Washington Post: Nursing home staffers attended a 300-person superspreader wedding. Now six residents have died.

Washington Post: Nursing home staffers attended a 300-person superspreader wedding. Now six residents have died.. “Last month, more than 300 people packed into a wedding near rural Ritzville, Wash., defying state restrictions. Authorities later traced more than a dozen coronavirus cases and two outbreaks to the ceremony — and warned the fallout would probably get worse. Now, health officials say the wedding also included some guests whose job is caring for among the most vulnerable to coronavirus: nursing-home residents. At least six residents have now died of covid-19 at two nursing homes where staffers tested positive for the virus after attending the wedding, the local department announced in a Thursday news release.”

Covid: South Korea raises alert level amid spike in cases (BBC)

BBC: Covid: South Korea raises alert level amid spike in cases. “South Korea is raising its Covid-19 alert levels, as it battles a rise in infections. Gatherings of more than 50 will be banned in the capital Seoul and surrounding areas from Tuesday, while gyms and karaoke bars be closed. On Sunday 631 new infections were reported in one day, the highest number in nine months.”

CNN: An Oregon mink farm has reported a Covid-19 outbreak

CNN: An Oregon mink farm has reported a Covid-19 outbreak. “An Oregon mink farm has reported an outbreak of coronavirus among mink and farmworkers. Ten mink samples submitted all came back positive for coronavirus, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) said in a news release on Friday. The farm has been placed under quarantine, meaning ‘no animal or animal product can leave the farm until further notice,’ according to ODA.”

New York Times: A Motorcycle Rally in a Pandemic? ‘We Kind of Knew What Was Going to Happen’

New York Times: A Motorcycle Rally in a Pandemic? ‘We Kind of Knew What Was Going to Happen’. “Albert Aguirre was amped as he and a buddy skimmed across the South Dakota plains, heading to join 460,000 bikers for a motorcycle rally shaping up to be a Woodstock of unmasked, uninhibited coronavirus defiance. ‘Sit tight Sturgis,’ Mr. Aguirre, 40, posted on Facebook on Aug. 7 as he snapped a photo of the sun sifting through the clouds. ‘We’re almost there!’ A month later, back home in the college town of Vermillion, S.D., Mr. Aguirre was so sick he could barely take a shower. He had not been tested but told friends that it had to be Covid-19.”

Global News: Trump’s election night party becomes latest White House coronavirus cluster

Global News: Trump’s election night party becomes latest White House coronavirus cluster. “It was supposed to be a scene of celebration. Instead, the Trump campaign’s election night watch party in the White House East Room has become another symbol of President Donald Trump’s cavalier attitude toward the coronavirus, which is ripping across the nation and infecting more than 100,000 people a day.”

Washington Post: How the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have spread coronavirus across the Upper Midwest

Washington Post: How the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have spread coronavirus across the Upper Midwest. “Within weeks of the gathering, the Dakotas, along with Wyoming, Minnesota and Montana, were leading the nation in new coronavirus infections per capita. The surge was especially pronounced in North and South Dakota, where cases and hospitalization rates continued their juggernaut rise into October. Experts say they will never be able to determine how many of those cases originated at the 10-day rally, given the failure of state and local health officials to identify and monitor attendees returning home, or to trace chains of transmission after people got sick. Some, however, believe the nearly 500,000-person gathering played a role in the outbreak now consuming the Upper Midwest.”

San Francisco Chronicle: Coronavirus again hits Roosevelt carrier as sailors test positive two days after new deployment

San Francisco Chronicle: Coronavirus again hits Roosevelt carrier as sailors test positive two days after new deployment. “The warship returned to San Diego on July 9 after an ill-fated six-month deployment that led to a massive coronavirus outbreak infecting more than 1,250 of its crew. One sailor died from COVID-19 complications. The crew had spent about three months in the homeport. During its challenging earlier deployment, the Roosevelt spent about a month in Guam trying to stem the outbreak, isolate sailors and sanitize the ship.”

‘It Has Hit Us With a Vengeance’: Virus Surges Again Across the United States (New York Times)

New York Times: ‘It Has Hit Us With a Vengeance’: Virus Surges Again Across the United States. “After weeks of warnings that cases were again on the rise, a third surge of coronavirus infection has firmly taken hold in the United States. The nation is averaging 59,000 new cases a day, the most since the beginning of August, and the country is on pace to record the most new daily cases of the entire pandemic in the coming days.”

Associated Press: 10 residents dead amid virus outbreak at Kansas nursing home

Associated Press: 10 residents dead amid virus outbreak at Kansas nursing home. “The health department in Norton County reported Monday night that all 62 residents and an unspecified number of employees at the Andbe Home in Norton had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The agency also said one Andbe Home resident was hospitalized, while the remaining 51 were being treated at the home.”