N.Y. State Faces Outbreaks; U.S. Cases Ticking Up: Virus Update

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(Bloomberg) —

The U.S. added almost 47,000 new cases, India recorded its biggest daily spike and Covid-19 infections worldwide surpassed 25 million, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg.

New York State reported a surge of infections in Buffalo and shut down a college campus for two weeks after blaming parties for an outbreak. California’s cases rose by the most in a week.

The U.K. added the most cases since early June amid slumping approval ratings for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party. Turkey increased taxes on imported cars in a bid to prop up its economy as the pandemic cuts into tourism and exports to the European Union.

Key Developments:

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WATCH NOW: S.C. State seeks $2.5M for modified Transportation Center plans | Local

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“The matching funds mentioned by President Clark are required to draw down approximately $10 million of the federal funds. That money remains available until it is spent by the university for the UTC or reprogrammed for another use,” Clyburn’s office stated, noting that only the U.S. Congress has the ability to reprogram the funds.

The rest of the funding package, approximately $2.8 million, was appropriated by the U.S. Congress in fiscal year 2004 and does not require matching funds.

“Now there are funds available to invest in things transportation related. Fortunately, Congressman Clyburn assisted in making that possible. We’re most grateful for that, but it does require some match that’s not federal funds,” Clark said.

“If somebody in the State of South Carolina wants to give us the $2.5 million match as a donation, fine. That would be fantastic, or the other option we’re working is for the state to

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Coronavirus daily news updates, August 5: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world

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Editor’s note: This is a live account of COVID-19 updates from Wednesday, Aug. 5 as the day unfolded. It is no longer being updated. Click here to see all the most recent news about the pandemic, and click here to find additional resources.

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said Tuesday that allowing students to safely return to classrooms must be a “top priority,” calling the pandemic “the largest disruption of education ever.” As the new school year approaches, educators in Washington state are frantically preparing, fighting for pandemic stimulus money and wrestling with how to keep students engaged while limiting the risk of coronavirus transmission. Here’s the latest guidance and research on reopening schools, as nearly half of the state’s students likely to attend classes online starting next month. Meanwhile, state schools chief Chris Reykdal looked likely to advance to the general election after last night’s initial primary vote

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Coronavirus daily news updates, July 28: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world

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Editor’s note: This is a live account of COVID-19 updates from Tuesday, July 28 as the day unfolded. It is no longer being updated. Click here to see all the most recent news about the pandemic, and click here to find additional resources.

Thousands of volunteers helped launch the world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine trial Monday by testing shots created by the U.S. government. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visited development sites in North Carolina and Florida, in an attempt to highlight the study that’s one of several candidates racing to develop a vaccine.

Throughout Tuesday, on this page, we’ll be posting Seattle Times journalists’ updates on the outbreak and its effects on the Seattle area, the Pacific Northwest and the world. Updates from Monday can be found here, and all our coronavirus coverage can be found here.

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Live updates:

Port of Seattle

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