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New York City Coronavirus Infections Surge for First Time in Months

HeadlineSep 30, 2020

The United States recorded 43,000 new coronavirus cases and over 900 deaths Tuesday as public health experts warned of a new wave of infections. In Florida, officials in Miami-Dade County say they won’t fully comply with Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’s order allowing bars, restaurants and other businesses to reopen at unlimited capacity.

The NFL said Tuesday it will suspend in-person practices for the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings, after three Titans players and five staff members tested positive for coronavirus.

Here in New York, city officials said Tuesday they’ll begin fining people who refuse to wear masks in public, after New York’s coronavirus test positivity rate climbed above 3% for the first time in months. The uptick comes as some New York City schoolchildren returned to classrooms for the first time since March. A new study by the United Hospital Fund finds about 4,200 children in New York lost at least one parent to COVID-19 this year — more New Yorkers than died in the September 11 attacks.

Meanwhile, the American Academy of Pediatrics warned Tuesday that coronavirus cases among children have soared since schools around the country reopened to in-person classes this fall. Children of all ages now comprise 10% of all U.S. coronavirus cases — compared to just 2% last April.

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