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Novel coronavirus to be called COVID-19 Novel coronavirus to be called COVID-19
- February 14, 2020

The number of deaths have surpassed the death toll of SARS epidemic in 2002-2003. "This outbreak could go in any direction", he added. If the coronavirus disease is ending, why is there a sudden spike of the infection tally? World Health Organization sent an advance team to China this week for an worldwide mission to examine the epidemic. (more...)
Flu Kills Another Child In Wisconsin; Problem With Coronavirus Test Kits Flu Kills Another Child In Wisconsin; Problem With Coronavirus Test Kits
- February 14, 2020

The number of cases nationally have been increasing in double digits for the last few weeks. However, there may be less deaths because most of the people who are getting sick are younger and more likely to survive. The ADH said that more than 20,500 cases of the flu have been reported, although that only represents a portion of the flue cases in the state. Only 13 cases of the COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S., yet flu cases for the 2019-20 United States season have topped 22 ... (more...)
Some coronavirus testing kits are defective, CDC says Some coronavirus testing kits are defective, CDC says
- February 14, 2020

Earlier this week, any other lady at the identical base used to be showed to have the sickness, however government mentioned the sufferers arrived on other planes, had been housed in separate amenities, and don't have any epidemiologic hyperlinks. (more...)
Coronavirus? Health officials see far bigger risk in flu Coronavirus? Health officials see far bigger risk in flu
- February 14, 2020

OH health officials point out that Ohioans are much more likely to get sick from the flu than 2019 nCoV. Findley said last year, flu cases peaked on February 15 at 744 cases, but there's no way to know if we're getting close to this year's high mark. (more...)
COVID-19 case confirmed in San Antonio, Texas, 15th case in US
- February 14, 2020

But she said the CDC received word that the tests weren't performing as expected and that the state labs were getting inconclusive results. Apparently, one of the reagents used in the tests wasn't performing consistently. She added that the CDC, in its outbreak planning, isn't counting on a drop in virus activity as the weather warms. More than 600 people who returned to the United States from Wuhan on chartered flights remain under federal quarantine at three USA military bases - ... (more...)
Spike in China's Coronavirus Cases Due to New Way of Counting Infections
- February 13, 2020

Hubei authorities said the increases were because they had broadened their definition for infection to include people "clinically diagnosed" via lung imaging. That announcement came from Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato, who confirmed later in the day that a woman in her 80s from the Kanagawa prefecture had died after contracting the virus, marking the country's first death related to the COVID-19 outbreak. (more...)
15th USA coronavirus case confirmed by CDC 15th USA coronavirus case confirmed by CDC
- February 13, 2020

The department also noted that only patients who meet the CDC criteria and have been assessed by a medical provider and the health district will be tested. She added that the CDC, in its outbreak planning, isn't counting on a drop in virus activity as the weather warms. "Preventing the gathering of large numbers of people into small, enclosed environments; suggesting meals be delivered to the door and town hall meetings through conference calls". (more...)
Virus Outbreak: Death toll soars as China changes counting methods Virus Outbreak: Death toll soars as China changes counting methods
- February 13, 2020

Nearly 34,000 patients have been hospitalized across Hubei, the central Chinese province of which Wuhan is capital, including 1,400 or so in a critical condition. In all, 219 of about 3,700 people on board have tested positive. All passengers have been confined to their cabins and will be not be allowed to leave the ship until February 19. (more...)
Vietnam locks down 10000 people over coronavirus Vietnam locks down 10000 people over coronavirus
- February 13, 2020

However, Son Loi , which is 40 kilometers away from Hanoi , is where the people are being kept and unless the situation can be controlled then the Grand Prix in April might not go ahead. It comes as Vietnam Airlines said on February 13 that it was losing up to 250 billion dong ($10.8 million) per week in revenue due to travel curbs resulting from the coronavirus . (more...)
Second Coronavirus Case Confirmed, Third Patient Under Investigation Second Coronavirus Case Confirmed, Third Patient Under Investigation
- February 13, 2020

UC San Diego Health spokeswoman Yadira Galindo said in an email that the patient left the hospital "the same way they arrived with all precautions taken". China's National Health Commission (NHC) found that the number of new coronavirus cases has been trending down over the past few days. The latest confirmed case comes hours after a senior CDC official Nancy Messonnier revealed that a number of coronavirus test kits sent out by United States health authorities to labs across the country ... (more...)
US Confirms 15th Coronavirus Case, First in Texas
- February 13, 2020

The US is bracing for the new coronavirus that has now struck 60,000 people worldwide to spread in the US, officials said the previous day. A second case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in the U.S. More than 800 Americans and family members evacuated from China aboard State Department-chartered flights since late last month have been placed under quarantine - the first imposed by the CDC in 50 years - at one of five U.S. (more...)
Trump submits $4.8tn budget proposal despite no chance of it passing Trump submits $4.8tn budget proposal despite no chance of it passing
- February 13, 2020

However, Trump's budget proposal calls for an increase to the Homeland Security funding and $2 billion in additional funding for his border wall, down from $5 billion a year ago. Tricia Neuman, a policy expert at the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, said the administration is right that the plan cuts the growth in Medicare spending without actually cutting benefits for current enrollees. (more...)
China Reports Steep Rise in Virus Deaths, Infections
- February 13, 2020

That raised the global tally to nearly 60,000, dashing hopes that the epidemic might be easing. Authorities in Hubei have been accused of concealing the gravity of the outbreak in early January because they were holding key political meetings at the time. (more...)
Health officials announce London case of coronavirus 'resolved'
- February 13, 2020

Health unit staff were in daily communication with the Western University student who had visited the affected region of China in late January. Early Wednesday, the Ontario's Ministry of Health announced the infected London woman is returning to her normal activities almost three weeks after she developed symptoms and was put in self-isolation in her home. (more...)
Coronavirus: British man linked to 11 other cases 'fully recovered' Coronavirus: British man linked to 11 other cases 'fully recovered'
- February 13, 2020

Since their diagnoses have been confirmed, dozens of people have been contacted by Public Health England and advised to self-isolate for 14 days. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said all services at the hospital, including surgery and outpatients, are operating normally. (more...)
Trump rally crowd chants 'lock her up' for Nancy Pelosi Trump rally crowd chants 'lock her up' for Nancy Pelosi
- February 13, 2020

Many of us news junkies watched President Trump's last State of the Union Address and felt moved by numerous American success stories he presented to us. The video was seen by almost 4 million people on Twitter, more than 2 million on Facebook and more than 4 million on Facebook-owned Instagram , reports CNET. (more...)
Hubei Province Party Secretary Relieved of Duty Hubei Province Party Secretary Relieved of Duty
- February 13, 2020

As of Thursday afternoon, Hubei had reported 48,206 infections and 1,310 deaths. - Chinese health authorities said that a total of 5,911 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Wednesday, with Wednesday witnessing 1,171 people walk out of hospital after recovery. (more...)
Global death toll from coronavirus rises to 1,357 Global death toll from coronavirus rises to 1,357
- February 13, 2020

Total cases of the new coronavirus in China have now hit 44,653, according to Chinese health officials, including 2,015 new confirmed cases on February 11. The decision came after dozens of tech companies and wireless carriers dropped out, including Nokia, Vodafone, Ericsson, Nokia, Sony, Amazon, Intel and LG. (more...)
Coronavirus death toll leaps in Hubei Coronavirus death toll leaps in Hubei
- February 13, 2020

A second person evacuated from Wuhan to a USA military base near San Diego has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus , raising the tally of confirmed cases in the United States to 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday. (more...)
Coronavirus death toll leaps in China's Hubei province Coronavirus death toll leaps in China's Hubei province
- February 13, 2020

Former Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong succeeds Jiang Chaoliang as the ruling Communist Party's chief in the beleaguered province, the Xinhua state news agency reported , while Wang Zhonglin will take over from Ma Guoqiang as the party secretary in Wuhan. (more...)

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