CORONAVIRUS: Latest Update

CORONAVIRUS: Latest Update

Today’s news on the global pandemic.

That student in Georgia who posted a picture of a crowded high school hallway is no longer suspended. (CBS 46)

Governor Andrew Cuomo says coronavirus numbers are low enough that all schools in the state can reopen. (USA Today)

The U.S. economy added nearly 1.8 million jobs in July, which down from 4.8 million jobs added in June. The unemployment rate is at 10.2 percent. (NBC News)

The 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota begins today and 250,000 bikers are still expected to attend the nine-day event. (Yahoo)

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, who tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of a planned meeting with President Trump, took a second test and it came back negative. (USA Today)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis, who had opted out of playing this season, opted back in and returned last night to hit a walk-off home run to lead the Braves over the Blue Jays. (ESPN)

The NFL reports that 66 players have opted out of playing in the 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns. Players had until yesterday afternoon to make their decision.

The University of Washington’s influential coronavirus prediction model suggests the U.S. death toll will approach 300,000 by the end of the year. (Forbes)

The University of Louisville has dismissed three soccer players who hosted a party that triggered an outbreak of 29 coronavirus cases within the athletic department. (USA Today)

Scientists are studying whether a common drug used to treat multiple sclerosis might be effective in treating COVID-19. (NBC News)

A private school in North Carolina that hosted Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos last week has had to quarantine its entire fourth grade due to a positive coronavirus test. (USA Today)

The student who posted that viral photo of a crowded school hallway in Georgia has been suspended. Administrators say it’s because she posted a photo of minors without consent. (TMZ)

A school district in Mississippi has had to quarantine 116 students and staff after seven positive coronavirus tests. (NBC News)

The Labor Department says 1.2 million Americans filed for first time unemployment benefits last week, down from 1.4 million the previous week, and the lowest number since March. (USA Today)

Florida has surpassed 500,000 cases of COVID-19. The only state with more cases is California. (CBS News)

Chicago Public Schools will be completely remote this fall. (CBS News)

There are now 18.8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with more than 707,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

In the U.S., there are more than 4.8 million confirmed cases, with more than 158,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

The U.S. has the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world. Dr. Fauci says, “The numbers don’t lie.” (CNBC)

Dr. Fauci says his daughters need security as family continues to get death threats. (CNBC)

Serious breakdown in California systems cause inaccurate coronavirus numbers. (Los Angeles Times)

L.A. threatens to shut off utilities at homes that host big parties during pandemic. (NBC News)