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Upstate University Hospital limits visitations as coronavirus cases increase

Syracuse, N.Y. — Upstate University Hospital has limited hospital visitations as coronavirus cases in Onondaga County increase, hospital officials said Wednesday.

Visits had been allowed from 2 p.m. through 8 p.m. everyday, though any visitation will now have to follow strict guidelines.

Onondaga County officials said there were 70 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, the most cases in one day since the pandemic began. The announcement followed a week of increased cases.

Limited visitation will be allowed for:

  • End of life decision-making, with authorized approval.
  • Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital will allow two parents, guardians or support persons older than 18 years old. They must stay at the bedside and cannot come and go.
  • One parent or support person may accompany children 18 years old or younger for surgery and procedures.
  • Upstate University Hospital Emergency Departments does not currently allow visitors, except in situations involving end-of-life, disability or dementia.
  • Upstate’s Pediatric Emergency
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Humble sees sales tax rebound a few months after coronavirus lockdowns

Despite store and restaurant closures at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales tax receipts are beginning to stabilize for the City of Humble.

Overall, the sales tax revenue has only gone down by about 7 percent year-over-year.

In the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic, City Manager Jason Stuebe said they were preparing for the worst — a 40 percent reduction in revenue.

“Anywhere less than 10 percent is almost the normal flow that we’ve been experiencing here in the last few years just as a matter of trend,” Stuebe said.


In fact, Humble saw year-over-year growth in sales tax receipts released in October and August, sandwiched between a small decline in sales tax revenue in September’s report. This was a stark contrast to the report for June, the worst month for sales taxes this year, where there was

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College and the coronavirus: The first semester student

Go, they said reassuringly.

Manasrah recalled the conversation on a recent Friday, hours before the university celebrated its spring 2020 commencement that was delayed by five months because of the pandemic. The first-year student was astonished by the number of people on campus for the ceremony.

Manasrah found a quiet spot on a bench near a neatly-manicured stretch of grass next to Reed Hall dormitory, where she has sunset picnics with her roommate. It is one of favorite places on campus.

“It reminds me why I came,” Manasrah said of the serenity she feels when she is here.

University of Georgia first year student Yara Manasrah sits on the grass near Reed Hall one of her favorite spots on the campus in Athens on Friday, October 16, 2020. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Manasrah believes she made the right choice to

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18-Year-Old Freshman at University of Dayton Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Michael Lang

A college freshman in Ohio has died after contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Michael Lang, 18, died in La Grange, Illinois, “apparently due to complications from” COVID-19, the University of Dayton said in a statement, according to NBC News.

“We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to his family, friends, professors and our campus community,” said the statement, which was reportedly sent to members of the university on Friday and obtained by NBC News. “The loss of Michael calls our campus community to honor his memory and support those who are affected by his passing.”

The University of Dayton did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

It was not clear whether Lang had contracted COVID-19 on campus; the first-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences had moved home to Illinois on September 13 for remote learning, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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North Dakota to use coronavirus aid for fracking, education

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota officials voted to repurpose $221 million in federal coronavirus aid to various state agencies, including a $16-million grant to oil companies in support of the fracking process.

The North Dakota Emergency Commission approved the plan Friday, the Bismarck Tribune reported.

The money comes from the $1.25 billion awarded to the state through the Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the federal CARES Act.

The Oil and Gas Division plans to award the $16-million grant to oil companies for acquiring and disposing of water used in the hydraulic fracturing process, in which water, sand and chemicals are injected underground to crack rock and release oil.

State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said the grant would help create jobs and help stabilize oil production by leading to an increase in well drilling. Officials said higher oil production would stabilize the state’s revenue.

Helms added that oil companies have

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Coronavirus is surging in college towns. The worst spot? Texas

As football fans tailgated without masks outside Texas Tech University’s 60,000-seat stadium in West Texas this weekend ahead of the Red Raiders’ homecoming game, it was easy to forget that Lubbock — a rural county of 310,000 — has one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the country.

The outbreak at Texas Tech, which has infected at least 2,200 students, comes as the U.S. reported a national single-day record of new infections — 83,757 — Friday. Part of what’s driving the national spike in infections has been a surge in college towns where restrictions have eased since students returned this fall. And nowhere is it more prevalent than in Texas, which has more infected college students than any other state in the country, 17,133, according to a New York Times database, and Texas Tech itself, with more infected students than any other school statewide.

As at many Texas high

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Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Back on the Rise

The University of Alabama System announced that the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus was back on the rise this past week, including on the Tuscaloosa campus.

Overall, there were 142 new cases including at UAB and UAH, with 68 in Tuscaloosa. 

While that figure is still relatively low, especially when compared to early-semester numbers, its the highest number since mid-September and twice as many as the previous week. 

Experts are warning that the country is poised to enter its worst stretch yet of the pandemic. The Washington Post reported that hospitalizations increased in 38 states over the past week. 

Per NBC News, the United States set a daily record for coronavirus cases on Thursday as the number soared past 77,000, topping the previous high set in July.

The data is from Oct. 16-22. Football coach Nick Saban, who apparently had a false positive test last week, said on

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Former Oregon high school players competing in Division 1 college football in a season shortened by coronavirus

We’re several weeks into a lot of teams’ college football season, but this is a one-size-does-not-fit-all season from conference to conference because of the coronavirus.

Most of the Division 1 college football players from Oregon high schools play in the Pac-12, which starts Nov. 6-7. But the Mountain West starts this weekend, with Wyoming at Nevada kicking off the conference action at 3 p.m. Saturday on CBS Sports Network.

Nevada has three players from Oregon — Cole Turner (Clackamas), a 6-foot-6 wide receiver converting to tight end this season, along with Wesley Kommer and Grant Starck, two freshmen who won back-to-back state titles for Thurston.

Here are the nearly 100 athletes we found who are playing Division 1 FBS college football in 2020. Did we miss anybody? If so, email Mike Swanson at mswanson@oregonian.com.

Nick Abbs, Fresno State

Senior

Offensive lineman

Gresham High School

Andy Alfieri, California

Freshman

Linebacker

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Coronavirus Australia live updates: PM announces reopening plan as protesters in Melbourne pepper-sprayed | Australia news

Fragments of Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes coronavirus, have also been detected in untreated wastewater samples collected in recent days from wastewater treatment plants at Colac, Gisborne, Kilmore and Shepparton where there are known residents with recent infections.

While the test results may not mean there are currently active cases of Covid-19 in these communities, the Department of Health and Human Services has increased testing with local health services and taken further wastewater samples.

People who have had coronavirus may shed the virus or virus fragments for several weeks on used tissues, off their hands and skin when washing, and in their stool, well beyond their infectious period.

The preliminary positive test result from Ararat is not expected, with no known recent cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the area. As with all wastewater testing, it may be because of someone local who is shedding the virus or from a visitor

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Coronavirus Australia live updates: PM announces reopening plan as 800 people self-isolate in Melbourne | Australia news

Fragments of Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes coronavirus, have also been detected in untreated wastewater samples collected in recent days from wastewater treatment plants at Colac, Gisborne, Kilmore and Shepparton where there are known residents with recent infections.

While the test results may not mean there are currently active cases of Covid-19 in these communities, the Department of Health and Human Services has increased testing with local health services and taken further wastewater samples.

People who have had coronavirus may shed the virus or virus fragments for several weeks on used tissues, off their hands and skin when washing, and in their stool, well beyond their infectious period.

The preliminary positive test result from Ararat is not expected, with no known recent cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the area. As with all wastewater testing, it may be because of someone local who is shedding the virus or from a visitor

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