Updates: CDC cites 300,000 excess deaths in U.S. this year

  • A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the U.S. has seen 300,000 more deaths this year than it usually would, and says COVID-19 was a key factor.
  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he will quarantine after coming "in close proximity" with a member of his senior staff who tested positive.
  • Ohio is among the many states experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, setting a record for new infections for the second time in less than a week.
  • Live shows are returning to the Las Vegas Strip on Nov. 6 after the state's governor loosened restrictions on large gatherings.

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What to do if you think you have coronavirus

Here’s what to know about the symptoms and what to do if you have them. It's important to take precautions to protect not only your health, but also that of others.

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Can you reuse a disposable mask?

Here's how to safely remove, clean, store and reuse your disposable mask.

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How to be safe when socializing

Is there a safe way to see family or friends while following social-distancing guidelines?

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How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

Influenza and COVID-19 have such similar symptoms, you may need to get tested to know what's making you miserable.

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How long does COVID-19 last?

It depends. Most coronavirus patients have mild to moderate illness and recover quickly.

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Am I immune to the coronavirus if I’ve already had it?

You have some immunity, but how much and for how long are big unanswered questions.

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Is it safe to vote in-person?

We asked medical experts to weigh in on the health risks involved and share some tips on what we can do to make voting in person safer.

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Can plastic face shields protect you from the coronavirus?

Plastic face shields are most frequently worn by nurses or doctors who are very close to patients who may be exposed to droplets that contain the coronavirus.

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What's the risk of getting coronavirus outside vs. inside?

The virus does spread more easily indoors, but you should still follow social distancing guidelines to protect yourself outside.

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Is it safe to go to the gym?

Whether or not it is safe to return to the gym has become a puzzling question for people as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in many states.

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Public health glossary

What's the difference between quarantine and isolation? Here's a guide to the public health terms used in the coronavirus coverage.

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WHO's FAQ guide

See the World Health Organization's FAQ guide to get informed about the coronavirus.

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By the numbers

Cases by State

StatesConfirmedDeceased
California874,07716,992
Texas833,55717,078
Florida760,39216,308
New York 486,48033,108
Illinois354,4629,537
Georgia342,4387,674
North Carolina248,7503,992
Arizona233,9125,854
Tennessee233,5692,952
New Jersey222,19316,227
Ohio185,6395,083
Wisconsin178,4821,633
Pennsylvania177,4098,533
Louisiana176,6815,572
Alabama174,5282,805
Virginia168,7723,515
Michigan165,9947,381
South Carolina165,4933,696
Missouri160,8692,641
Indiana152,3963,790
Massachusetts145,4649,758
Maryland137,2364,058
Minnesota125,5312,246
Mississippi111,3223,202
Oklahoma109,5481,191
Iowa109,2101,576
Arkansas100,4411,728
Washington99,1502,282
Utah96,643551
Nevada91,4991,727
Kentucky89,5441,342
Colorado87,5822,182
Kansas72,968872
Connecticut64,4554,559
Nebraska59,409565
Puerto Rico58,643769
Idaho54,663535
Oregon40,136633
New Mexico37,896942
North Dakota34,165422
South Dakota33,466330
Rhode Island28,6491,164
Montana24,093252
Delaware23,325668
West Virginia20,734413
Washington16,445642
Hawaii14,156189
Alaska11,39367
New Hampshire9,828468
Wyoming9,52661
Maine6,027146
Guam3,88667
Vermont1,97158

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California to review any COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S state of California announced on Monday (October 19) it will be independently reviewing the safety of any new coronavirus vaccines. A panel of experts will review vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before they're distributed to Californians. The FDA has vowed to ensure the safety of Covid-19 vaccines, but claims made by President Donald Trump that there could be one rolled out before next month's election has led to concern about political interference in the regulatory process. California Governor Gavin Newsom said he wouldn't be taking any chances: "California today is launching now more formally a scientific safety review, a work group of 11 individuals, experts in their field. These are top health experts that will independently review any FDA-approved vaccines. A question I often get is, are you going to take someone's word for it as it relates to vaccines? Of course, we don't take anyone's word for it.' Newsom also said he expects a vaccine will not be widely availble to Californians until next year, and that healthcare workers will be first ones to receive it. He added that the California panel will review the vaccine's safety regardless of the outcome of the election. California is following New York's lead, after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last month that he would conduct a similar review of federally approved vaccines.
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