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US State reports biggest daily COVID-19 total, wildfires contributing to recent rises

02:40  27 september  2020
02:40  27 september  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Tabulated data on provisional COVID - 19 deaths by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, and comorbidities. Also includes an index of state -level and Some states report deaths on a daily basis, while other states report deaths weekly or monthly. State vital record reporting may also be affected

For pointing out the over- reporting of Covid - 19 deaths and daring to claim that Covid - 19 is no Covid - 19 has certainly been a serious disease, but the flu epidemics of 1957 and 1967 were just The slow, but inexorable rise in deaths in the UK is being driven by the fact that anyone who has ever had

After weeks of steady decline, COVID-19 cases are rising in Oregon, in part due to Labor Day gatherings, college students returning to school and the state's recent wildfires, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

a person and a dog walking on a road: People walk a dog past a destroyed home after a wildfire came through the area in Talent, Ore., Sept. 21, 2020. © Jim Urquhart/Reuters People walk a dog past a destroyed home after a wildfire came through the area in Talent, Ore., Sept. 21, 2020.

The state agency reported 457 new cases on Friday -- the single highest daily total since the pandemic began.

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More than 700 new cases of Covid - 19 have been confirmed in Scotland in the last 24 hours. The Scottish government said 714 people had tested positive, 156 more than Friday's daily total . There were no further deaths reported in the past 24 hours, but one death was confirmed from the previous

The latest estimates show that Covid - 19 is nowhere near as lethal as early models claimed, yet the mainstream media have been mum on the subject, prompting some prominent lockdown critics to The CDC also currently estimates that 35 percent of all Covid - 19 infections may be asymptomatic.

Oregon's coronavirus total now stands at over 32,000 cases.

Among the recent cases was an outbreak connected to Pacific Seafood in Clatsop County, the Oregon Health Authority noted Friday. That outbreak investigation began on Sept. 15 and now has been linked to 79 people with COVID-19.

The recent wildfires in Oregon, which erupted earlier this month, likely played a role in the COVID-19 uptick, Oregon Health Authority spokesperson Tim Heider told ABC News on Saturday.

When people fled the wildfires, their social distancing efforts could have been compromised if they went to stay with families, friends or at a shelter.

a group of people standing in front of a truck: Volunteers and Lane County employees unload supplies for the community after a wildfire came through the area in Blue River, Ore., Sept. 23, 2020. © Jim Urquhart/Reuters Volunteers and Lane County employees unload supplies for the community after a wildfire came through the area in Blue River, Ore., Sept. 23, 2020. a group of people sitting around a bag of luggage: Maria Arevalo searches for donated clothing after her home, in a largely Latino neighborhood, was destroyed by a wildfire that came through the area in Phoenix, Ore., Sept. 22, 2020. © Jim Urquhart/Reuters Maria Arevalo searches for donated clothing after her home, in a largely Latino neighborhood, was destroyed by a wildfire that came through the area in Phoenix, Ore., Sept. 22, 2020.

There have been "testing interruptions in fire ravaged areas of the state" as well as "higher numbers of people seeking care for respiratory illnesses due to subsequent poor air quality," Heider said.

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The situation in Europe, where several countries, including France and the UK, reported the highest-ever daily rises in Covid - 19 cases, remains very “worrying,” WHO officials have said, urging the authorities to do their best to try and halt the spread before the season of regular flu comes around.

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Bad air quality could make people more susceptible to COVID-19 and similar illnesses.

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"Air pollution makes COVID-19 worse, especially if you have underlying conditions," Dr. Simone Wildes, an infectious disease specialist at South Shore Health and ABC News Medical Unit contributor, said last week. The combination of airway inflammation caused by irritants in smoke plus underlying conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease create a "perfect storm" for poor COVID-19 outcomes, she said.

Oregon has one of the lowest coronavirus infection rates in the U.S., Heider added.

ABC News' Dr. Leah Croll contributed to this report.


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