937 New Cases, 14 Deaths

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta reported a total of 332,311 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. According to the health department’s website, that includes 937 newly confirmed cases over the last 24 hours.

Georgia also reported 7,429 deaths so far from COVID-19, with 14 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. In addition, the state reported 29,656 hospitalizations — 21 more than the day before — and 5,514 admissions so far to intensive-care units.

Coronavirus numbers reported after weekends are typically lower because of lags in reporting and don’t necessarily represent trends.

No information is available from Georgia about how many patients have recovered.

Counties in or near metro Atlanta and other metropolitan areas continue to have the highest number of positives, with Fulton County still in the lead and exceeding 29,000 cases on Monday.

  1. Fulton County: 29,170 cases

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Michigan Reports 1,809 New Coronavius Cases Monday

MICHIGAN — More than 136,000 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Michigan as of Monday, according to state health officials.

State health officials on Monday said that 1,809 new cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Michigan since Saturday, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in Michigan to 136,465.

Meanwhile, officials said seven more people in the state have died from COVID-19, bringing the statewide death total to 6,898.

Michigan added over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, while also adding 15 deaths. On Saturday, the state reported that more than 104,000 people Michiganders had recovered from the coronavirus.

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Michigan is ranked 19th in the U.S. in reported COVID-19 cases, according to the World Health Organization. Michigan is 10th in

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31 states have growing rates of new Covid-19 cases, and ‘we know what’s coming next’

Once again, most of the country is in trouble.



a person standing in front of a car: A man performs a self-swab at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Eastern Florida State College on October 9, 2020 in Palm Bay, Florida. The Florida Department of Health reports that COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations are on the rise while U.S President Donald Trump plans to hold a rally in Sanford, Florida after contracting the disease. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


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A man performs a self-swab at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Eastern Florida State College on October 9, 2020 in Palm Bay, Florida. The Florida Department of Health reports that COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations are on the rise while U.S President Donald Trump plans to hold a rally in Sanford, Florida after contracting the disease. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

As of Monday, 31 states have reported more new Covid-19 cases this past week compared to the previous week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

And nine states reported record-high Covid-19 hospitalizations on Sunday, according to the Covid Tracking Project: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

“These are extremely alarming trends, and there should be warning bells going off around the country,” emergency medicine physician Dr.

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Coronavirus back in China: Entire city of Qingdao being tested after just 12 COVID-19 cases found

Beijing — China’s 56-day coronavirus clean streak has been broken. Six people with symptoms and another six without any have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 in one city, prompting a dramatic response.

All of the cases are linked to a single hospital, the Qingdao Chest Hospital, in the city of Qingdao on China’s eastern coast. The city’s health commission posted the news to Chinese social media site Weibo, and the hospital, about 250 miles southeast of Beijing, has been closed.

Qingdao is home to about 9 million people, more than New York City and twice as many as Los Angeles, and authorities are now in the process of testing every single one of them. They’re determined to finish that process by the end of this week — a remarkable feat, but not unexpected in China. 

Medical workers in protective suits collect swabs for nucleic acid tests in Qingdao
Medical workers in protective suits collect swabs for nucleic acid tests during
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As COVID-19 cases rise again, how will the US respond? Here’s what states have learned so far

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States have tried shutting down bars and limiting restaurants to outdoor seating to slow the coronavirus’s spread. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

When COVID-19 began spreading in the U.S. in early spring, governors in hard-hit states took drastic steps to reduce the threat and avoid overloading their health care systems. By shutting down nonessential businesses and schools and ordering people to stay home, they slowed the virus’s spread, but several million people lost jobs.

Since then, we’ve witnessed a series of ad hoc experiments with more targeted approaches. As states started to reopen, they tested different levels of restrictions, such as face mask mandates and capacity constraints on restaurants. Some closed bars when cases rose again but left other businesses open. Others set restrictions that would be triggered only for hot spots when a county’s positive case numbers passed a certain threshold.

Now, as cooler weather moves more people indoors and daily

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New cases are up by at least 50% in 5 states

More than half of US states are seeing an increase in new Covid-19 cases, with five states — Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee and Vermont — reporting a jump of more than 50% in one week.



a person standing in front of a car: A man performs a self-swab at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Eastern Florida State College on October 9, 2020 in Palm Bay, Florida. The Florida Department of Health reports that COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations are on the rise while U.S President Donald Trump plans to hold a rally in Sanford, Florida after contracting the disease. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


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A man performs a self-swab at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Eastern Florida State College on October 9, 2020 in Palm Bay, Florida. The Florida Department of Health reports that COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations are on the rise while U.S President Donald Trump plans to hold a rally in Sanford, Florida after contracting the disease. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Health experts warned over the weekend that the US could have a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths in the coming months, adding to the more than 7.7 million cases and 214,764 deaths on record.

Only Maine, Texas and Washington are reporting fewer new

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China to test city of 9 million amid new cases

BEIJIJNG — China’s government says all 9 million people in the eastern city of Qingdao will be tested for the coronavirus this week after nine cases linked to a hospital were found.

The announcement Monday broke a string of weeks without any locally transmitted infections reported in China.

The National Health Commission said authorities were investigating the source of the infections found in eight patients at Qingdao’s Municipal Chest Hospital and one family member. The commission said the whole city will be tested within five days.

China, where the pandemic began in December, has reported 4,634 deaths and 85,578 cases, plus nine suspected cases that have yet to be confirmed.


The last reported virus transmissions within China were four patients found on Aug. 15 in the northwestern city of Urumqi in the far western Xinjiang region. All the cases reported since then were in travelers from outside the mainland.

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55 More COVID-19 Cases In New Hampshire; Another Death: Update

CONCORD, NH — Fifty-five more New Hampshire residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to state health officials.

Fourteen of the new positive tests were children and 30 of them were female. Sixteen reside in Rockingham County, 11 live in Hillsborough County outside of Manchester and Nashua, five live in Merrimack, and three live in Nashua. The state is still investigating the residency of three cases.

A few more than 6,900 specimens were collected Saturday with a little more than 1,100 tests pending. The state said 0.8 percent of the polymerase chain reaction tests were positive. Sunday’s positive tests were a mix of both PCR and antigen tests. More than 293,000 New Hampshire residents about 19.5 percent of all residents have been tested. The state has administered nearly 498,000 PCR tests.

Accumulatively, 9,143 people have contracted the coronavirus while 8,002 or 88 percent have recovered.

Two of the Granite Staters

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L.A. County reports 971 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: A couple in face masks walk down Cesar E. Chavez Blvd on Saturday morning in Los Angeles. Life around Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. and Soto St. has slow down as California officials extended stay-at-home orders into May and residents entered Easter weekend with unprecedented limits on their movements. Most of the people are adhering to the orders by mayor to wear masks while out running errands. Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
A couple walk down Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard near downtown Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County public health officials on Sunday reported 971 new coronavirus cases and three related deaths.

The number of new cases and deaths is usually lower on Sundays and Mondays because of laboratory reporting delays.

The county now has logged a total of 282,135 cases of the virus, and 6,771 people have died.

Officials continued to report encouraging signs of progress in the county’s fight against the virus.

There were 693 people with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in county hospitals as of Saturday, down from more than 2,200 at the peak of the crisis in mid-July.

L.A. County last week saw a slight uptick in the number of new coronavirus cases reported each day, on Wednesday reporting its highest daily count of infections since Aug. 22, but experts said it’s

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1,162 New Cases, 23 Deaths Reported Sunday

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta reported a total of 331,409 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. According to the health department’s website, that includes 1,162 newly confirmed cases over the last 24 hours.

Georgia also reported 7,416 deaths so far from COVID-19, with 23 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. In addition, the state reported 29,635 hospitalizations — 24 more than the day before — and 5,511 admissions so far to intensive-care units.

No information is available from Georgia about how many patients have recovered.

Counties in or near metro Atlanta and other metropolitan areas continue to have the highest number of positives, with Fulton County still in the lead and exceeding 29,000 cases on Sunday.

  1. Fulton County: 29,072 cases — 130 new

  2. Gwinnett County: 28,796 cases — 84 new

  3. Cobb County: 20,545 cases — 106 new

  4. DeKalb

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