All eight of the counties are on the state’s watch list for missing certain indicators, suggesting that disease is widespread in the community or hospitals are getting close to capacity. Almost all the counties report that infections tied to work places and social gatherings are driving illness in their communities. Two counties — Kings and Fresno — report that an outbreak at Avenal State Prison is leading to illness in the community through infected guards and other staff members. … [Read more...] about California aims to tamp down coronavirus hot spots in hard-hit Central Valley
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AstraZeneca’s decision to place the trial on hold comes after a pledge from nine leading U.S. and European vaccine developers on Tuesday to uphold scientific safety and efficacy standards for their vaccines despite the urgency to contain the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Australia not worried about vaccine trial pause, cases rise in hot spot
Federal officials have encouraged Americans to wear face coverings and practice social distancing for months in an effort to curb the spread of the virus, but each state is handling its response to the pandemic separately. In Mississippi, 37 of the state's 82 counties require face coverings, but Republican Governor Tate Reeves has not implemented a statewide mandate. While governors managing other hot spot areas closed indoor access to bars, restaurants, gyms and other businesses in response to rising case counts, most businesses in Mississippi remain open, albeit with limits in place to reduce the number of customers inside at any given time. … [Read more...] about Next U.S. Coronavirus Hot Spot? Health Official Says Mississippi, Where Nearly 1 in 4 Tested Are Positive
Labor Day celebrants enjoy a day at McFadden Beach Monday, where families were able to distance while swimming, playing in the sand and fishing. Sea Rim and McFadden beaches both were a contrast to Bolivar Peninsula beaches throughout the weekend, which were packed as people enjoyed the final summer holiday. Photo taken Monday, September 7, 2020 Kim Brent/The Enterprise … [Read more...] about Photos: Beaches are hot spot for Labor Day summer farewell
Spike in mystery coronavirus infections hits Sydney as New South Wales records another 12 cases – and the worrying CBD cluster grows yet again New South Wales has recorded another 12 cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 3,902. … [Read more...] about Urgent alert for MILLIONS of Australians in new hot spot suburbs to get tested for coronavirus NOW – even if they have a runny nose – so is your area on the list?