Coronavirus digest: Children carry higher levels of virus, study shows

a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics suggests young children had a viral load 10-fold to 100-fold greater than adults in their upper respiratory tracts. This could mean children are key drivers of transmission within their communities.

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A new US study could change the prevailing narrative that young kids are not drivers of the virus. Catch up with that story and everything else you need to know from around the world with DW’s overview.

Coronavirus count up to 506 — ORANGE COUNTY TRIBUNE

The number of new coronavirus cases reported to the Orange County Health Care Agency on Thursday reached 506, an increase from Wednesday’s figure of 439. The total of cases reported to OCHCA is now 35,778. Seventeen more deaths were also reported Thursday, bringing that total to 604. Five hundred ninety two cases are currently hospitalized, with […]

Coronavirus count up to 506 — ORANGE COUNTY TRIBUNE

Virus Cases Are Rising in N.J., Spurred by Young Partygoers at the Shore

A party that dozens of Long Beach Island lifeguards attended has been linked to 35 cases of the virus, according to the state’s health commissioner. A house party in Middletown, N.J., has been blamed for 65 new cases; 52 of the people infected were between the ages of 15 and 19, Gov. Philip D. Murphy said. And a graduation party in Westfield, N.J., farther north, resulted in 17 cases.

Coronavirus cases have jumped by 28 percent. The governor pleaded “one more time to parents and kids”: Don’t gather inside.

NYC Releases Plan For Handling COVID-19 Outbreaks In Schools

some teachers and custodian engineers unions have questioned how safe and clean some of the facilities can get. And amid the city’s budget crisis and uncertainty over federal stimulus funding, some have raised concerns about whether the city has enough money to pull off a safe reopening. A shot of the locked gates at PS 9 on the Upper West Side.

The plan raises the spectre of repeated openings and closings of schools this fall as cases are reported and traced. [ more › ]

Belafonte joins Harlem School of Arts Advisory Council — Repeating Islands

Caribbean Life News reports that Harry Belafonte has agreed to join the Harlem School of Arts Advisory Council. The Harlem School of the Arts, on July 23 announced, the addition of esteemed cultural icon and civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte, to its Advisory Council. Belafonte joins an eclectic list of influential names, with diverse experience, […]

Belafonte joins Harlem School of Arts Advisory Council — Repeating Islands