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9 dead, 61 positive in coronavirus outbreak at Santa Cruz Co. facility

Nine people have died and another 61 have tested positive for the coronavirus in a “serious outbreak” at the Watsonville Post-Acute Center, according to Santa Cruz County public health officials.



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The county did not say when the outbreak started, but it announced five of the nine deaths among residents on Wednesday. The outbreak is responsible for nearly half of the 19 total COVID-19 deaths in Santa Cruz County.

Of those who tested positive at the facility, 46 are residents and 15 are staff, public health officials said. The county has recorded 2,535 total coronavirus cases, according to the county’s COVID-19 data dashboard.

“Our condolences go out to these individuals’ families and friends,” Santa Cruz County officials said in a statement.

Officials with the California Department of Public Health have “conducted multiple site visits to provide assessments and recommendations” since the outbreak began, county public health officials said.

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Jets send all coaches, players home after positive COVID-19 test surfaces at facility, per reports

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The Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots appear on track to play their rescheduled Week 5 games thanks to zero additional COVID-19 cases after Thursday testing, but now yet another team — and more games — may be affected by the virus. As ESPN and ProFootballTalk reported Friday morning, the New York Jets have sent all coaches and players home from their New Jersey facilities after a player registered a “presumptive positive” COVID test.

Said player is undergoing additional testing, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and the Jets merely cleared their facility “out of an abundance of caution.” But the news suddenly puts New York’s Sunday game against the Arizona Cardinals in question, Schefter added, with the Cards now uncertain whether they can or will fly to the East Coast for Week 5’s matchup.

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said the team will “prepare

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Queensland named as home of Boeing’s military drone production facility

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Boeing and the Queensland government have announced a partnership that sees the Sunshine State become the home of Boeing’s production facility for unmanned defence aircraft. 

Boeing said the facility would build the company’s Airpower Teaming System, and it would be the first time a Boeing military aircraft has been designed and developed outside of the US. The pair also claimed that it would be the first military aircraft to be designed, engineered, and manufactured in Australia in over 50 years.

“Our investment in this advanced manufacturing project will provide critical skills for suppliers, academia, and Boeing, and culminate in Queensland becoming the primary final assembly facility for the Boeing Airpower Teaming System, conditional on orders,” Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said in a statement.

“Supporting this project is a significant investment in the Queensland defence and manufacturing industries and will strengthen ties between Australia and the global defence

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Fairmont leaders hear RHCC to build health-care facility in town


			
				                                Tony Mackey, a managing partner of Fairmont Golf Course, asks Tuesday for answers to drainage issues experienced by the business for the past 10 years during a Board of Commissioners meeting at the Fairmont-South Robeson Heritage Center as Town Attorney Jessica Scott, left, and Mayor Charles Townsend listen.

Tony Mackey, a managing partner of Fairmont Golf Course, asks Tuesday for answers to drainage issues experienced by the business for the past 10 years during a Board of Commissioners meeting at the Fairmont-South Robeson Heritage Center as Town Attorney Jessica Scott, left, and Mayor Charles Townsend listen.

FAIRMONT — Commissioners here were told Tuesday that a new health-care facility is on its way to town.

Robeson Health Care Corporation CEO Tim Smith said a new medical center, which will be about 14,000 square feet in size, will be built at the site of the South Robeson Medical Center on South Walnut Street. The medical center and property are owned by the corporation.

Construction of the new facility will begin in the next 60 days, he said. The project will cost about $3.5 million.

“This is one that we’re very very proud of,” Smith said of the project.

The facility

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Nursing home transferring residents following COVID-19 outbreak at facility

All residents at a Connecticut nursing home are being moved following a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility, which has resulted in 28 hospitalizations and four deaths since late July, according to the Connecticut Department of Health.



a person standing next to a door: A resident on a wheelchair is seen in a corridor at "Les Figuiers" retirement home (Ehpad - Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly People) amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Villeneuve-Loubet, France, September 16, 2020.


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A resident on a wheelchair is seen in a corridor at “Les Figuiers” retirement home (Ehpad – Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly People) amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Villeneuve-Loubet, France, September 16, 2020.

An emergency order issued by Deidre Gifford, acting director of the state’s department of health, called for the immediate discharge and transfer of all residents of the Three Rivers Nursing Home in Norwich, Connecticut.

“Today marks a very sad but necessary step we must take to keep the residents of this nursing home safe and healthy,” Gifford in a statement Wednesday. “This represented a risk to the health and safety of residents and staff and

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City presents jail renovation plan to council committee as an alternative to new mental health facility

At a meeting of the New Orleans City Council’s Criminal Justice Committee last week, city officials presented the most detailed look yet at plans to retrofit a single floor of the New Orleans jail in order to create a suitable space to house detainees with acute and subacute mental illness — and to avoid the construction of a controversial new 89-bed jail facility known as Phase III.

The meeting on Thursday also signaled a shift in thinking by members of the City Council — in particular City Council President and District Attorney candidate Jason Williams — who in 2017 voted to move forward with the Phase III building and declined to advance the possibility of a retrofit option. Williams, at the time, called the Phase III facility a “moral obligation.”

The only member of the City Council to vote against moving forward with Phase III in 2017 was LaToya Cantrell,

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