Aug. 1 (UPI)– New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated Saturday he hasn’t made a decision about whether to reopen schools in the fall however said schools must prepare for the possibility.
Throughout a conference call with press reporters, Cuomo stated he will view what occurs with the infection rate prior to deciding whether to resume schools.
He likewise stated New York reported 753 positive tests of 82,737 tests run Friday.
On Friday the United States reported 1,424 new coronavirus deaths and 67,746 new cases, according to The New York City Times coronavirus tracker.
That brings the overall number of infections to 4.58 million and overall deaths to 153,642 since the very first U.S. infection was reported in January.
Infections are surging in Mississippi, Tennessee and Oklahoma, with Mississippi reporting 52 new coronavirus deaths and 1,168 new cases Friday.
This week Mississippi has actually reported an average of 1,298 cases per day, an increase of 46 percent from the mid-July average.
New infections and deaths are leveling off in some states– including Louisiana, Alabama and Nevada.
While the variety of new cases has actually reduced in Florida from recently, the number of deaths has actually trended up today, and the state is reporting the greatest variety of cases per capita.
Georgia reported78 brand-new coronavirus deaths and 3,797 brand-new cases Friday, with an average of 3,373 cases daily– up 14 percent from mid-July.
The Centers for Disease Control and Avoidance on Friday traced an outbreak to a sleepaway camp, where 260 kids and team member have actually checked favorable for COVID-19
While other “super spreader” occasions have actually been traced to occasions such as funerals, weddings or celebrations, the Georgia outbreak may be the very first traced to an event involving kids.
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Bass Pro Shops marketing manager David Smith (R) brings a box of contributed face masks into Grace Health in Chesterfield, Mo., on May13 License Picture