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Covid-19 death toll crosses 1700 in China

Covid-19 death toll crosses 1700 in China

The virus spread last month as millions travelled across China for the Lunar New Year holiday, which was extended to try to prevent more infections. A circular by the provincial government said the ...

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China sees rise in new virus cases; death toll rises by 105

China sees rise in new virus cases; death toll rises by 105

In most outbreaks in the past, just like the SARS outbreak and the Ebola outbreak in Africa, the trend went from a rapid increase in cases, and after the peak, it will slowly level off until no more i...

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Millions quarantined in China as coronavirus death toll rises to 1,770

Millions quarantined in China as coronavirus death toll rises to 1,770

Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech over the weekend has indicated he was aware of the coronavirus outbreak in early January, almost two weeks before he spoke about it publicly, opening up criticis...

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As cruise ship COVID-19 numbers climb, nations evacuate passengers

As cruise ship COVID-19 numbers climb, nations evacuate passengers

He said: "All we've got is a message about an hour ago from the. embassy based in Tokyo, to say they've acknowledged the Americans are taking their folk home today". British citizens trapped on a crui...

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Mumps cases soar to highest number in a decade

Mumps cases soar to highest number in a decade

The trend is continuing, with 546 new cases last month, compared to 191 in January previous year. The steep rise in cases in 2019 has been largely driven by outbreaks in universities and colleges. B...

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Coronavirus: health chiefs contact conference delegates

Coronavirus: health chiefs contact conference delegates

Labour MP for Leeds North West Alex Sobel, who attended the summit, tweeted that he was low risk but had called NHS 111 to be assessed. Meanwhile, the quarantine of 83 people being held in Arrowe Pa...

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US flu deaths hit 14,000, haven’t peaked yet, CDC says

US flu deaths hit 14,000, haven’t peaked yet, CDC says

While the scale of the 1918-19 flu epidemic remains unparallelled, another pandemic is inevitable, experts say. "We always get flu shots every year hoping they get it right and it can protect us ver...

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First coronavirus death in Europe: Chinese tourist DIES in French hospital

First coronavirus death in Europe: Chinese tourist DIES in French hospital

There were over 4,800 cases reported in Hubei on Friday and 2,420 on Saturday. The US has 15 total cases of COVID-19. The proportion is higher in Wuhan, the Hubei city where the outbreak started, but ...

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France reports first death in Europe from Coronavirus

France reports first death in Europe from Coronavirus

The disclosure indicates top leaders knew about the outbreak's potential severity weeks before such dangers were made known to the public. The death toll in mainland China from COVID-19, a disease...

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China records over 5000 coronavirus cases within 24 hours

China records over 5000 coronavirus cases within 24 hours

As part of measures to contain coronavirus , Beijing has ordered everyone returning to the city to go into quarantine for 14 days or risk punishment. China's National Health Commission said the joi...

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France announces 1st death in Europe of COVID-19 patient

France announces 1st death in Europe of COVID-19 patient

World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said: "It is our current understanding that the new case definition widens the net, and includes not only lab-confirmed cases but also clinically di...

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Europe records first coronavirus death

Europe records first coronavirus death

Professor Buzyn said she had been told about the death of the patient - who had been in hospital in Paris since late last month - late on Friday. Until the death in France, there had been three deat...

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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) - 14 February 2020 - China

The daughter of the elderly Chinese woman is also infected but is believed to be recovering, the French health minister said. Currently, France has 11 known cases of the virus, including the lates...

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Virus Outbreak: Toll from coronavirus on health workers in China rises unabated

Virus Outbreak: Toll from coronavirus on health workers in China rises unabated

The deceased patient, a Chinese tourist from the province of Hubei, had a serious lung infection caused by the COVID-19 virus. The World Health Organization ( WHO ) has warned the virus poses a "g...

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Coronavirus patient took an Uber to London hospital

Coronavirus patient took an Uber to London hospital

Almost 800 people were tested on Thursday for the virus across the United Kingdom after the ninth confirmed case of coronavirus , also known as COVID-19, the Metro report said. Before this only three...

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Gatineau couple among confirmed coronavirus cases aboard Diamond Pincess cruise

Gatineau couple among confirmed coronavirus cases aboard Diamond Pincess cruise

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that almost 380 American citizens would return on the flight. "We will provide information about your final destination prior to boarding the plane", th...

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Chinese tourist in France is Europe's first coronavirus death

France has recorded 11 cases of the virus, out of a global total of nearly 67,000. So far it has killed 1,500 people, the overwhelming majority in China. More than 66,000 people have now been infecte...

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Coronavirus: Death toll in China surges past 1,500

Coronavirus: Death toll in China surges past 1,500

Egypt on Friday counted the first infection on the African continent. The revision added almost 15,000 patients to Hubei's tally on Thursday, with the World Health Organization noting that cases g...

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World Health Organization extends emergency status of Ebola in DR Congo

World Health Organization extends emergency status of Ebola in DR Congo

United Nations health agency experts meet today to decide whether the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo should still be considered a global health emergency, following a sharp decli...

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Japan Tourist Shows Coronavirus Symptoms While On Hawaii Vacation

The greatest immediate focus is to identify and track down individuals who had "prolonged, face-to-face contacts" with the Japanese man after he began showing symptoms on Oahu, said Dr Sarah Park, the...

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Backed Medicaid work requirement rejected by United States appeals court

Backed Medicaid work requirement rejected by United States appeals court

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal appeals court panel in Washington has upheld a lower court's decision that blocked the Trump administration's work requirements for Medicaid recipients. Under th...

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Coronavirus: 9th United Kingdom case confirmed

Coronavirus: 9th United Kingdom case confirmed

He said: "Delay is the next stage of what we need to do because if we are going to get an outbreak in the United Kingdom - this is an if, not a when - but if we do, putting it back in time into the ...

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Coronavirus cases stabilise, but outbreak could go any way

Coronavirus cases stabilise, but outbreak could go any way

WHO has renamed the 2019-nCoV to COVID-19, under agreed guidelines between WHO, the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to represent th...

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Culinary Union says Bernie Sanders would end its health care

Culinary Union says Bernie Sanders would end its health care

February 12-Bernie Sanders has reached front-runner status in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination after a strong showing last week in the Iowa caucus and an outright win Tuesday i...

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Egypt confirms first coronavirus case, says affected person is a foreigner

Egypt confirms first coronavirus case, says affected person is a foreigner

Patients infected with the disease are presenting with a wide range of symptoms, she said, adding that a lot of them seem to have mild disease and about 20% appear to progress to severe disease, inclu...

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Virus cases rise as experts question China's numbers

Virus cases rise as experts question China's numbers

The WHO has been able to track down the source of transmission in all but eight of the 441 cases of the virus outside China , its head of emergencies Michael Ryan said. Meantime, the vulnerability of...

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China's coronavirus death toll surpasses 1400, but fewer new cases

The doubts over accuracy of data grew after Hubei's health commission early on Thursday reported that the number of confirmed cases in the area went up to 14,840 on Wednesday from 1,638 on Tuesday. "W...

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Coronavirus: Senior Chinese officials 'removed' as death toll rises

Coronavirus: Senior Chinese officials 'removed' as death toll rises

Hubei has started using a broader definition to diagnose people, which accounts for most of the rise in cases. The epidemic has given China's ruling Communist Party one of its sternest challenges in...

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Coronavirus death toll jumps by record 242 in just one day

Coronavirus death toll jumps by record 242 in just one day

The death toll in China from the outbreak now stands at 1,483. Authorities said 63,851 confirmed cases have been reported, while in the last 24 hours, 121 people have died and more than 5,090 new ...

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People Quarantined in Vietnam because of the Coronavirus

People Quarantined in Vietnam because of the Coronavirus

Each resident in the commune will be provided with a daily stipend of VND40,000 (US$1.7), and an additional VND60,000 ($2.5) per quarantined household, during the isolation period. On the same day, ...

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The World Health Organization Named The New Coronavirus

The World Health Organization Named The New Coronavirus "COVID-19"

This week's christening comes as the coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,000; more than 43,000 cases have been reported in China and overseas. In Hubei province alone, the epicenter of the coron...

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United Kingdom: 1st coronavirus case in London, China numbers skyrocket with ‘new category’

Dr Robin Thompson, of the University of Oxford, said: 'In general, if an initial case is in a densely populated area, then the risk of sustained person-to-person transmission following is higher. Expe...

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Southern Wisconsin child dies from the flu

Southern Wisconsin child dies from the flu

OSDH report shows the number of new and previously reported hospitalizations with testing between September 1, 2019 - February 1, 2020 are 1443. Contagion® will continue to monitor influenza cases...

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CDC confirms 15th case of coronavirus in the United States

CDC confirms 15th case of coronavirus in the United States

A fifteenth American has coronavirus, USA officials announced Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) today confirmed an infection with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Te...

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West Virginia reports first flu-related child death

West Virginia reports first flu-related child death

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 19 million Americans have been infected with the flu so far this season, and 180,000 of them have been hospitalized bec...

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