June 20 coronavirus news

By Julia Hollingsworth, Brett McKeehan and Fernando Alfonso III, CNN

Updated 0447 GMT (1247 HKT) June 21, 2020
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2:03 p.m. ET, June 20, 2020

Oklahoma's Tulsa County reports new daily record of reported coronavirus cases

From CNN’s Martin Savidge

Tulsa County, Oklahoma, reported a new record of daily coronavirus infections on Saturday, according to data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Tulsa Health Department's websites.

There were at least 136 new coronavirus cases reported in Tulsa county in the past 24 hours. This is the fifth time this week that the county has reported a new record high.

The previous record high number of reported coronavirus cases in the county was 125 cases, which was reported on Friday.

There are now at least 772 current active cases in Tulsa County and approximately 66 people have died.

Some context: Statewide, Oklahoma reported at least 331 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours – bringing the state total to approximately 10,037 cases.

There are a total of 368 coronavirus deaths reported in the state. 

President Trump is scheduled to speak at a rally in Tulsa Saturday evening.

1:45 p.m. ET, June 20, 2020

Second Atlanta United player tests positive for Covid-19

From CNN's Wayne Sterling

Fans celebrate a goal scored by Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta in 2019.
Fans celebrate a goal scored by Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta in 2019. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

A second Atlanta United player has tested positive for coronavirus following mandatory testing on Friday, the Major League Soccer club said in a statement on Saturday.

There were no additional positive results for players or staff.  

"The second player was asymptomatic and has been in isolation since Wednesday, in adherence with MLS health and safety protocols which require at least two positive tests to ensure that the first result was not a false positive," the team said. "The team conducted non-contact, individual training sessions on Friday and Saturday, and will continue non-contact training on Monday. Mandatory Covid-19 testing will take place again Monday morning. If negative test results for all players and staff are received, the team will resume full team training on Tuesday."

The club announced its first positive coronavirus result for a player on Thursday.  

1:41 p.m. ET, June 20, 2020

NFL team confirms that a number of "individuals" have tested positive for Covid-19

Naomi Baker/Getty Images
Naomi Baker/Getty Images

The National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers said Saturday that “individuals” have tested positive for coronavirus and “affected areas” will remain closed for cleaning.

“The individuals who may have been exposed have already been notified and are following the established protocols which include a 14-day quarantine period,” said the team in the statement. “Our team headquarters remain open for our phase one employees and all essential operations are continuing in preparation for the 2020 season. The names of those impacted, as well as any additional information related to these incidents, will not be released due to privacy concerns.”

CNN has reached out to the team for the exact number of Covid-19 cases.

1:03 p.m. ET, June 20, 2020

Outdoor movie theaters open at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium 

From CNN's Melissa Alonso 

People sit outside of their vehicles to watch a movie at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on June 18.
People sit outside of their vehicles to watch a movie at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on June 18. Lynne Sladky/AP

The Miami Dolphins have unveiled its new outdoor movie theaters at Hard Rock Stadium, which includes a drive-in experience, according to the NFL team's website.  

The Dolphins are opening up its home turf for guests to drive their cars onto the field of Hard Rock Stadium to watch a movie on the stadium's big screen.

Guests can watch from their vehicle or set up in an assigned "tailgate space" directly outside their vehicle "while maintaining a 6 foot distance from all other vehicles and movie goers," the Miami Dolphins website says. Food and drink service is available "to be ordered and delivered directly to your vehicle," according to the website.  

A second movie experience has been created outside the stadium in an "open air theater" complete with couches and "restaurant style dining," the website says. Movies playing this month include "Jurassic Park," "Despicable Me 3," "Men In Black" and replays of past Super Bowls, said the website. 

Tickets start at $17 per person for the open air theater and $39 per vehicle for the drive-up theater, the website says. The drive-in theater has a 175 car capacity while the outdoor theater can accommodate 400 people, according to CNN affiliate WPLG.  

"All proceeds will benefit the Miami Dolphins Foundation Food Relief Program," the website says.  


12:39 p.m. ET, June 20, 2020

Two MLB teams to move spring training to New York, governor says

From CNN's Kristina Sgueglia

Al Bello/Getty Images
Al Bello/Getty Images

The Mets and Yankees will move their spring training from Florida to New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

The Yankees will be at Yankee Stadium, the Mets will be at Citi Field – their respective stadiums. The state will “review their protocols in place to make sure they are doing it safely and appropriately.”

The governor said it's really “exciting news” and he can’t remember the last time spring training was in New York.

The Mets have a soft opening this week, he added. 

There has not been a final decision if there will be a Mayor League Baseball season but Cuomo said he is “hopeful."

He said he spoke with the owners of both teams and plans to "drop in" on spring training.

On reopening: Cuomo said New York City is still on track to further reopen into phase two in the coming days.

The city is at a 1.1% infection rate – which is where it was on Thursday.

12:53 p.m. ET, June 20, 2020

Washington county reporting staffing shortages, hospitals exceeding capacity

From CNN's Artemis Moshtaghian

Over the past week, all hospitals in Yakima County, Washington, reported critical staffing shortages, with a majority of those shortages due to healthcare workers dealing with Covid-related issues, according to Yakima Health District. 

As of Friday night, Virginia Mason Memorial had no intensive care or non-intensive care beds available, Yakima Health District reported.

There were multiple patients waiting for hospital bed space overnight after at least 17 patients had already been transferred out of the county. Several individuals are still currently waiting for available bed space, according to a statement from the Yakima Health District.

More context: Yakima County represented 22% (61 new cases out of 242) of all hospitalized Covid-19 patients in Washington State, the statement said.

On Friday, the Health District reported an increase of 180 cases, one of the largest single day increases of Covid-19 positive cases to date.

12:42 p.m. ET, June 20, 2020

Pennsylvania reports more than 500 new coronavirus cases

From CNN's Sheena Jones

The state of Pennsylvania is reporting 504 new cases of Covid-19 – bringing the statewide total to at least 81,266 cases, according to the Department of Health.

There has been an additional 20 deaths since yesterday. There are 6,419 people who have died so far from the virus, according to state numbers.

As the state continues to lift restrictions, people need to take precautions, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a statement Saturday.

"The virus has not gone away. Each of us has a responsibility to continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones and others by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing and washing our hands frequently. Together we can protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system," the statement said.
11:42 a.m. ET, June 20, 2020

Florida reports highest single day increase of Covid-19 cases

From CNN's Melissa Alonso

The state of Florida has reported the most cases of coronavirus in a single day since the pandemic began. 

The Florida Department of Health is reporting an additional 4,049 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the state total to at least 93,797, according to data released by the state. 

As of Friday, the state of Florida had reported a total of approximately 89,748 cases.  

Saturday's numbers mark the highest number of reported cases in a single day the state has seen, according to to the Florida Department of Health. 

12:36 p.m. ET, June 20, 2020

NIH halts hydroxychloroquine trial, says drug didn't provide additional benefits to Covid-19 patients

From CNN's Gisela Crespo

Narinder Nanu/AFP via Getty Images
Narinder Nanu/AFP via Getty Images

The National Institutes of Health announced Saturday that it has halted its trial of the drug hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adults hospitalized with Covid-19.

"A data and safety monitoring board met late Friday and determined that while there was no harm, the study drug was very unlikely to be beneficial to hospitalized patients with Covid-19," the NIH said in a statement.

The trial enrolled more than 470 adults patients hospitalized with coronavirus, or in an emergency department with anticipated hospitalization. The study found that those patients who were randomly assigned to receive the hydroxychloroquine treatment didn't benefit from the drug, compared to those in the placebo group.

Hydroxychloroquine is typically used to treat malaria and rheumatoid conditions, such as arthritis.

"In various studies, the drug had demonstrated antiviral activity, an ability to modify the activity of the immune system, and it has an established safety profile at appropriate doses, leading to the hypothesis that it may have also been useful in the treatment of Covid-19," the NIH said in its statement.

On Monday: The US Food and Drug Administration revoked its emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine to treat hospitalized patients with coronavirus, saying it was unlikely to provide any benefit based on the latest scientific research.