A female whose daddy passed away from the coronavirus blamed President Donald Trump and his administration in a fiery speech throughout the first night of the four-day Democratic National Convention. And, clusters of COVID-19 have led the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to suddenly pivot to online classes a week after inviting trainees back on school. The universitys football group, however, still prepares to play this fall.Texas likewise surpassed 10,000 validated coronavirus deaths Monday, and a brand-new report reveals that U.S. assisted living home are seeing a surge in infections and a steep increase in deaths.Some substantial advancements: A group of researchers from the University of Southern California tracked the common order of how COVID-19 signs development in a new research study. It usually starts with fever, followed by a cough.Cotton mask or neck fleece? Take a look at how efficient these 15 various kinds of masks are.Nursing houses see an all-time high in COVID-19 infections, according to a new report. Todays numbers: The U.S. has 5.4 million confirmed infections and more than 170,000 deaths. Worldwide, there have been more than 774,000 deaths and more than 21.8 million cases, according to John Hopkins University information. What were reading: New coronavirus cases are emerging at schools. Just how much you know depends upon where you live.This file will be updated throughout the day. For updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Daily Briefing.WHO: Young individuals driving pandemic; dont hope for herd immunityOfficials at the World Health Organization raised new alarms Tuesday that youths uninformed of their infection are increasingly driving the spread of COVID-19 and the world is nowhere near herd immunity.People in their 20s, 30s and 40s might be uninformed they have an active case if their symptoms are not present or mild, but they are making up a greater share of the contaminated population, posing a threat to more susceptible populations as they can still spread out the infection, officials warned Tuesday.” The epidemic is changing,” said Takeshi Kasai, the WHOs Western Pacific regional director, per Reuters.Others at the WHO rundown cautioned that the world population was still a long methods away from reaching herd resistance, the point at which enough of the population has antibodies to stop the spread of the virus.WHOs emergency situations chief Dr. Michael Ryan said Tuesday that we should not live “in hope” of accomplishing herd resistance, adding, “This is not a solution and not a service we should be wanting to.” Are temperature best screening tool?Temperature checks are among the primary methods organizations utilize to evaluate for COVID-19 symptoms, but public health specialists have actually said in recent days they are an imperfect tool.” We have discovered at the NIH, that it is much far better to simply question people when they are available in and conserve the time, since the temperature levels are infamously unreliable, lot of times,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nations leading infectious illness specialist, said recently at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Fauci said his temperature has actually checked out as high as 103 degrees when he came within on a hot day but did not have a fever.” If youre using indications and signs as a basis for moving ahead, its like the fire department waiting up until a home has actually burned down before springing into action,” David Paltiel, a professor at the Yale School of Public Health, told NBC News.In addition to being an unreliable tool, the checks are restricted by the fact that lots of people might have asymptomatic cases or have an active case but not yet established a fever.Cuomo composing book on leadership during COVID eraNew York has the most deaths in the nation from COVID-19, and now has among the lowest infection rates in the nation.Gov. Andrew Cuomo is composing about it.Crown, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, announced Tuesday that it will publish a brand-new book Oct. 13 by the Democratic guv, titled “AMERICAN CRISIS: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Random House billed Cuomos book as a “revealing, behind-the-scenes account of his experience leading New York State through the COVID-19 epidemic.”– Joseph Spector, New York State TeamTrump, Arden spar over New Zealands brand-new casesPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern countered versus her U.S. counterparts criticism of brand-new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand, calling President Donald Trumps comments “patently incorrect.” Trump stated Monday that New Zealand was seeing a “big surge” in infection cases after “it was like front page, they beat it.” Arden, however, was important of Trumps characterization of the brand-new case count.” I think for anybody whos following COVID and its transmission internationally will quite easily see that New Zealands 9 cases in a day does not compare to the United States tens of thousands,” she informed reporters.New Zealand, with a population of 5 million, included 13 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, while the U.S., with a population of about 330 million, added more than 35,000 cases on Monday, Johns Hopkins University information shows. Throughout the pandemic, New Zealand has likewise reported simply 22 virus deaths compared to more than 170,000 in the U.S.Some good news: National Zoo is on child panda watchMonths after the pandemic kept visitors away for months, the National Zoo is getting a little excellent news in the form of a pregnancy.Mei Xiang, a 22-year-old giant panda in the countrys capital, is pregnant and could deliver any day today, zookeepers on infant watch stated.” We require this! We totally require this joy,” zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson stated. “We are all in desperate requirement of these feel-goods.” Mei has actually effectively given birth to three cubs previously, however zookeepers are cautiously positive as panda births are naturally challenging and Meis age might complicate matter even more. In China: Partiers load Wuhan water park; state-owned company says vaccine will be all set by end of yearThousands of partygoers, numerous without masks, loaded a water park in Wuhan over the weekend as life go back to a new typical in the epicenter where the brand-new coronavirus initially appeared late last year.The AFP reported that lots of packed into pools in yellow rubber dinghies or pitched in the water for an electronic music festival at the park.Meanwhile, a significant state-owned pharmaceutical company in China said it would have a coronavirus vaccine commercially readily available prior to completion of the year.The vaccine would require 2 shots less than a month apart and cost less than $ 140, Liu Jingzhen, the chairman of SinoPharm, informed a Chinese Communist Party newspaper. Liu informed the paper that he had been injected with the vaccine.DNC convention: Woman whose dad died of COVID blames Trump; virtual event one for history booksThe opening night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention differed from others before it. Performers and speakers gathered practically, coming to Americans living spaces from states across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. And COVID-19 was a significant topic throughout the night. A woman whose father elected President Donald Trump, however who likewise died from COVID-19, provided blistering criticism of the presidents management of the health crisis.” My father was a healthy 65-year-old. His only preexisting condition was relying on Donald Trump, and for that, he paid with his life,” Kristin Urquiza stated. “The coronavirus has made it clear that there are two Americas: the America that Donald Trump lives in and the America that my father passed away in.” Former first lady Michelle Obama, who headlined the very first day of speeches, also stated that Trump terribly mishandled the pandemic, which has actually cost more than170,000 lives and left millions unemployed. Obama included that Trump lacks the judgment and ethical compass needed to lead the country through the crisis.– Christal HayesTexas tops 10K deaths, tracking just New York, New Jersey and CaliforniaTexas exceeded 10,000 coronavirus deaths Monday, an incredible figure health specialists state likely undercounts the real toll of the virus in the Lone Star State. Only New York, New Jersey and California rank above Texas in total COVID-19 deaths.” Its a difficult turning point, but Im glad to see the state making progress in numerous areas,” Dr. Mark McClellan, among Gov. Greg Abbotts medical consultants on resuming the states economy, told the Austin American-Statesman of the USA TODAY Network. “Theres still a long method to go.” He added that state officials should increase access to COVID-19 testing and work to further reduce new cases to help healthcare professionals handle the infection. A USA TODAY analysis since Tuesday likewise discovered that brand-new weekly case records were set in Hawaii, Kansas, Guam and Virgin Islands. Record numbers of deaths were reported in North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Puerto Rico.– Nicole Cobler, Austin American-Statesman; Mike Stucka, USA TODAYFDA flags accuracy concern with TaqPath, an extensively utilized coronavirus testPotential precision issues with an extensively used coronavirus test could result in incorrect results for clients, U.S. health authorities warned.The Food and Drug Administration provided the alert Monday to doctors and laboratory professionals using Thermo Fishers TaqPath genetic test. Regulators stated problems associated with laboratory equipment and software application used to run the test might lead to inaccuracies. The company recommended professionals to follow updated instructions and software application established by the company to guarantee accurate results.The warning comes nearly a month after Connecticut public health authorities first reported that a minimum of 90 individuals had received incorrect favorable outcomes for the coronavirus. The majority of those receiving the incorrect outcomes were locals of assisted living home or assisted living facilities.Thermo Fisher stated the business was working with FDA “to make sure laboratory personnel understand the requirement for strict adherence to the directions for usage.” First US coronavirus cases in mink discovered at 2 Utah farmsOfficials on Monday verified the first U.S. cases of mink infected with the coronavirus following outbreaks in Europe. 5 contaminated mink have been identified at two large farms in Utah, the Department of Agriculture revealed. Evaluating started after the farms reported uncommonly high death rates among the small animals raised for their fur prized in coats and other clothing.The Utah mink farms have actually likewise reported cases amongst workers. Contaminated humans can spread the virus to animals throughout close contact, but there is no present evidence that animals spread the illness to human beings, authorities stated. Authorities are investigating how the disease infect the farms.The impacted farms in Utah have been quarantined to stop the spread of the infection. The state is among the leading mink breeders in the country, said state vet Dr. Dean Taylor. More than 1 million minks were killed on Dutch farms with outbreaks to prevent the spread of the illness. There are no similar strategies in Utah, Taylor said.UNC trainees attempt to understand coronavirus cancelationsFirst they came to school, all set to start classes after the University of North Carolina stated the coronavirus would not stop in-person knowing here. After just one week, the virus took hold. And regular classes were stopped, leaving students to deal with yet another state of confusion triggered by COVID-19. Chapel Hill on Monday ended up being the first significant university to pivot to online classes after reopening face to face. The turnaround took one week. Since the university began courses personally Aug. 10, it has actually reported a minimum of 4 clusters of break outs of COVID-19 in trainee home. Undergraduate courses will go remote Wednesday, and the university stated it will minimize the density in its dorms.Students at Chapel Hill, the bulk using masks when possible, jogged, ate supper with friends and planned their next actions on Monday night. Thats where things got complicated. The announcement previously in the day had an air of inevitability, several students told USA TODAY.– Jordan CulverFlorida tourism falls by 60.5% in the middle of continuous coronavirus pandemicFloridas important tourism industry suffered an approximated 60.5% drop in visitors as the COVID-19 pandemic hit hard during the second quarter, with worldwide travel off more than 90%. And the outlook remains dim for the state following the decline of almost 20 million visitors from April through June. The tourist industry should fight ongoing unfavorable perceptions of Floridas handling of COVID-19, worldwide travel restrictions, people slow to go back to home entertainment venues and double-digit unemployment.During the second quarter, roughly 13 million people– nearly all taking a trip from other states — pertained to Florida as businesses were closed down in April and amidst harried resuming efforts in May and June, according to numbers published Sunday by the Visit Florida tourism-marketing agency.– Jim Turner, News Service of FloridaOklahoma State sorority home under quarantine after 23 confirmed casesAn whole sorority home is under quarantine and isolation at Oklahoma State University. The university verified Saturday that 23 members of Pi Beta Phi tested positive for COVID-19. OSU authorities discovered of the positive cases Friday night.Only one member was symptomatic as of Saturday, stated Monica Roberts, OSU director of media relations. No members are permitted to leave the off-campus sorority home. One member who lives outside the chapter house tested positive and is now in seclusion.” This was expected,” Roberts stated. “When you restore 20,000 students, there will inevitably be more cases connected to school. Weve prepared for this for five months and have procedures in place to manage the scenario. Our priority is the security and well-being of our school community and openness in interactions.”– Nuria Martinez-Keel, The Oklahoman A step back: Nursing home cases reach all-time high, report saysA brand-new report discovers that coronavirus cases in assisted living home have surged to a brand-new weekly high, and the CEO of the market association that sponsored the research study alerted “weve absolutely taken a step back.” The report by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living discovered 9,715 COVID-19 cases throughout the week of July 26, based upon an analysis of the most recent federal information available. The figures edged the previous high of 9,421 cases in the last week of May.Nearly four in five of coronavirus infections were at facilities in Sunbelt states, where total nursing home cases nearly tripled since mid-June, according to the report. Deaths are on the upswing with 1,706 COVID-19 deaths during the week ending July 26, a 22% increase from the previous week, but still well below the 3,130 deaths reported in the recently of May. Neighborhood spread and slow testing turnaround that postpones recognizing the infection in susceptible homes remain relentless issues, said Mark Parkinson, CEO of both the association and the center, ” Unfortunately, weve definitely taken an action back,” Parkinson said. — Ken AlltuckerMore COVID-19 resources from USA TODAYOn Facebook: Theres still a lot unknown about the coronavirus. However what we do understand, were sharing with you. Join our Facebook group, Coronavirus Watch, to get day-to-day updates in your feed and chat with others in the neighborhood about COVID-19. In your inbox: Stay current with the current news on the coronavirus pandemic from the USA TODAY Network. Register for the everyday Coronavirus Watch newsletter here. 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The universitys football group, however, still prepares to play this fall.Texas also exceeded 10,000 validated coronavirus deaths Monday, and a new report shows that U.S. nursing homes are seeing a rise in infections and a steep increase in deaths.Some significant developments: A group of researchers from the University of Southern California tracked the common order of how COVID-19 signs development in a new research study.– Joseph Spector, New York State TeamTrump, Arden spar over New Zealands brand-new casesPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern struck back against her U.S. counterparts criticism of brand-new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand, calling President Donald Trumps comments “patently incorrect.” Trump said Monday that New Zealand was seeing a “big rise” in infection cases after “it was like front page, they beat it.– Christal HayesTexas tops 10K deaths, trailing just New York, New Jersey and CaliforniaTexas exceeded 10,000 coronavirus deaths Monday, a staggering figure health experts say most likely undercounts the real toll of the virus in the Lone Star State. Only New York, New Jersey and California rank above Texas in overall COVID-19 deaths.