D.C. reports increased demand for coronavirus tests amid White House outbreak

A testing site outside the White House on Friday urged anyone who had worked or visited to get tested. That site conducted only 80 tests, far below the hundreds processed at other locations, said Susana Castillo, a Bowser spokeswoman.

The city will not operate a testing site near the White House this week.

The increase in testing demand comes as D.C. is seeing a rise in infections this month. The city was reporting a rolling seven-day average of 5.3 cases per 100,000 residents on Oct. 1 — a number that had risen to 9.5 as of Saturday.

City officials offered no explanation for the increasing caseload, and it’s unclear whether the rise is connected to the White House outbreak. Only D.C. residents appear in the city’s count, and many federal officials declare residency elsewhere.

The rise in testing might also be catching more coronavirus cases. The rate of people testing positive has ticked up from 1.6 percent on Sept. 28 to 1.9 percent as of Thursday.

The greater Washington region reported 1,396 additional coronavirus cases and seven new deaths Monday. Virginia added 854 cases and three deaths, Maryland added 504 cases and four deaths, and D.C. added 38 cases and no deaths.

While the number of fatalities reported Monday was well below the region’s seven-day average of 19 deaths, it lifted the total number of deaths in D.C., Maryland and Virginia since the start of the pandemic to more than 8,000.

The rolling seven-day average of new daily infections across the region Monday stood at 1,651 cases — the highest since Sept. 18.

While caseloads have ticked upward, D.C. on Tuesday will begin to reopen a slate of gyms and indoor swimming pools at city-owned recreation centers. Residents must book 45-minute appointments up to seven days in advance to ensure social distancing.

Pools are available for reservation at six locations and fitness centers at 13 locations.

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Why the ‘Home Improvement Effect’ May Be Responsible for an Increased Interest in Plastic Surgery

Encino, CA plastic surgeon George Sanders, MD had never done a virtual consultation until March of this year.

But, once COVID hit, it quickly became commonplace at his practice. 

“At first, there were maybe one or two per week, but then there were many—often several each day,” he recalls. “Not only did patients virtually consult, but they scheduled their surgery in anticipation of the end of the surgery shutdown.”

And the calendar concurs: Since his office reopened for elective procedures in mid-May, the surgery schedule has been filled. “Part of this is due to the backlog of patients who were already scheduled for surgery but had to postpone it. Other patients were planning to have surgery anyway, and now seems like the perfect opportunity.”

However, Dr. Sanders says, there’s a third patient group that never considered surgery and are now drawn to it. 

“When I ask these patients seeking plastic surgery why they are doing it, there are a number of reasons that are given. Home improvement has become a big thing during the pandemic. People are spending more time at home and see the need for home improvement. The same reasoning spills over into plastic surgery—patients have more time to spend looking at themselves and are seeing all sorts of needs that can be met by plastic surgery.”

It also comes as no surprise that many patients are not working, or they are able to work from home and recover there while still doing their job. “This gives those who were thinking about surgery before the pandemic, as well as those who began to think of having surgery during the pandemic, a wonderful opportunity because the element of time is often what is missing from the equation when it comes to recovering from surgery,” Dr. Sanders says.   

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Over on the opposite coast, New York plastic surgeon Jeffrey S. Yager, MD saw a similar “calendar fill” once his office got the go to reopen in June.

“At first, when we restarted, we were making up for the three months of cases we had to delay,” he says. “But now, we are extremely busy with new patients who see this as an opportunity to have cosmetic surgery due to virtual work situations. By working remotely, a patient can have most plastic surgery procedures done on a Friday and be back at work via Zoom, telephone or computer Monday.”

Dover OH, facial plastic surgeon David Hartman, MD has seen it, too. “Many patients are now working remotely from their homes to a far greater extent than ever—this affords many individuals more control of their work schedules and allows them to be less concerned about more lengthy recovery times,” he says, pinpointing one patient group in particular. 

“We’ve seen this recovery-time-concern decline most notably in men. Working from home has markedly opened the door for men to step forward and schedule cases knowing they can recover, under the radar, from home, while continuing to work. Men seeking cosmetic surgery in our

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Bathroom Sink Market to Witness Increased Usage in Residential Application During 2020-2030, COVID-19 has Cued a Slump in demand: Fact.MR

The bathroom sink market is anticipated to foresee sturdy growth, as an aftershock of the increasing hospitality and construction sector, particularly in Europe, North America, and rising new markets in the Asia Pacific region.

ROCKVILLE, MD / ACCESSWIRE / September 16, 2020 / The bathroom sink market is projected to grow at a 7% value CAGR over the assessment period from 2020 to 2030. As per a recent Fact.MR report, the growing infrastructure sector, in both, non-residential and residential application areas, is to fuel the bathroom sinks demand throughout the assessment period. The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the consumption and buying habits of the consumers since the enactment of nationwide lockdown, due to the temporary suspension of non-essential products.

“Growing spending from regional governments for better sanitation amenities is likely to generate numerous development prospects for bathroom sink manufacturers,” opines FACT.MR analyst.

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Bathroom Sink Market- Critical Takeaways

  • In terms of product, the under-mount sinks will be accounting for 24.4% of the overall market revenue share in 2020 and will generate an absolute $ opportunity of US$ 1.9 Billion towards 2030 end.
  • Based on application, bathroom sinks sales for residential applications will record a remarkable 7% CAGR over the assessment period.
  • Asia Pacific has shown impressive growth in the production and application in the bathroom sink market, registering an 8% CAGR.
  • MEA will exhibit a maximum growth rate than average in value terms, over the assessment period.

Bathroom Sink Market- Drivers

  • Rapid industrialization and advancements in construction technology will provide an impetus to market growth.
  • Steady growth in the worldwide construction sector particularly in emerging regions remains the primary market driver.
  • A growing number of five-star restaurants and hotels in emerging countries in Asia and MEA support demand.
  • The assurance of global presence through digital platforms has provided a boost for market development.

Bathroom Sink Market- Restraints

  • The high price associated with designs and customization of bathroom sink might hamper growth.
  • Fluctuations in raw material costs act as a restraint for the development of the market.

Bathroom Sink Market-COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 has put a dent on the revenue pool of the bathroom sink market. Impacting majorly most of the nations, the outbreak has inflicted strict social distancing and lockdowns measures. This has ensued in the supply chain disruption. The crisis has significantly influenced customer needs in the market. Nevertheless, governments are putting resources of huge amounts for the increment of enhanced sanitation amenities. These investments would welfare the bathroom sink market, and increment in demand is estimated until halfway of the projected period.

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Competitive Landscape

Major companies identified in the global bathroom sink market include LAUFEN Bathrooms AG, Kohler Co., LIXIL Group Corp., Roca Sanitario, S.A., Meon Inc., Huida Sanitary Ware, Annwa, and Duravit. Key participants in the market to focus

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