gas drilling on public lands and has said that he will rejoin the Paris Climate Accords on the first...
    HUNT COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said a hunter recently killed a 160 pound mountain lion they suspect is the same animal seen and photographed in Rowlett in late November and near Princeton in early December. The lion was legally harvested by a deer hunter in accordance with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regulations.  Mountain lions are very uncommon in northeast Texas but are common in parts of west and south Texas. The last confirmed mountain lion in the northeast Texas region was in Grayson County along the Oklahoma border in 2018. Here’s some advice should you ever come into contact with a mountain lion. • Pick up all children off the ground immediately. • Do NOT approach the lion • Stay calm. Talk calmly and move slowly. • Face the lion and remain in an upright position. • Do not turn your back on the...
    The overall positive COVID-19 rate in Connecticut dipped back below 7 percent, and the state has seen a decrease in hospitalizations, though the death rate continues to climb. After seeing the infection rate spike to 8.6 percent earlier this week, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and the Department of Health said that it was back down to 6.63 percent on Thursday, Dec. 10 after dipping to 7.56 percent the day before. Out of 36,659 COVID-19 tests administered on Dec. 9, there were 2,431 positive cases, bringing the total in Connecticut. At 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, the total of laboratory-confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported among Connecticut residents was at 142,979, including 134,286 laboratory-confirmed and 8,693 probable cases. The Department of Health is reporting that 48 COVID-19 patients that were hospitalized were discharged, though there are still 1,214 people being treated for the virus at Connecticut hospitals. Forty-two new virus-related deaths were...
    (CNN)Attorney General William Barr is considering leaving his post before January 20, the day President Donald Trump leaves office, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN.The source confirmed that Barr is not happy with Trump, writing that Barr "is not someone who takes bullying and turns the other cheek!""He has not made a final decision," the source said.The New York Times was first to report on Barr's thinking. CNN has reached out to the Justice Department for comment.CNN reported earlier this week that Trump was frustrated with Barr for saying in an interview that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread election fraud.Read MoreReferring to allegations against Dominion and other voting software used in the 2020 election, Barr told the Associated Press, "There's been one assertion that would be systemic fraud and that would be the claim that machines were programmed essentially to skew the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Saturday announced 7,793 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and an additional 78 deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 375,019 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 5,910, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 297 probable deaths have been reported in individuals with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 375,019???? Total deaths: 5,910???? Tests administered: 4,525,760Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/j30zCWjTu6 — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) December 5, 2020 So far 2,292,178 people have been tested in the state, up from 2,272,182 on Friday. A total of 4,525,760 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to ISDH since Feb. 26. The state Department of Health will offer free...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Saturday announced 4,535 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and an additional 66 deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 329,008 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 5,394, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 269 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website. Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 329,008???? Total deaths: 5,394???? Tests administered: 4,183,401Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/eBP2BF2Er7 — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) November 28, 2020 So far, 2,174,751 people have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,162,110 on Friday. A total of 4,183,401 tests have been conducted, including repeat tests for individuals, since Feb. 26. Also From CBS Chicago: Calls Indicate Officers Responding To Domestic...
    Shark warning signs went up along a beach in Maui, Hawaii, Friday after a woman was potentially bitten on Thanksgiving Day. “A companion nearby saw a fin in the water and reported the woman was bitten by a shark,” the state’s Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a statement. The 35-year-old visitor from California, who has not been named, had “severe trauma from what was believed to be a shark bite,” according to the Maui County Fire Department, which was dispatched for a possible drowning. The woman was swimming about 100 yards off shore from the Mahina Surf Condominiums in Lahaina in West Maui when the incident occurred. She was rescued and taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon. Safety patrols are monitoring the area around Honokowai Beach Park in West Maui, and swimmers and surfers were warned to stay out of the water there. So far this year,...
    WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/CNN) – President-Elect Joe Biden has picked Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban-American, to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Mayorkas was born in Havana. When his parents fled, they came to Miami first. If confirmed, he would be the first Latino-American and immigrant nominated as Secretary of the department. Mayorkas worked at DHS under the Obama administration. His nomination signals an intent to bring experienced leadership to the third-largest federal department after years of instability. The announcement was immediately met with praise from immigrant advocates and Democratic lawmakers, as well as former and current officials who have expressed concern over the politicization of the department from some of its top leaders. Over the last four years, the rotating acting leadership at DHS has disrupted some of President Donald Trump’s actions, including a second attempt to curtail the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It’s also contributed to unpredictability...
    (CNN)Former Obama administration official Alejandro Mayorkas was tapped Monday to lead the Department of Homeland Security by President-elect Joe Biden, signaling an intent to bring experienced leadership to the third-largest federal department after years of instability.The announcement was immediately met with praise from immigrant advocates and Democratic lawmakers, as well as former and current officials who have expressed concern over the politicization of the department from some of its top leaders.Over the last four years, the rotating acting leadership at DHS has disrupted some of President Donald Trump's actions, including a second attempt to curtail the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It's also contributed to unpredictability within the department. More GOP senators urge Trump to start the transition to Biden administrationIn responding to the news, Mayorkas alluded to the challenges facing DHS and cited his background as an immigrant."When I was very young, the United States provided my family...
    Long Island saw nearly 1,000 new COVID-19 cases as the spike in positive infection rates across the board continues to rise.  In the latest data released by the state Department of Health, Suffolk County was reporting 526 new COVID-19, with 421 in Nassau County, some of the highest numbers for any county in the state. There have now been 56,865 COVID-19 cases reported in Suffolk out of 1.34 million tested.  In Nassau, 1.33 million tests have been administered, resulting in 57,127 confirmed cases. In Suffolk, the overall infection rate has held at 4.3 percent, while it has dipped to 4.3 percent in Nassau. The latest rise in cases comes on the heels of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo designating four new COVID-19 micro-clusters - two in both Nassau and Suffolk. Earlier story - COVID-19: Four Long Island Yellow Cluster Zones Added The latest breakdown of confirmed and new COVID-19 cases in...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Indiana public health officials Monday announced 5,606 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and an additional 27 deaths in the state. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 300,913 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 5,067, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website. Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 300,913???? Total deaths: 5,067???? Tests administered: 3,939,645 Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/4jXn8AkZeK — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) November 23, 2020 Another 265 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. So far 2,090,728 people have been tested in Indiana. A total of 3,939,645 tests, including repeat tests, have been reported to ISDH since Feb. 26. The Indiana Department of Health will offer free drive-thru testing from 9 a.m. to 6...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Sunday announced 6,255 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and an additional 48 deaths in the state. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 295,357 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 5,040, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 265 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 295,357???? Total deaths: 5,040???? Tests administered: 3,897,545Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/zRFM0BSlwD — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) November 22, 2020 So far 2,072,690 people have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,053,143 on Saturday. A total of 3,897,545 tests, including repeat tests, have been reported to ISDH since Feb. 26. Find testing sites around the state at www.coronavirus.in.gov.
    PHOENIX, Arizona – A woman was killed and five other people were injured during a shooting at a clandestine party at an empty building in Phoenix, Arizona, authorities confirmed. The ages of the victims range from 17 to 20, and some of the youths have life-threatening injuries. Police received a report of a shooting at a building near 35th Avenue and Earll Drive around 5:30 a.m., said Sgt. Ann Justus, a Phoenix police spokeswoman. Responding officers found a woman inside with a gunshot wound. They took her to hospital where she was later pronounced dead, Justus said. Around the same time, Justus said the department began receiving calls reporting that more victims with gunshot wounds were coming to local hospitals for treatment. By 9 a.m., the department had identified five victims in total. According to authorities, the group did not have permission to be...
    PHOENIX, Arizona – A woman was killed and five other people were injured during a shooting at a clandestine party at an empty building in Phoenix, Arizona, authorities confirmed. The ages of the victims range from 17 to 20, and some of the youths have life-threatening injuries. Police received a report of a shooting at a building near 35th Avenue and Earll Drive around 5:30 a.m., said Sgt. Ann Justus, a Phoenix police spokeswoman. Responding officers found a woman inside with a gunshot wound. They took her to hospital where she was later pronounced dead, Justus said. Around the same time, Justus said the department began receiving calls reporting that more victims with gunshot wounds were coming to local hospitals for treatment. By 9 a.m., the department had identified five victims in total. According to authorities, the group did not have permission to be...
    PHOENIX, Arizona – A woman was killed and five other people were injured during a shooting at a clandestine party at an empty building in Phoenix, Arizona, authorities confirmed. The ages of the victims range from 17 to 20, and some of the youths have life-threatening injuries. Police received a report of a shooting at a building near 35th Avenue and Earll Drive around 5:30 a.m., said Sgt. Ann Justus, a Phoenix police spokeswoman. Responding officers found a woman inside with a gunshot wound. They took her to hospital where she was later pronounced dead, Justus said. Around the same time, Justus said the department began receiving calls reporting that more victims with gunshot wounds were coming to local hospitals for treatment. By 9 a.m., the department had identified five victims in total. According to authorities, the group did not have permission to be...
    COVID-19 cases continue to mount on Long Island as both Suffolk and Nassau counties have seen a combined 805 new cases. In the latest data released by the state Department of Health, Suffolk County was reporting 431 new COVID-19, with 374 in Nassau County, some of the highest numbers for any county in the state. There have now been 54,916 COVID-19 cases reported in Suffolk out of 1.28 million tested. In Nassau, 1.27 million tests have been administered, resulting in 55,486 confirmed cases. In Suffolk, the overall infection rate has held at 4.3 percent, while it has dipped to 4.3 percent in Nassau. The latest breakdown of confirmed and new COVID-19 cases in Suffolk, according to the county Department of Health: Islip: 15,918; Brookhaven: 13,825; Babylon: 8,775; Huntington: 6,897; Smithtown: 3,618; Southampton: 1,649; Riverhead: 1,053; Southold: 535; East Hampton: 401; Shelter Island: 14. The most confirmed COVID-19 cases...
    By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's latest coronavirus spike pushed the state's confirmed cases above 200,000 Wednesday, as the state grapples with a third virus surge since the pandemic began. The Louisiana Department of Health said it had confirmed that 200,982 people living in the state have tested positive for COVID-19 since Louisiana reported its first cases in early March. At least 5,939 residents have died from the virus, according to the health department. Nearly 186,000 people are presumed recovered, but that leaves thousands who could have active infections and be spreading the virus. More than 11,000 additional people in Louisiana have tested positive over the last week, prompting new rounds of worry from Gov. John Bel Edwards and public health officials that the latest swell of cases could threaten Louisiana's ability to deliver health services. Hospitals aren't overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients yet, but Edwards...
    (CNN)The Department of Homeland Security tried to self-correct its line of succession for the second time in the last three months over concerns about acting Secretary Chad Wolf's authority.Over the weekend, a federal judge ruled Wolf was not legally serving as acting secretary when he signed rules limiting applications and renewals for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.Wolf's legitimacy has been an ongoing struggle for the department and has threatened to derail policies and other actions put in place during his tenure. CNN reported Friday that there has been a renewed push to get Wolf confirmed as Homeland Security secretary before Inauguration Day, which if successful, could help alleviate legal challenges. Trump fires director of Homeland Security agency who had rejected Presidents election conspiracy theoriesKirstjen Nielsen was the last person confirmed by the Senate as secretary of Homeland Security. Since her ouster in April 2019, the department has...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Sunday reported 6,844 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional 22 deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 251,597 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 4,660, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 250 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 251,597???? Total deaths: 4,660???? Tests administered: 3,536,082Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/O5u5UMbR30 — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) November 15, 2020 So far 1,938,289 individuals have been tested in the state, up from 1,917,951 on Saturday. A total of 3,536,082 tests, including repeat tests, have been reported to ISDH since Feb. 26. To find testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Saturday reported a record-breaking 8,451 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional 25 confirmed deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 244,887 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 4,638, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website. Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 244,887???? Total deaths: 4,638???? Tests administered: 3,482,745 Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/qIKHE4GSq2 — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) November 14, 2020 Another 250 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record.   So far, 1,917,951 tests for individuals have been reported in the state, up from 1,893,070 on Friday. A total of 3,482,745 tests, including repeat tests, have been reported to ISDH since Feb. 26. ISDH will...
    By DAVID PITT, Associated Press Iowa surpassed 5,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases for the first time in a single day Friday as a surge in infections is sending more people to hospitals and pushing more schools to send student home for online classes. The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 5,065 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours. There were 19 additional deaths, raising the total to 1,947. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases in Iowa has increased by 2,813, an increase of nearly 176%, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. One in every 102 people in Iowa tested positive in the past week. State data shows hospitalizations continued to climb, reaching 1,227 with 240 people in intensive care and 213 more COVID-19 patients admitted in the past 24 hours. Hospitals in the Des Moines area released a statement through the...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is allocating an initial shipment of an emergency treatment for COVID-19 to be distributed to acute care hospitals as early as next week. The weekly shipments of bamlanivimab, the Eli Lilly & Company monoclonal antibody therapy, have been provided to the state at no cost through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. DSHS will allocate the initial distribution of bamlanivimab based on three criteria: new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community, new lab-confirmed COVID-19 admissions to hospitals, and total lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospitals. “This initial allotment of bamlanivimab will help health care professionals effectively treat cases of COVID-19 within their communities and aid in reducing hospitalizations,” said Abbott. Bamlanivimab is for outpatient use in people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are at increased risk of severe disease. It has been shown to prevent...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Tuesday announced 2,951 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional 50 confirmed deaths. This brings the total number of cases in the state to 188,066 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 4,199, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 240 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. So far, 1,733,575 tests have been reported for unique individuals, up from 1,722,842 on Monday. A total of 2,995,343 tests, including repeat tests, have been reported to ISDH since Feb. 26. The state Department of Health is offering free drive-thru testing at the following locations Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Crown Point Lake County Health Department 2900 W. 93rd Ave. Martinsville Morgan County Fairgrounds 1749 Hospital Dr. Wabash Wabash Testing Clinic 1360 Manchester Ave. West Lafayette White Horse Christian Center 1780...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Saturday announced 3,505 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional 46 confirmed deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 179,358 and the total number of deaths to 4,096, according to the Indiana State Department of Public Health. Another 236 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. So far, 1,699,008 people have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,684,783 on Friday. A total of 2,910,617 tests, including repeat tests, have been reported to ISDH since Feb. 26. ISDH will offer free drive-thru testing sites from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the following locations: Crown Point Lake County Health Department 2900 W. 93rd Ave. Martinsville Morgan County Fairgrounds 1749 Hospital Dr. Wabash Wabash Testing Clinic 1360 Manchester Ave. West Lafayette White Horse Christian Center 1780 Cumberland Ave.
    A man who threw a large house party with more than 300 people, most not wearing face masks, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic has been issued a ticket for violating a public health law. Riverhead Town Police Department responded to the residence around 9:35 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 9, at 455 Middle Road, after receiving a complaint, the police department said.  Numerous people were in attendance and vehicles were blocking the roadway. Upon police arrival, approximately 300 people were in attendance at a party with a DJ as entertainment being hosted by resident Julian B. Harris, the department said. The party was eventually disbanded without further incident.  Harris, 29, was issued an appearance ticket for violating Public Health Law 12-B for holding a non-essential gathering of more than 50 people, prohibited by the governor’s Executive Order 202.14 and adopted by the New York State Department of Health. Officials also said visitors at the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Sunday announced 2,175 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional 12 confirmed deaths. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 162,607 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,894, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 236 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website. Here are the updated numbers: ???? Total positive cases: 162,607???? Total deaths: 3,894???? Tests administered: 2,711,078 Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/n0cef5OddF — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) October 25, 2020 So far, 1,629,468 individuals have been tested in the state, up from 1,618,331 on Saturday, A total of 2,711,078 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported in the state since Feb. 26.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — In the last three days Indiana has posted its three highest daily COVID-19 case numbers. Indiana public health officials Saturday announced 2,765 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional 24 confirmed deaths. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 160,454 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,882, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 236 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 160,454???? Total deaths: 3,882???? Tests administered: 2,681,197Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/EMBBe4IOtC — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) October 24, 2020 So far 1,618,331 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana. A total of 2,681,197 tests, including tests for repeat individuals, have been reported in the state...
    A positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed at a school in the Hudson Valley. The Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District reported early Monday evening, Oct. 19 that an individual with COVID-19 was at John F. Kennedy Elementary School while infectious.  The exposed individuals must quarantine for 14 days from the last exposure date and should be tested for COVID-19 five days after the last exposure.  "By law, we must maintain this person’s confidentiality, which prevents us from further identifying the individual and his/her reason for being in the school," the district said. "We are working collaboratively with the Westchester County Department of Health to identify any students and staff who may have been exposed."  The school will deliver instruction via Remote Learning to cohorts of students starting on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The school building will be disinfected following New York Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Labor said Wednesday over 82% of unemployment claims flagged and investigated were confirmed as fraudulent. Of the 102,406 out-of-state claims that have been identified as being potentially fraudulent, 91% have either not uploaded the verification documentation requested or their documentation has been reviewed and denied. Of the 67,746 in-state claims that have been identified as potentially fraudulent, 69.1% have either not uploaded the verification documentation requested or their documentation has been reviewed and denied. There are currently 9,677 in-state and out-of-state potentially fraudulent claims pending manual review and verification by a dedicated team of specialists. Last month, Labor announced the results of the initial fraud investigation that was launched after the State of Maryland uncovered a criminal enterprise that filed tens of thousands of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims in July. Labor also announced, as of the week ending October 3, it has paid...
    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Trader Joe's has set the bar for safety among grocery retailers in Colorado — but even the best practices can't guarantee that the novel coronavirus won't gain admittance. According to the latest report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the chain's Colorado Springs branch has suffered an outbreak. It's one in a wave of site-based infections that's set a new record for the third week in a row. The CDPHE considers an entity an outbreak after two or more COVID-19 cases among residents, staffers or other people connected to a specific location are confirmed within a fourteen-day period, or two or more cases of respiratory illness with an onset of symptoms within a fourteen-day period are paired with at least one additional COVID-19 diagnosis. The CDPHE's October 14 update lists 897 total outbreaks in the state so far: 274 active, 623 resolved. That's...
    Over 82% of claims flagged and investigated in Maryland have been confirmed as fraudulent, the state’s Department of Labor announced in an update. In what Gov. Larry Hogan described last July as a “massive, sophisticated criminal enterprise,” scammers attempted to use stolen identities to submit fraudulent unemployment claims worth around $501 million from the state’s unemployment insurance system. In a news release Wednesday, the state’s labor department said that of some 102,000 out-of-state claims that have been identified as potentially fraudulent, 91% have either not uploaded required verification documents or their documents were reviewed and denied. And of some 67,700 claims that may be fraudulent, 69% have either not uploaded documents or the documents were reviewed and denied. There are currently 9,677 (5.7%) in-state and out-of-state potentially fraudulent claims pending manual review and verification, the Maryland Department of Labor said, adding that these numbers could change as it continues its...
    It's no longer a matter of debate: According to new data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, this state has been hit by a third wave of COVID-19. Key indicators of this status include a positivity rate just a whisper under the red line that government officials have cited as a reason for alarm and skyrocketing outpatient visits for people with symptoms of the novel coronavirus, as well as case and hospitalization counts that have climbed at a disturbing pace over the past month. Here are the grim statistics in major categories updated by the CDPHE at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 11, juxtaposed with figures from October 4 and September 13:Related Stories COVID-19: Polis on Why He's Extending Statewide Mask Order King Soopers' Response to Complaints About Poor Mask Use Inmate Claims COVID-19 Mess at Denver Jails 78,461 cases (up 5,385 from October 4 and 17,137 from...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Sunday reported 1,579 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an addition seven confirmed deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 134,981 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,562, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website. Here are the updated numbers: ???? Total positive cases: 134,981???? Total deaths: 3,562???? Tests administered: 2,336,228 Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/iQNfD82MQh — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) October 11, 2020 Another 227 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. So far 1,486,182 unique individuals have been tested in the state, up from 1,474,639 on Saturday. A total of 2,336,228 tests, including repeat tests, have been reported since Feb. 26.
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri on Thursday reported an increase of more than 1,500 confirmed COVID—19 cases and the highest number of hospitalizations for confirmed or suspected cases since the pandemic began. Data from the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services showed a total of 137,156 confirmed cases and 2,259 deaths since March. That was 1,505 more cases and 23 more deaths than reported Wednesday. The department also reported 1,344 Missourians were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID--19 cases on Wednesday — up from 1,241 the previous day. The state averaged 1,204.9 hospitalizations in the previous seven days. Missouri Hospital Association spokesman David Dillon said the nearly monthlong trend of spiking hospitalizations is troubling, and he noted that many people getting care in regional hubs such as Springfield are from smaller towns around those hubs. “This is clearly moving through the communities, especially rural communities, and they have...
    Hours after we called out major Denver-area grocery stores, among others, for slacking on COVID-19 safety even as hospitalizations from the novel coronavirus are on the rise, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released its weekly outbreaks report; a record number of new entries include the first appearances in months by King Soopers and Costco outposts. Two King Soopers stores make the list, including King Soopers #1, at 1331 Speer Boulevard. The Costco is at 6400 West 92nd Avenue in Westminster. The CDPHE considers an entity an outbreak after two or more COVID-19 cases among residents, staffers or other people connected to a specific location are confirmed within a fourteen-day period, or two or more cases of respiratory illness with an onset of symptoms within a fourteen-day period are paired with at least one additional COVID-19 diagnosis.Related Stories Denver Stores Dropping Many COVID-19 Safety Procedures Polis Rips Trump as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A firefighter was fatally injured Wednesday at the San Francisco Fire Department’s Mission District training facility, department officials confirmed. While officials have not provided details on the incident or the identity of the firefighter who died pending notification of family, multiple sources confirmed that the firefighter died as the result of an incident at the SFFD training facility located at 19th Street and Folsom. The firefighter was taken San Francisco General Hospital. Firefighters, San Francisco police officers and other emergency responders have gathered at San Francisco General, where an honor procession has being organized. The procession set to happen sometime after 1 p.m. would start at Potrero Avenue and 22nd Street at that hospital entrance, where it would travel north and turn eastbound on 16th Street before traveling southbound on Third Street, eastbound on Evans and northbound on Jennings before arriving at the final destination,...
    In the past week or so, four states — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and New Mexico — have categorized Colorado as a high-risk location because of rising COVID-19 rates, and mandated that visitors from Colorado quarantine prior to moving freely within their borders. While some of the numbers that led to Colorado's recent undesirable status have started to moderate, the latest figures from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show that current hospitalizations have risen to a level not seen for months. Here are the COVID-19 stats in major categories as updated by the CDPHE at 4 p.m. October 4, juxtaposed with those from one week earlier. 73,076 cases (up 3,367 from September 27) 7,673 hospitalizations (up 150 from September 27) 64 counties (unchanged) 2,068 deaths among cases (up 27 from September 27) 1,968 deaths due to COVID-19 (up 28 from September 27) 798 outbreaks (up 62 from...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of confirmed and probable deaths in Arkansas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus has risen by 16 and surpassed 1,400 total on Saturday, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. There are a reported 1,407 total deaths, 1,260 confirmed and 147 probably due to COVID-19, the department said, compared to 1,391 confirmed and probable COVID deaths on Friday. The department reported 82,851 confirmed cases of the virus and another 3,674 probable cases, compared to 82,309 confirmed and 3,470 probable cases a day earlier. The actual number of cases in Arkansas is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems,...
    The latest weekly COVID-19 outbreaks report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has the most entries since the start of the pandemic, a stunning 53. A large chunk of the sites included in this batch is associated with educational institutions, paced by Greek houses at major colleges and universities: seven, bringing the total to fourteen over just two weeks. And that's not counting the positive or probable novel coronavirus cases at the University of Colorado Boulder, currently nearly 1,700. The CDPHE considers an entity an outbreak after two or more COVID-19 cases among residents, staffers or other people connected to a specific location are confirmed within a fourteen-day period, or two or more cases of respiratory illness with an onset of symptoms within a fourteen-day period are paired with at least one additional COVID-19 diagnosis. The department's new update, released September 30, lists 770 outbreaks: 195 active, 575...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Saturday announced 1,155 new confirmed cases of COVID-10 and an additional 11 confirmed deaths. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 116,549 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,351, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. RELATED: Indiana Moves To Phase Five Of Reopening Amid COVID-19 Pandemic | Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb Keeps Mask Order, Drops Other Coronavirus Limits Another 226 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 116,549???? Total deaths: 3,351???? Tests administered: 1,989,928 pic.twitter.com/YlJIoRYSVQ — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) September 26, 2020 So far 1,350,390 individuals have been tested in Indiana. A total of 1,989,928 tests, including repeat tests, have been reported...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Indiana public health officials Tuesday announced 652 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and nine additional deaths. This brings the total number of cases in the state to 112,626 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,295 according to the Indiana Department of Health. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website. Here are the updated numbers: ???? Total positive cases: 112,626???? Total deaths: 3,295???? Tests administered: 1,898,563 Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/Tvem035woh — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) September 22, 2020 Health officials said a 1,315,440 individuals have been tested in Indiana. Indiana health officials are offering a free drive-thru testing site from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at Washington Elementary School located at 2400 Cardinal Dr. in East Chicago.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Sunday announced 756 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and an additional three confirmed deaths. This brings the total number of cases in the state to 111,505 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,281, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website. Here are the updated numbers: ???? Total positive cases: 111,505???? Total deaths: 3,281???? Tests administered: 1,867,826 Learn more ➡️https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/f7UpWa2Gln — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) September 20, 2020 Another 225 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. So far 1,301,940 tests for unique individuals have been reported in the state, up from 1,292,615 Saturday. A total of 1,867,826 tests have been reported including repeat tests for individuals since Feb. 26.
    Yes, it's a horror show at the Justice Department. In case you were wondering whether Attorney General William Barr has turned the U.S. Justice Department into a rank political weapon, here's your answer: A DOJ spokesperson admitted Thursday the department had explored bringing criminal or civil charges against local officials in Portland, Oregon, for their handling of the ongoing protests there. Barr's Justice Department sought to make a connection between local officials' rhetoric and actions and the clashes that played out between protesters and law enforcement, according to Politico.  The clashes have occurred in a limited radius spanning several blocks around a federal courthouse in Portland, and most of the protesting has been peaceful, as it has been nationwide. But Trump has sought to scare white suburbanites into voting for him by playing up isolated instances of violence and casting them as the norm rather than the exception. But the latest...
    There has been a newly confirmed COVID-19 case at a school district in Westchester. The Mamaroneck School District announced that one person at the high school tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, Sept. 14, though the person wasn't in the building on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Earlier story - COVID-19: Positive Case Reported At School District In Westchester Due to privacy laws, the district is not permitted to say whether the positive case was a student or staff member.  The positive COVID-19 case was confirmed by the state Health Department’s Schools COVID-19 “Report Card.” Related story - COVID-19: Here's New Rundown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality Following the positive test, the district and Health Department began contact tracing to determine who may have had come into close proximity with the person. Anyone who was identified as someone who came into contact with the person who tested positive will receive a call...
    VACAVILLE (CBS13) – Burned remains found near Lake Berryessa were confirmed to be those of a Vallejo woman missing since August, and her suspected killer, a Vacaville man she met in the city for a date, has been taken into custody, the Vacaville Police Department announced on Friday. Victor Serriteno, 28, was booked into the Solano County Jail Friday on a no-bail warrant for homicide, authorities said. Priscilla Castro, 32, visited Vacaville for a prearranged date with Serriteno on the evening of August 16, according to detectives. Authorities said Castro was not seen or heard from again after that night and she was reported missing by her family to the Oakland Police Department two days later on August 18. Hours after Castro was reported missing, detectives said her vehicle was found abandoned in the 100 block of Bush Street in Vacaville. Vacaville detectives said that with the use of phone...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Saturday announced 1,076 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional 17 confirmed deaths.  Saturday’s results include 20,517 tests for 11,552 individuals from a testing facility that recently began reporting results electronically. That brings the total numbers of cases in the state to 104,561 and the total number of deaths to 3,213, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 224 probable deaths have been reported in people with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website. Here are the updated numbers: ???? Total positive cases: 104,561???? Total deaths: 3,213???? Tests administered: 1,666,889 Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/z7IOMc13dO — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) September 12, 2020 So far 1,206,980 tests for unique individuals have been reported in Indiana, up from 1,183,104 on Friday. A total of 1,666,889 tests,...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City  P.S. 811x The Academy for Career and Living Skills, a district 75 school in the Bronx, is the first public school to close after two staffers tested positive for COVID-19 in seven days, the Department of Education announced on Friday.  The department also confirmed that seventeen more Department of Education employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since school buildings reopened for teachers on Tuesday, officials said Friday.  So far, about 15,000 staffers have taken advantage of expedited testing, according to the DOE. The turnaround time for test results is 48 hours for 97% of tests.  After mounting pressure to delay the start of in-person classes, Mayor Bill de Blasio pushed back the start of the school year until Sept. 21. But teachers returned to buildings on Sept. 8, to prepare for...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Sunday announced 851 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional two confirmed deaths. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 99,804 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,140, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. The latest #COVID19 case information for Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.Here are the updated numbers: ???? Total positive cases: 99,804???? Total deaths: 3,140???? Tests administered: 1,537,182 Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/rG3eZuhoZF — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) September 6, 2020 Another 224 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. So far 1,138,868 tests have been reported to the state, up from 1,129,078 Saturday. To find testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Saturday announced 1,085 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11 new confirmed deaths. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 98,961 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,138, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 224 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 98,961???? Total deaths: 3,138???? Individuals tested: 1,129,078Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/rqcJfdm5iK — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) September 5, 2020 So far 1,129,078 tests have been reported to the state, up from 1,117,427 Friday. To find testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.
    A second priest has tested positive for COVID-19 at a church in Westchester where many people were potentially exposed over four days of services. There have now been three confirmed cases at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, located at 431 Bedford Road in Pleasantville: two priests and one church staffer. Anyone who attended the following services must quarantine, as required by the New York State Department of Health, for 14 days (regardless of a negative COVID-19 test) from that last visit to the Church during these days: Monday, Aug. 24 – Morning Mass Tuesday, Aug. 25 – Morning Mass Saturday, Aug. 29 – First Communion Ceremonies, All Masses Sunday Aug. 30 – All Masses, Except for the 9 a.m. Mass Testing will be done at Phelps Hospital, located nearby at 701 North Broadway. in Sleepy Hollow, according to the Westchester County Health Department. Phelps is open Saturday, Sept. 5, Sunday, Sept. 6,...
    An alert has been issued for COVID-19 exposure for students who attended a ceremony at a church in Westchester. On Friday, Aug. 28 a priest from Holy Innocents Church in Pleasantville tested COVID positive. "Unfortunately, that priest distributed communion to several of our students who were present for a First Holy Communion Ceremony," Mount Pleasant Superintendent of Schools Kurtis M. Kotes said in an email to the community. "I have been in contact with the Westchester County Department of Health, Carl Fulgenzi, Supervisor for the Town of Mount Pleasant, and the superintendent of schools for both the Pleasantville and Valhalla School District to discuss the proper steps for this situation." The Westchester County Department of Health is directing that anyone who was present at the ceremony self-quarantine for a period of two weeks.   Since the testing of the priest was Aug. 28, the quarantine would go through and include Thursday, Sept....
    Bradley Cortright September 2, 2020 0 Comments Under fire for his decision to speak at the Republican National Convention, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his department determined it was lawful for him to deliver an address at the event. During a press conference on Wednesday, Pompeo was pressed about the speech by a reporter who noted that previously released State Department guidelines prohibit Senate-confirmed officials from participating in political activities. “All I can say in my role as secretary of state, I did this in my personal capacity,” Pompeo said, adding, “The State Department reviewed this and it was lawful.” He said, “And I personally felt it was important that the world hear the message of what this administration has accomplished,” he said. Watch the video below (starting at 7:30): Pompeo delivered a pre-recorded speech to the convention that was filmed while he was in Jerusalem, Israel, on an...
    Meaghan Ellis August 31, 2020 0 Comments The Kenosha Police Department has confirmed a substantial number of protesters arrested amid the city’s unrest have been deemed outside agitators. On Monday, the law enforcement agency took to Facebook with a statement detailing its arrest report. The Kenosha Police Department confirmed a total of 175 people have been arrested between August 24, when protests erupted the day after Jacob Blake’s shooting, and August 30. Out of the 175 people arrested, 102 of them were confirmed to have physical addresses outside of Kenosha city limits. Based on the police department’s breakdown of offenses, many of the arrests were deemed curfew violations and “additional charges ranging from carrying concealed weapons, burglary, and possession of controlled substances.” Media ReleaseAugust 30, 2020The Kenosha Police Department has received several inquiries regarding the law…Posted by Kenosha Police Department on Sunday, 30 August 2020The Kenosha Police Department’s arrest...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Sunday announced 880 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional six deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 93,313 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,072, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 219 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 93,313???? Total deaths: 3,072???? Individuals tested: 1,065,356 pic.twitter.com/QG90ijcePV — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) August 30, 2020 So far, 1,065,356 tests have been reported to the state, up from 1,055,793 on Saturday. A list of testing sites in the state can be found at www.coronavirus.in.gov.
    "The Department works to advance the national interest abroad on behalf of all Americans in a non-partisan fashion. It is important to remember that in order to avoid any confusion or misperception in this regard, the longstanding policy is that U.S. citizen employees and family members may not engage in partisan political activity while posted or on TDY abroad, even on personal time," Pompeo wrote in a July 29 memo. Even more, just ahead of the primary season in December 2019, the State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser sent a memo saying that "Senate-confirmed presidential appointees may not even attend a political party convention or convention-related event." Pompeo, a Senate-confirmed presidential appointee, is obviously violating that with his Republican convention speech. This is not the first time Pompeo is violating ethics rules. The State Department inspector general was investigating Pompeo for hosting lavish taxpayer-funded dinners not for diplomats —...
    Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is speaking at the Republican National Convention Tuesday evening, remotely from an official visit to the Middle East, in a move that spits on, then tramples, government ethics. Under Pompeo’s own leadership, in a January 2020 email sent by Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun with Pompeo’s approval, State Department employees were directed to legal memos with the instruction, “Senate-confirmed Presidential appointees may not even attend a political party convention or convention-related event.” May not even attend. Yet Pompeo is speaking at the RNC—though remotely. In addition to that explicit prohibition on Senate-confirmed officials, State Department employees who aren’t Senate-confirmed are instructed that, while they can attend “a partisan political rally, fundraising function, election party, meet-the-candidate event, or other political gathering as a spectator” in a purely personal capacity outside of work, that is only the case when the employees are in the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Saturday announced 1,010 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional nine deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 85,317 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,001, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 217 probable deaths have been reported in patients with no positive test on record. The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website. Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 85,317???? Total deaths: 3,001???? Tests reported to ISDH: 969,646 Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/w7qiu8jaJt — Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) August 22, 2020 As of Saturday nearly 38% of ICU beds and more than 83% of ventilators were available across the state, according to ISDH. So far tests for 969,646 people have been reported to ISDH, up from 958,432 on...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland decreased slightly as the state surpassed 103,000 confirmed cases, new data released by the Department of Health Saturday morning shows. According to state data, 441 people are currently hospitalized as a result of the virus, down 14 from Friday. 343 people are in acute care, while 98 are in intensive care. This story is developing.  For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has confirmed six sightings of cougars in 2020. Credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources DNR says the sightings have all been confirmed in the Upper Peninsula: one each in Chippewa, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft counties and three in Delta County. In February, DNR Wildlife Division staff confirmed two of those reports after finding cougar tracks while conducting the U.P. winter wolf track survey. Four additional sightings were confirmed after residents submitted trail camera photos of cougars. “No matter what you call them – pumas, panthers, mountain lions or cougars – these mysterious mammals, and suspected sightings of them, get people talking. The DNR wants residents to know the department is listening and keeping a careful eye on where cougars reportedly are turning up.” Credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources Since 2008 there have been 55 confirmed reports of cougars in Michigan and...
    A dog in North Carolina died after contracting the coronavirus —  one of at least 13 cases nationwide of a canine catching the illness, health officials said Wednesday. The 8-year-old Newfoundland had been having trouble breathing when owners brought him to a state-run animal hospital in Raleigh on Aug. 3, according to the Charlotte Observer. The pooch later died, then tested positive for COVID-19 after owners told a vet that a family member had recently been infected, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said in a press release. Officials are awaiting the results of an animal autopsy in order to determine the dog’s official cause of death. “A necropsy was performed to try to determine the animal’s state of health at the time of death and the cause of death, and the complete investigation is ongoing,” NCDHHS said. As of last week, federal officials had reported a...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has confirmed six sightings of cougars in 2020. Credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources DNR says the sightings have all been confirmed in the Upper Peninsula: one each in Chippewa, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft counties and three in Delta County. In February, DNR Wildlife Division staff confirmed two of those reports after finding cougar tracks while conducting the U.P. winter wolf track survey. Four additional sightings were confirmed after residents submitted trail camera photos of cougars. “No matter what you call them – pumas, panthers, mountain lions or cougars – these mysterious mammals, and suspected sightings of them, get people talking. The DNR wants residents to know the department is listening and keeping a careful eye on where cougars reportedly are turning up.” Credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources Since 2008 there have been 55 confirmed reports of cougars in Michigan and...
    A gas explosion ripped through a residential Baltimore area Monday, killing one woman and trapping at least two other individuals in the rubble, the Baltimore Sun reported. The explosion took place before 10 a.m. in the Reistertown Station neighborhood on Labyrinth St., the cause of which is still unclear and being investigated by authorities, said Blair Adams, the public relations officer of the Baltimore Fire Department, according to the Sun. On scene of a major gas explosion at Labyrinth and Reisterstown Rd. involving 3 homes. 2 occupants transported in serious condition, 1 adult woman deceased as BCFD continue to search for more. pic.twitter.com/4Hzrjkaled — Baltimore Fire (@BaltimoreFire) August 10, 2020 The explosion crumbled three houses in the residential district, the Baltimore Fire Department said in a tweet. The fire department, police department and other agencies responded to the situation, according to Adams. The Baltimore firefighter’s union provided an...
    (CNN) — A ninth staff member has died from COVID-19, California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Sunday. The employee worked at San Quentin State Prison and was the first staff member at California’s oldest prison to die of the disease, according to the department. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 24 inmates there, according to the department. Prisons around the country have struggled to keep the virus from spreading among staff and inmates. At San Quentin, more than 2,000 inmates and 261 staff members have been infected. More than 1,000 staff members statewide are confirmed cases, according to the CDCR. As of Saturday, California had 545,787 confirmed cases statewide and 10,189 deaths, according to the Department of Health. The-CNN-Wire ™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.
    (CNN)A ninth staff member has died from Covid-19, California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Sunday.The employee worked at San Quentin State Prison and was the first staff member at California's oldest prison to die of the disease, according to the department.Covid-19 has claimed the lives of 24 inmates there, according to the department. Coronavirus deaths and infection rates higher in US prisons than general population, analysis findsPrisons around the country have struggled to keep the virus from spreading among staff and inmates. At San Quentin, more than 2,000 inmates and 261 staff members have been infected. More than 1,000 staff members statewide are confirmed cases, according to the CDCR.Read MoreAs of Saturday, California had 545,787 confirmed cases statewide and 10,189 deaths, according to the Department of Health.
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The Indiana State Health Department reported an additional 1,253 confirmed COVID-19 cases. This is a the highest daily total cases confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic. The latest #COVID19 case information for Indiana is now available on the ISDH website.Here are the updated numbers:???? Total positive cases: 72,254???? Total deaths: 2,821???? Tests reported to ISDH: 817,104 Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/Y5bCbqTmcA pic.twitter.com/TJV21G4wuX — Indiana State Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) August 7, 2020 A total of 2,821 Indiana residents are confirmed to have died from COVID-19.
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