Illinois logs another 1,298 new coronavirus cases; positivity rate creeps past 4%

On Aug. 3, Illinois Department of Public Health Officials revealed another 1,298 people tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. | Sun-Times file The state also logged another nine deaths, bringing the total number of those who’ve died from the virus to 7,526. The state has seen a steady uptick in new cases, pushing totals back […]

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The Last California County Without a Coronavirus Case

ImageThe Brass Rail, a bar and restaurant in Alturas. An owner said a waitress who worked at the bar tested positive for the coronavirus. Credit…Scott Sonner/Associated Press Good morning. (This article is part of the California Today newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.) My colleague Thomas Fuller traveled to Alturas […]

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Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for coronavirus

Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Eagles released a statement Sunday night saying Pederson hasn’t experienced any symptoms, is feeling well and under self-quarantine. The team also said any person who was in close contact with Pederson has been notified and will be tested daily. Per NFL protocols, Pederson […]

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El Paso marks Walmart shooting anniversary amid pandemic

When Stephanie Melendez, her husband and two young daughters tested positive for the coronavirus, the person she most wanted to call was her father. “I’m married. I have my family. He was still the one I called when I got sick and he’d bring me Gatorade,” said Melendez, 32. “So when we get this virus […]

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Hurricane Isaias Live Updates: Storm Hits Bahamas and Churns Toward Florida

Here’s what you need to know: Nursing homes, already tested by the pandemic, may be vulnerable. Three years after a dozen nursing home residents died during Hurricane Irma, Florida’s former ombudsman warned that Hurricane Isaias will test nursing homes already battling the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers passed regulations after air-conditioners failed at one home in 2017, […]

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12 People in a 3-Bedroom House, Then the Virus Entered the Equation

It was not surprising when three-quarters of the house tested positive. There were 12 people in three bedrooms, with a bathroom whose door frequently required a knock and a kitchen where dinnertime shifts extended from 5 p.m. well into the evening. Karla Lorenzo, a Guatemalan immigrant who cleaned houses in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, […]

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Cardinals-Brewers postponement means 20% of MLB is benched due to COVID-19

The Brewers home opener at Miller Park was postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19. | Morry Gash/AP Two St. Louis players have tested positive for the coronavirus. MIAMI — Six major league teams were idle Friday because of the coronavirus, with a Cardinals-Brewers game the latest to be postponed as a spread […]

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Illinois coronavirus increase hits another two-month high with 1,941 cases

Testers use grabbing tools to administer swabs to people getting tested for COVID-19 at the drive-thru portion of a one-day testing site arranged by the Community Organized Relief Effort at St. Mary Star of the Sea School on July 29. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Eight of the state’s 11 regions designated by the governor’s office […]

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Cardinals-Brewers game postponed after St. Louis player tests positive for COVID-19

The Brewers home opener at Miller Park was postponed after a Cardinals player tested positive for COVID-19. | Morry Gash/AP Two more teams join the list of games needing to be made up in an already shortened season. NEW YORK — The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total […]

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Cardinals player tests positive for coronavirus, forcing postponement of Brewers’ home opener

The Brewers home opener at Miller Park was postponed after a Cardinals player tested positive for COVID-19. | Morry Gash/AP Two more teams join the list of games needing to be made up in an already shortened season. Major League Baseball’s quest to play its truncated season has taken another hit. Friday’s game between the […]

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Covid-19 Tests Are in Short Supply. Should You Still Get One?

First, health officials said you should not get tested for the coronavirus unless you had symptoms. Then the message shifted: Mass testing was essential to trace and contain the pandemic. Now there is more confusion as public health officials warn of shortages of testing supplies, soaring demand and long wait times for results, which have […]

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Attorney General Bill Barr tests negative for coronavirus, 1 day after Rep. Gohmert encounter

Attorney General William Barr tested negative for the coronavirus Wednesday after an encounter with Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert – who said he came down positive with the illness earlier in the day. Due to Gohmert and Barr having been within close proximity when the attorney general went to the Capitol for a House Judiciary Committee […]

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Rep. Louie Gohmert tests positive for coronavirus before planning to fly with Trump to Texas

Rep. Louie Gohmert tested positive for coronavirus in advance of his planned travel with President Trump to Texas Wednesday and had to be removed from the trip, according to sources familiar with the situation. Gohmert, R-Texas, was expected to travel aboard Air Force One with the president for campaign fundraising and an energy event at a Midland […]

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Malta says 65 migrants rescued at sea test positive for coronavirus

Maltese authorities say 65 migrants rescued at sea Sunday have tested positive for the coronavirus, and that it is waiting for results on nine others. The migrants were among 94 who were adrift in the Mediterranean Sea for more than 30 hours before Maltese authorities rescued them under intense pressure from aid groups. The results of […]

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Four more Marlins players test positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total to 15

Four more players on the Miami Marlins have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, meaning that half the players on the Marlins’ roster have been infected. Major League Baseball has not said whether the additional test results would further delay the Marlins’ season. The results were confirmed by a person with knowledge of the results […]

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NFL sees situation differently as MLB has coronavirus scare

The troubling news that 11 Miami Marlins players have tested positive for COVID-19 reverberated throughout the sports world Monday, and certainly to the opposite coast of Florida, where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the verge of opening training camp. This should be a season of unprecedented excitement for the Buccaneers, who have added six-time […]

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Robert O’Brien, Trump’s National Security Adviser, Has the Virus

President Trump’s national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the administration said on Monday. Mr. O’Brien, 54, “has mild symptoms” and is working remotely from “a secure location off site,” the administration said in a statement. “There is no risk of exposure to the president or the vice president,” it […]

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National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tests positive for coronavirus

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien has tested positive for coronavirus, a senior Trump administration official confirmed to Fox News. He becomes the highest-ranking administration member to contract the disease. The official said that O’Brien contracted the virus outside of the White House. The national security adviser had recently traveled to France to meet with President Emmanuel Macron […]

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‘Like living a real nightmare’: Hear family’s Covid-19 warning

John Place tested positive for Covid-19 along with his entire family after his 21-year-old son went to an event with friends and contracted the virus. He ended up spending 17 days in the ICU on a ventilator battling the virus. Place’s wife, Michele Zymet, spoke with CNN’s Chris Cuomo about the “nightmare” her family is […]

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Two players test positive for coronavirus in first days of NHL training camp

Two players tested positive for COVID-19 during the first five days of NHL training camp out of 2,618 tests administered to more than 800 players, the league said Monday in a statement. Training camps opened last Monday for the 24 postseason-bound teams, representing Phase 3 of the league’s four-part Return to Play plan. Phase 4 […]

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NFL players to be tested daily for COVID-19 during first 2 weeks of training camp

All NFL players will be tested for COVID-19 everyday during the first two weeks of training camp. | Nam Y. Huh/AP The NFL and the players’ union reached an agreement as rookies for Houston and Kansas City were set to report to camp Monday. Rookies for other teams begin arriving Tuesday. NFL players will be […]

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Golf legend Jack Nicklaus says he tested positive for coronavirus in March

Jack Nicklaus revealed Sunday during the CBS telecast of the Memorial that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus at the onset of the pandemic. Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara, turned 80 a month apart at the start of the year. He said his wife had no COVID-19 symptoms, while Nicklaus had a […]

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Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock has had more on his mind than baseball

AJ Pollock tested positive for the novel coronavirus about a month ago. He felt symptoms for two days. Headaches. Body aches. Congestion. He lost his sense of smell and taste. “I had good ice cream that someone sent me,” Pollock said, “and it was just a waste of time because I couldn’t taste it.” The […]

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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro gets new positive coronavirus test result

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for the second time with the coronavirus Wednesday, a week after he first announced he was positive for COVID-19. “I did the test yesterday, and at night the result came back that I am still positive for coronavirus,” Bolsonaro said. “I hope that in the coming days I will […]

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