N.J. Tightens Indoor Limits; NYC Street Dining: Virus Update (Bloomberg) —
California and Arizona reported positive trends on new cases after battling a surge in infections last month. New Jersey, concerned about recent violations of social-distancing rules among young revelers, reduced crowd limits for indoor parties.
Eli Lilly & Co. will begin testing its Covid-19 antibody drug in nursing homes, a treatment with potential to protect vulnerable groups that vaccines may not cover. Global coronavirus cases surpassed 18 million, with the pandemic now adding a million infections every four days.
Iran’s virus death toll may have been almost three times larger than official counts, the BBC reported, while Hong Kong said it had the fewest number of new cases since July 22.
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Subscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVID on the terminal for global data on coronavirus cases and deaths.California Cases Are Lowest in 4 Weeks (2:25 p.m. NY)California reported 5,739 new virus cases, the fewest in four weeks and below the average increase of 8,812 over the past 14 days. Deaths rose by 32, also well below the two-week daily average of 121, for a total of 9,388.New cases and deaths tend to be lower on Mondays because of delays in reporting over the weekend. Still, the most populous state has seen some positive trends after a surge in infections last month. Hospitalizations have fallen to 6,383 patients after reaching […]