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World Health Organization raises Novel Coronavirus threat assessment to highest level World Health Organization raises Novel Coronavirus threat assessment to highest level
- March 01, 2020

Iran is preparing for the possibility of "tens of thousands" of people getting tested for the new coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases spiked again on Saturday, an official said, underscoring the fear both at home and overseas over the outbreak in the Islamic Republic. (more...)
Second Coronavirus Case Of Unknown Origin Confirmed In Santa Clara County Second Coronavirus Case Of Unknown Origin Confirmed In Santa Clara County
- March 01, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States is considered small. Three cases had already been announced in Washington state: Two "presumptive positive" cases were reported on Friday - a woman in her 50s who was diagnosed after a trip to South Korea, and a high school student who is believed to be yet another USA case of community spread . (more...)
First US COVID-19 Death Reported
- March 01, 2020

Washington state and King County health officials told the AP, "new people (have been) identified with the infection, one of whom died". Outside of China, 68 people have died, including the death in Washington state. The Everett Public School District in Washington said in a statement on Facebook that the student is in quarantine, and the high school is closing on Monday to undergo "three full days of deep disinfecting" out of "an abundance of caution". (more...)
First US death from coronavirus confirmed in Wash
- March 01, 2020

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement that the person who died was a male before rescinding that comment and replacing the gender with the term Washingtonian. Three patients in California, Oregon and Washington state were infected by unknown means, the CDC said, while the fourth case in Washington is likely travel related. (more...)
FA Cup kick-off times: Why have they changed?
- March 01, 2020

The campaign intends to change this, break down stigma around mental health and is particularly targeted to men. The third round of The FA Cup takes place this weekend and all of the matches will be delayed by one minute in order to air a very special Every Mind Matters video encouraging fans to take care of their mental health. (more...)
Covid-19 outbreak: Death toll in China mounts to 2,835 Covid-19 outbreak: Death toll in China mounts to 2,835
- March 01, 2020

Trump appeared at a hastily called news conference in the White House briefing room with Vice President Mike Pence and top public health officials to announce that the USA was banning travel to Iran and urging Americans not to travel to regions of Italy and South Korea where the virus has been prevalent. (more...)
Ontario health officials announce another new case of COVID-19 in Toronto Ontario health officials announce another new case of COVID-19 in Toronto
- March 01, 2020

This brings the total number of cases in the province to 11. They say the man in his 60s is the husband of Ontario's fifth patient with the virus. She arrived in Toronto on February 26 and went to McKenzie Health in Richmond Hill on February 27. (more...)
Belleville Hospital Patient Tested For Coronavirus Does Not Have Virus Belleville Hospital Patient Tested For Coronavirus Does Not Have Virus
- February 29, 2020

Among them, the state is expanding its capacity to test for the virus, and will also begin testing patients with flu-like symptoms for COVID-19 at select hospitals as a precautionary measure. "We have to plan and prepare for all possibilities". The virus started as an outbreak in China and has sickened more than 82,000 people worldwide, including two in IL, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization. (more...)
You dont need a facemask if you do not have coronavirus - CDC You dont need a facemask if you do not have coronavirus - CDC
- February 29, 2020

Convinced that the number of cases will grow but determined to keep them from exploding, health agencies were ramping up efforts to identify patients. The Portland-based Oregonian newspaper reported the person is an employee at Forest Hills Elementary School, which is now being closed by the district through March 4 as a precaution. (more...)
California assessing 8,400 citizens for coronavirus after break - shortage of testing kits California assessing 8,400 citizens for coronavirus after break - shortage of testing kits
- February 29, 2020

Washington state, Oregon, and California officials confirmed in total four new cases on Friday. The first such patient was a woman in Solano County, who is in serious condition and has been intubated, officials said. Dr. Cody said that the discovery of a second patient suffering from coronavirus from unknown origins marked a new chapter for public health officials where quarantines and travel restrictions were no longer enough to contain the virus. (more...)
2 new coronavirus cases identified in Washington state 2 new coronavirus cases identified in Washington state
- February 29, 2020

Saturday's news comes less than 24 hour after state health officials announced two new cases of COVID-19 in the state, including an Everett High School student who contracted the disease. "It's concerning that this individual did not travel, since this individual acquired it in the community", Washington state health officer Dr. Kathy Lofy told reporters during a news conference on Friday. (more...)
New coronavirus cases are second and third of unknown origin in US New coronavirus cases are second and third of unknown origin in US
- February 29, 2020

But health officials don't take risks. The number of confirmed USA cases of the respiratory disease is still relatively small at roughly 60, majority repatriated American passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan, but there are growing fears that the country is on the cusp of wider outbreak. (more...)
WHO says coronavirus outbreak 'getting bigger', warns of spread worldwide WHO says coronavirus outbreak 'getting bigger', warns of spread worldwide
- February 29, 2020

Switzerland joined countries banning big events, forcing cancellations of next week's Geneva global auto show and all of the weekend's football matches in the Swiss league. "It's fear, rumours and stigma", Tedros said. And as more mild cases are counted, experts said, the death rate may be more like seasonal flu than like previous new coronavirus outbreaks. (more...)
30 people in Suffolk County monitored for possible coronavirus exposure 30 people in Suffolk County monitored for possible coronavirus exposure
- February 29, 2020

While health officials announced there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nassau County, 83 people are now being monitored for possible exposure to the illness. The 83 people now being monitored are checking their temperature each day, and reporting to health officials, Eisenstein said, adding that the county is following state protocols. (more...)
World Health Organization raises COVID-19 risk to 'very high' at global level
- February 29, 2020

Switzerland cancelled next week's Geneva global auto show, one of the industry's most important gatherings. In a sliver hope, however, in the past 24 hours, the country reported 329 cases - the lowest in more than a month. In addition to stockpiling medical supplies, governments ordered schools shut and canceled big gatherings to try to halt the flu-like disease known as COVID-19. (more...)
Solano County ‘taking this situation seriously,’ declares emergency for coronavirus case
- February 29, 2020

During a news conference by Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom this week, he said California was encouraging the CDC to make more test kits available to the state. "This new case indicates that there is evidence of community transmission, but the extent is still not clear", said Dr. Sara Cody, health officer for Santa Clara County and director of the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department. (more...)
Third Case of COVID-19 Found in Santa Clara County Third Case of COVID-19 Found in Santa Clara County
- February 29, 2020

The coronavirus has now been documented in at least 56 countries. But thousands more diagnoses were confirmed this week, including two spikes that were tied to Italy and Iran . This is the second case of potential "community spread" in the US, meaning the virus was transmitted without a known source of exposure. It is also the second case of a patient who contracted the virus from an unknown origin. (more...)
OR reports coronavirus case of unknown origin
- February 29, 2020

Similar cases have been reported in California and Washington. Health officials said the person is a resident of Washington County, who did not travel recently, nor did the person come into direct contact with someone who had just traveled. (more...)
Apple, Johnson & Johnson Team Up For Stroke Risk-Reducing Study And App Apple, Johnson & Johnson Team Up For Stroke Risk-Reducing Study And App
- February 29, 2020

Why this partnership between the iPhone maker and Johnson & Johnson holds the promise of such life-saving potential is due to the fact that while AFib is a leading cause of stroke, people often experience no symptoms in the lead-up to it. (more...)
CDC Facial Hair Chart Goes Viral Due to Coronavirus, Twitter Reacts CDC Facial Hair Chart Goes Viral Due to Coronavirus, Twitter Reacts
- February 29, 2020

A chart published by the CDC shows which facial hairstyles will conflict with respirators that can save lives as the US. UU. The routine use of respirators when in the community is not recommended by the CDC because they say the spread of respiratory viruses from person to a person happens whenever in close contact. (more...)

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