OUR FINAL LOOK IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS. GEOFF: BREAKING OVERNIGHT, CORONAVIRUS CASES HAVE TOPPED 19 MILLION AROUND THE WORLD. AMANDA: U.S. OFFICIALS REPORTED MORE THAN 1200 NEW DEATHS, BRINGING THE COUNTRY’S DEATH TOLL ABOVE 160,000. OFFICIALS HAVE CONFIRMED NEARLY 4.9 MILLION CASES. NEARLY 1.6 MILLION HAVE RECOVERED. WORLDWIDE, NEARLY 714,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED. 11 MILLION HAVE RECOVERED. GEOFF: BUNCOMBE COUNTY IS TRYING TO IMPROVE ITS TESTING TURNAROUND TIME. THERE IS A NEW SCREENING AND SCHEDULING PROCESS. IT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO SCHEDULE THEIR TESTING TIME IN ADVANCE, AND AVOID LONG WAIT TIMES. IT ALSO HELPS WITH A QUICKER TURNAROUND FOR TEST RESULTS. THERE ARE A COUPLE COMMUNITY TESTING SITES. THEY ARE AVAILABLE TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND SUNDAYS. AMANDA: TODAY, PRISMA HEALTH IS HOSTING A COMMUNITY TESTING EVENT. OFFICIALS WILL BE AT BROOKWOOD CHURCH FROM 8:00 UNTIL NOON. GEOFF: ALSO HAPPENING TODAY, THE SCHOOL YEAR IS KICKING OFF IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT LAVONIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. SOME FAMILIES IN THE COUNTY CHOSE A VIRTUAL OPTION, BUT THERE IS ALSO IN-PERSON LEARNING. STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO WEAR MASKS. SCHOOLS ARE PROVIDING THREE PER PERSON. AMANDA: THE GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS WORKING TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR. THEY WOULD LIKE TO REINFORCE THAT HEALTH IS THEIR TOP REALITY AND SCHOOLS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO GET STUDENTS COLLEGE AND CAREER READY. YOU CAN FIND THE ANSWERS AT WYFF4.COM. GEOFF: STIMULUS TALKS ARE STALLED ON CAPITOL HILL. LAWMAKERS ARE STRUGGLING TO FIND AGREEMENT ON ANOTHER ROUND OF CORONAVIRUS RELIEF. AMANDA: THEY SET THEMSELVES THE DEADLINE OF TODAY. MATT PRICHARD IS IN WASHINGTON WITH WHAT IS HOLDING OF THESE DISCUSSIONS. MATT: SIZE AND SCOPE REMAIN THE STICKING POINTS HERE AS REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS DIG THEIR HEELS IN ON HOW MUCH TO SPEND ON CORONAVIRUS RELIEF. DEMOCRATS SAY THEY WANT A SWEEPING BILL THAT COVERS CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE, FOOD STAMPS ASSISTANCE FOR RENTERS AND HOMEOWNERS, ALONG WITH EXTENDI AN EXPIRED $600 BOOST TO JOBLE BENEFITS. REPUBLICANS ARE LOOKING TO SLIM DOWN THAT GROWING LIST OF ITEMS WITH DISAGREEMENT INSIDE THE PARTY ON WHETHER THERE SHOULD EVEN BE ANOTHER ROUND OF RELIEF IN THE FIRST PLACE. ALL THE WHILE, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SAID TO BE GROWING FRUSTRATED WITH CONGRESS, CONSIDERING EXECUTIVE ACTION TO PUSH THROUGH ASSISTANCE ON EVICTIONS AND JOBLESS BENEFITS AS OF THURSDAY NIGHT, THE WIDENING GAP BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES WAS CLEA >> THE REPUBLICANS AND THE PRESIDENT DON’T UNDERSTAND THE GRAVITY OF THE SITUATION AND EVERY TIME WE MEET WITH THEM I IS REINFORCED. >> SOME OF OUR DEMOCRATS, BOTH IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, A NOT SERIOUS ABOUT COMPROMISE AND ARE NOT SERIOUS ABOUT TRYING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. MATT: SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL SENT THE SENATE HOME FOR THE WEEK, MEANING A VOTE WON’T COME UNTIL LATE NEXT WEEK AT THE EARLIEST. IN WASHINGTON, I’M MATT PRICHARD WYFF NEWS 4. ,GEOFF: NEW YORK’S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SUING TO DISSOLVE THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION. AMANDA: THE A.G. SAYS THE TOP EXECUTIVES AT THE NRA MISUSED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. THEY’RE ACCUSED OF SPENDING THE MONEY ON VACATIONS AND OTHER PERSONAL EXPENSES. THERE HAS BEEN AN 18 MONTH LONG INVESTIGATION. THE NRA PRESIDENT CALLED THE LAWSUIT A BASELESS, PREMEDITATED ATTACK AND SAID THE ANNOUNCEMENT AND FILING ARE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. GEOFF: CONGRESSMAN JEFF DUNCAN OF SOUTH CAROLINA CALLED THIS A FRONT IN THE WAR AGAINST SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. HE ADDS WITH THE PROBLEMS NEW YORK IS FACED DURING THE PANDEMIC AND DEFUNDING THE POLICE, “YOU’D THINK THE GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE OTHER THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT.” GEOFF: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE WHAT HE WILL GO TO BAND TIKTOK IN THE U.S. MICROSOFT IS IN TALKS TO BUY IT. THE PRESIDENT ORDER ACCUSES TIKTOK OF TAKING INFORMATION LIKE LOCATION DATA AND BROWSING HISTORIES FROM USERS. HE SAYS CHINA’S GOVERNMENT COULD USE THAT DATA FOR BLACKMAIL HIM SOUTH CAROLINA’S ANNUAL 72-HOUR SALES TAX HOLIDAY KICKS OFF TODA AMANDA: A BIG WEEKEND FOR A LOT OF PARENTS. THROUGH SUNDAY, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY THE STATE’S 6% SALES TAX ON CERTAIN ITEMS A LIVE LOOK AT TARGET ON WOODRUFF ROA FOR A WEIRD SITE, AN EMPTY PARKING LOT IT WILL NOT BE THAT WAY FOR LONG. ELIGIBLE ITEMS INCLUDE CLOTHING , ACCESSORIES, FOOTWEAR, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, COMPUTERS, SOFTWARE, AND PRINTERS, AND CERTAIN BED AND BATH SUPPLIES. DIAPERS AND WEDDING DRESSES ARE ALSO ON THE LIST, ALONG WITH COSMETICS EYEWEAR, FURNITURE, , SMARTPHONES, AND JEWELRY ARE NOT ON THE LIST. YOU CAN BUY A WEDDING DRESS BUT NOT THE RING. GEOFF: MAKE SURE YOU ARE SHOPPING ON SAFE WEBSITES. CHECK MASK ORDINANCES, GUIDELINES AND STORE OFFERINGS BEFORE HEADING OUT TO A STORE. ALSO, KNOW THE STORE’S RETURN POLICY REMEMBER TO WATCH FOR ERRORS AND FRAUDULENT CHARGES GOOD AMANDA: STARTING TODAY, A HUGE CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE IN THE UPSTATE. THE SWITCH A ROO’S SALE WILL BE AT THE GREENVILLE CONVENTION CENTER. ORGANIZERS SAY THEY’VE TAKEN EXTRA STEPS TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE. THERE ARE AROUND 200,000 GENTLY-USED ITEMS FOR CHILDREN, MARKED 50% TO 90% OFF THE — OFF. AVAILABLE ITEMS INCLUDE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES, TOYS, BABY EQUI
7-year-old Chatham County child dies from COVID-19, the youngest victim in the state
The Coastal Health District reported the child’s death Thursday
A 7-year-old Chatham County boy has become the state of Georgia’s youngest COVID-19 victim. The Georgia Department of Health reported the child’s death Thursday. The child was an African-American male with no underlying health issues.In a statement Dr. Lawton Davis, the director of the Coastal Health District said, “Every COVID-19 death we report is tragic, but to lose someone so young is especially heartbreaking. We know that older individuals and those with underlying conditions are at higher risk of complications, but this is a disease everyone should take seriously. Please watch out for each other, wear a mask in public, wash your hands often, and stay home if you’re sick. A community-wide crisis demands a community-wide response, and we all must do our part to keep each other safe.”RELATED: Greenville tops DHEC list of SC counties with most new coronavirus cases for Aug. 6
A 7-year-old Chatham County boy has become the state of Georgia’s youngest COVID-19 victim.
The Georgia Department of Health reported the child’s death Thursday.
The child was an African-American male with no underlying health issues.
In a statement Dr. Lawton Davis, the director of the Coastal Health District said, “Every COVID-19 death we report is tragic, but to lose someone so young is especially heartbreaking. We know that older individuals and those with underlying conditions are at higher risk of complications, but this is a disease everyone should take seriously. Please watch out for each other, wear a mask in public, wash your hands often, and stay home if you’re sick. A community-wide crisis demands a community-wide response, and we all must do our part to keep each other safe.”