© Bloomberg Austin Convention Center Temporary Hospital As New Covid-19 Cases Reported In Austin-Travis County
A bed sits inside an isolation tent at a temporary hospital in the Austin Convention Center in Texas, July 27.
Photographer: Sergio Flores/Bloomberg
Texas said it counted 164 new virus deaths that brought the total to 5,877, according to preliminary data from the state health department.
The figures are difficult to compare to historical trends because Texas revised how it tallies Covid-19 fatalities on Monday, basing them on death certificates rather than numbers collected by local officials. The revamp discovered almost 700 previously uncounted deaths.
The positive-test rate dropped to 12.83%, the lowest since June 25, the data showed. New cases rose by 8,341 to 394,265.
Moderna Vaccine Protected Monkeys From Virus (4:36 p.m. NY)
Moderna Inc.’s vaccine candidate protected against the coronavirus in a trial that inoculated 16 monkeys, the company said in findings published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The primates didn’t show any sign of creating enhanced disease, a problem that has occasionally been associated with vaccines.
While the data is encouraging, a far bigger test is under way for Moderna, involving 30,000 humans. The phase 3 trial to determine the safety and efficacy of the vaccine will begin producing data in November or December.
Separately, the Financial Times reported that Moderna is pitching its vaccine at $50 to $60 per course in the U.S. and other high-income countries. The company had initially asked certain buyers, including the European Union, for a price of at least high double-digit dollars per course, the FT said.
Marlins Seasons Suspended as Outbreak Roils Baseball (4:15 p.m. NY)
The Miami Marlins season has been paused until at least next week after Covid-19 infected players and staff, escalating troubles for Major League Baseball just days into the new season.
Marlins games against the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals had already been postponed, according to reports. And because the Marlins played the Phillies over the weekend -- potentially exposing them -- a Philadelphia series against the New York Yankees has been pushed back as well.
© Getty Images via Bloomberg Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies
The Miami Marlins celebrate their Opening Day win against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 24.
Photographer: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
The Yankees will now play the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on Wednesday and Thursday, according to Major League Baseball.
U.S. Cases Rise 1% (4 p.m. NY)
Coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed 1% as compared with the same time Monday to 4.31 million, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg News. The increase was below the average 1.7% daily gain over the past week. Deaths rose 0.7% to 148,298.Arizona reported 2,107 new cases Tuesday, an increase of 1.3% that brings the total to 165,934, still below the 1.7% prior seven-day average. The state also reported 104 new fatalities, lifting the toll to 3,408.Florida reported 441,977 cases, up 2.1% from a day earlier, compared with an average increase of 2.6% in the previous seven days. The state reported a record 186 new deaths, bringing the total to 6,117.Alaska cases rose 3.9% to 2,623, according to the data from Johns Hopkins and Bloomberg.
For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com
©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Video: Medical Experts Cautiously Optimistic With COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Underway (CBS New York)
New COVID-19 Cases In New Jersey Over 500 For Third Time In Four Days, Causing Increased Concern
There's concern over an increase in coronavirus cases in New Jersey as some people ignore social distancing orders. CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
CBS New York
Safety Advocates Push For New Technology To Prevent Hot Car Deaths
More than a dozen children have died so far this year inside hot cars - even with Americans staying home more because of the pandemic. Nancy Chen reports.
CBS New York
Water Main Break In Edison, N.J.
A boil water advisory was put in place following a water main break in Edison, N.J.
CBS New York
What to watch next
If the information we provide is valuable, please share it wonderfully with your friends. Thank you!