Health


Number of COVID-19 cases in B.C. rises to 472 Number of COVID-19 cases in B.C. rises to 472
- March 23, 2020

According to the provincial government , officials have stated that as of Saturday, March 21 76 additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed - bringing the total to 424. However, he said essential services need to continue so people can survive, including grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and some social services. "We are preparing for the circumstances that are before us", Dix said. (more...)
Coronavirus: Is lost sense of smell, taste an early symptom? Coronavirus: Is lost sense of smell, taste an early symptom?
- March 23, 2020

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people isolate at home if they experience COVID-19 symptoms, e.g., cough , fever , or have come into contact with someone who has the disease. Iran has reported a sudden increase in cases of isolated anosmia , and many colleagues from the US, France and Northern Italy have the same experience, said the British physicians. (more...)
EOHU confirms third COVID-19 case in Prescott-Russell EOHU confirms third COVID-19 case in Prescott-Russell
- March 23, 2020

One new case has been resolved, the ministry said on its special COVID-19 website. Health officials say he travelled here from Alberta to visit the first man who was also receiving treatment at RVH. She has no travel history and has not been in contact with a previously confirmed case, so it's likely she contracted the virus through community spread. (more...)
6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in eastern Ontario Monday 6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in eastern Ontario Monday
- March 23, 2020

York Region reported its first COVID-19-related death shortly after, saying that a woman in her 70s died after she returned from global travel. According to a news release from Toronto Public Health, the man had travelled to the U.K before contracting the virus. (more...)
State confirms first coronavirus case in Marion Co State confirms first coronavirus case in Marion Co
- March 23, 2020

The package provides $7.7 billion in emergency supplemental funding to our state and local governments, as well as federal agencies, to help prepare and respond to coronavirus. The patient will be isolated for 14 days and will not be released until he meets standards for negative testing. No additional information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws. (more...)
United States girl, 12, 'fighting for life' after coronavirus diagnosis United States girl, 12, 'fighting for life' after coronavirus diagnosis
- March 23, 2020

Anthony said his young cousin "was fighting for his life" despite the absence of pre-existing conditions that would put him at a higher risk for infectious disease, the outlet reported . "Kids can get it and I know one who's fighting for her life", Anthony said. With more than 340,000 cases reported worldwide and a death toll of 14,500, each day brings a 'new and tragic milestone, ' WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. (more...)
COVID-19 Rescue Package Blocked in Senate COVID-19 Rescue Package Blocked in Senate
- March 23, 2020

Congress and the USA government worked furiously to seal the deal on a package that could amount to about $2 trillion, likely the largest such federal intervention in U.S. Democrats have accused Republicans of rushing the process. He detailed a separate massive relief plan by US financial authorities that would pump $4 trillion in liquidity - a staggering 20 percent of US GDP - into the teetering economy. (more...)
Toronto, York Region report first coronavirus-related deaths
- March 23, 2020

Ontario has reported 377 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province as of 4 a.m. on March 22, in addition to a total of three related deaths and six recoveries since the outbreak began. Dr. Etches acknowledged the lab confirmed COVID-19 numbers are numbers from the past, due to delays with processing the test results. Additional testing and assessment centres are expected to open across the region, including in Cornwall, Alexandria, and Winchester. (more...)
Europe now epicentre of coronavirus, says WHO Europe now epicentre of coronavirus, says WHO
- March 23, 2020

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , director-general of the United Nations global public health agency, said Friday at a press conference at WHO's headquarters in Geneva. Trips to the USA USA From most of Europe they were suspended for 30 days from Friday, a move that has caused anger and confusion among some on the continent. (more...)
Apple Donating N95 Masks in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak Apple Donating N95 Masks in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak
- March 23, 2020

Pence called on other companies to step up and follow suit with more physical donations. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stated in a note to workers Saturday that "masks remain in short supply globally". The scarcity of individual safety devices like face masks has actually come to be a major issue for healthcare workers, with some resorting to utilizing less-effective masks or perhaps do without while dealing with individuals, the New York Times reported. (more...)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons breaks United Kingdom sales records
- March 23, 2020

Digital download numbers aren't included and, given the current state of the world during the coronavirus pandemic, it wouldn't be surprising to find that the digital sales bolster New Horizons' sale records even further. According to GI.biz, retailers have credited the jump in demand for games to consumers preparing to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19. " Animal Crossing New Leaf was the best-selling Animal Crossing game previously". (more...)
Scientists say diarrhoea, loss of appetite could be symptoms of Coronavirus Scientists say diarrhoea, loss of appetite could be symptoms of Coronavirus
- March 23, 2020

The researchers also cautioned medical professionals to not wait "for respiratory symptoms to emerge". Researchers found that nearly half - 48.5% - of the 204 patients in the study said their "chief complaint" was digestive issues, such as diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (more...)
US COVID-19 cases top 9,000: Johns Hopkins University US COVID-19 cases top 9,000: Johns Hopkins University
- March 23, 2020

The third worst-hit country in terms of fatalities is Iran (1,284). And a total of 145 deaths have been reported, according to the CSSE. Italy has the world's deadliest official coronavirus outbreak , but Iran's cases are nearly certainly being underreported. (more...)
Alberta COVID-19 infection count rises by 31, with more community transmission Alberta COVID-19 infection count rises by 31, with more community transmission
- March 22, 2020

The province did not report any new cases of recovery, meaning three people are healthy after previously testing positive for the virus. That's what we're looking for. There are 139 cases in the Calgary Zone, 57 in the Edmonton Zone, seven in the Central Zone and 16 in the North Zone. A handful of Alberta's cases are connected to the Pacific Dental Conference held at the Vancouver Convention Centre from March 5 to 7, Johnson said, but she didn't specify the exact number. (more...)
Regina lab heading up provincial COVID-19 testing Regina lab heading up provincial COVID-19 testing
- March 22, 2020

Alberta's chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said she was made aware of the positive tests on Thursday morning. Twenty-two health care workers from Saskatchewan attended, 11 of which have now tested positive for COVID-19 from Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. (more...)
Coronavirus: Twitter bans 'unsafe' advice about the outbreak Coronavirus: Twitter bans 'unsafe' advice about the outbreak
- March 22, 2020

Musk has said that children are " essentially immune " to the coronavirus or COVID-19, despite having many proofs and early evidence that they can actually be infected and will eventually become seriously sick. "We will enforce this in close co-ordination with trusted partners, including public health authorities and governments, and continue to use and consult with information from those sources when reviewing content", Twitter said in a post on its website. (more...)
Monroe County COVID-19 cases climb by more than a dozen overnight Monroe County COVID-19 cases climb by more than a dozen overnight
- March 22, 2020

They said both patients are in isolation and officials are working to identify any close contacts who may have been exposed to the virus. Kansas officials have mandated 14-day home quarantines for anyone who has recently traveled from outside the US or to California, Florida, New York or Washington state, as well as anyone who recently traveled to Eagle, Gunnison, Pitkin and Summit counties in Colorado. (more...)
Mother’s Day warning from Boris Johnson over ‘accelerating’ coronavirus pandemic Mother’s Day warning from Boris Johnson over ‘accelerating’ coronavirus pandemic
- March 22, 2020

Frontline NHS workers are warning the public to listen to their advice and stay away from one another - they say people aren't taking it seriously enough. He said the United Kingdom is only "two or three" weeks behind Italy , adding the measures the government is now imposing are essential. A Downing Street source later clarified that his contact with his mother on Sunday would be confined to a conversation over Skype . (more...)
Ontario COVID-19 cases increase; another death
- March 22, 2020

The health unit was investigating his case after he was in contact with another man in his 70s, who died on March 11th at RVH. The first death was confirmed by a coroner to be caused by COVID-19. More than 7,200 other people across the province are still awaiting test results. As officials continue to track the numbers of confirmed cases in the province, the outbreak is continuing to affect the economy. (more...)
Scientists confirm COVID-19 evolved in nature Scientists confirm COVID-19 evolved in nature
- March 22, 2020

The common surfaces people touch include light switches, doorknobs, tables, sinks, elevator buttons, and their cellphones. "The scientists then investigated how long the virus remained infectious on these surfaces". If you do test positive for COVID-19, you'll need to be quarantined for 14 days. Fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, or body aches are some of the most common symptoms; however, some people have experienced headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and sore throat as well. (more...)

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