California reports highest number of single day Covid-19-related deaths

California’s Department of Public Health reported 219 Covid-19-related deaths, the most reported in a single day in the state.

The state previously reported a high of 197 deaths in one day on Tuesday, according to numbers released by the department.

A total of 9,224 people have died in California from complications due to Covid-19, based on numbers released by the department. 

Note: Reporting from the department may include cases and deaths that occurred outside the most recent 24-hour period due to the possibility of reporting delays. These numbers were released by the California’s Department of Public Health and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.

Rep. Raul Grijalva, of Arizona, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement from him released by his office.

Some context: Grijalva said earlier in the week that he would quarantine himself and get tested after fellow Congressman Louie Gohmert, of Texas, tested positive for coronavirus.

Gohmert is the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, which Grijalva is chair of. Grijalva criticized Gohmert at the time for refusing to wear a mask in the hearing.

“This stems from a selfish act by Mr. Gohmert, who is just one member of Congress,” Grijalva said.

New Jersey has reported 393 new cases of Covid-19 and 11 deaths from the virus, according to a tweet from Gov. Phil Murphy.

The state has recorded a total of 182,029 Covid-19 cases 13,955 deaths from the virus, the tweet said.

Note: These numbers were released by the state of New Jersey and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.

A Mississippi high school student has tested positive for coronavirus during the first week of classes, according to the Corinth School District.

After conducting contact tracing at the school, anyone who came in contact with the student was asked to quarantine at home for 14 days, according to social media posts from the district.

Students who were asked to quarantine “should continue working digitally in order to be counted present,” the district said on social media.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 41 establishments were given violations last night in the downstate area for Covid-19-related violations.

Of the 41 establishments given violations last night, two were in the Bronx, one in Brooklyn, five in Queens, one in Staten Island, three in Nassau, two in Suffolk, and 27 in Manhattan.

The State Liquor Authority also did seven more suspensions yesterday – three in Manhattan, three in Queens, and one in Staten Island, the governor said.

The state of Florida is reporting 9,591 new cases of Covid-19 among Floridians and 179 additional resident deaths on Saturday, according to Florida Department of Health (DOH).   

This marks the fifth consecutive day that the state reported more than 9,000 new cases, according to CNN’s tally.    

There are now 474,621 cases among residents and 480,028 total cases in the state, including out of state residents, DOH reports. Florida has reported 7,022 resident deaths to date, DOH data shows.  

There are currently 7,942 people hospitalized in Florida with with Covid-19, down from above 8000 last weekend, according to the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

A large crowd that includes members of the anti-vaccine movement, far-right and neo-Nazi groups have gathered for a “sit-in” at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate to protest against the German government’s coronavirus restrictions.

A march earlier Saturday that was criticized by police for not adhering to rules on social distancing and face masks was halted by organizers. Police filed a criminal complaint against one organizer for violating hygiene rules.

Current coronavirus guidelines in Germany stipulate that people must maintain a distance of 1.5 meters (around 5 feet). Where that is not possible, face masks must be worn.

Police warned the roughly 17,000 protesters who participated in the earlier march would only be allowed to participate in the demonstration at Brandenburg Gate if they wore face coverings and maintained social distance.

A live stream from the protest showed almost no one wearing a face mask although the master of ceremonies told the crowd from the stage to maintain physical distance so as not to give the authorities “a pretext” for breaking up the event.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived on Capitol Hill on Saturday morning and told reporters she’s hoping “that we make progress on a long-term deal.”

Pelosi reiterated that Democrats are not interested in a short term deal ahead of her and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

Some context: The unemployment benefit that has kept millions afloat amid the worst economic crisis in decades officially expired at midnight Friday. Weekly jobless claims continue to rise. Economic forecasters are warning of another slowdown. The coronavirus has resurged across the country.

President Trump said Mnuchin and Meadows would bring new options on unemployment benefits to the table Thursday night, and according to a person briefed on the talks, they did in the form of a longer-term extension of the enhanced unemployment benefits at the $600 level. Democrats again rejected the idea of decoupling the benefit extension from the broader talks.

There was tangential progress made in the sense that new proposals were put on the table and there was more depth in the talks about how to structure a proposal, the person said. But the separation between the two sides is still enormous.

The United Kingdom may need to choose between keeping pubs open or allowing schools to reopen it if it wants to keep coronavirus infection rates down, a key member of the group advising the government on Covid-19 response told British media.

Medley’s comments were made a day after crowds were seen in bars and pubs in parts of northern England despite a spike in cases the reintroduction of some government restrictions in several areas.

“I think we’re in a situation whereby most people think that opening schools is a priority for the health and wellbeing of children,” Medley said.

On Friday: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said England would “squeeze the brake pedal” on the next phase of re-opening in a bid to slow down the rising rates of coronavirus infection.

New restrictions were announced for northern England late Thursday in an effort “to stop the spread of Covid-19.” Across the country, certain venues that were schedule to reopen Saturday – including , casinos, bowling allies, skating rinks and “the remaining close contact services – will remain shuttered until at least Aug. 15.


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