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China coronavirus deaths reach over 2,000 China coronavirus deaths reach over 2,000
- February 19, 2020

A study released by Chinese officials claimed most patients have mild cases of the illness. The total number of infections in China, confirmed either through lab tests or clinical diagnoses, is now over 74,000. Nationally, the death toll from the epidemic reached at least 2,000, including 1,868 confirmed cases on Tuesday. Ryan said the outbreak was "very serious" and could grow, but stressed that outside Hubei the epidemic was "affecting a very, very tiny, tiny proportion of people". (more...)
China's virus centre vows no patient unchecked as cases fall China's virus centre vows no patient unchecked as cases fall
- February 19, 2020

Taiwan, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan have each reported one fatality, while France on Saturday announced the first death outside Asia, an elderly Chinese tourist. The number of new infections ex-Hubei totalled 56 on February 18, down from a peak of 890 on Feb 3. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, says the data offers a better understanding of the range of people affected, and the severity of the disease and its mortality rate, which ... (more...)
Prince William narrates mental health film for FA Cup games
- February 19, 2020

Heads Together , the project spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looks to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health via fundraising for crucial services. (more...)
Deaths rise to 1,868 in China as nation battles against epidemic Deaths rise to 1,868 in China as nation battles against epidemic
- February 19, 2020

Health workers have told AFP that there are shortages of personal protective equipment and that some continue to work despite having respiratory symptoms. More than 32,000 medical workers from elsewhere in China have been sent to the province as reinforcement, Hubei's government said at a press conference Tuesday. (more...)
Flu shot not a good match for strain that affects children Flu shot not a good match for strain that affects children
- February 19, 2020

Some of the highest hospitalization rates are in two of Ohio's most populous counties. Most cases were caused by a type of flu that usually causes substantial infections only in the spring, at the tail end of the flu season. The health agency is expected to release an estimate next week of how effective the flu vaccine has been. The latest USA case is a patient who was among the Americans evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan - the epicentre of the outbreak - and placed under quarantine ... (more...)
1-Year-Old Baby With Coronavirus Recovers, Is Discharged From Hospital 1-Year-Old Baby With Coronavirus Recovers, Is Discharged From Hospital
- February 19, 2020

State broadcaster CCTV reported that the director of Wuhan's Wuchang Hospital, Liu Zhiming, had died of COVID-19 on Tuesday morning, citing a Beijing medical team sent to help out. It said the death rate from the disease for males was 2.8% and that for females was about 1.7%. The COVID-19 cases include relatively few children, and the risk of death rises with age. (more...)
Mysterious pneumonia case unrelated to China outbreaks Mysterious pneumonia case unrelated to China outbreaks
- February 18, 2020

Chinese authorities have said there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission and that those who had had contact with patients, including health workers, had not contracted the virus . The federal public health agency says it believes Canadians are at low risk of contracting a new type of pneumonia that has killed one person and made dozens sick in central China, but it has issued a warning to travellers to and from the city of Wuhan. (more...)
Year-old girl was committed to mental health facility without parent consent Year-old girl was committed to mental health facility without parent consent
- February 18, 2020

But one of the officers was perplexed. Nadia was heard asking: 'Am I going to jail?' after cops were called in. While we must always protect student privacy, I can tell you that Baker Acting a student is a medical intervention that is initiated upon evaluation by either a law enforcement officer or a licensed mental health professional based on specific criteria according to Florida Statute. (more...)
Coronavirus: Eight of nine United Kingdom patients receiving treatment discharged Coronavirus: Eight of nine United Kingdom patients receiving treatment discharged
- February 18, 2020

State and Health and Human Services said in a joint statement. Eight of the nine people diagnosed with the virus in the United Kingdom have since left hospital after two negative tests for Covid-19, with the paper reporting hospitals have in the last week made "isolation pods" to keep those being tested away from other patients. (more...)
Coronavirus: With 98 New Fatalities, Death Toll Crosses 1800 in China Coronavirus: With 98 New Fatalities, Death Toll Crosses 1800 in China
- February 18, 2020

Conducted from January 31 to February 11, the survey found that 72 percent of respondents in the archipelago considered COVID-19 a "major threat" to public health, despite Indonesia having no confirmed cases of the disease so far. "Only in 2% of cases this virus is fatal". The report by the CCDC shows the province's death rate is 2.9% compared with 0.4% in the rest of the country. (more...)
Coronavirus: hopes of rescue flight home for Britons stuck on cruise Coronavirus: hopes of rescue flight home for Britons stuck on cruise
- February 18, 2020

Based on data provided by China on more than 44,000 confirmed cases of the virus, more than 80 percent of patients develop only mild symptoms before recovering. The letter advised passengers that Yokohama health authorities would take their temperatures before they left the ship. On Monday, more than 300 American passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, landed back in the USA after they were flown out of Japan on charter flights. (more...)
Quebec couple on quarantined cruise ship in Japan test positive for coronavirus Quebec couple on quarantined cruise ship in Japan test positive for coronavirus
- February 18, 2020

The ship, which was on a 16-day cruise including stops in Japan, Hong Kong , Taiwan and Vietnam, had made port in Yokohama Bay, Japan and has been quarantined by the authorities there due to the widespread infection on the luxury liner. The flap involving passengers aboard the luxury cruise ship Diamond Princess is the latest scandal to wrack this ship and its unfortunate passengers. (more...)
[Hospital director dies in China's Wuhan, epicentre of Covid-19 outbreak] [Hospital director dies in China's Wuhan, epicentre of Covid-19 outbreak]
- February 18, 2020

That raised the number of deaths in mainland China to 1,868 and the total number of confirmed cases to 72,436. Almost 74,000 cases have been confirmed in China and other countries, and the number of people under observation in China is over 141,000. (more...)
Coronavirus death toll climbs to 1868 globally
- February 18, 2020

Health officials in China have published the first details on almost 45,000 cases of the coronavirus disease that originated there, saying more than 80 per cent have been mild and new ones seem to be falling since early this month. And the purpose-built hospital in Zhejiang's Wenzhou City has been treating coronavirus patients since the end of January. After passengers got off the ship and traveled to the airport, USA officials learned that 14 passengers tested positive for the coronavirus. (more...)
World Health Organization warns against novel coronavirus 'blanket measures' World Health Organization warns against novel coronavirus 'blanket measures'
- February 18, 2020

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , WHO director-general, told a news conference in Geneva that China's detailed paper on more than 44,000 confirmed cases provided insight into the age range of infections, disease severity, and mortality rates. Fears about the virus, officially known as COVID-19, have changed global travel patterns. New cases in other countries, meanwhile, raised concerns about containing the virus. (more...)
Death toll from coronavirus surpasses 1800 in China Death toll from coronavirus surpasses 1800 in China
- February 18, 2020

Though only a few hundred cases have been confirmed outside China, some recent cases lacked obvious connections to China. Even within Hubei itself, the numbers of new cases are also declining. It makes sense, as Hubei is the most-affected province and has the most severe cases. The death toll is 1,770. More than 12,000 people have been cured, according to Chinese authorities. (more...)
Chinese health report says 80% of virus cases have been mild
- February 18, 2020

There were 1,886 new cases reported Tuesday - a decline on Monday's figure, and the lowest single-day figure of new cases so far this month. The virus caused severe symptoms such as pneumonia in 14 percent of them and critical illness in 5 percent. (more...)
Planes carrying American evacuees from virus-hit ship leave Japan Planes carrying American evacuees from virus-hit ship leave Japan
- February 18, 2020

The Australians will then enter a 14-day quarantine period before they can return home. Of those, Japanese officials now say 454 tested positive for what is now being called covid-19; 428 of the 3,700 were Americans. They were being kept isolated from other passengers on the flight, the U.S. State and Health and Human Services said in a joint statement. Canada , Hong Kong, Taiwan and Italy also are sending planes to bring their citizens home. (more...)
China increases death toll; US evacuates citizens from cruise ship China increases death toll; US evacuates citizens from cruise ship
- February 18, 2020

The United States, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the lead, suspended entry into the United States of foreign nationals who were at risk of carrying the virus and evacuated US nationals from Hubei Province and issued a "do not travel to China" advisory. (more...)
China's Hubei province reports 93 new coronavirus deaths China's Hubei province reports 93 new coronavirus deaths
- February 18, 2020

By the time Xi and the National government acknowledged the coronavirus outbreak on 20 January, there were already 282 cases of coronavirus confirmed spread over China (278), Japan (1), Thailand (2) and South Korea (1), according to the World Health Organization . (more...)

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