New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday that the number of coronavirus patients in intensive care units across the state dropped in the last day, offering a glimmer of hope that the surge in critical care hospitalizations might be leveling off.
There were 17 fewer patients in the state's intensive care units on Thursday than a day prior, a decrease in that figure "for the first time since we started this...journey," Cuomo said at a news briefing on Friday (April 10).
"That's the first time we've seen a negative number, so that's good," he said.
Several U.S. states including Oklahoma - where President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign rally on Saturday - reported a surge in new coronavirus infections this week, ahead of what would be the nation’s largest indoor social gathering since pandemic restrictions were imposed. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage is facing a horrific accusation. And it's not from a groupie or ex-girlfriend, either. It's from his sister. Newser reports Miranda Pacchiana filed a lawsuit Tuesday in New York state accusing her brother of 'repeatedly' sexually abusing her as a child. Savage was 9 to 12 years old at the time of the alleged assaults, and Pacchiana was 7 to 10. Now 52, Savage denies everything. While I hope that my sister gets the help she needs to find peace, this needs to end.
Ace choreographer Saroj Khan passed away at the age of 71 in Mumbai on July 03. She was admitted to hospital on June 20 after she complained of breathing issues. She died due to a cardiac arrest in the ICU of Guru Nanak Hospital. The last rites of Saroj Khan will be performed at Malvani in Malad. She has given various hit choreographies including, 'Dola Re Dola', 'Dhak Dhak Karne Laga' and 'Ek Do Teen'.
On June 28, in an exclusive interview with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Asian New International (ANI) Editor Smita Prakash held conversation on several key issues amid COVID-19 situation in the country. Speaking on the preparations in Delhi amid rising cases, HM said, "On Jun14, there were 9937 COVID19 beds in Delhi. 30,000 beds will be available by June 30. 8000 beds are available in railway coaches, 8000 more are being added. DRDO setting up dedicated hospital with 250 ICU beds. ITBP will run 10,000 bedded Radha Soami Satsang Beas COVID19 centre."
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on June 26 said the state government is procuring important anti-viral drugs and increasing their stock in each district to ensure availability. "A resolution has been passed in the Cabinet for availing the services of PG final year medical students in ICU wards," said Tope. "COVID-19 cases are expected to rise during July and August but we are working to ensure that the fatality rate does not go up. We are increasing the number of doctors and ICU beds in the state to meet the demand," he added.
There's a new sibling rivalry in the AFC East. In the sixth-round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins drafted long snapper, Blake Ferguson, from LSU. Blake's older brother, Reid, is entering his..