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LA County Reports 713 New COVID-19 Cases, Says Technical Glitch Causing Low Count

LA County Reports 713 New COVID-19 Cases, Says Technical Glitch Causing Low Count

Covid 19, Lifestyle
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County reported 713 new COVID-19 cases and 39 virus-related deaths on Friday. Last week, the county had been reported four-digit daily case increases. Officials said the numbers have dropped drastically this week due to a technical glitch with “data reporting systems.” The exact issue was not disclosed. L.A. County now has reported a total of 290,107 COVID-19 cases and 6,912 virus-related deaths since the pandemic began. The number of hospitalizations increased from 722 on Monday to 730 on Tuesday. Over the weekend, inspectors with the Department of Public Health fanned out across the county to inspect 437 businesses. The department reported that a majority of the businesses were in compliance with COVID-19 health protocols, but nearly half ...
Alabama football coach Nick Saban sees positives in false coronavirus test

Alabama football coach Nick Saban sees positives in false coronavirus test

Covid 19, Sport
Alabama coach Nick Saban said Wednesday that he considers himself fortunate for the false-positive COVID-19 result he had last week. Saban initially tested positive for the virus Oct. 14 and went into isolation, but was able to test out of COVID protocol in time to coach No. 2 Alabama's 41-24 win over No. 3 Georgia on Saturday after having three consecutive days of negative tests leading up to the game. Saban said that being away from the team was challenging in that he thought he wasn't doing all he could to help the players prepare. It gave him perspective, he said, because he believed during the week that he might not clear protocol in time to coach the game. He said he was "really was very thankful that we had the opportunity to do that." Saban said the circumstances "shoul...
Volunteer in AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial dies in Brazil

Volunteer in AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial dies in Brazil

Covid 19
A volunteer in AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine trial has died in Brazil, Reuters reported Wednesday. Anvisa, Brazil's health authority, received information from an investigation into the death. It's unclear whether the volunteer received the vaccine or the placebo shot. AstraZeneca's phase 3 clinical trial was put on hold in early September after a study participant in the United Kingdom developed a spinal cord injury. The trials have since resumed in the U.K. as well as in Brazil, though they remain on hold in the U.S. The vaccine candidate is being developed with the University of Oxford. In a statement to NBC News, AstraZeneca said that the trial would continue. "We cannot comment on individual cases in an ongoing trial of the Oxford vaccine as we adhere strictly to medical confid...