Thursday September 24-th, 2020

First British coronavirus death confirmed First British coronavirus death confirmed

A man who had been a passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise ship has died, the first British national to die from the coronavirus. "They are now being treated in Japan and the latest reports indicate that they are now asymptomatic". The C-17 Gl...

New coronavirus cases in mainland China fall to lowest since January New coronavirus cases in mainland China fall to lowest since January

He reiterated his call for all countries to act aggressively and swiftly. It urged the public to take preventive measures. As of 27 February, there were 318 newly confirmed cases in Hubei, of which 313 were registered in Wuhan, the epicentre of the...

First case of 'community spread' of coronavirus found in California

The newest coronavirus patient in the United States has been on a ventilator at a California hospital since last week. The patient arrived at UC Davis Medical Center from another hospital February 19 and "had already been intubated, was on a ven...

Why WHO has not declared Coronavirus as a pandemic Why WHO has not declared Coronavirus as a pandemic

But as the outbreak eases in China it is surging elsewhere. Greece confirmed its first case of coronavirus in the port city of Thessaloniki. "We have been anticipating the potential for such a case in the U.S.", Dr. Germany has about 27 cases...

About 40% of US adults are obese, government survey finds About 40% of US adults are obese, government survey finds

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had also warned Americans not to travel to South Korea as it had reported a total of 893 coronavirus cases by Tuesday. And more than 9 percent of Americans have severe obesity, a figure that ...

Coronavirus spreading faster outside China Coronavirus spreading faster outside China

Iran has a particularly high number of deaths relative to the number of confirmed cases - around 10 percent - compared to a level of around 2 percent elsewhere. Of the new cases, 134 were from Daegu city, where the virus is believed to have been pas...

Why NorCal’s new coronavirus case is significant: Infectious disease expert explains Why NorCal’s new coronavirus case is significant: Infectious disease expert explains

David Ige. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , headquartered in Atlanta, announced on Wednesday a new case of the COVID-19 disease in California , a diagnosis that was delayed because testing wasn't done immediately. The chart whic...

NZ confirms case of Covid-19 coronavirus NZ confirms case of Covid-19 coronavirus

The person, from Iran, is in Auckland City Hospital and the results of their test will be made public this afternoon, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield told reporters at a press conference today. Public health officials have begun tracing ...

State monitors hundreds for possible symptoms of new virus State monitors hundreds for possible symptoms of new virus

Those individuals got cleared at the various airports they traveled to from China and have since come back to Boston. So far, there has only been one confirmed case of coronavirus in MA - a UMass Boston student who had recently traveled to Wuhan, C...

New coronavirus epidemic at 'decisive point': World Health Organization chief New coronavirus epidemic at 'decisive point': World Health Organization chief

The US and South Korean militaries announced the postponement of joint exercises planned for this spring after Seoul declared its highest "severe" alert level over the virus which has claimed 12 lives out of nearly 1,600 cases, the highest number out...

Hong Kong to give big cash handouts as economy reels from virus Hong Kong to give big cash handouts as economy reels from virus

Financial Secretary Paul Chan unveiled the cash gift in the annual budget , committing a colossal HK$120 billion to help alleviate the worst economic downturn the global financial hub has faced in a decade. "Hong Kong's economy is facing enormous ch...

Hawaii Has Sent No Coronavirus Samples To Be Tested. Here's Why Hawaii Has Sent No Coronavirus Samples To Be Tested. Here's Why

The case raised questions about how quickly public health officials are moving to diagnose and treat new cases. If confirmed, the development represents a new and more complicated challenge in the battle against the virus in the US . The state a...

Coronavirus cases emerging faster outside China Coronavirus cases emerging faster outside China

And President Emmanuel Macron said France, the world's most visited country which has recorded two deaths, was preparing for a jump in cases. "You can save lives", Tedros said. "My advice to these countries is to move swiftly". Australian Prime...

S. Korea reports 256 new virus cases, total tops 2,000

Since the first outbreak on January 20 in South Korea, the pace of infections had not been alarming until February 18, when a 61-year-old woman who is tied to the Daegu religious sect tested positive for the virus. In France, authorities on Thursda...

A clean shave lowers coronavirus chances when wearing a mask — CDC

Following the confirmation of the case in California, the state health authority said , "We have been anticipating the potential for such a case in the USA, and given our close familial, social and business relationships with China, it is not unexpe...

Ontario woman and her husband test positive for coronavirus Ontario woman and her husband test positive for coronavirus

This new confirmed case comes on the heels of the fifth confirmed positive case in Toronto. The woman, who was not identified, first sought medical care at a hospital in Vacaville, a city of more than 100,000 people about 95 kilometres from San F...

California monitors more than 8,000 people for coronavirus California monitors more than 8,000 people for coronavirus

The individual, whose identity has not been publicly disclosed, was transferred to the University of California at Davis Medical Center from another hospital in northern California. U.S. health authorities said they've identified the first case of ...

China coronavirus death toll rises to 2,744 China coronavirus death toll rises to 2,744

That brings the total accumulated number of confirmed cases in mainland China so far to 78,824. Likewise, people who can not be immediately ruled out as having contracted the disease will be given 1,000 yuan ($142.50), while those deemed to be " susp...

No. of Chinese entering S. Korea drops amid spread of coronavirus No. of Chinese entering S. Korea drops amid spread of coronavirus

There are "ongoing" conversations at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about expanding airport health screenings for the novel coronavirus due to the rapid spread of the infection in Italy , South Korea and Japan, according to an...

Health ministers are coming together to review coronavirus response Health ministers are coming together to review coronavirus response

Prof Mackay explained that we already have four strains of coronaviruses - a family of viruses named for their distinctive corona, or "crown", of sugary proteins encircling the particle. There, he and 24 other experts toured around Beijing, Guangdo...

Moderna ships first batch of coronavirus vaccine for human trials

USA health officials will lead the first clinical trial, planning to test the vaccine for safety in healthy adults. "The confusion is we're close to starting a phase one trial to determine safety", Fauci told CNN's "New Day." "Nothing has ever go...

The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Northern Ireland The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Northern Ireland

Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland at the media briefing last night. The senior official said: 'The risk to the rest of the population is low'. It's the first confirmed case on the island of Ireland. "We have well-tr...

Australia to close schools, cancel sports in event of coronavirus outbreak Australia to close schools, cancel sports in event of coronavirus outbreak

On average, however, World Health Organization says people with mild cases recover in about two weeks, while those who are sicker can take anywhere from three to six weeks. Meanwhile, the number of new cases and deaths declined at the disease epice...

New US Coronavirus Case May Be First from Unknown Origin

Newsom said that 49 jurisdictions are monitoring "8,400-plus" people for the virus. "Italy is, you know, a deeper problem, and we're checking people coming in very, very strongly from those and at some point we may cut that off", he later added.

Coronavirus now spreading faster outside China Coronavirus now spreading faster outside China

Since it was first identified in mid-December in the Chinese city of Wuhan , the virus has killed 2,800 worldwide. Iran's coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the most outside China . He said 96.5 percent of the total number of 80,98...

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