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Dr. Stuart Weiss: COVID-19 Update Tuesday 20-October-2020

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By Dr. Stuart Weiss

Dr. Stuart Weiss, FACEP, FAAP, CBCP

October 20, 2020

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COVID-19 HEADLINES FOR TODAY

Coronavirus update for October 20, 2020

World Wide Updates
London wants to “reinvent itself” after the pandemic, with flexible season tickets for travel
Canada’s Covid-19 cases surpass 200,000 as trick-or-treating becomes a virus casualty in some cities 
Coronavirus hospital admissions increasing in France
Ireland records its highest daily death toll since May 
UK signs contract to conduct first coronavirus human challenge trials
Hungary’s justice minister tests positive for coronavirus
UK Covid-19 death toll 3 times higher than the day before
India reports fewer than 50,000 daily Covid-19 cases for first time in 3 months
Ireland’s postal service encourages people to “send love” to the elderly, with free mail as country heads into Europe’s strictest lockdown
The Czech Republic is bringing back a mask mandate that saved it from coronavirus in spring
Russia reports more than 16,000 coronavirus cases for the first time
UK’s first rapid pre-flight Covid-19 testing facilities launched at Heathrow Airport
Hong Kong announces minor relaxation of social distancing measures after drop in cases
Deadline looms for Manchester to comply with UK government’s anti-epidemic restrictions
China’s Covid success compared to Europe shows lockdowns are the first step, not a solution
Flood-hit Indian state on alert for coronavirus spread in relief camps
Australia quarantine blood-testing blunder prompts calls for hundreds to take HIV test
Argentina tops 1 million Covid-19 cases
Covid-19 situation in Brussels “close to a tsunami,” Belgian health minister says 
U.K. researchers to infect healthy volunteers with COVID-19 to speed up vaccine development
Live music shows return to Rio de Janeiro— with concert-goers separated by socially distanced boxes
Belgium postpones non-essential hospital work with Covid-19 surge
Bulgaria makes masks mandatory outdoors as daily cases hit new record
Italy’s Campania region to impose nightly curfew as cases surge
Iran reports record new daily cases
Germany imposes local lockdown on Alpine hotspot
Philippines has lowest daily increase in four weeks
Total Cases Worldwide: 40,970,955
Total Deaths Worldwide: 1,127,931
Total Recovered: 30,524,044

US Updates

Wisconsin reports more than 4,500 new cases on Tuesday
US sees nearly 300,000 excess deaths amid pandemic so far, CDC study suggests
Arkansas governor tests negative after possible Covid-19 exposure
Conference cancels season-opening football game due to local Covid-19 cases
New Jersey governor encourages small gatherings for the holidays
Arkansas surpasses 100,000 coronavirus cases
McConnell says if Pelosi-Mnuchin reach a stimulus deal he’d bring it to the floor
New York state has 40 states and territories on the Covid-19 travel advisory list
Massachusetts reports more than 800 new Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths
Covid-19 patients are more likely to die in the hospital than flu patients, CDC report finds
NFL announces 8 positive Covid-19 tests among players in latest round of testing
Pennsylvania reports 1,000 new Covid-19 cases for the 15th day in a row
Simulation suggests open windows and glass barriers might help reduce Covid-19 spread in classrooms
New York City has not seen marked increase in Covid-19 deaths, officials say
2 hospitals updated Covid-19 visitation policies after religious discrimination complaints, HHS says
Florida reports more than 3,600 new coronavirus cases
Miami Beach mayor accuses Florida governor of advocating for herd immunity approach
All 62 residents in one Kansas nursing home infected with Covid-19, 10 dead
Senior Covid-19 patients suffer “brain fog” in drawn-out recovery
Blood from sickest Covid-19 patients may be the best for convalescent plasma treatment
More Hispanic workers impacted by Covid-19 in food processing, agriculture workplaces, CDC study finds
Colorado breaks record for Covid-19 average case count
Long-term heart damage likely in some Covid-19 survivors, review finds
Trump trashes Fauci and makes baseless coronavirus claims in campaign call
No indoor dining and bar service in four Illinois regions starting Friday, governor says
Former FDA commissioner predicts US is a week away from “rapid acceleration” in Covid-19 cases
Melania Trump won’t attend campaign rally due to ‘lingering cough’ after COVID-19 diagnosis
Covid-19 hospitalizations in Tennessee are up over 50% since October 1, health official says
Total US cases: 8,507,217
Total US deaths: 225,950
Total Recovered: 5,535,145
Total Tested in US: 126,033,173
Total cases in CA: 883,865
Total deaths in CA: 17,027
Total cases in TX: 877,077
Total deaths in TX: 17,599
Total cases in FL: 760,389
Total deaths in FL: 16,110
Total cases in NY: 522,329
Total deaths in NY: 33,504
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