Virus roundup … 

    • Twenty states have reported at least one record high day of new COVID-19 cases during the first five days of November, according to Johns Hopkins University. The states are: Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah and West Virginia. 

    • The widespread effects of COVID-19 on those infected increasingly have led researchers to focus on how the virus sabotages the body’s blood vessels, and new studies show that the virus specifically affects the lining of blood vessels, NPR reports. 

    • Aspirin is being studied as a possible treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19—because of how it prevents blood clots—in the world’s largest study into a range of potential treatments for the disease, according to MarketWatch.

    Read more stories on how the coronavirus is impacting the Baton Rouge business community. See a roundup of resources available to those impacted by the pandemic. Click here to see a 225 magazine list of local restaurants offering patio seating or indoor dining during phase three of reopening.