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The United States reported the most COVID-19-related deaths in a day since May but the country’s most populous state showed signs of improvement on Thursday.

A Labor Department report on new unemployment claims due today is expected to reflect a mixed bag of virus data, with more than 1 million new claims expected.

California is seeing a drop in confirmed COVID-19 infections and hospitalization rates, Governor Gavin Newsom said. But the latest U.S. daily death toll is 1,499, pushing the nation’s total to over 166,000, Johns Hopkins’ data panel reported on Thursday. The US ended with 5.2 million confirmed cases. Iowa has reported its 50,000th case and Illinois is at the 200,000-case mark.

College football continues to make news. The Big 12 Conference announced on Wednesday that they will be taking on the fall college football season. Its championship game was scheduled for December 5. The announcement came a day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences postponed their seasons until spring.

Here are some notable developments:

📈 Today’s numbers: According to data from John Hopkins University, worldwide there have been nearly 750,000 deaths and more than 20.6 million cases of illness.

📰 What we are reading: Critics fear the recession could give sponsors to public universities more leverage to quietly influence curriculum, hiring, and scholarships.

The teacher anxiously prepares the will before returning to the classroom

With the coronavirus pandemic still hitting local communities, teachers are being forced to think about more than their lesson plans – they’re looking at their own mortality. Across the country, teachers are drafting their will as part of the back-to-school preparation process. Some are marching to the cemeteries to protest. Others are inviting officials to their looming funeral services.

Teddy Rivera, an attorney for the teachers’ association in Jacksonville, Florida, said: “There was a huge spike, about a thousand percent. “Literally all I’m doing right now is a will, will, will.”

– Emily Bloch, Florida Times-Union

New Zealand, after 102 days without any cases of virus infection, currently has 17 cases

The first known community outbreak in New Zealand in more than three months rose to 17 cases on Thursday. Health officials are still working to trace the source of the virus and an imposition ban. Auckland reservations can be extended. Before the cluster was discovered this week, no cases of local transmission were reported in New Zealand for 102 days. All of its other cases are quarantined tourists upon arrival from abroad.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned that the Auckland fire is expected to “get worse before it gets better”.

Basic hand washing in schools around the world

The United Nations estimates that 43% of schools around the world do not have access to water and soap for basic hand washing. The new report comes as countries are struggling with how and when to open safe schools in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization and UNICEF report that more than a third of the 818 million children globally lacking basic hand washing facilities at schools last year were in sub-Saharan Africa.

“We must make children’s learning a priority,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. This means ensuring that schools are safe to reopen – including access to hand hygiene, clean drinking water and safe sanitation. ”

Governor Gavin Newsom: For COVID-19 cases in California, hospital admissions are decreasing

Governor Gavin Newsom said California is seeing a decrease in COVID-19 confirmed cases and hospital admissions as the state begins to process backlogs caused by technical glitches. Hospitalization rates fell 21% with ICU hospital admissions falling 15% in the past two weeks, according to Newsom.

The state reported 5,433 new cases on Wednesday, which Newsom called “another sign that we are turning the tide over this pandemic.” Last month, the state hit a record 12,807 daily new infections amid a pandemic.

Report: Arizona has the highest number of COVID-19 infections among children

Arizona is leading the nation in terms of COVID-19 infection rates among children, a national report says, although there are some restrictions on data. The report, from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Hospital Association, is updated weekly, with the most recent update published August 6. In both the July 30 rankings and August 6, Arizona leads the nation in infant COVID-19 infection.

Arizona’s Childhood Rate reflects its overall COVID-19 infection rate, which remains one of the highest in the country when all age groups are included. The state’s rate of cases among children and young adults 19 and younger is 1,206.4 per 100,000 people of that age, and it is the only non-southern state in the top 5. States with billions The top rates in order were Arizona, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi.

– Stephanie Innes, Republic of Arizona

More than 1 million Americans are expected to apply for unemployment

The number of Americans applying for new unemployment may continue to rise, then decrease slightly, but levels are likely to remain high due to prolonged economic uncertainty amid rising coronavirus cases. Economists estimated 1.25 million Americans applied for unemployment insurance last week.

That figure will increase slightly from last week and until the unemployed Americans who earn without the additional $ 600 federal grant began during the pandemic but ended in July. The unemployment rate fell to 10.2% in July, down from 11.1% in June. However, the rebound of the fledgling economy has been uneven, with the rise of subleasing in some sectors while others have stalled.

– Charisse Jones

Disney World cast was tested COVID-19 after a dispute

Florida will begin offering coronavirus trials to members of Disney World this week, ending a nearly two-month dispute with a union representing theater actors at the park. According to Disney, the test site will be run by Florida Emergency Management, and will be on Disney property, although not in a park. The trial will be available to Disney employees and visitors, as well as Florida residents.

According to Kate Shindle, president of the Actress Fairness Association, the union has signed a memorandum of understanding with Disney to get hundreds of actors back to work. The alliance began pushing Disney World to offer trials to its members in late June, before the park reopened in July.

– Curtis Tate

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The poll shows support for Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions, a little differently

Americans support temporary immigration restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19, but Americans across politics support the deadline, according to a national survey released Thursday. temporary immigration to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Public Agenda / USA TODAY / Ipsos poll also underscores the growing disconnect between Trump’s tough immigration policies and Republican priorities, who are primarily supportive of many immigration policies that the president has tried to eliminate.

As the coronavirus continued to spread throughout the United States, the majority Republicans (81%), the majority of Democrats (49%) and the majority of independent members (62%) said the U.S. government did. correct by temporarily enacting immigration restrictions in an effort to slow the spread of pandemic. The national survey was conducted in May, after the president enacted travel restrictions on China, Europe, Mexico and Canada.

– Alan Gomez

The Seattle School Board reviews outdoor classrooms

Seattle public schools will begin the distance school year but the superintendent will explore the creation of outdoor classrooms, The Seattle Times reported. Most of the learning patterns of the district’s 50,000 students will depend on negotiation between the teacher association and the district. There are about three weeks left until the start of the school year, so much is still in the air.

“Putting these plans together before the end of the collective bargaining is like moving the cart in front of a horse,” said school board member Leslie Harris.

Worrying about measles, pandemic flu breaks out when children miss vaccinations

A recent survey serves as a small overview of a national issue where some fears may be exacerbated in the fall when children return to school for direct guidance. . National survey conducted by Orlando Health shows that the vast majority of parents believe vaccines are the best way to protect their children from infectious diseases, but two-thirds are still worried about bringing their children. Pediatric clinic run by COVID-19.

Although it is not certain whether a new outbreak will occur in the new school year, doctors say it is out of the question. Experts encourage parents who have missed their child’s vaccination schedule to call their doctor and develop a plan to catch up.

– Adrianna Rodriguez

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