The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: – California resident who attended church on Mother’s Day tests positive for virus – Venezuela sees its largest one-day virus increase – Atlanta zoo opens outdoor exhibits. – Louisiana governor idn play releases proposal to close budget gap. A child plays on a grid in the San Agustin neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 16, 2020.
President Nicolas Maduro is relaxing quarantine measures over the weekend by allowing children and older adults out of their homes for a few hours each day. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix) – 8 more sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive again. – Washington state death total reaches 1,000. ___ SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has reported 13 new cases of the coronavirus over a 24-hour period, raising hopes that a new outbreak linked to nightclubs in Seoul may be waning.
The additional figures released Sunday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention brought the national tally to 11,050 with 262 deaths. The agency says 9,888 of them have recovered and that 17,660 were under tests to determine whether they´ve contracted the virus. After weeks of a slowdown of new cases, South Korea´s daily jump marked an average of about 30 for several days, mostly associated with nightclubs in Seoul´s Itaewon entertainment district.
But the daily increase marked 19 on Saturday. The disease control agency didn´t immediately say how many of the 13 new cases were linked to nightlife spots in Itaewon. ___ OROVILLE, Calif. — A person who attended a religious service on Mother´s Day has tested positive for the coronavirus, possibly exposing it to more than 180 members of a congregation. The church in Butte County, north of Sacramento, chose to open its doors despite rules banning gatherings of any size, county public health officials said in a statement Friday.
“Moving too quickly through the reopening process cancause a major setback and could require us to revert back to more restrictive measures,” the statement said. Most people with the virus experience fever and cough for up to three weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems can face severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. The vast majority recover. ___ SYDNEY – Opera singer Jane Ede will perform Monday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of live shows, but in an unusual location.
Ede, Opera Australia´s principal soprano, will join several other musicians for about 450 guests who have spent two weeks in government-ordered hotel quarantine after returning from overseas locations. The audience, on their last night in quarantine, will be able to watch the courtyard performance from their balconies, or on their in-room televisions or devices.