Resverlogix Reports Filing of New Intellectual Property on Key Renal Protection and Glucose Control Markers

Significantly Strengthens Intellectual Property Portfolio and Apabetalone’s Commercial Runway Position Through 2040

BETonMACE Results Show Significant Improvement of Key Markers of Diabetes and Renal Function in the Combination of Apabetalone and SGLT2 inhibitors

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Resverlogix Corp. (“Resverlogix” or the “Company”) (TSX: RVX) is pleased to announce today highly significant findings on synergy on improved renal function, as measured by estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and glucose control, as measured by glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), when apabetalone is combined with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, a leading oral anti-diabetic therapy class. These unexpected findings in the BETonMACE Phase 3 trial resulted in the filing of two additional provisional patent applications, further strengthening Resverlogix’s intellectual property portfolio.

The combination of apabetalone and the SGLT2 inhibitors, in addition to standard of care medicines, resulted in a significant improvement of key renal function marker eGFR compared to SGLT2 inhibitors and placebo (p=0.05). Additionally, a significant reduction of plasma Hb1Ac was also observed in patients receiving the combination of apabetalone and the SGLT2 inhibitors, on top of standard of care treatment, compared to placebo (p<0.001). Details of these findings are planned to be submitted to a leading peer review journal in the near future.

“The robust safety and efficacy demonstrated by the combination of apabetalone and SGLT2 inhibitors greatly assists us in our strategic partnership discussions and significantly enhances our intellectual property portfolio and commercial runway position through 2040,” stated Donald McCaffrey, President and CEO. “These important findings – coupled with the significant MACE reduction effects previously highlighted for this patient group – positions the combination of apabetalone and SGLT2 inhibition as a truly novel approach in the treatment for millions of high-risk diabetes and CKD patients worldwide.”

“Plasma eGFR and Hb1Ac are critical markers used to evaluate renal function and glucose control in high-risk patients with kidney disease and diabetes,” stated Kenneth Lebioda, Senior Vice President of Business & Corporate Development. “Control of these markers play a key role in CVD risk reduction as observed in the BETonMACE study, including heart attack, heart failure and CVD death in these patients. These novel and unexpected findings are now patent protected and allow for Resverlogix to explore additional important indications for the combination of apabetalone and SGLT2 inhibitors with an accelerated path to commercialization.”

About eGFR and CKD

According to the National Kidney Foundation, renal function, as measured by eGFR is the strongest non-invasive way to assess renal function and the stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients. Using a patient’s blood creatinine level, age, body size and gender, physicians can determine the stage of CKD and the optimal treatment plan to improve the likelihood of reducing kidney disease and associated-disorders progression. In the Global Burden of Disease Study, CKD is estimated to affect nearly 700 million people worldwide, many of them still undiagnosed. CKD and worsening renal function impact several other high-risk patient disease groups, and serves as a comorbidity for diabetes, while also indirectly

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L.A. County reports 1,590 coronavirus cases, 4 deaths amid rise in Southern California infections

Los Angeles County public health officials on Sunday reported 1,590 new cases of the coronavirus and four related deaths.



a person sitting on a bed: A masked voter works on his ballot at Azusa Women's Club. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)


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The numbers brought the county’s total to 309,197 cases and 7,074 deaths.

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There were 799 confirmed coronavirus patients in county hospitals on Friday, with 28% in intensive care, officials said. Though hospitalizations have increased slightly, they remain far below the 2,220-plus patients seen during the peak of the outbreak in July.

Still, many Southern California communities are reporting increases in the number of cases recorded each day, a concerning trend that has some officials worried that transmission of the virus could be on the rise.

In order to determine when a county can move to the next phase of reopening under California’s four-tier plan, the state monitors how many cases have been reported per 100,000 residents over a recent seven-day period. In larger counties, the rate is adjusted to account for how much testing is being done.

L.A. County’s adjusted case rate increased last week to eight per 100,000 residents, from 7.6 the week before.

In Orange County, which reported 233 new coronavirus cases and one death Sunday, the case rate ticked up to 5.1 from 4.6 the week before. Riverside County reported its most recent adjusted case rate at 10.1, up from 9.1 the week before. And San Bernardino County reported an adjusted case rate of 11.9, up from 10.9.

L.A., Riverside and San Bernardino counties all remain in the purple tier, the most restrictive, meaning risk of transmission remains widespread, and most nonessential businesses are closed for indoor operations. To move into the next tier, red, a county must have an adjusted rate of no more than seven cases per 100,000 residents.

Orange County is classified within the red tier. In order to move into the less-restrictive orange tier, which means that the risk of transmission is considered moderate and some indoor business operations can resume with modifications, the county must reduce its adjusted case rate to four cases per 100,000 residents.

It’s not clear what is driving the increase in cases in Southern California. Some officials have blamed parties as likely contributors, particularly gatherings celebrating the recent Lakers and Dodgers wins.

The trend is also playing out elsewhere across the United States, which on Thursday broke the single-day record for the highest number of coronavirus cases, then did so again Friday.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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Illinois institutes COVID-19 restrictions in all 11 regions as U.S. reports 81K new cases

Nov. 1 (UPI) — U.S. COVID-19 cases spiked in the Midwest on Sunday as current and former health officials warned that Thanksgiving gatherings could further increase the spread of the virus.

The United States reported 81,227 new cases and 862 new deaths bringing its world-leading totals to 9,189,715 infections and 230,870 fatalities, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

All 11 regions in Illinois will be placed under resurgence mitigations including prohibiting indoor dining and bar service, closing outdoor dining at 11 p.m. and limiting gatherings to 25 people or less beginning on Wednesday as Region 2 recorded an average positivity rate above 8% for three consecutive days.

“As cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising across our state, across the Midwest and across the nation, we have to act responsibly and collectively to protect the people we love,” Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said.

Illinois recently reported three consecutive record-breaking case days including 7,899 new infections on Saturday.

The state broke the streak on Sunday as it reported 6,980 new cases and 35 additional deaths, bringing the state’s total to 417,280 infections and a death toll of 9,792, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

A surge in hospitalizations has also been reported in the region as Ohio recorded 1,629 hospitalizations as of Friday — the state’s highest number since the pandemic began in March.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House’s coronavirus taskforce, drew heat from the White House on Sunday as he contradicted President Donald Trump’s message that the United States is “rounding the turn” on the virus, warning the country is primed to experience “a whole lot of hurt” as winter approaches.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who served as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration under the Obama administration, said “things are getting worse around the country” citing 23 states that are accelerating the spread of the virus and 15 states reporting a positivity rate above 15%.

“I think Thanksgiving is really going to be an inflection point. I think December is probably going to be our toughest month,” Gottlieb told CBS News’ Face the Nation.

Gottlieb said, however, he doesn’t believe the United States will reinstate widespread lockdowns as Europe has done in recent weeks.

“I don’t think the political support is here for that even at the state level. I think you’re going to see targeted mitigation. States take local actions, but we’re going to have to start taking more aggressive actions,” he said.

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State reports 22 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths, 1,139 new confirmed cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported 22 new confirmed deaths due to the coronavirus Sunday, as well as 1,139 new confirmed cases.

The latest state data brought Massachusetts’ confirmed death toll to 9,788, while the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 155,660.

In Massachusetts, the three-day average of COVID-19 deaths was 19 as of Thursday, the state reported Sunday. Over the course of the preceding week, that average had fluctuated between a low of 17 and a high of 22.

On Sunday, the state reported 16,724 new people received molecular tests for the virus, bringing the total number of people who received that test to nearly 2.76 million.

The state’s seven-day average positive rate, calculated from all those tests administered, dipped slightly, to 1.8 percent Saturday. In data released by the state Sunday, that rate dropped from 1.9 percent reported a day earlier.

Another measure of positivity, based on daily positive tests per people tested, was 6.1 percent Saturday, according to the state. Some experts have suggested that positive tests per people tested is a better measure of the pandemic.

The three-day average number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals reached 602 Saturday, the state reported. And the state reported one hospital Saturday was using surge capacity to treat those patients.

Across the US, more than 230,000 people have died from the virus, and nearly 9.2 million cases have been reported, according to Johns Hopkins University Sunday.


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Santa Cruz County reports 16th death in Watsonville skilled nursing facility coronavirus outbreak

WATSONVILLE — The County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency reported Friday that a 16th person has died in relation to the Watsonville Post Acute Center COVID-19 outbreak that started in September.

A man in his 90s that had several underlying health conditions in addition to a positive case of COVID-19 died at a local hospital Oct. 20, according to county spokesman Jason Hoppin.

The county has to wait for each death certificate and note whether the virus was a component before adding it to the dashboard, which is why the news came 10 days after the death.

Hoppin said Santa Cruz County Health Officer Dr. Gail Newel alluded to the state of the outbreak during her press conference announcing the possibility of the county moving to the orange tier of the state coronavirus measurement model Tuesday. At that time, there were still people in the hospital but no new infections had been reported in over a week.

“But we are not out of the woods, she said,” Hoppin recounted Newel’s remarks on Friday afternoon.

Hoppin was unsure upon query whether there were still active cases at the Watsonville skilled nursing facility, but he said that 50 total residents and 21 total staff members had been infected since the first cases were reported Sept. 18.

“It’s a very unfortunate tragedy,” Hoppin said.

As of deadline, Santa Cruz County health officials reported 2,884 cases of COVID-19, with 226 of those cases being active. Nearly 190 of the cases were severe enough to require hospitalization. Nearly 60,000 tests conducted in county labs have come back negative. Person-to-person contact through shared households remains the most likely source of exposure to COVID-19 in the county.

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Australia reports no new local cases in months



Police officers and security guards direct bystanders not to pause and stop pedestrian traffic as they try to watch people in Halloween costumes gathered near Tokyo's famed Shibuya traffic intersection Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The sign in the background reads, "Refrain from going out to be safe during this year's Halloween." Halloween for Japanese people is simply a fun time, but the city government asked people not to gather because of the pandemic.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)


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Police officers and security guards direct bystanders not to pause and stop pedestrian traffic as they try to watch people in Halloween costumes gathered near Tokyo’s famed Shibuya traffic intersection Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The sign in the background reads, “Refrain from going out to be safe during this year’s Halloween.” Halloween for Japanese people is simply a fun time, but the city government asked people not to gather because of the pandemic.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has recorded no new locally transmitted coronavirus infection for the first time in five months.

In Melbourne, the capital of Victoria state, which had the highest number of cases in the country, residents were enjoying the first weekend of cafes, restaurants and pubs reopening to walk-in customers.

The city only has one mystery case without a known source. There are 61 active cases left across the state, down from 70 on Saturday.

State Deputy Premier James Merlino hailed Sunday’s zero figures as “another great day for Victoria,” but urged caution ahead of Australia’s most-prestigious horse race on Tuesday, the Melbourne Cup, known as the “race that stops a nation.” Australians traditionally gather in bars or in private homes to watch the event, a public holiday.



People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up to receive free food distributed by a non-government organization in Bengaluru, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Life in India is edging back to pre-virus levels with shops, businesses, subway trains and movie theaters reopening and the country's third-largest state of Bihar with a population of about 122 million people holding elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)


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People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up to receive free food distributed by a non-government organization in Bengaluru, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Life in India is edging back to pre-virus levels with shops, businesses, subway trains and movie theaters reopening and the country’s third-largest state of Bihar with a population of about 122 million people holding elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The race attracts crowds of more than 100,000 at Melbourne’s Flemington race course, but this year it will held without fans because of restrictions on public gatherings.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton urged Victorians to enjoy the Cup but to continue obeying guidance on mask-wearing and social distancing.

“The great majority of Melburnians know what do to,” Sutton said. “There will be a few who may be a bit liberal in their behavior.”

Sutton said the new wave of infections in Europe showed how quickly the coronavirus can reassert itself.

“What Europe is going through now is a consequence of not being able to get to this point where you can stay on top of very low numbers,” he said. “What we have created is very precious and we need to hold onto it tightly.”



People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up to receive free food distributed by a non-government organization in Bengaluru, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Life in India is edging back to pre-virus levels with shops, businesses, subway trains and movie theaters reopening and the country's third-largest state of Bihar with a population of about 122 million people holding elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)


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People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up to receive free food distributed by a non-government organization in Bengaluru, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Life in India is edging back to pre-virus levels with shops, businesses, subway trains and movie theaters reopening and the country’s third-largest state of Bihar with a population of about 122 million people holding elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Western Australia state on Sunday recorded one new case of COVID-19, a woman

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New Hampshire Reports Record High Positive COVID-19 Test Results

CONCORD, NH — Gov. Chris Sununu, R-NH, issued a weekend statement Saturday after state health officials reported the highest single day of new COVID-19 positive test results — 205, including 31 children.

The new test results were reported after 7,927 specimens were collected Friday and prior days of tests were updated slightly from previous reports. A little more than 1,100 test results are pending for a polymerase chain reaction test positivity rate of 1.6 percent.

“The situation here in New Hampshire remains very serious, the data shows that community transmission is increasing, and we expect cases to rise,” Sununu said. “We must all remain vigilant in our daily lives. As we enter these winter months, it will be more important than ever to wear your mask, practice social distancing, and maintain proper hand hygiene.”

Nearly a quarter of the new test results, 50, came from Rockingham County with 27 living in Hillsborough County outside of Manchester and Nashua, 19 residing in Nashua, and 13 living in Merrimack.

State officials are still investigating the residency of eight cases.

Fifty-three percent of the new positive test results were female.

The state reported that 42 people are currently hospitalizations while only one of the new cases has no identified risk factors.

Accumulatively, 11,084 people have contracted COVID-19 in New Hampshire with 1,338 currently infected and 9,263, 84 percent, having recovered from the virus.

The State Joint Information Center also announced the 483rd death in the New Hampshire — a woman who was 80 years of age or older and lived in a long-term care setting in Hillsborough County.

More than 345,000 people have been tested for the coronavirus with nearly 617,00 PCR tests being administered by the state and 4,400 people under public health monitoring.

More Possible Restaurant Exposures

Both state and Nashua health officials issued alerts during the past 24 hours about possible restaurant exposure to the public.

Nashua Public Health is investigating potential community exposure related to a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis at the Texas Roadhouse on 580 Amherst St. The potential community exposure occurred in the bar area between 3 and 10 p.m. on Oct. 22, and 11 a.m. to close on Oct. 23.

“The health and safety of our staff and customers is our top priority,” Eric Martin, the restaurant’s director of food safety. “We have been following CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting our facility. We follow all reopening guidance for food service establishments from the state.”

Public health is investigating the situation and notifying any known close contacts directly but if you were at the restaurant during those dates, you should self-quarantine, monitor for symptoms — sore throat, congestion, runny nose, headache, muscle ache, fatigue, new loss of taste or smell, fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, and get tested.

State health officials said contact tracers were investigating another possible community exposure in Merrill’s Tavern and Stagecoach Grille at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club between 11 a.m. and 11:30

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Police officers and security guards direct bystanders not to pause and stop pedestrian traffic as they try to watch people in Halloween costumes gathered near Tokyo's famed Shibuya traffic intersection Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The sign in the background reads, "Refrain from going out to be safe during this year's Halloween." Halloween for Japanese people is simply a fun time, but the city government asked people not to gather because of the pandemic.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)


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Police officers and security guards direct bystanders not to pause and stop pedestrian traffic as they try to watch people in Halloween costumes gathered near Tokyo’s famed Shibuya traffic intersection Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The sign in the background reads, “Refrain from going out to be safe during this year’s Halloween.” Halloween for Japanese people is simply a fun time, but the city government asked people not to gather because of the pandemic.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has recorded no new locally transmitted coronavirus infection for the first time in five months.

In Melbourne, the capital of Victoria state, which had the highest number of cases in the country, residents were enjoying the first weekend of cafes, restaurants and pubs reopening to walk-in customers.

The city only has one mystery case without a known source. There are 61 active cases left across the state, down from 70 on Saturday.

State Deputy Premier James Merlino hailed Sunday’s zero figures as “another great day for Victoria,” but urged caution ahead of Australia’s most-prestigious horse race on Tuesday, the Melbourne Cup, known as the “race that stops a nation.” Australians traditionally gather in bars or in private homes to watch the event, a public holiday.



People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up to receive free food distributed by a non-government organization in Bengaluru, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Life in India is edging back to pre-virus levels with shops, businesses, subway trains and movie theaters reopening and the country's third-largest state of Bihar with a population of about 122 million people holding elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)


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People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up to receive free food distributed by a non-government organization in Bengaluru, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Life in India is edging back to pre-virus levels with shops, businesses, subway trains and movie theaters reopening and the country’s third-largest state of Bihar with a population of about 122 million people holding elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The race attracts crowds of more than 100,000 at Melbourne’s Flemington race course, but this year it will held without fans because of restrictions on public gatherings.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton urged Victorians to enjoy the Cup but to continue obeying guidance on mask-wearing and social distancing.

“The great majority of Melburnians know what do to,” Sutton said. “There will be a few who may be a bit liberal in their behavior.”

Sutton said the new wave of infections in Europe showed how quickly the coronavirus can reassert itself.

“What Europe is going through now is a consequence of not being able to get to this point where you can stay on top of very low numbers,” he said. “What we have created is very precious and we need to hold onto it tightly.”



People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up to receive free food distributed by a non-government organization in Bengaluru, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Life in India is edging back to pre-virus levels with shops, businesses, subway trains and movie theaters reopening and the country's third-largest state of Bihar with a population of about 122 million people holding elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)


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People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up to receive free food distributed by a non-government organization in Bengaluru, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Life in India is edging back to pre-virus levels with shops, businesses, subway trains and movie theaters reopening and the country’s third-largest state of Bihar with a population of about 122 million people holding elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Western Australia state on Sunday recorded one new case of COVID-19, a woman

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San Mateo County Reports 63 New Coronavirus Cases, 2 Deaths

SAN MATEO COUNTY, CA — San Mateo County Health reported 63 additional coronavirus cases Friday.

The latest report brings the countywide case count to 11,341.

The county reported two additional coronavirus-related fatalities Friday, bringing its COVID-19 death toll to 161.

There were 18 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in San Mateo County as of Friday, of which three were being treated in intensive care units.

Elsewhere in the Bay Area and beyond, state officials celebrated the opening of a laboratory Friday that they said will help expand California’s capacity to test for the novel coronavirus.

Speaking from the testing laboratory in Valencia, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the facility is the first step of the state’s testing agreement with the Massachusetts-based diagnostics company PerkinElmer.

Newsom praised state officials for their efforts to expedite the launch of the laboratory at a time when coronavirus cases are on the rise across the country and the annual flu season has begun.

“We were able to take something that, I quite literally am not exaggerating, typically takes three years to get done, and they got it done in eight weeks, under budget,” Newsom said.

Newsom first announced the agreement with PerkinElmer in late August, touting that it will add the capacity to process 150,000 coronavirus tests per day on top of the state’s current daily testing capacity, which is averaging around 120,000 per day.

The contract also includes a requirement that PerkinElmer process and disperse test results in 24 to 48 hours. Newsom has claimed test prices will fall as low as $30.78 as testing capacity expands.

The state has conducted nearly 18.5 million tests at around $150 per test, a cost Newsom said was unsustainable as the pandemic drags on.

Although the city of San Francisco remains on California’s yellow tier, Mayor London Breed announced Friday the city will scale back on the reopening of some activities amid a slight increase in new daily COVID-19 cases.

As new cases continue to rise in California and other parts of the country, city officials have also reported an increase in new cases and hospitalizations locally, forcing them to make changes to the reopening plans set for this Tuesday.

“We are starting to see an uptick in the number of hospitalizations, which puts us in a situation where things could possibly get worse than what they are,” Breed said, speaking from City Hall.

“The rest of the world is looking at restrictions, and it’s not just about what’s happening here in the U.S., it’s still challenging all over the world and it’s just a reminder that we’re still in the midst of this pandemic.”

Earlier this month, city officials announced indoor pools and indoor locker rooms at gyms could reopen on Tuesday, as well as family entertainment venues like blowing alleys, but those activities have now been put on hold.

Additionally, expanded capacity from 25 percent to 50 percent for indoor restaurants, movie theaters, places of worship and indoor museums, aquariums and zoos has also been

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U.S. reports nearly 90,000 new coronavirus cases amid surges in every swing state

Nearly 90,000 new coronavirus infections were reported in the United States on Thursday, a record, as cases surge in every swing state that will be crucial to next week’s presidential election.



a group of people wearing costumes: Voters wearing face masks wait in a nearly four-hour line to cast their ballots during early voting at a polling site in Edmond, Okla., on Thursday.


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Voters wearing face masks wait in a nearly four-hour line to cast their ballots during early voting at a polling site in Edmond, Okla., on Thursday.

The total number of infections reported nationwide since February is virtually guaranteed to reach 9 million on Friday, just 15 days after the tally hit 8 million. At least 228,000 deaths have been linked to the coronavirus.

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1:03 AM: Options dwindle for voters diagnosed with covid-19 as Election Day draws near



a man holding a laptop: Linda Harrison of Austin was tested positive for the coronavirus on July 2, the deadline to apply for mail-in ballots in Texas’s primary runoff. She asked a judge to waive the requirement for a doctor’s signature but was denied.


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Linda Harrison of Austin was tested positive for the coronavirus on July 2, the deadline to apply for mail-in ballots in Texas’s primary runoff. She asked a judge to waive the requirement for a doctor’s signature but was denied.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans will test positive for the novel coronavirus between now and Election Day, leaving many scrambling for alternatives to in-person voting and injecting another dimension of uncertainty into an election already shadowed by the pandemic.

Those voters will need to navigate an unfamiliar and varied landscape to cast their ballots. Some will be required to get doctor’s notes or enlist family members to help. Others, in isolation, will need to have a witness present while they vote. Planned accommodations — such as officials hand-delivering ballots — may prove inadequate or could be strained beyond limits.

Sudden illness is an impediment to voting every election year, typically for a small number of Americans. Many provisions to help those voters apply exclusively to people who are hospitalized.

But with around 70,000 new cases of the coronavirus being recorded each day, a swath of Americans larger than the population of Wyoming or Vermont will probably contract the disease in the 10 days leading up to Nov. 3.

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12:23 AM: Coronavirus cases are on the rise in every swing state

Coronavirus cases are surging in every competitive state before Election Day, offering irrefutable evidence against President Trump’s closing argument that the pandemic is nearly over and restrictions are no longer necessary.

In the 13 states deemed competitive by the Cook Political Report, the weekly average of new cases reported daily has jumped 45 percent over the past two weeks, from fewer than 21,000 on Oct. 14 to more than 30,000 on Oct. 28.

Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania have all hit new weekly average highs in recent days, and in Florida and Georgia, case counts are growing again after having fallen from summer highs.

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