Minnesota reports 16 COVID-19 deaths; highest total in a month – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sixteen COVID-19 deaths were reported Wednesday by Minnesota health authorities, who urged people to seek flu shots to prevent seasonal influenza from exacerbating a worsening pandemic. Large social gatherings, Labor Day weekend festivities and college and K-12 school classes and events have contributed to an acceleration in infections with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19,…

Nantucket reports 19 new COVID-19 cases; cluster connected to church gathering on island – The Boston Globe

“Among these new cases is a cluster connected to a church gathering on the island,” the statement said. “This incident should serve as a reminder to the community to avoid large gatherings, and always wear a mask when out in public when physical distancing is not possible.”The statement added that town officials urge businesses and…

Maine CDC reports on new coronavirus-related death, 37 additional cases – WMTW Portland

Maine CDC reports on new coronavirus-related death, 37 additional cases The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported one new coronavirus-related death and 37 additional cases on Tuesday.The new death was reported in York County, bringing the total number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died to 141.The 37 additional coronavirus cases bring the…

Utah reports 827 new coronavirus cases Monday – Salt Lake Tribune

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing free access to critical stories about the coronavirus. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every weekday morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber. With 827 new coronavirus cases reported on Monday, Utah’s rate of new diagnoses continued…

Maine CDC reports 20 additional coronavirus cases, 29 new recoveries – WMTW Portland

Maine CDC reports 20 additional coronavirus cases, 29 new recoveries The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 20 additional coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Friday.The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 140.The 20 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began in Maine to 5,235.The Maine…

N.J. reports 430 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths. Transmission rate rises again. – NJ.com

New Jersey officials on Wednesday reported seven new coronavirus deaths and 430 new positive tests as the state’s rate of transmission increased slightly again, climbing further above the key benchmark of 1 that shows the outbreak here is expanding.This marks the eighth time in the last nine days New Jersey has announced more than 400…