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NFL announces 8 positive Covid-19 tests among players in latest round of testing

October 20, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The National Football League confirmed today eight players tested positive for Covid-19 and 11 staffers also tested positive during the latest round of testing, according to a league statement.

The United States has seen nearly 300,000 excess deaths so far since late January – and the groups with the biggest jumps in excess deaths, percentage-wise, have been adults ages 25 to 44 and Hispanic people, according to a report published Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Pennsylvania department of health reported 1,557 new cases of Covid-19, the 15th consecutive day the state has reported over 1,000 new infections of coronavirus.

The Pennsylvania department of health says that they are “seeing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds. ”

Students in the back corners received two to three times fewer particles on average than other students, so those may be better positions for students at risk for Covid-19 complications, the study said.

In the simulations, glass screens on desks reduced the spread of small particles from one student to another, and the authors said they should be used.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday, “The number of deaths has not been increasing markedly. “

The UK recorded 241 new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday — more than three times the 80 deaths reported on Monday — according to the government's website.

Passengers and operators of public transportation – including airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares – should wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, according to interim guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Face masks help prevent people who have COVID-19, including those who are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic, from spreading the virus to others," the guidance said.

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