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India surpassed 8 million cases of coronavirus on Thursday and moved closer to surpassing the United States for most infections in the world.

While daily infections have dropped to their lowest level this week, health experts are worried that a major Hindu festival and winter will increase the spread of the virus. The Ministry of Health reported 49,881 infections and 517 deaths over the last 24 hours, increasing the country’s death toll to 120,527.

Meanwhile, infections and deaths in the United States rise with a U.S. test positive every 1.2 seconds and a death every 107 seconds, according to Johns Hopkins data.

Two “superspreader” events in New York, a wedding and birthday party, left 56 people infected with the virus and nearly 300 quarantined. Long Island officials said the wedding violated the state limit of 50 people, while the birthday party did not.

“This kind of super-spreading event is a threat to our public health and our continued economic recovery,” Steve Bellone, a county official in Suffolk County, told a news conference.

On Twitter, Bellone added, “This kind of blatant disregard for the well-being of others is not only extremely disappointing – it is not tolerated.”

📈Today’s figures: The United States has reported more than 8.8 million cases and more than 227,600 according to Johns Hopkins University data. Total totals: 44.4 million cases and 1.17 million deaths. A U.S. TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data through late Tuesday shows that 20 states set records for new cases in one week, while three states (Nebraska Tennessee and Wyoming) had a record number of deaths in one week.

🗺️ Coronavirus mapping: Track the US outbreak in your state.

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COVID-19 Cases Rise: An American Dies Every 107 Seconds

The United States set a record this week for new cases of coronavirus over a seven-day period with more than 500,000 infections. An American tests positive every 1.2 seconds.

Daily deaths also climb – one of us dies every 107 seconds, according to Johns Hopkins data. And daily admissions have risen steadily for more than a month, from 28,608 on September 20 to more than 44,000 on Tuesday.

“There’s no way to treat it sugar: We’re facing an urgent crisis and there’s an imminent risk for you, your family members, your friends, your neighbors and the people you care about,” said Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers. , whose state sees one of the country’s worst outbreaks.

As winter approaches, America faces a crucial fork in the road, said Melissa Nolan, an infectious disease expert and professor at the University of South Carolina.

“We may see a bigger wave because of the pandemic fatigue that Americans are experiencing,” Nolan told the United States TODAY. “Americans are tired of adhering to public health guidelines and being tested.”

– John Bacon

CVS Health is adding nearly 1K faster coronavirus test sites before the end of the year

CVS Health announced on Wednesday that it will add nearly 1,000 fast COVID-19 test sites across the country by the end of the year. The company said about 100 test sites will run this week in 22 states, including California, Arizona, Florida and New Jersey.

The tests are free for individuals who meet CDC criteria, which include symptoms and contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Persons with insurance can be tested free of charge. A federal program pays for people without insurance, the company said.

Customers must register on their website in advance to schedule an appointment.

Indiana could get a COVID vaccine next month, the state health official says

The first people in Indiana to receive the first coronavirus vaccine could be vaccinated as early as November, state health officials said Wednesday.

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said federal officials have told her a vaccine could be sent to the state in mid to late November. Under the state vaccination plan, health professionals would be the first to receive it.

The Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved any of the several vaccine candidates undergoing trials.

Pfizer’s vaccine is likely to be the first available in the state sometime in mid to late November, followed by Moderna in December, Box said, though she also acknowledged the vaccine timeline is a “rapidly evolving situation so much can change. ”

– Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star

‘COVID toes’ could last days to months after the first infection, the report finds

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that some COVID-19 stretchers had skin conditions ranging from rashes to “COVID toes” lasting from days to weeks to months, according to a report released Thursday.

COVID toes, pernio-like lesions characterized by redness and swelling of the hands and feet, lasted a median of 15 days in patients suspected of COVID-19 and 10 days in laboratory-confirmed cases. However, six patients had toe symptoms for at least 60 days, and two lasted longer than 130 days.

Among 224 suspected cases and 90 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, the median duration of skin symptoms was 12 days. Some rashes and hives lasted as long as 28 days.

“These data add to our knowledge of the long-term effects of COVID-19 in various organ systems,” said Dr. Esther Freeman, Director of Global Health Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital. “The skin is potentially a visible window to inflammation that can take place in the body.”

– Adrianna Rodriguez

Gavin Newsom, the California government, will not shy away from reopening theme parks

When operators and employees of amusement parks in California begged the state to allow the parks to reopen with coronavirus precautionary measures, Gavin Newsom gave them a firm response Tuesday: No.

Although Disney and Universal parks have been open again since the summer in Florida, Newsom said California would not push for the newly issued guidelines that require counties to achieve a low infection rate before large theme parks like Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and Knott’s Berry Farm could be reopened.

“We as a state will be driven by data and science,” Newsom said at a news conference Tuesday. “And we will first be driven by public health.”

California classifies its counties into four levels of coronavirus spread: purple, red, orange, and yellow. Purple indicates the highest spread, yellow the lowest. Orange County, home to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, is in the red level, the second highest. Los Angeles County, home of Universal Studios Hollywood, is in the purple level.

– Curtis Tate

Boeing reports $ 449 million Losses and plans to reduce 7,000 more jobs

Boeing will reduce more jobs as it continues to bleed money and its revenues fade during a pandemic that has stifled demand for new airlines.

The company said Wednesday that it expects to cut the workforce to about 130,000 people by the end of next year, or 30,000 fewer than it started with in 2020. That is a far deeper cut in the workforce than the 19,000 jobs the company said. that they planned. to trim just three months ago.

Boeing Co. talked about the more serious job cuts the same day it reported a loss of $ 449 million in the third quarter, a swing from the $ 1.17 billion it earned in the same period last year. The loss was still not as bad as feared.

COVID-19 resources from the USA TODAY

Contribution: Associated Press

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