Live updates: CDC acknowledges coronavirus often spreads through aerosols

Live updates: CDC acknowledges coronavirus often spreads through aerosols

Here are some significant developments:

  • The global tally of people who have died of the coronavirus is rapidly approaching 1 million, while the United States will soon reach 200,000 fatalities. At least 30.7 million cases have been reported worldwide, with the United States contributing more than 6.7 million infections to that count.
  • Britain’s chief medical officer warns that the country “is heading in the wrong direction” as the health secretary says the government may be forced to reimpose new restrictions if the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise.
  • Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) said Sunday that she had tested positive for the coronavirus after visiting three facilities in an attempt to get a diagnosis. “My experience and the experience of my staff underscore the need for a nat’l testing strategy with a coherent way to receive speedy, accurate results,” she wrote on Twitter. “This level of anxiety and uncertainty is untenable.”
  • Nearly 11,000 people have been exposed to the coronavirus on flights, according to the CDC, but due to incomplete contact tracing information, the agency has not been able to confirm any cases where transmission occurred.
  • More than 4,500 students, teachers and staff at Texas schools have tested positive for the coronavirus since the school year began, according to the Dallas Morning News.
  • The Emmy Awards took place with no live audience Sunday night, with some honorees wearing their pajamas to the virtual “red carpet.”

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