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Posted: May 10, 2020 at 8:44 am

More than 4 million people worldwide including at least 1.3 million in theUnited States have been infected with the new coronavirus, and the number of deaths from the outbreak continues to rise. While efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak continue, states have begun to shift their focus toward reopening their economies. TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking cases in the U.S.here. Live updates for Sunday, May 10, continue below: SC doesnt report number of visitors who test positive; some residents worried Update 7:46 a.m. EDT May 10: As beaches acrossSouth Carolina reopen, some people in the state are worried about the impactout-of-state visitors could have on the communities health,WPDE reported. Currently, theSouth Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control doesnt report how many visitors test positive for the coronavirus,according to WSOC-TV. If an out-of-state visitortests positive inSouth Carolina, that case would count toward the visitors home states total, notSouth Carolinas. Some residents are asking the state to report this information, even if those cases are not included in the states official tally. If theyre from Alaska, they need to be counted and it needs to be reported here. Even if they have to have a different system to say OK, this person isnt necessarily counted as aSouth Carolina case, because they were here from Alaska, but they were here. Thats the point. They were here, saidHorry County resident Kristy Armjad. DHEC officials said if someone tests positive for COVID-19 in the state but is from somewhere else, contact tracers will contact their state of residence. Read morehere orhere. Nearly 40% of Floridas COVID-19 deaths were at nursing homes, assisted living facilities Update 6:45 a.m. EDT May 10:Floridais reporting that more than 650 patients have died from the novel coronavirus at the states nursing homes and assisted living facilities. According toOrlandosWFTV, theFloridaDepartment of Health released figures late Friday showing that 656 patients and eight employees have died at long-term care facilities in the state. Thats almost 40% of the states 1,669confirmed deaths from COVID-19. One facility nearSt. Petersburg has had 23 deaths, with 13 others in Florida reporting at least 10. People over 65 and those with underlying health conditions are particularly endangered by the disease, making nursing homes especially vulnerable to outbreaks. The state now has more than 40,000 confirmed cases of the disease. Tennessee grandmother working to supply masks to inmates Update 6:05 a.m. EDT May 10: A grandmother fromMemphis,Tennessee,is on a mission to save lives. According to WHBQ-TV, Hattie Jackson took on the challenge to make face masks for those in need. On average, Jackson saidshe can make 75 face masks. I do them where you can wear them reversible on either side, Jackson said. The grandmother was a crossing guard before she was furloughed. Im retired and this was my little last job, Jackson said. I really enjoyed being a [crossing guard], and I miss the kids. With the extra free time, shes made it her mission to get face masks to every detainee at theShelby County Criminal Justice Center. I think about what is going on now and what I can do with my God-given talents to help other people, Jackson said. Face masks are in high demand, but the supply of personal protective equipment is still lacking. Jackson said she cant supply masks for every inmate by herself. She worked with officials to host a drop-off next month. She hoped to raise enough masks for 1,800 detainees. If they sew, [are a] seamstress or a quilt maker, if they would find it in their heart to make a few masks and donate them to 201 Poplar, at least it would help out in that way, she said. TheShelby County Sheriffs Office announced 46 workers and 134 detainees have tested positive for COVID-19, with two employees hospitalized. As for theMemphis Police Department, 16 employees tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Jackson said the masks will cover inmates but benefit law enforcement workers. I think about them as well as the inmates, she said. I need my officers; I need to see them patrolling in my area. I wouldnt want all of them to get sick. The mask drop-off is set for 11 a.m. June 12. People can drop off masks at the South Precinct on Range Road. Rhode Island governor lifts stay-at-home order, details first phase of reopening Update 4:19 a.m. EDT May 10:Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive orderto officially lift the states stay-at-home order Saturday. According to WFXT, an official release said the first phase of re-opening entails the following: Noncritical retail stores will reopen with capacity limits. Elective medical procedures can resume under safety guidelines. Everyone who can work from home should. Offices can start allowing people to come and go on a limited basis. Some state parks will reopen with limited parking. Raimondowill issue a new executive order extending the ban on social gatherings of five people through May 22. Also extended through May 22, anyone traveling toRhode Island from another state for non-work-related reasons must self-quarantine for 14 days. Restaurants, bars and cafes will remain closed for dine-in services, but wine and beer can still be sold for take-out orders. Recreation and entertainment businesses will remain closed, including theaters, cinemas, bowling alleys, concert venues, museums and zoos. To read the full news release,click here. 45 minors at Tennessee juvenile facility test positive for COVID-19 Update 3:07 a.m. EDT May 10: TheTennesseeDepartment of Childrens Services asked the states Department of Health and National Guardto conduct a second mass testing of the juveniles at theMemphisCenter for Success and Independence, officials said. According to WHBQ-TV, there were 48 minors at the facility, and 45 of them tested positive for COVID-19. Three of the minorshave returned home. Thirteen employees also tested positive. Officials said none of the children are showing symptoms. Those who tested positive this week were separated from the minors who had previously tested positive. Virus outbreak prompts temporary closure at NC Tyson Foods poultry plant Update 2:45 a.m. EDT May 10: A Tyson Foods poultry plant inNorth Carolina is closing temporarily for deep cleaning after a coronavirus outbreak there,WSOC-TV is reporting. News outlets reported that one of two Tyson plants inWilkesboroclosed Saturday and will reopen Tuesday. The plant is normally closed on Sundays. Tyson employs about 3,000 people at its twoWilkesboroplants. A spokesman for the plant wouldnt say how many employees had contracted COVID-19. But officials inWilkes County said Friday that an outbreak at the plant is responsible for a majority of the countys 194 coronavirus cases. Meat processing plants across the country have seen outbreaks of coronavirus. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will require all to wear face coverings in public areas Update 2:06 a.m. EDT May 10: Starting May 18, all passengers, visitors and workers atSeattle-TacomaInternational Airport inWashingtonstatewill be required to wear cloth face coverings in public areas, officials with the Port ofSeattlesaid. SeattlesKIRO-TV reported that the announcement was made Saturday eveningin a release. Airport workers keep our regions supply chain moving and support safe essential travel, Port ofSeattleExecutive Director Steve Metrucksaid in the statement. I am deeply grateful for the dedication they bring to their work. Many port employees and partners and members of the public already wear cloth face coverings. This policy makes clear our commitment to public health, safety and well-being. The policy to wear face coverings will not apply to certain groups, such as very young children and those who cannot medically tolerate them, according to the release. Port commissioners will be briefed Tuesday on the work that is underway regarding the implementation of added protocols at the airport. US coronavirus cases reach 1.3M, deaths top 78K Published 12:50 a.m. EDT May 10: The number of novel coronavirus cases in theUnited States climbed past 1.3 million early Sunday across all 50 states, theDistrict of Columbia,Puerto Rico,Guam and theU.S. Virgin Islands. According to aJohns Hopkins University tally, there are at least 1,309,541 confirmed U.S. cases of the virus, which have resulted in at least 78,794 deaths. The hardest-hit states remainNew York with 333,122 cases and 26,612 deaths,New Jersey with 137,397 cases and 9,116 deaths andMassachusettswith 76,743 cases and 4,840 deaths. Only 11 states and territories have confirmed fewer than 2,000 cases each. Ten other states have now confirmed at least 30,000 novel coronavirus cases each, including: Illinois: 76,085 cases, resulting in 3,349 deaths California: 66,558 cases, resulting in 2,687 deaths Pennsylvania: 58,560 cases, resulting in 3,779 Michigan: 46,815 cases, resulting in 4,530 deaths Florida: 40,001 cases, resulting in 1,715 deaths Texas: 38,394 cases, resulting in 1,066 deaths Connecticut: 32,984 cases, resulting in 2,932 deaths Georgia: 32,588 cases, resulting in 1,403 deaths Maryland: 31,534 cases, resulting in 1,614 deaths Louisiana: 31,417 cases, resulting in 2,267 deaths Meanwhile,Indiana, Ohio andVirginiaeach has confirmed at least 23,000 cases, followed closely byColoradowith 19,375 andWashingtonstate with 16,674;TennesseeandNorth Carolina each has confirmed at least 14,000 cases;Iowa, Rhode Island, Arizona andMinnesotaeach has confirmed at least 10,000 cases;Wisconsin, Missouri, AlabamaandMississippieach has confirmed at least 9,000 cases;NebraskaandSouth Carolina each has confirmed at least 7,000 cases;Kansas, Kentucky,Delaware, Nevada, Utah and theDistrict of Columbiaeach has confirmed at least 6,000 cases;New Mexico andOklahomaeach has confirmed at least 4,000 cases;Arkansas, South Dakota, OregonandNew Hampshireeach has confirmed at least 3,000 cases; andIdaho andPuerto Rico each has confirmed at least 2,000 cases. Clickhere to see CNNs state-by-state breakdown.

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