Coronavirus updates: Thanksgiving parade goes on without crowds

  • The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York City with balloons and floats but this year all activity was focused on the Herald Square area of Midtown and could be seen only on television.
  • The U.S. continues to severely undercount the nation's number of COVID-19 cases and misses eight cases for every one that's counted, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said.
  • A national reading and math test that has long been used to track U.S. student achievement is the latest postponement amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Wednesday.

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What are the symptoms of 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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How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

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

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How can I celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year?

Here are the updated CDC guidelines about holiday celebrations and small gatherings.

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Who is protected by face masks?

The CDC issued an updated brief about how face masks protect the wearer and those around them, further underscoring the benefits of wearing them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Does weather affect the spread of the coronavirus outside?

The World Health Organization says the virus can be transmitted in any kind of weather and that there is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill it.

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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 still unanswered questions.

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What are the treatment options for COVID-19?

There are several treatment options, and which one is best depends on how sick someone is.

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Do I need to wear a mask if I'm 6 feet away from other people?

Health experts recommend wearing masks in public and keeping your distance from others in most cases, but whether you should do both could depend on the situation.

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Is it safe to stay in hotels during the pandemic?

As the holiday season approaches, here's the safest way to travel during the pandemic.

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How does the coronavirus affect the heart?

Even though it’s known as a respiratory virus, doctors believe the coronavirus can directly infect the heart muscle and cause other problems leading to heart damage.

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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
Florida961,68318,482
Illinois697,48912,440
New York 620,19934,010
Georgia457,9099,297
Ohio382,7436,274
Wisconsin369,4423,178
Michigan352,4339,167
Tennessee347,9724,466
North Carolina346,5065,138
Pennsylvania336,25410,213
New Jersey322,37816,925
Indiana318,8945,561
Arizona314,3266,568
Minnesota289,3033,375
Missouri287,2633,808
Alabama241,9573,572
Virginia228,9004,029
Louisiana225,6386,350
Iowa221,2882,312
Massachusetts214,59410,604
South Carolina210,9054,317
Colorado210,6302,906
Maryland190,4804,547
Oklahoma184,3421,680
Utah183,902834
Kentucky166,1391,835
Washington153,9062,704
Arkansas150,2772,425
Kansas147,7971,503
Mississippi147,3823,763
Nevada144,7812,093
Nebraska120,076978
Connecticut109,1524,926
Idaho96,503895
New Mexico88,1021,451
Puerto Rico86,6111,052
North Dakota76,442897
South Dakota76,142849
Oregon68,503867
Montana59,682658
Rhode Island52,3171,335
West Virginia44,180712
Delaware33,579761
Wyoming30,761215
Alaska29,543116
Washington20,736677
New Hampshire18,776514
Hawaii17,501235
Maine11,265190
Guam6,705109
Vermont3,82764
California1,158,68918,979
Texas1,130,98020,950

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