Ex-NJ governor Chris Christie says he’s out of the hospital

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo, New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J. Christie tweeted on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo, New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J. Christie tweeted on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, that he has tested positive for COVID-19.Julio Cortez/AP

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday he has been discharged from a New Jersey hospital where he spent a week, following his announcement that he had contracted the coronavirus.

“I am happy to let you know that this morning I was released from Morristown Medical Center,” Christie said in a Saturday morning post on Twitter. “I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the last week. Thanks to my family & friends for their prayers. I will have more to say about all of this next week.”

Christie announced Oct. 3

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The Latest: California Governor Tests Negative for Virus | World News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has tested negative for the coronavirus.

The governor’s office said Newsom was tested on Wednesday after someone in the governor’s office tested positive. The staff member who tested positive had not interacted with Newsom or anyone else who often sees the governor.

The governor’s office said Newsom took the test out of “an abundance of caution.”

Newsom said Wednesday that he has been tested many times and has always been negative. California has reported more than 834,000 coronavirus cases and more than 16,300 deaths.

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Kentucky governor takes action as state fights becoming next COVID-19 hot spot

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear vowed to halt a recent escalation of COVID-19 cases after reporting 17 more coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, marking one of the state’s highest one-day death tolls since the outbreak began earlier this year.



a man and a woman standing in front of a building: Emergency medical personnel transport a patient into the emergency department of Norton Women's and Children's Hospital, as all wear masks to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Louisville, Ky., March 24, 2020.


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Emergency medical personnel transport a patient into the emergency department of Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital, as all wear masks to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Louisville, Ky., March 24, 2020.

“What that shows is we are — in our total case count — in an escalation, meaning last week was more; this week will be more than that, it appears,” Beshear told reporters at a press conference Thursday.

State health officials reported 910 new coronavirus cases on Thursday after shattering records earlier this week, with rural and urban areas seeing massive spikes in new infections. Of the newly reported cases, 146 were children

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Alabama governor extends pandemic rule requiring face masks

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Illinois governor self-isolates after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) will self-isolate for 14 days after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The staff member tested positive for coronavirus on Monday after experiencing symptoms, the governor’s office said in a Tuesday statement. The person attended events in the state with Pritzker last week and on Sunday. 

All other close contacts with the staffer are also set to self-isolate for 14 days. Contact tracing is underway, and staff who report to the governor’s office must test negative for COVID-19 before they can return. 

“Let this be a reminder to everyone that this virus knows no bounds and we must take this seriously,” Pritzker tweeted Tuesday, urging Illinois residents to wear a face mask or covering in public, practice social distancing and frequently wash their hands. 

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As South Dakota virus cases rise, governor posts video of her shooting a bird: “More hunting, less COVID”

Over the last two weeks, South Dakota has reported the nation’s second-highest number of new coronavirus cases per capita. The rolling average number of daily new cases has increased by nearly 50% in that time.

But the surge in cases has not put a stop to Republican Gov. Kristi Noem’s tourism pitch. In a video recently posted on Twitter, she declares:  “This is how we do social distancing in our state.” Noem then shoots what appears to be a pheasant and says, “Less COVID, more hunting. That’s the plan for the future.”

South Dakota Department of Health officials on Sunday reported 412 new cases of the coronavirus, for a total of 2,849 positive tests in seven days and 21,541 cases since the pandemic began.

The number of active cases increased

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Florida Coronavirus Cases May Increase, But Governor Ron DeSantis Won’t Shut State Down Again

After a spike in cases which saw it become the new epicenter for COVID-19 outbreaks in June and July, the state of Florida has seen a decline in new cases in recent weeks, allowing it to resume its stages of reopening. However, after the state officially entered Phase 3, Governor Ron DeSantis made it very clear that he would not consider shutting things down in the state again.

According to local station KABC-7, the Governor lifted all restrictions on restaurants and businesses in the state on Friday in an effort to reopen the state’s economy. The announcement allows restaurants across the state to reopen at full capacity—but also prevents local municipalities from ordering businesses to close down or operate at half-capacity. Local governments can limit bars to 50% capacity, but he said he wouldn’t interfere with any attempts to reopen them fully.

“We’re not closing anything going forward,” he said.

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