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Multi-Cooker an Effective Way to Sanitize N95 Respirator Masks, University of Illinois Study Says – NBC Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a new way to sanitize N95 respirator masks: an Instant Pot. According to a new study published by the…

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Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a new
way to sanitize N95 respirator masks: an Instant Pot.
According to a new study published by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, multicookers can effectively decontaminate highly sought after N95 masks so that they can be reused without ruining their shape and function.
There are many different ways to sterilize something, but most of them will destroy the filtration or the fit of an N95 respirator, Vishal Verma, one of the …

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OC Confirms Four More COVID-19 Deaths, Inches Closer to Orange Tier – NBC Southern California

Orange County reported 227 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths Saturday, bringing the county’s totals to 51,873 cases and 1,127 fatalities.…

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Orange County reported 227 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths Saturday, bringing the county’s totals to 51,873 cases and 1,127 fatalities.
Hospitalizations in the county inched up from 201 Friday to 202, with the number of intensive care unit patients rising from 64 to 65, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
None of the four fatalities reported Saturday was a resident of a skilled-nursing or assisted-living facility. Since the pandemic began, 423 skilled-nursing facility…

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Uptick in L.A. County’s COVID-19 case rate raises concerns over increased transmission during Labor Day holiday – KTLA Los Angeles

After weeks of improvement, a recent uptick in Los Angeles County’s daily coronavirus case rates is raising concerns over potential increased virus transmission…

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After weeks of improvement, a recent uptick in Los Angeles County’s daily coronavirus case rates is raising concerns over potential increased virus transmission from Labor Day holiday celebrations, public health officials said Saturday.
The recent increases in the number of new cases is of concern because it may reflect increased exposures associated with Labor Day activities,” County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement.
Daily case rates have risen over the past four day…

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Bexar County, San Antonio report 173 new COVID-19 cases – KSAT San Antonio

San Antonio officials have reported an increase of 173 COVID-19 cases Saturday amid a decrease in hospitalizations due to the virus.

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SAN ANTONIO San Antonio officials have reported an increase of 173 COVID-19 cases Saturday amid a decrease in hospitalizations due to the virus.
The additional infections bring the citys total case count to 50,760, according to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.
No new deaths within the last 14 days were confirmed on Saturday. The COVID-19 death toll in Bexar County remains at 1,242.
According to numbers on the citys website, 214 patients are hospitalized, 89 are in the intensive c…

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