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Covid-19 hospital numbers continue to dwindle

Covid-19 hospital numbers continue to dwindle

There is now a total of 86 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in hospital. The report said New Zealand will officially be free of the virus if no cases are reported in the next week, as health officials sa...

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Liberals push forward with COVID-19 bill despite likely impasse

Liberals push forward with COVID-19 bill despite likely impasse

Canada's minority Liberal government suffered a legislative setback Wednesday as opposition parties refused to give unanimous consent to speedily pass the latest emergency legislation proposed by Pri...

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Woman in her twenties has double lung transplant due to coronavirus

Woman in her twenties has double lung transplant due to coronavirus

She had been hospitalised and on ventilators for six weeks at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago , United States. Doctors repeatedly tested fluid from her lungs to be certain she was negativ...

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Leiden coronavirus vaccine trial brought forward to July

Leiden coronavirus vaccine trial brought forward to July

The United States last week identified five companies as the most likely candidates to produce a vaccine for the coronavirus . Currently, there are over 130 coronavirus vaccines under development a...

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UK PM Johnson says lockdown led by scientific evidence after timing criticised

UK PM Johnson says lockdown led by scientific evidence after timing criticised

According to Department of Health figures, a further 245 people in the United Kingdom have died with coronavirus as of 5pm on Tuesday, taking the total to 41,128 deaths. Professor Ferguson was stood...

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World Health Organization backtracks saying asymptomatic coronavirus spread is 'very rare'

World Health Organization backtracks saying asymptomatic coronavirus spread is 'very rare'

Evidence suggests people with symptoms are most infectious, but the disease can be passed on before they develop. Dr. Jameson said while COVID-19 cases where people don't have symptoms do exist, t...

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The number of coronavirus deaths United Kingdom exceeds 50,000, the official body says

The number of coronavirus deaths United Kingdom exceeds 50,000, the official body says

However the Government figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the United Kingdom, with the true death toll thought to have passed 51,000. Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vall...

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United Kingdom records 64,000 excess deaths during pandemic - ONS

Professor Ferguson estimated the final death toll could be up to 50,000, which suggests that some 25,000 lives could have been saved. He also said the death toll would have been lower if residents o...

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People living alone allowed to form 'bubble' with another household in England

People living alone allowed to form 'bubble' with another household in England

The changes will benefit those who live alone and single parents with children under 18. However, addressing those who can't form bubbles, he said: "I know how hard it is for those who are shielding...

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WHO Discloses: The Global Coronavirus Situation Getting Out Of Hand

WHO Discloses: The Global Coronavirus Situation Getting Out Of Hand

Nearly 75 percent of yesterday's cases come from 10 countries, mostly in the Americas and South Asia. Cases have topped 100,000 for nine of the past 10 days, he added. "Though the problem in Europe is...

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Lockdown a week earlier 'could have halved death toll' says scientist

Lockdown a week earlier 'could have halved death toll' says scientist

However, he reinforced his point that had they been introduced earlier, there would have been fewer deaths. Including cases where coronavirus was suspected but not confirmed by a test, the total is ...

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NY health commissioner wants to reduce nursing home worker Covid-19 testing

NY health commissioner wants to reduce nursing home worker Covid-19 testing

Industry officials complained the mandatory testing costs too much. Leaders of nursing homes and their industry groups argued for weeks that mandatory testing was costly and logistically hard, requi...

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Winnebago County Fair canceled

Winnebago County Fair canceled

Carnival rides will not be a part of the fair this year. The judges will come the following day to score the projects, 100% based off of quality and write-ups. Robinson says they're expecting a good t...

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More than 400,000 people flew yesterday, the TSA said

More than 400,000 people flew yesterday, the TSA said

Instead, COVID-19 cases in the United States are approaching 2 million and at least 110,514 people have died of the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University statistics. Michael Mina, an epidemiolo...

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World Health Organization says 40% of COVID-19 cases may be asymptomatic

World Health Organization says 40% of COVID-19 cases may be asymptomatic

He said , "I still feel that the majority of transmissions in our country are from symptomatic people and when you think about it, it actually makes sense". Meanwhile, Michael Ryan, executive directo...

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'Nightmare' Coronavirus 'Isn't Over Yet' - White House Adviser

'Nightmare' Coronavirus 'Isn't Over Yet' - White House Adviser

In the United States, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, counting more than 1,979,971 illnesses and at least 112,006 deaths. Dr. Fauci, the longtime...

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Potential COVID-19 vaccine from China shows promise in animal tests

Potential COVID-19 vaccine from China shows promise in animal tests

The government-funded phase 3 studies will enroll about 30,000 people each, testing the vaccines against placebo in places where the virus is circulating, WSJ reports . If the incidence is low, "we w...

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Murphy lifts stay-at-home order

Murphy lifts stay-at-home order

While social distancing measures will continue to be in place, face coverings will be encouraged, and calls for regular hand washing will be ubiquitous, it is the state's expansion of a contact tracin...

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96 new cases, 2 deaths in Douglas County

96 new cases, 2 deaths in Douglas County

Testing confirmed almost two dozen new cases of the novel coronavirus in the county, the health department said. One person was released from home isolation Tuesday, pushing that total to 45. County...

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Symptomatic, Asymptomatic, Presymptomatic: Who Can Spread The Coronavirus?

Symptomatic, Asymptomatic, Presymptomatic: Who Can Spread The Coronavirus?

And what Van Kerkhove had been saying yesterday at the press conference - saying it was very rare to see documented cases of an asymptomatic person transmitting the virus on to someone else. Dr. Van K...

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WHO Official Clarifies Claim That Asymptomatic Coronavirus Spread is ‘Very Rare’

WHO Official Clarifies Claim That Asymptomatic Coronavirus Spread is ‘Very Rare’

The "clarification" at a World Health Organization social media chat showed many questions remained about whether infected people who don't show symptoms like high fever, dry cough or difficulty...

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WHO Backtracks On Asymptomatic COVID-19 Comments

WHO Backtracks On Asymptomatic COVID-19 Comments

Some infected people never show symptoms, and experts would consider those to be actual asymptomatic cases. Asymptomatic cases are generally identified through contact tracing, as many countries...

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'Support Bubbles' Allow People Isolating Alone To Join Another Household

'Support Bubbles' Allow People Isolating Alone To Join Another Household

But in a move which will dash the hopes of many , one of the two households in the bubble must be either a single person living alone or a single parent with children. - Professor Neil Ferguson, a ...

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United Kingdom passes 50000 coronavirus-related deaths, Europe's worst hit

United Kingdom passes 50000 coronavirus-related deaths, Europe's worst hit

At least 50,413 people were killed in late May, with Covid-19 reporting on their death certificates, according to the National Statistics Office of England and Wales (ONS), Scotland's National Archive...

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Lockdowns in 11 European countries may have prevented over 3 mln deaths

Lockdowns in 11 European countries may have prevented over 3 mln deaths

By comparing the number of deaths counted with deaths predicted by their model if no lockdown measures had been introduced, they found some 3.1 million deaths were averted. But they found that lockd...

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40% of infections from asymptomatic people

40% of infections from asymptomatic people

While WHO says asymptomatic spread can still occur, scientists believe it's no longer the main way the virus is being transmitted. Van Kerkhove, the WHO's Covid-19 technical lead, said that on ...

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Lockdown restrictions prevented 60 million COVID-19 infections in US

Lockdown restrictions prevented 60 million COVID-19 infections in US

The US in particular avoided 4.8 million confirmed cases, corresponding to about 60 million infections, according to the researchers. If large-scale shutdown policies - such as ordering people to st...

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DuPage County reports 33 cases of COVID-19, 3 deaths, on Monday

DuPage County reports 33 cases of COVID-19, 3 deaths, on Monday

One in Oklahoma County, a female in the 65 and older age group. Nevada hospitals have resumed limited visitation for patients not dealing with COVID-19. Women account for 54% of all county COVID-19 ...

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Spread of virus from people without symptoms is 'rare'

Spread of virus from people without symptoms is 'rare'

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove , the WHO's technical lead on the coronavirus , initially stated Monday, "From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onw...

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Democratic Kentucky governor promises health care coverage for '100%' of black residents

Democratic Kentucky governor promises health care coverage for '100%' of black residents

Beshear said the Kentucky State Fair will be allowed to take place in August, but with several restrictions. He didn't provide details about how he'll achieve it, but said his administration will conn...

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World Health Organization says 40% of Covid-19 transmissions may be through asymptomatic people

World Health Organization says 40% of Covid-19 transmissions may be through asymptomatic people

Van Kerkhove explained she was responding to a question at Monday's conference and not stating a policy of the WHO. The concept of " asymptomatic " is particularly tricky and can be applied differen...

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Flint Gym Cuts Ties With CrossFit After CEO's Insensitive Tweets

Flint Gym Cuts Ties With CrossFit After CEO's Insensitive Tweets

Medeieros said he simply can't accept Glassman's apology. After receiving backlash for his tweet , he issued this apology: "I, CrossFit HQ, and the CrossFit community will not stand for racism". ...

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COVID-19 continues assault on Person County

The update comes after Kendall County Coroner Jacquie Purcell confirmed May 28 there were no additional COVID-19-related deaths occurring within the county's borders since May 11 . About 33% are reco...

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119 receive Covid-19 test results after contact with worker

119 receive Covid-19 test results after contact with worker

QUEENSLAND'S newest confirmed COVID-19 case travelled on a flight which went from Brisbane to Bundaberg and continued to Gladstone it was revealed today. "We know he was infectious on the Monday when ...

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Lowest Daily COVID-19 Case Count Monday Since March 30

On Sunday the Cherokee County EMA released a statement saying now only five active cases remain. Statewide, the cumulative number of confirmed Coronavirus cases has reached 20,590 with 714 deaths ...

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