rainn.png
Thursday October 29th, 2020 12:24AM

The Latest: Navajo Nation reports 53 new cases, no deaths

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation, which sprawls across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, reported 53 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths Saturday.

The total number of cases on the reservation is now 10,913. The total number of deaths remains at 571.

__

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

— Trump plays down virus as he steps up pitch for second term

— US resorts adapt to new normal of skiing amid pandemic

— Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the country posted another daily record of new cases.

— Iran has its death toll from the coronavirus has passed the milestone of 30,000, in what has been the Mideast region’s worst outbreak.

— Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus cases this month is a bitter blow that will likely turn what was meant to be a period of healing for the economy into a lean winter of job losses and bankruptcies.

___

Follow AP’s pandemic coverage at http://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak

___

HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — State officials say an outbreak of coronavirus has infected 33 inmates at a prison in Fairbanks, causing the facility to go into quarantine for 14 days.

The Alaska Department of Corrections says 32 of the cases at the Fairbanks Correctional Center are men and one is a woman. All of those infected were housed in the general population.

Other inmates are being tested for coronavirus, with results expected by Monday. The inmates with coronavirus are being isolated in a separate unit of the prison.

The facility serves northern Alaska and has male and female inmates, some of whom are serving sentences and others of whom are awaiting trial.

___

Pennsylvania is reporting 1,857 new COVID-19 cases, the second-highest daily total since the beginning of pandemic, days after officials said the commonwealth was seeing a “fall resurgence” of the coronavirus.

The numbers announced Saturday by the state health department are exceeded only by the 1,989 cases reported April 9 and bring the statewide total to almost 181,000. Nine new deaths were reported, bringing the total number of deaths associated with the virus to 8,466.

On Wednesday, the state’s health secretary pronounced Pennsylvania “at the start of the fall resurgence” of COVID-19 but said there were no plans to reimpose a stay-at-home order or shut down businesses again in response.

Dr. Rachel Levine said Pennsylvania is more prepared for such an influx than it was in the spring, citing a contact tracing program in place, more personal protective equipment supplies and enough hospital beds available.

___

OKLAHOMA CITY — The number of hospitalizations due to the coronavirus remained near a record high in Oklahoma on Saturday while the number of reported cases increased by 1,195 and deaths rose by 14.

Some 792 people were hospitalized, the state Department of Health said Saturday, one fewer than the one-day record of 793 reported Friday. There are 106,503 total cases reported since the pandemic began in March and 1,168 deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

The department said that there were 8,272 new coronavirus cases during the week ending Thursday, an increase of 15% from the previous week, and 58 additional deaths from the previous week due to COVID-19.

___

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s daily average of new coronavirus infections continued growing at record levels with Saturday’s update from state health officials, who also added 31 more COVID-19 deaths to the state’s toll.

The state health department’s daily update showed Indiana’s seven-day rolling average of newly confirmed COVID-19 infections reached 1,799 as of Friday. That is the highest level the state has seen during the pandemic and has more than doubled over the past three weeks.

The 2,521 new infections reported Saturday, a daily high, marked the second straight day that figure topped 2,000 in a single day. The health department said the number was inflated by about 100 cases that weren’t previously included because of technical issues. The newly recorded deaths raise Indiana’s death toll to 3,918, including confirmed and presumed coronavirus infections, according to the health department.

Gov. Eric Holcomb cited the increase in cases on Wednesday when he said he would continue the statewide mask mandate for another month. Holcomb chastised those who resist wearing masks as disregarding the safety of others.

__

NEW YORK — Movie theaters in New York state can reopen beginning next Friday with restrictions on audience size and other precautions in place, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

Theaters in New York City aren’t included, and counties must have a positivity rate below 2% on a 14-day average and have no “cluster zones.”

Audiences will be restricted to 25% of capacity with a maximum of 50 people per screen, Cuomo said at his briefing. Masks will be required and there will be assigned seating to ensure social distancing.

This week, the Global Cinema Federation sent an open letter to Cuomo urging him to let theaters reopen, saying Hollywood studios may continue delaying their remaining 2020 releases if theaters remain closed. The group asked Cuomo to adopt a county-by-county plan for theater openings based on virus data, similar what it said California Gov. Gavin Newsom has done.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Health, AP World News, AP Business
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
The Latest: Melbourne eases restrictions after cases drop
Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline
11:54PM ( 8 minutes ago )
The Latest: Navajo Nation reports 53 new cases, no deaths
 The Navajo Nation, which sprawls across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, reported 53 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths Saturday
11:43PM ( 18 minutes ago )
Braves, Dodgers set for just 2nd NLCS Game 7 in 15 seasons
The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers are set for just the second Game 7 in the NL Championship Series in 15 seasons
11:15PM ( 46 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
The Latest: States see "fall resurgence" as COVID cases rise
States across the country are reporting rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations due to the coronavirus
5:09PM ( 6 hours ago )
The Latest: Oklahoma COVID hospitalizations stay near record
States are seeing more hospitalizations and due to the coronavirus as case numbers increase around the country
3:22PM ( 8 hours ago )
The Latest: Indiana posts record number of new COVID cases
Indiana has posted a record for new coronavirus infections as states across the country deal with increases in cases
1:56PM ( 10 hours ago )
AP Health
Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge
Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn’t see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August
6:38PM ( 5 hours ago )
US resorts adapt to new normal of skiing amid pandemic
Roughly seven months after the coronavirus cut the ski season short at the height of spring break, resorts across the U.S. and Canada are picking up the pieces and trying to figure out how to safely reopen this winter
11:14AM ( 12 hours ago )
Transit shutdowns fail to deter Thai pro-democracy protests
Pro-democracy activists in Thailand have staged a fourth straight day of high-profile protests in the capital, thwarting efforts by the authorities to stop them, including a shutdown of the city’s mass transit systems
10:34AM ( 13 hours ago )
AP Business
The Latest: Melbourne eases restrictions after cases drop
Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline
11:54PM ( 8 minutes ago )
Braves, Dodgers set for just 2nd NLCS Game 7 in 15 seasons
The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers are set for just the second Game 7 in the NL Championship Series in 15 seasons
11:15PM ( 46 minutes ago )
LEADING OFF: Rookie pitchers could decide NLCS Game 7
The NL Championship Series is headed for Game 7, and the finale could hinge on the performance of two rookie right-handers
11:09PM ( 52 minutes ago )
The Latest: Outbreak infects 33 inmates at Alaska prison
State officials say an outbreak of coronavirus has infected 33 inmates at a prison in Fairbanks, causing the facility to go into quarantine for 14 days
11:02PM ( 1 hour ago )
Seager homers again, Dodgers force NLCS Game 7 with 3-1 win
Corey Seager and Justin Turner hit back-to-back homers in the first, Walker Buehler threw six scoreless innings and the Dodgers forced a Game 7 in the National League Championship Series with a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves
10:08PM ( 1 hour ago )