DAYS OF THE SESSION. TURNING TO THE LATEST IN COVID-19 COVERAGE. RALSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS CONFIRM THREE NEW STUDENTS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 2 ARE BLUE TRIANGLE STUDENTS AND ANOTHER IS A BLUE TRIANGLE STUDENT AT MOCKINGBIRD ELEMENTARY. DOUGLAS COUNTY REPORTS ANOTHER 123 NEW CASES TODAY PUSHING THE DISTRICT OVER 12,000 NEW CASES SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC. THE POSITIVITY RATE FOR THE WEEK SITS AT 10.9%. 143 PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTY HAVE DIED. 30,000 POSITIVE CASES OF THE VIRUS OF ACROSS THE STAGE. 361 PEOPLE HAVE DIED. IN IOWA, NEARLY 52,000 PEOPLE HAVE TESTED POS

Maps of Nebraska, Iowa show the number of coronavirus cases county-by-county

What’s New: Week of Aug. 17, 2020In the U.S., more than 5.4 million people have been infected with the virus and at least 170,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.Mayo Clinic researchers reported a strong hint that blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors helps other patients recover, but it’s not proof and some experts worry if, amid clamor for the treatment, they’ll ever get a clear answer.States are facing a shortage of thousands of poll workers as older volunteers at higher risk for coronavirus complications cancel plans to work on Election Day. Shortfalls remain a concern for many state election officials, even as record numbers of people are expected to vote by mail in the November elections amid the pandemic.While shelters saw some large COVID-19 outbreaks, the virus so far doesn’t appear to have brought devastation to the homeless population as many feared. However, researchers and advocates say much is unknown about how the pandemic is affecting the estimated half-million people without housing in the U.S.Mobile users click here.

What’s New: Week of Aug. 17, 2020

In the U.S., more than 5.4 million people have been infected with the virus and at least 170,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Mayo Clinic researchers reported a strong hint that blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors helps other patients recover, but it’s not proof and some experts worry if, amid clamor for the treatment, they’ll ever get a clear answer.

States are facing a shortage of thousands of poll workers as older volunteers at higher risk for coronavirus complications cancel plans to work on Election Day. Shortfalls remain a concern for many state election officials, even as record numbers of people are expected to vote by mail in the November elections amid the pandemic.

While shelters saw some large COVID-19 outbreaks, the virus so far doesn’t appear to have brought devastation to the homeless population as many feared. However, researchers and advocates say much is unknown about how the pandemic is affecting the estimated half-million people without housing in the U.S.

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