Blog Archive

0

Should N.J. casinos close as coronavirus cases spike? We asked 3 experts.

Since they were allowed to open July 2, Atlantic City’s casinos have been working hard to try to make up some of the millions in revenue they lost during the coronavirus shutdown. Another shutdown would put them even further behind and put thousands out of work again.

So far, Gov. Phil Murphy hasn’t given any sign he’s considering closing casinos again as the second wave of the coronavirus wallops New Jersey. The state reported 3,998 new coronavirus cases and 15 additional deaths Sunday, while hospitalizations rose for the 23rd consecutive day.

Asked last week about Philadelphia’s decision to close casinos, Murphy said Atlantic City casinos have been responsibly managing their gaming floors to mitigate the risk, though any indoor activity is not risk-free.

“There is not any evidence that there is either bad management of the floor or that there is a big outbreak coming from participating on the floor,”

Read More
  • November 23, 2020
0

The Day – Health officials make final pleas for holiday caution as coronavirus cases spike

WASHINGTON – With nationwide coronavirus hospitalizations topping 80,000 and case counts on the cusp of 200,000 a day, officials and experts are giving their final pleas for caution in the days before Thanksgiving. 

Average cases reported each day in the United States have jumped nearly 15% in a week, according to data tracked by The Washington Post. Deaths are also on the rise, with some communities overwhelmed by the bodies – in El Paso County, Texas, the National Guard was called in to help the morgues. With the holiday travel rush underway, public health leaders warned this weekend that “herd immunity” from promising vaccines remains months away and that every American’s choices this week will shape the country’s virus trajectory.

In an interview on CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, said he understands that many Americans are experiencing “COVID fatigue” after months of pandemic

Read More
  • November 23, 2020
0

Germany at risk of losing travel corridor as infections spike

Germany could be removed from the UK’s quarantine-free green list this week following a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections. 

The country reported 5,986 new positive tests on Wednesday, well down on the 13,161 seen on Tuesday, but its seven-day infection rate has now reached 99.5 per 100,000 – up from around 50 a week ago.

It is thought that the Government’s new threshold for quarantine restrictions is 100 per 100,000, putting Germany right on the brink ahead of tomorrow’s weekly review of the travel corridors list. 

Paul Charles, chief executive of travel consultancy The PC Agency, said the Government is “very likely” to remove Germany on Thursday, adding: “It’s had a very sudden increase. In the last two weeks its infection rate has gone up by nearly 200 per cent. 

“Furthermore, on the measure of testing positivity it’s gone above four per cent, so that indicates widespread community transmission,

Read More
  • October 28, 2020
0

COVID-19 spike prompts some schools to delay in-person learning

Recent events have reminded Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden that encouraging metrics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic one week, doesn’t mean they’ll stay that way.

Saline had hoped to bring elementary school students back for more frequent in-person classes the week of Oct. 19, after recently transitioning into a hybrid learning format. A surge in coronavirus cases driven by outbreaks on the University of Michigan campus, however, caused the district to take a step back.

“It’s not something where the community numbers would knock us out of the hybrid at this point, but as far as moving forward with our interest of bringing in more students for in-person instruction, it has really put us in a spot to hit the pause button,” Graden said.

Saline isn’t the only school district in the state hitting the pause button on in-person learning as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Twenty-eight Michigan counties have

Read More
  • October 26, 2020
0

B.C. reports largest one-day spike, Saskatchewan ‘super-spreader event’ grows to 21 infections

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

8,752 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 140,867 diagnoses, 9,200 deaths and 122,915 recoveries (as of Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,483 active cases (16,274 total cases, including 254 deaths, 14,537 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,705 active cases (7,663 total cases, 220 deaths, 5,719 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 293 active cases (1,500 total cases, 16 deaths, 1,191 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 2 active cases (194 cases, 2 deaths, 190 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 1 active case (271 total cases, 3 deaths, 267 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

Read More
  • September 18, 2020
0

21 more cases in Ontario schools, B.C. reports largest one-day spike

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

8,752 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 140,867 diagnoses, 9,200 deaths and 122,915 recoveries (as of Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,483 active cases (16,128 total cases, including 254 deaths, 14,379 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,705 active cases (7,663 total cases, 220 deaths, 5,719 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 293 active cases (1,500 total cases, 16 deaths, 1,191 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 2 active cases (194 cases, 2 deaths, 190 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 1 active case (271 total cases, 3 deaths, 267 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

Read More
  • September 18, 2020
0

West Virginia University suspending in-person undergrad classes amid COVID-19 spike

West Virginia University announced Monday that it would suspend in-person classes at its main campus because of concerns over a recent spike in coronavirus infections.

The university said in-person undergraduate classes would be canceled Tuesday at its main campus in Morgantown and then shift to online-only instruction through Sept. 25. The school said graduate-level and professional courses would continue to be offered in person during the same period.

In a statement, university officials said the decision was made “in direct response to a recent increase in positive cases in students on the Morgantown campus, as well as concern for the probability of increased cases following several reports of parties held this holiday weekend where groups should have been in quarantine.”

West Virginia University enrolls nearly 30,000 students across all its campuses and programs. The state had nearly 11,600 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Monday afternoon, according to NBC

Read More
  • September 8, 2020
0

Quebec reports its largest spike since June with 205; Four Ontario regions make up majority of 158 new cases

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

6,258 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 131,653 diagnoses, 9,145 deaths and 116,250 recoveries (as of Sept. 6, 1:00 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,433 active cases (14,474 total cases, including 242 deaths, 12,799 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,233 active cases (6,162 total cases, 211 deaths, 4,706 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 426 active cases (1,294 total cases, 16 deaths, 852 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 3 active cases (192 cases, 2 deaths, 187 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 2 active cases (270 total cases, 3 deaths, 265 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

Read More
  • September 6, 2020
0

Ford ‘concerned’ after spike in Brampton, Ont.; B.C. records its second most ever daily cases

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

6,057 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 131,124 diagnoses, 9,141 deaths and 115,926 recoveries (as of Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,433 active cases (14,474 total cases, including 242 deaths, 12,799 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,233 active cases (6,162 total cases, 211 deaths, 4,706 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 457 active cases (1,273 total cases, 16 deaths, 835 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 4 active cases (192 cases, 2 deaths, 186 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 1 active cases (269 total cases, 3 deaths, 265 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

Read More
  • September 5, 2020
0

Ontario sees large case spike with 72 in Peel; B.C. at ‘precipice’ to flatten curb

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

5,939 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 130,639 diagnoses, 9,140 deaths and 115,560 recoveries (as of Sept. 4, 10:30 a.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,415 active cases (14,310 total cases, including 242 deaths, 12,653 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,175 active cases (6,041 total cases, 210 deaths, 4,644 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 457 active cases (1,264 total cases, 16 deaths, 791 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 4 active cases (192 cases, 2 deaths, 186 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 1 active cases (269 total cases, 3 deaths, 265 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

Read More
  • September 4, 2020