Health


China Reports 27 New Coronavirus Deaths, Total Now At 3,097 China Reports 27 New Coronavirus Deaths, Total Now At 3,097
- March 08, 2020

The commission said that 502 people were still suspected of being infected with the virus. "We must not relax or lower the bar for virus control". "At 04:00 on 7 March, 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) reported 44 new confirmed cases, 27 new deaths (27 in Hubei), and 84 new suspected cases", the statement said. (more...)
Five new coronavirus cases confirmed in Republic of Ireland
- March 08, 2020

The researchers estimate the travel ban led to a 77% reduction in cases imported from China to the rest of the world in early February, compared with no travel ban. "21,460 people have been tested in the UK, of which 21,254 were confirmed negative and 206 were confirmed as positive", the UK Department of Health and Social Care said, adding that two coronavirus patients have died so far. (more...)
South Korea's coronavirus cases climb above 7,000, most cases traced to church South Korea's coronavirus cases climb above 7,000, most cases traced to church
- March 07, 2020

Gyeongsan has seen a spike in new cases in recent days, many of them linked to a fringe Christian group at the center of the South Korean outbreak. "We do feel responsibility for the massive number of infections of the virus and do our best to support the government-led disease-control measures with all our resources", Yonhap News Agency quoted the church as saying in a statement. (more...)
Coronavirus: Don't use vodka to sanitise hands Coronavirus: Don't use vodka to sanitise hands
- March 07, 2020

While the CDC recommends (via its website at cdc.gov) washing hands with soap and water "whenever possible because handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands", it says that using a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol "can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others". (more...)
Presumptive case of coronavirus in Edmonton: province
- March 07, 2020

Hinshaw said the people travelling with the Calgary woman have not shown symptoms but the person who travelled with the Edmonton-area man has. Hinshaw says it may take a few days for the national laboratory in Winnipeg to confirm the case. (more...)
First person-to-person coronavirus transmission confirmed in Australia First person-to-person coronavirus transmission confirmed in Australia
- March 07, 2020

The man, who had previously been in Iran , flew on Jetstar Asia Airways Flight 5168 from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, transferring to Qantas Flight QF82. "We will be asking those close contacts of the case and that's in relation to a couple of rows before and after where the patient was sitting to self-isolate for 14 days and we will be reaching out as soo as we've got contact details", Dr Chant said. (more...)
Calaveras officials announce coronavirus test results as new suspected cases emerge Calaveras officials announce coronavirus test results as new suspected cases emerge
- March 07, 2020

Newsom previously requested that the California Legislature make $20 million available for the state to respond to the coronavirus . Once Princess Cruises learned of the elderly passenger's death in Placer County, the company began notifying the other travelers. (more...)
Coronavirus prevention: How to wash hands properly Coronavirus prevention: How to wash hands properly
- March 07, 2020

If you're ready to get the party started, Toto's Africa is also blessed with a chorus that's long enough to disinfect your grotty hands. "If you're washing your hands , you're removing them from your hands", Quinn said, "We always recommend hand washing when handwashing materials are available". (more...)
More Coronavirus Deaths Reported in Washington State, 9 Total in US More Coronavirus Deaths Reported in Washington State, 9 Total in US
- March 07, 2020

One of those cases is a health care worker in her 40s, and the other is a woman in her 70s who is in serious condition. Inslee said Thursday that he is deferring the decision to close schools to administrators but that could change any time. (more...)
Where are the coronavirus cases in the UK? Where are the coronavirus cases in the UK?
- March 07, 2020

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said the man, who had underlying health conditions, tested positive for coronavirus shortly before his death on March 5. Earlier, the British government pledged to spend 46 million pounds (59.9 million USA dollars) to find a novel coronavirus vaccine and develop a quick test for the disease. (more...)
Australian doctors with coronavirus attended seminar with dozens of others Australian doctors with coronavirus attended seminar with dozens of others
- March 07, 2020

Seventeen children are now being tested: they visited a Sydney aged care facility after a female resident, 95, died earlier this week and was later found to have been infected with the virus. Officials confirmed on Friday morning that the teenage boy's mother works alongside the infected doctor at Ryde Hospital. The carer was working at Dorothy Henderson Lodge. (more...)
Florida awaits confirmation on fourth case of coronavirus Florida awaits confirmation on fourth case of coronavirus
- March 07, 2020

Both had fallen ill following worldwide trips, according to the department. Health officials in Florida said earlier in the week she is being isolated at home and will stay isolated until public health officials tell her otherwise. Worldwide, there's been more than 100,000 cases confirmed and over 3,400 COVID-19 deaths, with a majority in mainland China, where the virus is believed to have originated. (more...)
U.S. coronavirus death toll rises to 14, most cases in Washington U.S. coronavirus death toll rises to 14, most cases in Washington
- March 07, 2020

The total number of deaths in King County reported to Public Health is 11. The World Health Organization has confirmed almost 90,000 cases, the vast majority in China, and more than 3,000 deaths. Dorothy Campbell and her son, Charlie Campbell, talk through a window with her husband, Gene Campbell, at the Life Care Center of Kirkland. Vice President Mike Pence, who's heading the Trump administration's response to the nation's novel coronavirus outbreak, is traveling to Olympia Thursday to ... (more...)
Tiger Woods withdraws from the Players Championship at Sawgrass
- March 07, 2020

The 15-time major victor also withdrew from this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he had won eight times a Bay Hill. "Nothing concerning, just not ready". Woods, now ranked 11th in the world, has only played two PGA Tour events in 2020, the other being the Farmers Insurance Open where he finished in a tie for ninth. (more...)
Trump cancels CDC visit amid growing coronavirus concerns Trump cancels CDC visit amid growing coronavirus concerns
- March 07, 2020

Jay Inslee . "The funding, which the president requested, will accelerate development of a vaccine and assist with response efforts", Deere said on Twitter. "They've tested the person very fully and it was a negative test". The big picture: The visit is planned to take place between Trump's stops in Nashville, Tenn., where he will tour tornado damage and visit victims, and Florida, where he'll spend the weekend at Mar-a-Lago. (more...)
California reports first death from coronavirus, United States toll rises to 11
- March 07, 2020

Officials in Los Angeles have signed proclamations of local emergencies after six new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in the county, where there was one previously. The same ship, though, was used for a San Francisco-to-Hawaii cruise from February 26 to Saturday; it visited each of the four main Hawaiian Islands. (more...)
Coronavirus Jumps Species: First Known Case Of Human-To-Animal Transmission Reported Coronavirus Jumps Species: First Known Case Of Human-To-Animal Transmission Reported
- March 07, 2020

Authorities in Hong Kong have put the dog in quarantine in what could be the first case of human-to-animal transmission. The dog now is being held in quarantine following repeated tests that show " weak positive " results from samples of its nasal and oral cavities. (more...)
U.S. Congress approves, sends to Trump $8.3 billion to fight coronavirus U.S. Congress approves, sends to Trump $8.3 billion to fight coronavirus
- March 07, 2020

Trump had asked for $1.25 billion in new funds along with permission to tap another $1.25 billion from other social and health programs. The president had originally planned to sign the bill at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, but the White House called it off Friday morning because it said Trump did not want to interfere with the agency's efforts. (more...)
United States virus death toll hits 11; feds investigate nursing home
- March 06, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced two more confirmed cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday, as us officials said the capacity for conducting tests for the illness by the end of this week would be far lower than what was initially promised. (more...)
Seven new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland Seven new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland
- March 06, 2020

Staff at the Public Health Agency are working to identify contacts the individual may have had. The latest confirmation comes in the wake of a jump of seven new cases yesterday, doubling the number infected in the space of twenty four hours. (more...)

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