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Health Headlines for August 11, 2020

COVID-19 experience shows strength of the current New York health care system

Empire Report

Part of New York’s swift and aggressive response to combat coronavirus has been the steps taken to ensure New Yorkers had access to critical health care services.

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How New York is spending $5B to fight COVID-19

USA Today

New York expects that between state and federal funds, it will spend about $5 billion on its fight against COVID-19, which has killed more than 25,000 New Yorkers.

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2 more states, Virgin Islands added to New York quarantine

State of Politics

There are now 33 states on New York’s quarantine list. It requires travelers from those states to isolate themselves for 14 days.

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At least 97,000 kids tested positive for coronavirus in last 2 weeks of July


The increase represents a 40% surge in the nation’s cumulative total of child cases.

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Covid-19 cases top 20 million world-wide

Wall Street Journal

Confirmed cases of the new coronavirus surpassed 20 million globally, while the U.S. reported its lowest number of new cases in about a week, as new infections in some parts of the country trended down.

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