Interfor’s Covid-19 Updates – September 8
Latest numbers (as of 9am est):
Total Reported Cases: 27,518,469 (6,486,417 in United States)
Total Deaths: 897,489 (193,586 in United States)
- Florida health officials reported the lowest daily number of new covid-19 cases in nearly three months, with 1,838 cases.
- Nearly 20% of new Covid-19 cases in Kentucky are from children ages 18 and younger, according to a news release issued by the Governor’s office.
- New York state’s infection rate stayed below 1% for the last 31 days. Additionally, hospitalizations across the state have dropped to 410, which is the lowest number since March 16.
- Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania has restricted students to their dormitories after a steady rise in coronavirus cases and moved all classes online in a sweeping quarantine that will last at least a week.
- Northeastern University has dismissed 11 students after they violated the school’s public health protocols when they were found together in the same room. The university asked them to vacate their rooms within 24 hours and to undergo Covid-19 testing.
- Hong Kong will enter its third phase of relaxing social distancing measures on Friday. Additionally, officials are discussing a potential travel bubble with 11 countries.
- Denmark restricts public gatherings in the capital and 17 other municipalities to 50 people, down from 100, after a rise in coronavirus cases. The measures will be in place until September 22.
- India has surpassed Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of confirmed covid-19 cases after reporting a daily high of 90,802 new infections.
- South Korea is developing a testing kit that can detect seasonal flu and covid-19 at the same time. The kit will allow detection of either virus from a single sample.
- Australia signed a deal worth $1.2 billion dollars with the university of Oxford/AstraZeneca and the University of Queensland/CSL for nearly 85 million coronavirus vaccine doses. The vaccines would be free for Australian citizens.
- Wear a mask. There is no downside and projected deaths in the United States are considerably lower if the populace wears masks, according to several studies.
- You can download Interfor’s return to work guidelines here.
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