Monday January 24-th, 2022

N.C. governor issues statewide order to wear face coverings N.C. governor issues statewide order to wear face coverings

Why it matters: Coronavirus hospitalizations in the state have continued to rise since last month, although there was a slight dip on Wednesday, according to state health department data. There are exceptions that include situations when a medical c...

Gilead targets remdesivir supply for 2 million COVID-19 patients by year-end Gilead targets remdesivir supply for 2 million COVID-19 patients by year-end

Hetero is among drugmakers with agreements with US-based Gilead. "If the trials are successful, this could represent important progress". Remdesivir is now given to patients intravenously through daily infusions in the hospital. Last week, Gilead...

Governor asks Southern California county to reimpose stay-at-home order

As California surpassed 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered one of the hardest-hit counties to reimplement its stay-at-home order. We are not out of the first wave. "What San Francisco did is exactly what the system was c...

No new deaths in latest COVID-19 numbers from Monroe County No new deaths in latest COVID-19 numbers from Monroe County

The increases mean that L.A. County is failing two more measures set by the state for counties to maintain a variance that allows them to relax stay-at-home rules more quickly. The latest fatality was a woman in her early 60s who had one or more un...

People suffering mental health problems urged to reach out People suffering mental health problems urged to reach out

Simon Blake, chief executive of Mental Health First Aid England, said the pandemic has shown organisations' potential for "huge acts of kindness", including businesses donating essentials to key workers and the fast creation of vital equipment, such ...

Bill Gates: US 'not even close' to do enough to fight pandemic Bill Gates: US 'not even close' to do enough to fight pandemic

Gates attributed the spike to a lack of testing and contact tracing, as well as the continued resistance by a large segment of the population to wearing face masks. Despite that, Gates said recent evidence points to the antibody response being "very ...

Six Minnesotans die from COVID-19 Six Minnesotans die from COVID-19

The latest numbers show 143 patients required intensive care, compared with 155 ICU patients on Saturday. Daily tallies for hospitalized patients in Minnesota have been declining in recent weeks. Establishments like his were put in "a no-win situat...

LA Clippers sign veteran center Noah LA Clippers sign veteran center Noah

He has since been working out with the team, and obviously, he has done enough to prove he deserves a spot on the roster the rest of the way. Noah, 35, hasn't played in the National Basketball Association this season. In a limited reserve role with...

Michigan COVID-19 cases top 63,000, recoveries top 51,000 Michigan COVID-19 cases top 63,000, recoveries top 51,000

For comparison, Friday saw an increase of 389 confirmed cases and one more death from its prior 24 hours. Here is a look at the 10 MI counties with the most confirmed cases as of Saturday, June 27. Harper's Restaurant & Brew Pub reopened at half c...

Coronavirus traces found in March 2019 sewage sample, Spanish study shows Coronavirus traces found in March 2019 sewage sample, Spanish study shows

Conducted by the University of Barcelona (UB), the research would indicate that the infection was present 'long before any case of Covid-19 was reported in the world, ' according to experts from that academic institution. The work received further co...

IL reports 786 new COVID-19 cases, including 26 additional deaths IL reports 786 new COVID-19 cases, including 26 additional deaths

Pritzker announced several new efforts to build on the state's robust response to COVID-19 and help keep Illinoisans safe. As all four regions of the state move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan on June 26, the state has built up its daily ...

East Congo Ebola outbreak no longer an global emergency, says WHO East Congo Ebola outbreak no longer an global emergency, says WHO

The WHO chief also cautioned vigilance, saying that "viruses do not take breaks". The work to beat the 10th Ebola outbreak in the DRC illustrates the importance of responsive health systems, as well as the role of community, and national and gl...

COVID-19 vaccine could be available by year-end: World Health Organization chief scientist COVID-19 vaccine could be available by year-end: World Health Organization chief scientist

If we spend billions now, we will be able to avoid spending trillions later. “Just think of the trillions of dollars that have had to be spent in order to stimulate economies back, ” she said. There are now over 100 Covid-19 vaccine candidates in var...

CDC adds three new COVID-19 symptoms CDC adds three new COVID-19 symptoms

In addition to the unknown symptoms, there could also be the case of asymptomatic infections, where the person who is infected by the novel coronavirus has little to no symptoms. Bars are also closing. Texas also set a record for coronavirus-rela...

Alberta reports 37 new cases of COVID-19, no additional deaths Alberta reports 37 new cases of COVID-19, no additional deaths

Deena Hinshaw. "This particular outbreak, at the moment, it does seem that possibly high-touch surfaces are a mechanism". Three people from the outbreak are now in hospital, "who were otherwise healthy individuals". In Alberta, there are now 42 peo...

India adds 18,552 new Covid cases, tally crosses 5 lakh India adds 18,552 new Covid cases, tally crosses 5 lakh

Total COVID-19 cases in India surpassed half a million mark on Saturday, reaching 508,953, as the death toll reached 15,685, confirmed the latest data released by the federal health ministry. - Andhra Pradesh has reported 11,489 coronavirus cases, ...

Arkansas reports 570 more COVID-19 cases Arkansas reports 570 more COVID-19 cases

The death toll hit 16,095 after 410 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases continued to increase at a rate of between 1-2 percent a day in the past week, down from rates above 10 percent in March. The pandemic has kill...

Coronavirus found in sewerage collected months before first reported case Coronavirus found in sewerage collected months before first reported case

Scientists with the Enteric Virus Group at the University of Barcelona detected the current presence of the virus in frozen examples of the city's wastewater collected as early as March 12, 2019. Despite there being the potential for a false positive...

California Governor Urges Imperial County To Enact Stay-At-Home Order California Governor Urges Imperial County To Enact Stay-At-Home Order

Imperial County, which borders Yuma and La Paz counties along the Colorado River, is showing a 23% positive rate in its coronavirus testing. Gavin Newsom hasn't altered his state's plans for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic despite seeing ...

Australia's Victoria struggles to contain coronavirus Australia's Victoria struggles to contain coronavirus

As the number of coronavirus cases around the world heads towards 10 million, in Australia there is still concern with developments in Victoria which has had a dramatic spike of the disease in the past fortnight. Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton s...

Victoria to make COVID-19 testing mandatory for all returned overseas travellers Victoria to make COVID-19 testing mandatory for all returned overseas travellers

Before today, people have been tested with a swab taken from the back of throat through the nose. A statement from the hospital said all known contacts had been informed and were receiving support, and the hospital was carrying out additional clean...

Doctors find brain issues linked to Covid-19 patients Doctors find brain issues linked to Covid-19 patients

Involving 153 patients treated in United Kingdom hospitals, the study disclosed that, "Altered mental status was the second-most common presentation, comprising encephalopathy or encephalitis and primary psychiatric diagnoses, often occurring in ...

Florida Reports 9,000 New Coronavirus Cases In Biggest Daily Surge Florida Reports 9,000 New Coronavirus Cases In Biggest Daily Surge

That brings Osceola's total number of reported positive COVID-19 cases since March to 1,649, 1,597 of them being Florida residents. On Friday, 71,433 people were tested and about 14.74% of those tests came back positive. Polk County smashed its previ...

Antibody test accuracy lower during first two weeks of Covid-19 symptoms Antibody test accuracy lower during first two weeks of Covid-19 symptoms

MILLIONS of antibody tests bought by the British government "can't be trusted" despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson describing them as "game changing" . Pregnant women with COVID-19 are 50% more likely to need intensive care and 70% more likely to be...

Accomack County reports two new COVID-19 cases Accomack County reports two new COVID-19 cases

This is the third confirmed case reported in Marshall County since June 18. This includes 288 Bay County residents and 17 non-Florida resident cases. So far overall, 1,730 patients with COVID-19, or 13.5 percent of cases countywide, have required h...

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