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Coronavirus Map: See How COVID-19 Has Spread Coronavirus Map: See How COVID-19 Has Spread
- March 15, 2020

Despite the growing number of lab-confirmed cases in the USA, the figures pale in comparison, for instance, to the seasonal flu, which kills an estimated 12,000 to 61,000 people per year and affects between 9 million and 45 million people in the country alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (more...)
Who called Europe a centre of the pandemic coronavirus
- March 15, 2020

Although Italy has locked down the whole country to stem the spread of the coronavirus , its number of cases has topped 10,000, while other European countries such as France, Germany and Spain are also reporting a sharp increase in the number of infections and deaths from the disease. (more...)
An additional 8 cases of coronavirus were reported in New Jersey An additional 8 cases of coronavirus were reported in New Jersey
- March 15, 2020

New Jersey now has 11 presumed positive cases of COVID-19, with 24 additional "Persons Under Investigation" spread across the counties of Bergen , Camden , Cumberland, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth , Passaic , Union , and Sussex. (more...)
Schoolboy 'suspended for selling hand sanitiser at 50p a squeeze' Schoolboy 'suspended for selling hand sanitiser at 50p a squeeze'
- March 15, 2020

Jenny Tompkins , a United Kingdom mother, revealed that her son had been suspended for selling pumps of hand sanitizer in school. His mother, however, said she tried to be serious when the school called, and later when her son arrived home "with a big grin on his face". (more...)
Coronavirus: US travel ban in force amid national emergency Coronavirus: US travel ban in force amid national emergency
- March 15, 2020

Mr Pence said the administration was extending to Britain and Ireland travel restrictions that were first imposed on China and expanded this week to continental Europe. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said the travel ban was extended because of the growing outbreak in Britain. "This will get worse before it gets better", Surgeon General Jerome Adams said during the briefing. (more...)
Abbott Declares State of Disaster Over Coronavirus Abbott Declares State of Disaster Over Coronavirus
- March 15, 2020

More than 20 governors have issued disaster proclamations or states of emergency over coronavirus concerns. So far, 220 Texans have been tested by either a state public lab or the Centers for Disease Control, while another 75 are now undergoing tests, he said. (more...)
Coronavirus crisis: Soap is our best hope in fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis: Soap is our best hope in fight against COVID-19
- March 15, 2020

So what do you do if you can't get your hands on the most popular hand sanitizers? However, hand soap has received less attention despite health authorities and experts recommending that people wash their hands regularly to prevent COVID-19. (more...)
Gov. Cuomo announces New York coronavirus cases rise to 421 Gov. Cuomo announces New York coronavirus cases rise to 421
- March 15, 2020

Martin , in a statement . "The more tests we take, the more that number will go up", he said. While speaking to the press on Saturday, he said an 82-year-old woman, who had tested positive for the virus, passed away Friday at a local hospital. (more...)
All Ontario publicly-funded schools closed for two weeks post-March break All Ontario publicly-funded schools closed for two weeks post-March break
- March 15, 2020

Schools across the region begin their March break Friday . The Ford government - which has sought to make deep cuts to healthcare funding including in public health since coming to power in 2018 - also said it was expanding emergency funding to deal with coronavirus to cover 2021. (more...)
7 new cases of COVID-19 in BC; total of 39 cases 7 new cases of COVID-19 in BC; total of 39 cases
- March 15, 2020

Dr. Henry is not revealing where the man lives, saying only that he is in the Island Health region. The second is in another man in his 90s; officials have not yet determined how he contracted the virus. Premier John Horgan said Tuesday that the provincial government is preparing for the worst on COVID-19. "We do not yet have a theory we can share", she said. (more...)
Scotland Records First Death, 11th In UK As Cases Spike Scotland Records First Death, 11th In UK As Cases Spike
- March 15, 2020

All were older than 60 and in the "at risk" category, NHS England said. This brings the total death toll to 21. By comparison, Italy said its death toll from COVID-19 rose to 1,441 and France reported an increase to 91. Meanwhile, a newborn baby in London has tested positive for coronavirus in what is thought to be the youngest such case in the UK. World Health Organization experts have slammed the British government's coronavirus plans for a second time, they said the approach ... (more...)
Youngest Patient: Newborn In London Tests Positive Youngest Patient: Newborn In London Tests Positive
- March 15, 2020

A newborn in north-west London has become the youngest ever victim of the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has spread to every continent across the globe, apart from Antarctica, and infected more than 140,000 people with over 5,000 deaths. (more...)
Dropping resistance, Trump takes coronavirus test Dropping resistance, Trump takes coronavirus test
- March 15, 2020

The White House doctor also said Trump briefly came in contact with another dinner guest who started to show symptoms of coronavirus three days later and has since been confirmed to have COVID-19. He said 'because I think I will do it anyway'. Repeatedly attacked for sending out mixed signals on the health crisis, the president raised eyebrows on Friday when, contrary to medical advice, he was seen shaking hands as he gathered his coronavirus response team at the White House . (more...)
Coronavirus: Australian PM says all global arrivals will have to self-isolate Coronavirus: Australian PM says all global arrivals will have to self-isolate
- March 15, 2020

Speaking in Sydney this afternoon Scott Morrison revealed that all global travellers coming into Australia after midnight tonight would face two weeks isolation - a move similar to that made by New Zealand yesterday. "These events that we are seeking to advise against and restrict is for non-essential organised gatherings of persons of 500 or more", he said. The Department of Health says among the new cases are four people who have travelled from the United States. (more...)
White House now conducting temperature checks amid outbreak White House now conducting temperature checks amid outbreak
- March 15, 2020

Trump has repeatedly told those in the White House that testing kits for the virus were on track, even though all facts - and federal health officials - have said otherwise. Trump responded, "I don't take responsibility at all". Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced today he has tested positive for the coronavirus . When Trump was asked on Friday whether closing the NSC global health unit slowed the USA response, the president called it a "nasty" question because his ... (more...)
Coronavirus in Florida: State announces all schools will close Coronavirus in Florida: State announces all schools will close
- March 15, 2020

Davis Joint Unified School District said it would close all schools for a month starting Monday with plans to reopen campuses on April 13 after the board held an emergency meeting, said Superintendent John A. In the Newark City Schools in OH, a majority of 6,700 students are from low-income families, said Superintendent Doug Ute. The Commissioner of Education, Richard Corcoran directed the order. (more...)
Coronavirus puts paid sick leave benefits under scrutiny
- March 15, 2020

Two Democratic lawmakers introduced a new version of a stalled bill that would require companies of all sizes to provide paid sick leave, plus another 14 days off during public health emergencies. "Workers deserve the flexibility to care for their health without fear of losing a paycheck", said Kaine. "Our medical advice is to stay home when you're sick and it's made meaningless because so many of our patients don't have the financial means to do so". (more...)
State confirms 12 coronavirus cases State confirms 12 coronavirus cases
- March 15, 2020

I have also provided a link to the Caldwell County Health Department Coronavirus Disease 2019 Page and the World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports page. Six are in Wake County with the seventh in Chatham County. Secretary for the State Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Mandy Cohen said the state now has enough supplies to test 300 more people. (more...)
Ontario reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, total now at 79 Ontario reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, total now at 79
- March 15, 2020

The World Health Organization this week declared COVID-19 a pandemic and Canada has seen its number of coronavirus cases jump, while a man living at a care home in B.C. Alberta's resource-dependent economy has been hit by a "triple whammy", Kenney said: the COVID-19 outbreak and collapsing world oil prices due to a price war between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, both of which come on top of five years of depressed oil prices. (more...)
Price of the CDC coronavirus test: $36 Price of the CDC coronavirus test: $36
- March 15, 2020

Where can I get tested? . According to the World Health Organization , more than 132,000 people worldwide have been confirmed to have the coronavirus , with almost 5,000 deaths reported. "Even in those cases, we would not recommend that people go to the emergency room for testing", says Dr. Aimee Moulin, associate professor of emergency medicine at University of California Davis. (more...)

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