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Ontario confirms 58 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 369 active

Ontario confirms 58 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 369 active

In Wuhan, China there have been "no cases reported publicly" for two days. A man in his 40s from the Simcoe Muskoka area, who had travelled to England, had to be hospitalized but many are recovering...

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Coronavirus: Italy records highest single-day death toll, again; Army called

Coronavirus: Italy records highest single-day death toll, again; Army called

The total number of CCP virus cases in Italy rose to 47,021 from a previous 41,035, said Italy's Civil Protection, as reported by Italian daily Corriere Della Sera . "We have saturated our mattress...

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Indian govt, World Health Organization start WhatsApp chatbots to provide information about COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has spread to as many as 185 countries around the world has already affected over 2,50,000 people and claimed the lives of over 10,000. "We are also working hard to increa...

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B.C. restaurants ordered to move to takeout, delivery only

B.C. restaurants ordered to move to takeout, delivery only

Henry said young people are now the biggest health concern, because they "feel that they're immune to this". As of Thursday, the Vancouver Coastal Health region had 56 per cent of COVID-19 cases in ...

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Coronavirus outbreak: Saskatchewan declares state of emergency

Coronavirus outbreak: Saskatchewan declares state of emergency

All but one of the 16 total people who have tested positive for the virus in the province are well enough to self-isolate at home, while the one remaining person is in hospital for "medical reasons no...

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All restaurants in the United Kingdom ordered to close immediately

All restaurants in the United Kingdom ordered to close immediately

Following the government's advice given on Monday for the public to avoid public places and pubs and restaurants, Boris Johnson made the instruction official Friday, ordering cafes, pubs, clubs, res...

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Covid-19: No concessional tickets except for patients, students, 'divyangjan'

Covid-19: No concessional tickets except for patients, students, 'divyangjan'

Some of the trains cancelled are Pune-Jabalpur Special, Madgaon Express, LTT Nanded Express, Tadoba Express, New Delhi-Jabalpur Shridham Super Fast Express, Mumbai-Aurangabad Jan Shatabdi Express, Ana...

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ICE to halt most deportation efforts amid coronavirus

ICE to halt most deportation efforts amid coronavirus

For people who aren't a subject of those investigations, the agency said it will "exercise discretion to delay enforcement actions until after the crisis or utilize alternatives to detention, as appro...

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Coronavirus vaccine trials to begin in United Kingdom next month

Coronavirus vaccine trials to begin in United Kingdom next month

The mRNA vaccine works by introducing a genetic sequence for coding a disease's specific antigen, such as the spike protein on the surface of the novel coronavirus . What did Boris Johnson say about ...

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People with Blood Type A More Prone to COVID-19, Study Says

People with Blood Type A More Prone to COVID-19, Study Says

According to the study, of 206 patients who had been killed by the virus in Wuhan, 85 had type A blood, which is 63 per cent more than those with type O blood. Scientists looked at blood group patte...

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European Union leaders disapprove of United States travel restrictions over coronavirus

European Union leaders disapprove of United States travel restrictions over coronavirus

The White House, which declared a national emergency Friday that could release up to $50 billion to fight the outbreak, had previously said Trump and vice-president Mike Pence would not be tested. Ame...

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BC RCMP warn of scammers using COVID-19 to make a buck

BC RCMP warn of scammers using COVID-19 to make a buck

This includes exploiting tragedies and global emergencies. This relates to online scams, where people have ordered protective masks, hand sanitisers and other products associated to the Coronavirus....

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People under 44 make up 20% of hospitalized coronavirus patients: CDC

People under 44 make up 20% of hospitalized coronavirus patients: CDC

The CDC report found no deaths among people 19 and younger - and less than 1% of hospitalizations involved people in that age range. "Percentages of ICU admissions were lowest among adults aged 20-4...

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Trump makes the case for chloroquine as a coronavirus treatment

Trump makes the case for chloroquine as a coronavirus treatment

The FDA could not be reached for comment, but chloroquine is not now on its drugs in shortage list. There are now no vaccines or treatments approved for the disease, but researchers are studying e...

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Coronavirus Hits Older People Hardest. But Millennials, Gen Xers Can Be Vulnerable

Coronavirus Hits Older People Hardest. But Millennials, Gen Xers Can Be Vulnerable

The ages of 2,449 of those patients were reported , the CDC said , and of those, 6% were 85 or older, and 25% were between 65 and 84. The CDC said it had confirmed 4,226 cases of COVID-19 in the ...

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New coronavirus can survive on some surfaces for days

New coronavirus can survive on some surfaces for days

For example, the study found the median half life of SARS-CoV-2 on plastic was 6.8 hours, meaning that 6.8 hours after it first got on the plastic surface there was half as much there as there h...

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China sees record number of imported coronavirus cases

In Hubei province, which was the epicenter of the initial outbreak that quickly spread to the rest of China and then went global, there were zero new cases, either domestic or from overseas, the commi...

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Italy records more COVID-19 deaths than China

Italy records more COVID-19 deaths than China

Italian and world experts have often attributed the record number of deaths and contagions to Italy's wide elderly population - the most fragile and more exposed to the virus' complications - and a de...

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New Cases Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Republic

New Cases Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Republic

There are still less than 5 confirmed cases in Donegal with the highest concentration, 51% in Dublin. Of the healthcare workers affected, 61% had not been travelling out of Ireland with 37% of their c...

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Digestive symptoms common among COVID-19 patients: Study #46688

Digestive symptoms common among COVID-19 patients: Study #46688

Diarrhea and other digestive symptoms are the main complaint in nearly half of patients with coronavirus , Chinese researchers report. The study comes from the Wuhan Medical Treatment Expert Group fo...

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'Signs of hope': 2 patients recover from COVID-19 in Alberta

'Signs of hope': 2 patients recover from COVID-19 in Alberta

There are now 146 confirmed cases of the illness in the province of Alberta and almost 900 in Canada. Alberta has already postponed elective and non-emergency surgeries because of the coronavirus. "...

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Coronavirus Is Putting Significant Number of Younger Adults in Hospital: CDC

Coronavirus Is Putting Significant Number of Younger Adults in Hospital: CDC

But the CDC researchers also found that of the 508 known hospitalizations for coronavirus in the US, 38% of patients were between ages 20 and 54, and almost half of the 121 sickest patients - those ...

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Antimalarials Not Formally Approved, But Access Is Being Expanded - FDA

Antimalarials Not Formally Approved, But Access Is Being Expanded - FDA

And normally the FDA would take a long time to approve something like that, and it's - it was approved very, very quickly and it's now approved, by prescription", Trump said . As the coronavirus issu...

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Italy reports 427 new deaths from coronavirus, surpasses China

Italy reports 427 new deaths from coronavirus, surpasses China

An additional 643 cases have been confirmed over the course of 24 hours, taking the total in the United Kingdom to 3,269 confirmed cases. Italy's outbreak came to light in the north of the country on ...

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Wall Street swings up and down as volatility retains grip

Wall Street swings up and down as volatility retains grip

In one of the most dire forecasts yet issued for the potential hit from the epidemic, a JP Morgan economist said the USA economy could shrink 4 per cent this quarter and 14 per cent next quarter, an...

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Alberta records 1st COVID-19 death; man in 60s with other conditions

She underscored the virus is very risky, as evidenced by the number of deaths. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the joint initiative with Telus Health comes at a time when the health system is ask...

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FDA approves 4 Covid-19 test kits

FDA approves 4 Covid-19 test kits

The company is also trying to see if it can provide them free of charge in partnership with government and public health partners. "Given the high demand for testing, the company will work rapidly to ...

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BioNTech : Pfizer, BioNTech to Work Together on Potential Coronavirus Vaccine

BioNTech : Pfizer, BioNTech to Work Together on Potential Coronavirus Vaccine

The companies will begin to work together with immediate effect, although the financial terms of the agreement and clauses relating to the manufacture, development and commercialisation are yet to be ...

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Italy Reports Over 30,000 Coronavirus Cases With More Than 2,500 Deaths

Italy Reports Over 30,000 Coronavirus Cases With More Than 2,500 Deaths

Italy's death count alone is 2,978. Some 3,245 people have died in China since the virus first emerged there late a year ago, but Italy's outbreak only came to light on February 21. The first sub-Sa...

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U.S. markets open in the red; Dow Jones down 0.42 percent

U.S. markets open in the red; Dow Jones down 0.42 percent

On up days and down days the Dow has generally underperformed the market as a whole. "That's not my favorite type of trading, but the day-to-day swings and the overnight moves are pretty insane". US e...

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Second COVID-19 related death confirmed in Ontario

Second COVID-19 related death confirmed in Ontario

Etches said she appreciates that many people will be anxious if they can't be tested to confirm whether or not they have COVID-19. The man did have an underlying health condition, officials said. Of...

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CDC research shows COVID-19 death rates in the United States so far

CDC research shows COVID-19 death rates in the United States so far

The ratio jumps to almost two in five - 38% - when the age bracket is increased to 54. "I think everyone should be paying attention to this", Stephen Morse, a teacher of public health at Columbia Un...

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Second death from COVID-19 in Ontario

Second death from COVID-19 in Ontario

Fort Frances has one confirmed case, and two people are being monitored for the virus at the Atikokan General Hospital. Ontario has the most recorded cases of COVID-19 with 257 as of Thursday mornin...

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Family ravaged by coronavirus loses fourth member

Family ravaged by coronavirus loses fourth member

Grace Fusco was breathing with help from a ventilator, and was unaware of the deaths of her two oldest children, Paradiso-Fodera told the Times . © Provided by The New York Times Ms. According to...

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New Coronavirus Wasn't Made in a Lab, Genomic Study Shows

New Coronavirus Wasn't Made in a Lab, Genomic Study Shows

They firmly determined that SARS-CoV-2 originated through natural processes. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging widely in severity. "Severe acute respirat...

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