The National Football League was planning a full roster of games on Sunday despite an outbreak of other positive virus tests, while President Donald Trump continued his campaign to reopen schools and ease other restrictions despite worrying increases in new infections and hospitalizations.
In the NFL, the New England Patriots were scheduled to play the Denver Broncos even though three Patriots players and the Broncos coach were infected with the virus. The game was supposed to be played a week ago but was delayed due to other positive tests. A large number of other games have been postponed in recent weeks.
The average daily injuries in the United States have risen to more than 60,000. The number of hospitalizations associated with the Coronavirus is steadily rising, with the daily number now increasing by more than 30% from just four weeks. Among the worst-hit states is New Mexico, where Governor Michael Logan Gresham said the number of hospitalizations has more than doubled in less than three weeks.
“It doesn’t matter if you are young, and it doesn’t matter if you don’t believe it,” Gresham said on Saturday. “The virus is real and continues to spread, wreaking havoc on the lives of new Mexicans.”
The upper Midwest continues the struggle. The ripple effect of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August is hard to understand. In Wisconsin, Friday was the single largest infection day so far. Trump visited the state on Saturday and urged Governor Tony Evers to ease restrictions.
“I hope you have a Republican governor because honestly you have to open your state,” Trump said in Janesville, 40 miles south of Madison. “You have to open up your state and get everyone back to school.”
Some important developments:
- Democratic Vice President Candidate Kamala Harris will resume her personal campaign Monday with a stopover in Florida. Harris has stopped attending events this week after two people linked to the campaign tested positive for COVID-19.
- More than 6 million families They fail to make rent or mortgage payments in September, According to the Home of America Mortgage Bankers Association Research Institute.
- Alabama football coach Nick Saban has been acquitted To resume normal activities after testing positive earlier this week for COVID-19, he was on the sidelines when he played # 2 Crimson Tide # 3 in Georgia.
📈 Today’s numbers: The United States has reported more than 8.1 million cases and nearly 220,000 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins data. Ten states set records for new cases in the week ending Saturday: Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wyoming, as well as Guam and Northern Mariana. Worldwide, there have been nearly 40 million confirmed cases and over 1.1 million deaths.
🗺️ Coronavirus mapping: Track the US outbreak in your state
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More than 330 coronavirus cases and one death have been directly linked to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that was centered in South Dakota two months ago, according to Washington Post Health Departments Survey of 23 states provided information. But the paper says many experts believe that the 10-day event, which attracted hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists, was responsible for several times that number of injuries. They say contact tracing often does not capture the source of the infection, and the spread often passes without symptoms unnoticed. Attendees came from every state, and packed bars, restaurants, and tattoo parlors in the area.
“The organization of the march of half a million people amid the outbreak of the epidemic is a symbol of an entire country that may not be taking (the epidemic) as seriously as it should,” said Josh Mechaud, an epidemiologist and assistant director of the “Josh Meshaud” department. The health policy of the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation, according to the newspaper.
Alabama won a college football match – as usual – on Saturday night with their coach Nick Saban chasing the touchline after the COVID-19 panic. The Southeastern Conference evacuated Saban hours before the match as second seed Crimson Tide pitted against Bulldogs No. 3. Saban’s test results were positive on Wednesday with sports director Greg Byrne. Team physician Jimmy Robinson said Saban was tested the next three mornings, and the initial result was considered a false positive. The news was good for Saban and Alabama, but not much for Georgia. They fell into the tide, 41-24.
President Donald Trump Claiming victory over the virus In his campaign ads. One of the ads claims that Trump is “recovering from the Corona virus and so is America,” adding that he has “dealt with the virus face-to-face as appropriate for leaders.”
Although the announcement claims the United States is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 70,000 new cases were reported across the country on Friday, the highest number since July, during the height of the midsummer increase. And while the vast majority of those infected recover, about 2.7% of the more than 8 million confirmed cases in the United States have died – resulting in the deaths of nearly 220,000 Americans, which increases every day.
“Don’t let it take over you. You will defeat him,” said Trump, who indicated he might be immune.
– Bart Janssen
Ongoing layoffs are slowing momentum in the job market, which augurs ill for the broader recovery of the United States, as millions of unemployed Americans are delaying mortgage payments and rents.
more than 6 million families failed to make their rent or mortgage payments In September, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association of America Housing Research Institute, in a sign that the economic fallout from the pandemic is weighing on unemployed Americans as Congress halts relief measures.
In the third quarter, the percentage of homeowners and tenants in arrears was slightly down from the previous quarter. However, the total amount remains high, experts warn.
New York will start letting movie theaters reopen With limited capacity Friday in areas of the state where rates of COVID-19 are low, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced. Theaters will be able to reopen outside New York City in counties with an average incidence of less than 2% for 14 days and no COVID hotspots, excluding Rockland and Orange counties, as well as a few counties in the north of the state. , Including brom. It will allow theaters to reopen at 25% capacity with up to 50 people per screen.
The announcement comes after cinemas pressed to reopen in New York, where the infection rate is among the lowest in the country.
Joseph Spector, New York State Team
The Vatican says that a person living in the same Vatican hotel with Pope Francis has tested positive for the coronavirus, adding to 11 cases of COVID-19 among the Swiss Guards, who work as ceremonial guards at the Papal Mass, guard the gates of Vatican City and protect the Pope. The Vatican said on Saturday that the Domus Sanctae Marthae resident had temporarily left in isolation, like all people who had direct contact with him.
The hotel is a residence for priests residing in the Vatican as well as visiting clergy and laymen. Francis chose to live there permanently after his election in 2013, avoiding the Apostolic Palace, because he said it should be around ordinary people. The hotel has a common dining room and chapel where Francis celebrates mass every morning. At the age of 83 and after having part of his lung removed when he was in his twenties due to illness, the Pope will be at great risk of developing complications from COVID-19.
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Contribution: The Associated Press.