Coronavirus updates: 'The minute we opened, it was like COVID didn't exist'

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 504,000 people worldwide.

6/30/2020 5:05:00 PM

JUST IN: In a Senate hearing today, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top health officials are set to warn of a 'tremendous burden' the U.S. health care system faces this fall if seasonal flu and COVID-19 are circulating together.

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 504,000 people worldwide.

10 a.m.: Fauci, others to warn of 'tremendous burden' on health care system this fallIn a Senate hearing Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and other top health officials are expected 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.

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"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.A chair remains by a window in an empty hallway at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 on May 14, 2020 in New York City.A chair remains by a window in an empty hallway at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 on May 14, 2020 in New York City.

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images, FILE9:38 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

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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.

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 NetworkThe 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.In 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."

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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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