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Coronavirus updates: Savannah requires face masks as cases 'explode'

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 507,000 people worldwide.

6/30/2020 9:45:00 PM

South Dakota won't be enforcing social distancing at the Mount Rushmore July 4th celebration with Pres. Trump, Gov. Kristi Noem says. 'We told those folks that have concerns that they stay can home.'

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 507,000 people worldwide.

2:30 p.m.: Anyone arriving in Massachusetts from outside Northeast must self-quarantine, governor saysAnyone arriving in Massachusetts -- including residents -- from outside the Northeast must self-quarantine for two weeks, effective Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday.

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Pedestrians wear masks out of concern for the coronavirus, June 28, 2020, while walking along a sidewalk, in Boston.Pedestrians wear masks out of concern for the coronavirus, June 28, 2020, while walking along a sidewalk, in Boston.Steven Senne/AP"We want to ensure out-of-state travelers take appropriate precautions," Baker tweeted.

Those traveling from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York and New Jersey do not have to quarantine.MORE: COVID-19 antibodies may fade in as little as 2 months, study saysMeanwhile, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are asking travelers from 16 states with high coronavirus numbers to self-quarantine when they arrive back in the tri-state.

As of Monday, the states on the list are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.People rinse their feet in Miami, June 24, 2020. With coronavirus cases surging across the US South and West, officials are once again imposing tough measures, from stay-at-home advice in worst-hit states to quarantine.

People rinse their feet in Miami, June 24, 2020. With coronavirus cases surging across the US South and West, officials are once again imposing tough measures, from stay-at-home advice in worst-hit states to quarantine.Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

The three states are asking people to self-quarantine for two weeks, with the exception of seeking medical care and to get food and other essential items.2:12 p.m.: One-third of those testing positive in Philadelphia are under the age of 30On Friday, Philadelphia's outdoor sports, schools, libraries and indoor malls will reopen.

However, indoor dining, gyms and indoor gatherings of more than 25 people will remain banned, Mayor Jim Kenney said Tuesday, noting the reason was because the"targets we laid out" to reach that phase"will not be met by Friday."MORE: Social distancing isn't a nuisance – it's a privilege

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Over 26,000 people in Philadelphia have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and at least 1,584 have died.In the last few weeks, those testing positive have been younger, and they've been linked to social events and trips to the Jersey Shore, the city's health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farely, said Tuesday,

according to ABC Philadelphia station WPVI.In the last two weeks, 34% of those testing positive are under the age of 30, WPVI reported.Farley said those returning to Philadelphia after traveling to these high-case states should self-quarantine: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

12:35 p.m.: Fauci says he wouldn't be surprised if US sees 100K cases per dayIn a Senate hearing Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said,"I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 [cases] a day if this does not turn around."

Few people wear masks as they walk on the beach pier in Oceanside, Calif., June 22, 2020.Few people wear masks as they walk on the beach pier in Oceanside, Calif., June 22, 2020.Mike Blake/ReutersThe nation is already seeing 40,000 new cases per day, Fauci said.

"We can’t just focus on the areas that are having the surge -- it puts the entire country at risk," Fauci said."I’m very concerned because it could get very bad."Medical workers prepare to intubate a COVID-19 patient at the United Memorial Medical Center's COVID-19 intensive care unit in Houston, June 29, 2020.

Medical workers prepare to intubate a COVID-19 patient at the United Memorial Medical Center's COVID-19 intensive care unit in Houston, June 29, 2020.Callaghan O'Hare/ReutersFauci's ominous comments came as he responded to questions from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who said,"We can’t keep pretending this virus is getting better."

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Fauci and other top health officialswere expected at the Senate hearing to warn of a"tremendous burden"that the U.S. health care system faces this fall if seasonal flu and COVID-19 are circulating together.Patrons dine at Due Amici Pizza & Pasta Bar in the Ybor City neighborhood on June 26, 2020, in Tampa, Fla.

Patrons dine at Due Amici Pizza & Pasta Bar in the Ybor City neighborhood on June 26, 2020, in Tampa, Fla.Octavio Jones/Getty Images"While it remains unclear how long the pandemic will last, COVID-19 activity will likely continue for some time," the prepared statement said."It is also unclear what impact the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will have on health care and public health systems during the upcoming influenza season. If there is COVID-19 and flu activity at the same time, this could place a tremendous burden on the health care system related to bed occupancy, laboratory testing needs, personal protective equipment and health care worker safety."

Still, the officials are expected to stick to their suggestion that the decision to open schools be left to each community.12:10 p.m.: Savannah to require face masks as cases 'explode'As coronavirus cases"explode" in the Savannah, Georgia, area Mayor Van Johnson said Tuesday he's issuing an executive order to require face masks in public.

In this April, 27, 2020, file photo, a man orders food at a Waffle House restaurant in Savannah, Ga.In this April, 27, 2020, file photo, a man orders food at a Waffle House restaurant in Savannah, Ga.Russ Bynum/AP, FILE"Savannah is experiencing thousands of visitors on our streets, in our establishments and most of them are not wearing face coverings," Johnson said in a letter Tuesday to Gov. Brian Kemp.

In Chatham County, which includes the city of Savannah,"infection numbers have exploded over the last 3 weeks and there is no indication that this disturbing trend is reversing," Johnson wrote.11:22 a.m.: More than 10K cases confirmed in Alabama in the last 2 weeks

In Alabama, more than 10,000 new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed just in the last two weeks, state health officer Dr. Scott Harris said Tuesday.More than 900 people have died in the state, Harris said.About 275 intensive care unit beds remain available, he said.

Alabama's safer-at-home order was set to expire on July 3, but Gov. Kay Ivey said Tuesday she is extending the order to July 31.The state is not"overwhelmed yet," but"we are still in the thick of this virus," Ivey warned.She pleaded with residents to wear masks and said social distancing must apply to 4th of July celebrations.

Beaches are open in Alabama without a limit on gatherings. Theaters and bowling alleys are open, as well as restaurants, with social distancing guidelines.11 a.m.: Florida tops 150,000 casesFlorida has now topped 150,000 cases of the coronavirus, with over 152,000 people diagnosed as of Tuesday, according to the state's Department of Health.

Healthcare workers prepare to test drivers at a drive-through coronavirus testing site outside of Hard Rock Stadium, June 26, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla.Healthcare workers prepare to test drivers at a drive-through coronavirus testing site outside of Hard Rock Stadium, June 26, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Wilfredo Lee/APThat marks an increase of 6,012 cases in one day -- and an increased positivity rate to 14%.A family wearing facemasks walks at a shopping centre in Miami Beach, Fla., on June 29, 2020.A family wearing facemasks walks at a shopping centre in Miami Beach, Fla., on June 29, 2020.

Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images9:38 a.m.: No social distancing, optional masks at Mount Rushmore event with TrumpSouth Dakota won't be enforcing social distancing at the Mount Rushmore July 4th celebration with President Donald Trump, Republican Gov. Kristi Noem told Fox News Monday night.

"We told those folks that have concerns that they stay can home. But those who want to come join us, we will be giving out free face masks if they choose to wear one," Noem said in a Fox News interview with Laura Ingraham."We won't be social distancing, we're asking them to come, be ready to celebrate the freedoms and the liberties we have in this country."

Noem added that she's told residents to focus on"personal responsibility" and that everyone should make a decision"that they're comfortable with."The event will take place on July 3.8:57 a.m.: Brooklyn Nets star DeAndre Jordan tests positive for COVID-19

Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan announced Monday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Because of the diagnosis, Jordan said he won't be joining his team for the restart of the NBA season in Orlando next month.8:06 a.m.: Over 100 cases linked to single bar in Michigan

At least 107 new cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a bar in East Lansing, Michigan, officials said.The Ingham County Health Department is asking anyone who went to Harper's Restaurant & Brew Pub between June 12 and June 20 to quarantine themselves for 14 days since their visit and watch for symptoms.

The infected individuals are between the ages of 16 and 28, and none have been hospitalized so far. Most of the cases have had mild symptoms, with 28 people having no symptoms at all. At least 40% are Michigan State University students or recent graduates, officials said.

Just 12 of the cases are from secondary transmission, meaning people who were in contact with a primary case but did not go to the bar themselves, officials said.Harper's in East Lansing, Mich., has been closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak, June 28, 2020.

Harper's in East Lansing, Mich., has been closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak, June 28, 2020.Lansing State Journal via USA Today NetworkIn a statementposted to Facebooklast week, Harper's Restaurant & Brew Pub announced that it has decided to close temporarily to implement a program to eliminate lines and to install air purifying technology. The bar said it had reopened at 50% capacity on June 8 according to the governor's executive order.

"We have experienced long lines on the public sidewalk in front of our building," the business wrote in the June 22 post."We have attempted to instruct customers waiting in line to wear face coverings and practice social distancing through signage on the public sidewalk and with a banner on our railing. Our oversight of the line on our stairs has been successful, but trying to get customers to follow our recommendations on the public sidewalk has been challenging."

The growing cluster of cases has prompted Ingham County officials to issue an emergency order reducing restaurant capacity to 50% or no more than 75 people, whichever is less. Restaurant capacity was already restricted to 50% of normal seating, but there was no limitation on the number of patrons.

"Large crowds are difficult to control," Ingham County health officer Linda Vail said in a statement Monday night."By allowing no more than 75 people, restaurants and bars will be better able to enforce social distancing and the use of masks and face coverings. I strongly encourage all bars and restaurants to strictly enforce safety measures and to do all they can to help stop the spread of coronavirus in our community."

7:25 a.m.: 'The minute we opened, it was like COVID didn't exist,' Miami mayor saysSince Miami began reopening in late May, Mayor Francis Suarez said he's seen people acting as though the coronavirus pandemic never happened."The minute that we opened, it was like COVID didn't exist and people just forgot and, in some cases, are still forgetting," Suarez told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Tuesday on"Good Morning America."

"You know, the city of Miami was actually the last city in the entire state of Florida to open," he added."I got criticized at the time for taking too long, some said."A man rides a bicycle as people walk on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Fla. on June 26, 2020.

A man rides a bicycle as people walk on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Fla. on June 26, 2020.Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty ImagesMiami Mayor Francis Suarez appears on "Good Morning America," June 30, 2020.Miami Mayor Francis Suarez appears on "Good Morning America," June 30, 2020.

ABC NewsMiami is now the hardest-hit city in Florida's novel coronavirus outbreak as cases rise across the Sunshine State. The mayor said his office is doing everything they can to control the spread of the virus."People are congregating, they're having a good time, they're partying and they're spreading the disease incredibly efficiently, and it's starting to stress our hospital system," Suarez said.

Miami and a handful of other cities in Miami-Dade County have now made it mandatory for people to wear face masks in public at all times, which Suarez called"a no-brainer." Miami has also implemented fines for those who don't follow the rule. Meanwhile, businesses that are found not following coronavirus protocols will be shut down for 10 days on the first occurrence, 15 days on the second occurrence and 30 days on the third occurrence.

"They're upset that we're implementing some of these rules, but we're trying to do that in a surgical way so that we don't have to undo some of the openings that we've done," Suarez said."We're doing it also so that we don't have to re-implement a stay-at-home order, which was extremely effective in March and early April but it also crippled our economy."

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More victims for the sociopath. He will never get enough. Don't Go! Good! They shouldn't! That area is a tinder box- they should hand out rakes. Wow what a smart decision South Dakota! (Not) The attendees will all be Maga’s, and it will be at an excellent opportunity to increase potential COVID infection. Dem’s you stay home we need you in Nov.

What a Shitshow Trump one of the great President. This is great news. And the right decision. KristiNoem stupid is as stupid does. Clearly you haven't learned anything from other states. So South Dakota will be the next hot spot ABC, are you going to start talking about this? Top 10 States in Virus Deaths NY - 31,499 - D NJ - 15,123 - D MA - 8,095 - D IL - 7,103 - D PA - 6,699 - D MI - 6,193 - D CA - 5,987 - D CT - 4,320 - D FL - 3,505 - R LA - 3,221 - D Why do Democrat states let so many people die?

No ones doing it at protests so why should anyone else Beware the swine flu! Considering this is the face of the current Republican party, it's no wonder... I can't imagine anyone else didn't come up with this joke already, but hey, I also can't imagine that there's enough people in South Dakota to have to concern themselves with social distancing in the first place.

StayAtHomeSaveLives Well we can't hide from it! We have a vaccine for the flu and it still comes back every year and kills 100's of thousands around the world. The at risk and those living with the at risk must take the highest precautions...but even they can't fully avoid it. Focus on health Why do all these Republican politicians think COVID19 is going to know who is a Trump follower when it infects them?

What a shit show Then don't! Trump is dangerous. Please Yanks when are you going to get your brains in gear 🤬 Terrible for folks over there. He is going there for photo ops nothing more. The Protesters and Rioters didn't do social distancing. 🤔🤔🤔🤔 $1,000 says that not 1 (one) democrat could find South Dakota on a map if asked on the street and giving them a map! 🥴

Stay healthy and aware of others. Social distance among other things! So what you really want is a Trump rally. Happy 4th of July to the only Americans the Republicans really care about. The rapture is a slow drip. Cage all of them for at least 14 days afterwards. As Confucius says: When you gotta go, you gotta go.

Yes!!! The 4th of July is ON! Great way to lead So public spaces are for ignorant a$$holes only Great job, now go attend a trump rally and suck on some ‘rapture’ RampageRantz VoteRedToSaveAmerica2020 Democrats hate America and it's obvious! ❤🇺🇸❤🇺🇸❤🇺🇸 Cool. The covid tour continues. Spreading hate, division and covid everywhere he goes.

I saw it once and I was Mesmerized But all 'those folks' are going to be suffering the consequences of you little party. In all kinds of ways. govkristinoem NOT your land no matter what you think or say or however many times you speak on it, NOT YOURS. Quit kissing Trumps 🍑. NativeGov The American people want all this Bull Shit over with!!!

The president's on Mt Rushmore are crying. TraitorTrump has no right to be in their presence those satanics of the satanic elite What rights were respected of those children who raped, sacrificed and ate? They did not respect their right to live those children below the elite no more Here more fraudulent COVID results!

All of these governors that are misleading the people and not setting the right focus really need to be voted out. This country because of its lack of leadership will lose many lives/ people. Bring on the South Dakota Covid spike. She’s smokin fckn hot too 🥵 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 YUP, THE SHEEPLE CAN STAY HOME !!!!

FFS SaRaAshcraft Your quotes are even fake. Cya there!🙄🤡🇺🇸 Their ignorance, arrogance and stupidity overwhelm me. MASKS should be worn, regardless of your stature in the community.... WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER It's laughable the trolls are condemning the Gov's words but at the EXACT same time, saying ZERO about the lack of social distancing during the protests and riots. So F*ing ridiculous. Do they even hear themselves? 🤣

Let them die, we don't need my idiots I also believe that mask 😷, social distancia, and quarantine all are about 5 common sense, you need to get informed... -I said LOVE IT! Until these idiots in charge change their ways the pandemic will continue to wreak havoc on our nation. Stupid is as stupid does. The SD governor Krist Noem has been coined the 'Stupidest Governor in America' she has sure lives up to her name! govkristinoem

Is it too early to book the Ghana funeral pallbearers for the attendees? So they are going to self quarantine before going back to work, or no? It’s the people that they spread it to that are the real victims of your ignorance. Pack them in. Nice and tight. Particularly around that stage. Democrats-stay home. We know you hate the country anyway. No need to show up and spread your hate and germs

With the 2 million tickets that were sold, it will end as it did last time ... So social distancing is not a problem SaRaAshcraft Good. Americans are adults and can make their own judgement based on risk asseement. Protestors follow the same process. How can she be so ignorant? Does she not see what is happening in AZ, FL andTX?

Freedom of choice. Go figure God bless America.. free corona virus available in South Dakota for the 4th of July Celebration.. She’s opposed by the mass protesters & rioters Be nice if everyone just stayed home. Not how it works. Unless the attendees are planning to stay there... I got to agree, it’s a choice. You want to wear a mask, then wear a mask. If you don’t, then don’t. It should be a choice. If people feel it’s a risk, then so be it. It’s your own personal preference and people should respect others decisions.

'If you don't want to die, just don't live.' Way to go America... you're just allowing your government to play with people's lives. At least it's your own instead of some poor undeveloped country. The look when you realize that level of stupid does exist They have shit for ICU beds too. Folks that have concerns should vote these idiots out.

Will they be wearing masks? Here in Ohio we have to wear them even to protest. It's just basic common sense so obviously Democrats are completely offended. 🤦‍♀️ Great leadership. And that’s as it should be. That's what they should all be doing. The Governor can be trumps co-conspirator in the deaths of those that attend this ridiculous event. Sickening. Fortunately it’ll only be trump supporters attending ‘this event.

“Concerns” oh you know like possible death from catching a virus What about social distancing during the protests and rioting ? Not one word from ABC about that. People that go should have to quarantine afterwards Corona This administration is clearly trying to kill as many Americans as possible. So, we’ll all see the spike in South Dakota about 07/18/20.

I would park a few miles away and watch fireworks with grazing cows rather than with lemurs. That looks like someone realDonaldTrump might want to grab by the pussy! Mask mask mask mask mask mask mask mask mask mask mask mask 😷 Good for you. Deaths keep falling yet the fear mongering news outlets keep pushing for testing so the numbers go up to look scarey.

Everyone has what he or she deserves Mandatory hugging. Evolution in real time. Take deep breaths everyone! Not surprising coming from the 'we're on Meth' state Right decision to make.

L.A. County coronavirus cases surge past 100,000 with record high one-day tallyLos Angeles County confirmed 22 additional coronavirus-related deaths and 2,903 new coronavirus cases Monday. You can thank the protesters, rioters, and looters for the increase in cases and ruining it for the rest of us looters Has anybody asked these folks if they participated in the riots and protests? Timing feels like that could be the result of thousands in the streets for weeks.

Florida Site Of GOP Convention Requires Face Masks Due To CoronavirusThe Jacksonville order came on the same day the head of the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic is “not even close to being over.” Love realDonaldTrump to show up with no mask and be told to go away The WHO also told us in February that there was a minimal risk associated with this illness. They’re about as reliable as a 1978 Austin Allegro.

Chase Rice Faces Backlash After Playing at Concert With Thousands of Fans Despite Coronavirus Concerns - E! OnlineChase Rice returned to the stage for a concert and is facing backlash after thousands of fans were seen not wearing face masks or practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic Yeah. That was really dumb! Who gives a shit? Really, NO ONE CARES! Never heard of him , but hope he gets sued for millions $$ when people end up with Covid

Top Democrats Push For Nationwide Mask Mandate, Trump Pushes BackJoe Biden has said that if he's elected president in November, he will use federal power to require all Americans to wear masks in public places to prevent the spread of coronavirus. What for? Biden is going to make us all wear masks? because of TrUMP we'll all HAVE to wear the masks. That's the big difference. One caused this scenario, one is protecting us from this catastrophe. US is 4.6% of the world pop. yet we have 25% of C19 virus deaths. Trump's denial, his cult's refusal to wear mask/stay home, and push to prematurely reopen is killing Americans by the thousands. Trump & cult are not just irresponsible, but a clear & present danger to our nation.

Top Democrats Push For Nationwide Mask Mandate, Trump Pushes BackSeveral top Democratic officials, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden, have called for President Trump to issue a nationwide mask mandate as Covid-19 infections spike across the country—however, Trump has pushed back What’s the purpose as it’s under governors and mayors’ jurisdiction! Who they think makes laws? President hope you like my profile picture. just for you

'I walked off the plane': Travelers irked by inconsistent face mask use amid coronavirus pandemicAlthough many airlines require masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, not all do. Among those that do, enforcement and compliance isn't always certain. Well that was his choice... most masks don’t do much anyway... he missed out on a good vacation Dear Mr.Petri, STAY DA FCK HOME if you’re so scared what a story ...self-centered Indianapolis attorney punished himself by not having vacation