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COVID-19 prompts ‘hyper-activity’ in blood clotting cells, research shows – Fox News

COVID-19 triggered changes in blood platelets could be a contributing factor to the onset of heart attaks and strokes in some patients with the disease, new research reveals.

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For first time, U.S. records more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases in single day – NBC News

The United States experienced its highest daily total for coronavirus cases, surpassing 70,000 for the first time.

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The United States saw another record day for new coronavirus cases, surpassing 70,000 for the first time, according to an NBC News tally Friday.
The record high came follows multiple case peaks since June, including 45,557 single-day diagnoses reported June 24, a 45,942 one-day increase June 27 and more than 46,500 new cases recorded Tuesday.
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Sunbelt states experiencing surges including California, Florida, Texas and Georgia contributed to the record tally. California reported 7,798 new cases Friday, and state officials said they’re considering releasing about 8,000 inmates from a prison system battered by the virus.
In South Florida, NBC Miami reported hat seven area hospitals have no intensive care beds available as a result of being inundated with virus patients.
Texas reported 95 coronavirus-related deaths Friday as Gov. Greg Abbott warned that the state would revert to a “lockdown” if the numbers don’t improve and mask-wearing doesn’t become more widespread.
In Houston, the region’s 12 busiest hospitals are increasingly turning down new emergency room patients and have been using the space for coronavirus intensive care.
In Georgia, officials recorded 4,484 cases Friday. NBC affiliate WXIA reported it was a single-day case record.
The three U.S. counties with the highest number of daily cases Friday are Los Angeles, Chicago’s Cook, the Phoenix area’s Maricopa, respectively, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Last week U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, warned in a memo to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus that personal protective equipment supplies were getting low.

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‘I think I made a mistake’: 30-year-old Texan dies at hospital after attending Covid-19 ‘hoax’ party – KVIA El Paso

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A doctor from Methodist Hospital in San Antonio said a young man died after attending a Covid-19 party, according to ABC affiliate KSAT. “One of the things that was heart wrenching that he said to his nurse was, you know, I think I made a…

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas  A doctor from Methodist Hospital in San Antonio said a young man died after attending a Covid-19 party, according to ABC affiliate KSAT.
One of the things that was heart wrenching that he said to his nurse was, you know, I think I made a mistake. And this young man went to a Covid party, said Dr. Jane Appleby, Chief Medical Officer at Methodist Hospital.
Appleby said the man who died was 30 years old.
He didnt really believe. He thought the disease was a hoax. He thought he was young and he was invincible and wouldnt get affected by the disease, Dr. Appleby said.
Appleby said lately she has been hearing about Covid-19 parties.
Someone will be diagnosed with the disease and theyll have a party to invite their friends over to see if they can beat the disease, Dr. Appleby said.
She said some young patients dont realize how sick they really are.
People will come in initially and they dont look so bad. They dont look really sick, but when you check their oxygen levels and you check their lab tests, theyre really sicker than they appear on the surface, Appleby said.
Appleby said if you are not feeling well, have a high fever, cough and severe muscle aches, you should get help.
My plea to our community and especially all of our young folks in the community is to take it seriously. Wear your mask, Appleby said.

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Clothing factory in DTLA ordered to close after 300 employees test positive for COVID-19, 4 die – FOX 11 Los Angeles

County public health officials said Friday they’ve ordered the continued closure of LA Apparel’s manufacturing facilities in South Los Angeles, announcing that more than 300 workers have been confirmed with the coronavirus and four have died.

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LOS ANGELES – County public health officials said Friday they’ve ordered the continued closure of LA Apparel’s manufacturing facilities in South Los Angeles, announcing that more than 300 workers have been confirmed with the coronavirus and four have died.
The company’s manufacturing complex on 59th Street was originally closed June 27 after inspectors found “flagrant” violations of infection-control protocols and the company “failed to cooperate” with the county’s investigation of what were then about 150 total infections.
According to the county Department of Public Health, an official order was issued Thursday mandating the “continuous closure” of the facility.
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Officials with LA Apparel could not be reached for immediate comment.
“The death of four dedicated garment workers is heartbreaking and tragic,” public health director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “Business owners and operators have a corporate, moral and social responsibility to their employees and their families to provide a safe work environment that adheres to all of the health officer directives — this responsibility is important, now more than ever, as we continue to fight this deadly virus.”
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Public health officials said Friday three workers from the plant died in early June, and one more died this month. The agency began investigating conditions at the plant on June 19 after being notified by a “concerned healthcare provider.”
According to the department, investigators asked the company for a list of all employees so it could be compared with testing results, but the company failed to provide it.
In late June, inspectors found violations at the facility of distancing requirements and infection-control protocols, according to the department, noting that the company was using cardboard as a barrier between workers.
On July 4, the company sent the department an “incomplete list” of employees, and by then 198 positive cases had been reported. But as of Friday, that number had risen to more than 300, according to the public health agency.
Health officials said that despite the company being ordered closed in late June, LA Apparel reopened the factory with new employees, and company officials tried to prevent health inspectors from entering the facility.

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