A team of researchers from the Mount Sinai Health System conducted antibody tests to look for evidence of past infection using more than 10,000 plasma samples from two groups of patients examined at their hospital system. The first group of “critical” patients are seen in Mount Sinai’s urgent care centers or hospitalized, while the second group of “screening”; patients are seen in other departments in the medical system. and is representative of the general population.
Based on their antibody testing, the authors found that plasma samples from early February showed evidence of COVID-19, suggesting that the virus may have been present in New York City earlier than these What has been previously determined.
Nearly 60% of the samples of the “guards” group showed evidence of earlier infection by mid-April and appeared to have stabilized thereafter. In addition, the researchers reported that 19.2% of the samples from the “screening” group were positive for infection by the end of the study, April 19.
By extrapolating this finding to the larger population of New York City, the team predicted that 1.7 million New York City residents were infected by the virus on April 19, with a death rate. estimated at 1% – 10 times higher than the common cold.
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The CDC says infected people can vote
The CDC says people with coronavirus can still vote in person. That includes anyone isolated from the virus or in quarantine as they may have been exposed. The agency says that once they arrive at a polling place, they should let a poll worker know their situation. Voter assistance pollsters who have symptoms should wear PPE. The CDC also proposes alternative voting options for those who are sick, including designated polling places or curbside voting.
Cases still exceeded the threshold in NYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio says the daily cases are significantly lower and call it a disgusting result. He believes that there are not enough test results to return for an accurate result. Positive daily levels show at 0.38%. The 7-day average is 1.59%. However, the number of positive cases above the threshold of 550 was 605. “We are not going to step back from the challenge, we are going to push these numbers down again,” Mayor de Blasio said.
COVID-19 cases in NY have doubled in a month
According to state statistics, just under 50,000 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in October, almost double the number of people infected with the virus in September. The increase reflects the increase has occurred. out across the United States and other countries this fall, as people eased their guard against the disease and returned to schools, stores, restaurants and other indoor activities. Governor Andrew Cuomo noted that increases in New York were slower than in some other states. But he warns that there are “signs of danger all around us.”
Friendly applications for bankruptcy protection
Friendly’s restaurant, an 85-year-old East Coast food chain famous for its Fribble shakes and cheesecake, is filing for bankruptcy protection. It joins the growing list of longstanding restaurant chains that are failing due to an uncontrolled pandemic in the United States.
2 schools on Staten Island were closed due to COVID-19 cases
Both Susan Wagner and PS 48 High Schools were forced to close after two or more people in each facility tested positive for coronavirus. PS 48 was closed for the “first 48 hours” and Susan Wagner HS is set to reopen on Wednesday.
Red zone merchants begged for mercy as COVID cases rise
After nearly a month in the COVID-19 Red Zone, Brooklyn merchants and store owners say they have enough. While life continues to unfold in the rest of the city with certain restrictions, Borough Park and Midwood are still in virtual lockdown as infection rates are not falling rapidly. Overall infection rates in New York are on the rise. The reason is not entirely clear. Schools in the Brooklyn Red Zone will be allowed to reopen once all students and staff are inspected, and re-tested, once a month, after that. Strict travel protocols will take effect.
Cuomo responded to the Feds request for an ID number to distribute the vaccine
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the federal government wants personal information from the state people as part of the vaccine distribution program.
Connecticut brings some of its businesses back to Stage 2 capacity
Connecticut is bringing some of its business back to Phase 2 capacity, starting Friday. Governor Ned Lamont called them “the revised Phase 2 targets.” Restaurants will go back to phase 2 at 50% capacity – they’ve been operating at 75% capacity since October 8. Restaurants will also have to close at 9:30 p.m. Personal services, like a hair salon, probably still at 75% capacity.
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