A New York Times survey of 270 U.S. schools and universities has uncovered 6,600 COVID-19 infections amongst college students and workers and 14 coronavirus-related deaths.
Hundreds of the just about 1,000 faculties the newspaper contacted didn’t reply to the questions. The statistics don’t embody numbers for the autumn semester that has already began at some faculties.
“This data, which is almost certainly an undercount, shows the risks colleges face as they prepare for a school year in the midst of a pandemic,” the newspaper stated.
American educators are cobbling collectively a hodgepodge of plans on how greatest to guard college students and workers from the virus. Some have taken all courses on-line, whereas different have a mix of on-line and in-class studying.
China is sending seven Chinese well being officers, the primary of a 60-member group to Hong Kong Sunday to start widespread COVID-19 testing within the territory. The world monetary hub is experiencing a 3rd wave of the coronavirus outbreak. Hong Kong’s new infections have been within the triple digits for the previous 11 days.
Australia has not been hit as arduous as some nations with the coronavirus, however the state of Victoria has skilled a latest surge in circumstances, ensuing within the imposition of latest lockdown restrictions in Melbourne, the capital, efficient Sunday. Victoria is Australia’s second-most-populous state.
The coronavirus pandemic, declared by the World Health Organization on March 11, will probably be a prolonged one, the WHO stated Saturday.
Citing the probability of response fatigue, the well being group’s emergency committee anticipates the COVID-19 pandemic will probably be lengthy and the worldwide threat degree of COVID-19 very excessive, it stated in a press release.
So far, worldwide, at the very least 17.eight million individuals have been contaminated and greater than 685,000 individuals have died, in keeping with Johns Hopkins University information.
“It’s sobering to suppose that six months in the past,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated earlier than coming into the assembly because it started Friday, “there have been lower than 100 circumstances and no deaths exterior China.”
Lawmakers for the Navajo Nation, one other group hit arduous by the pandemic, permitted almost $651 million in spending to struggle COVID-19. The funds got here from greater than $714 million the tribe acquired as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
About 175,00 individuals dwell on the reservation that spreads throughout elements of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. About one-third of the properties lack working water, and quarantining is an unfamiliar idea.
As of Friday, the tribe reported greater than 9,000 individuals contaminated and 456 deaths.
On Saturday, Vietnam stated it plans to check everybody in Danang, a metropolis of 1.1 million individuals, for the coronavirus.
The nation had been a hit story, passing 100 days with no new case of the coronavirus-caused illness, when a cluster of circumstances surfaced within the fashionable resort metropolis.
Forty new circumstances had been reported Saturday and 4 extra Sunday, for a complete of almost 600 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 and three deaths.
Up to 800,000 guests to Danang have left for different elements of the nation since July 1, the Health Ministry stated Saturday, including that greater than 41,000 individuals have visited three hospitals within the metropolis since.
New coronavirus circumstances in different cities, together with Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, have hyperlinks to Danang.
Also Saturday, France started testing vacationers for the coronavirus once they arrive at an airport or port from one in all 16 nations. Travelers can skip the take a look at if they’ve proof of a detrimental take a look at inside 72 hours.
France shouldn’t be permitting most journey to or from these 16 nations, which embody the U.S. and Brazil.
Confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 have elevated in France lately to greater than 225,000 and greater than 30,200 deaths. It is now necessary to put on a face masks in indoor public areas.