Coronavirus live updates: Diagnosed cases approach half a million worldwide

first_imgnarvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 22,000 people around the world, including at least 1,000 in the United States.Spain’s death toll has eclipsed that of China where cases of the illness caused by the new respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, were first detected back in December. Spain’s count of over 4,000 deaths is now second only to that of Italy, where more than 7,500 people have died from the virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Worldwide, there are more than 487,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, spanning every continent except Antarctica. With more than 69,000 cases, the United States has the third-highest national total behind Italy and China. The virus has rapidly spread across every U.S. state as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. At least 117,000 people around the world have recovered from COVID-19. Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:7:40 a.m.: Prince Charles still working in self-isolation, royal source saysCharles, Prince of Wales, is working at his desk as usual while self-isolating at his estate in Scotland, a royal source told ABC News.The source said Charles has received hundreds of get well soon wishes sent to his official royal residence in London, Clarence House.A Clarence House spokesman confirmed in a statement Wednesday that Charles had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and “has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health.”His wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has tested negative for the virus, according to the spokesman. The couple is currently self-isolating at Birkhall, their private residence in Scotland.Charles, 71, is the first child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is the heir apparent to the British throne.6:32 a.m.: Russia grounds all international flights over coronavirusThe Russian government has ordered the grounding of all international flights as part of new measures against the coronavirus pandemic.Russia’s civil aviation agency Rosaviatsiya will halt “regular and charter air flights from Russian airports to and from foreign countries,” with the exception of flights evacuating Russian citizens from abroad, according to the decree published Thursday on the government’s website.The new travel restriction comes into force at midnight on Friday.As of Thursday, there were 840 diagnosed cases of the novel coronavirus in Russia, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.5:27 a.m.: Nearly 90% of the world’s student population is out of school due to pandemicMore than 1.5 billion students are not attending schools and universities because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest figures from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.Governments across the globe have closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the outbreak. More than 160 countries have implemented nationwide school closure, impacting over 87 percent of the world’s student population, according to UNESCO monitoring.Several other nations have implemented localized school closures and, should those become nationwide, millions more students would be affected, UNESCO warned.3:30 a.m.: Diagnosed cases approach half a million worldwideThe number of diagnosed cases worldwide of the novel coronavirus will likely reach half a million in the coming days, the latest data from Johns Hopkins University shows.China still has the highest tally with more than 81,000 diagnosed cases, but Italy isn’t far behind with over 74,000. The U.S. count is approaching 70,000.Meanwhile, the global death toll topped 21,000 on Thursday, with Italy and Spain as the two worst-affected countries.A third of the world’s population is under some kind of coronavirus-related movement restrictions as governments scramble to contain the spread of the disease. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

OCPD Weekly Activity Report December 3 – 9

first_imgOcean City Public Safety Building Bicycle riders must obey all motor vehicle laws similar to that of a motor vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection. When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.center_img Calls for Service: 553           Daily Average: 79 December 3, 2017: Sunday Calls for service: 66Stops: 21 Accidents: 2    Property Checks: 24      Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 1 Fire and 0 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 1000 block Central Ave., at 11:52amMotor vehicle accident, 900 block Wesley Ave., at 12:29pmDecember 4, 2017: Monday Calls for service: 68Stops: 21   Accidents: 0   Property Checks: 24      Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 2 Fire and 1 EMS callsWarrant, 11th Street, one in custody, at 4:29pmDecember 5, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 81Stops: 23   Accidents: 1    Property Checks: 30    Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 6 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 1st & Asbury Ave., at 4:58pmDecember 6, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 81Stops: 34 Accidents: 0     Property Checks: 24      Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 2 EMS callsTheft, 2400 block Bay Ave., at 2:57pmDecember 7, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 94Stops: 29  Accidents: 2   Property Checks: 40       Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 9 fire and 5 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & West Ave., at 2:22pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & West Ave., at 3:20pmDecember 8, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 84Stops: 29  Accidents: 2   Property Checks: 33    Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 8 EMS callsBurglary, Beach Rd., at 10:26amTheft, Plymouth Pl., at 2:40pmMotor vehicle accident, 500 block Atlantic Ave., at 2:54pmWarrant, 700 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 4:46pmMotor vehicle accident, Oxford La., at 10:12pmDecember 9, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 78Stops: 19  Accidents: 1    Property Checks: 41    Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 2 EMS callsTheft, 3600 block West Ave., at 10:18amMotor vehicle accident, 3rd St. & Simpson Ave., at 5:16pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year. last_img read more

Seldon Laboratories Selected to Receive NASA 2004 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Award

first_imgWindsor, VT Seldon Laboratories, LLC, has announced that it had been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to receive a Phase II contract award under the agencys Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Funding for these research projects may be up to $600,000 for a two-year performance period. Contract negotiations are now underway.Seldon has developed a fused carbon nanotube material that purifies water without heat, chemicals, electricity, contact time, or significant pressure. In Phase I of its work with NASA, Seldon demonstrated that its technology could reliably clean large quantities of contaminated water. In the Phase II project, Seldon will develop a prototype purification unit suitable for use in spacecraft.According to NASA, 297 Phase II proposals were submitted this year and just 125 were selected. Seldon is the only Vermont-based company to receive a 2004 Phase II contract.U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy said, “It’s not surprising that Seldon’s revolutionary technology has applications in space, where it can make our spacecraft lighter, stronger and safer. But this will also open the door to more applications of this technology here on Earth, and it is a testament to the skill and dedication of the Vermonters who designed, developed and produced this breakthrough right here in Windsor.”Said U.S. Senator James Jeffords, “This is great news for Seldon and great news for Vermont. Seldon’s success in winning this contract is further proof that Vermont’s ingenuity goes a long way — even into outer space. This marks a renaissance of Windsor’s legacy of innovation.”We are delighted that NASA has selected our project, said Alan G. Cummings, Seldons CEO. This funding will allow us to quickly incorporate our technology into a product that will be of great use to our astronauts in space as well as to all of us here on Earth where fresh, clean water is increasingly in high demand.Seldon Laboratories, LLC, is a Vermont nanotechnology company focused on developing market ready applications for its breakthroughs in nanotechnology. The company was founded in 2002.last_img read more