Health


COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 105; 23 remain active COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 105; 23 remain active
- June 25, 2020

According to the agency, there were 5,508 new coronavirus cases as of midnight on Tuesday and 44 more deaths related to COVID-19. Granite County reminds residents to continue following CDC guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19 such as social distancing, washing your hands, avoiding touching your face and wear masks in public where social distancing is hard to maintain. (more...)
People classed as extremely vulnerable can stop shielding from August, Government says People classed as extremely vulnerable can stop shielding from August, Government says
- June 25, 2020

The Department of Health said that from 1 August, the 2.2 million people on the shielding list in England will no longer be advised to shield, because virus infection rates continue to fall. We will monitor the virus continuously over coming months and if it spreads too much, we may need to advise this group to shield again". Health secretary Matt Hancock said: 'I want to thank all those who have been shielding for so many weeks for their commitment to the shielding programme. (more...)
Melinda Gates: These people deserve to get coronavirus vaccine first Melinda Gates: These people deserve to get coronavirus vaccine first
- June 25, 2020

One person has now received a first dose vaccine, with a second booster dose to follow within four weeks. "As we enter winter in South Africa and pressure increases on public hospitals, now more than ever we need a vaccine to prevent infection by COVID-19", University of Witwatersrand (Wits) vaccinology professor Shabir Madhi said. (more...)
Australia posts biggest one-day rise in coronavirus cases in two months Australia posts biggest one-day rise in coronavirus cases in two months
- June 25, 2020

The state also has 200 of the country's 270 coronavirus cases. 'Broadmeadows and Keilor Downs, those two suburbs, with the greatest number of community transmission cases, we will test 50% of the suburbs over the next three days. "We work as one single country, and when somebody needs the help, we are here to help, and they will accept and ask for what it is that they need", Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Wednesday. (more...)
India records highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases India records highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases
- June 25, 2020

Some states are continuing to see a rise in coronavirus patients and continue to enforce restrictions. New Delhi , the sprawling capital of more than 20 million people, also recorded its highest single-day increase on Wednesday, with more than 3,900 cases. (more...)
Interprovincial travel restrictions to be eased in Atlantic Canada beginning July 3 Interprovincial travel restrictions to be eased in Atlantic Canada beginning July 3
- June 25, 2020

McNeil said travellers from outside of Canada will be issued a document via email that will allow them to travel within the region once they've provided information about when they arrived, how long they self-isolated and where they self-isolated. (more...)
Newborn Mexican triplets have coronavirus Newborn Mexican triplets have coronavirus
- June 25, 2020

Mexican health authorities are trying to understand how a set of newborn triplets became infected with the novel coronavirus even though neither one of their parents tested positive for the virus . United States researchers from Yale School of Medicine recently reported the first known case of placental infection with coronavirus . It also might be passed on in the womb via the placenta. (more...)
Marshall County, Starke County Positive COVID-19 Case Count Continues to Increase Marshall County, Starke County Positive COVID-19 Case Count Continues to Increase
- June 25, 2020

Due to the large number of new cases each day, the state is not reporting all individual cases by age, gender or city. A total of 2,386 IN residents have died from COVID-19, an increase of nine from Tuesday's report. There are 6,515 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 54 new deaths. Health officials are working with the Illinois Department of Public Health and have investigated and notified any individuals who may have had exposure to the individuals who tested positive ... (more...)
Male Plasma Of COVID-19 Survivors Contains Higher Levels of Antibodies Male Plasma Of COVID-19 Survivors Contains Higher Levels of Antibodies
- June 25, 2020

If the clinical trials yield positive results, the plasma from male survivors could be used to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients, says NHS Blood and Transplant. "It's not a vaccine, but it is a way of helping bodies that aren't responding properly do so". Convalescent plasma could be administered to people with the coronavirus infection via transfusion. (more...)
Bill Gates’ wife: ‘Black…indigenous people’ should get COVID vaccine first Bill Gates’ wife: ‘Black…indigenous people’ should get COVID vaccine first
- June 25, 2020

On Tuesday, Imperial College London stated that its researchers have administered its vaccine to one healthy volunteer. Speaking on the vaccine, Katrina Pollock of the department of infectious disease and chief investigator of the study, said: "We have reached a significant milestone in this ground-breaking study with the first dose of a self-amplifying RNA vaccine delivered safely". (more...)
Hopes Victoria's new coronavirus wave contained, despite expectations of new cases Hopes Victoria's new coronavirus wave contained, despite expectations of new cases
- June 25, 2020

An outbreak in Coburg, in Melbourne's north, which has been linked to 14 of the state's cases across a number of households, was a celebration among family members for Eid, The Australian reported. Peters added that Woolies has more than enough products if everyone buys what they need during their weekly shop. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said Thursday that 1,000 troops would be rapidly deployed to Victoria "in the coming days". (more...)
Men Produce Higher Levels of Antibodies to COVID-19, Reports Suggest Men Produce Higher Levels of Antibodies to COVID-19, Reports Suggest
- June 25, 2020

According to the new figures, 43% of male plasma donors had high enough antibodies for their donation to be used in the trial. The NHS data comes from an analysis of the 592 donations made between April 21 and May 14 - of which 75 per cent were from men. (more...)
World Health Organization urges countries to beef up anti-virus measures World Health Organization urges countries to beef up anti-virus measures
- June 25, 2020

Download the EWN app to your iOS or Android device. Director-General of the WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, attends a news conference on the coronavirus (COVID-2019) in Geneva, Switzerland February 24, 2020. "In the first month of this outbreak, less than 10,000 cases were reported to WHO". "We expect to reach a total of 10 million cases within the next week". (more...)
Donald Trump On Slowing Testing Donald Trump On Slowing Testing
- June 25, 2020

Texas recorded more than 5,000 new cases in the past 24 hours, also a record daily toll. Dr Fauci attributed the NY metropolitan area's relative success to the fact that it has adhered to official guidelines that have advised the states to open their economies "very carefully.in a stepwise fashion". (more...)
Health Director Barbara Ferrer Says She's Gotten Death Threats Health Director Barbara Ferrer Says She's Gotten Death Threats
- June 25, 2020

She said health officials understood the anger and frustration felt by people impacted by restrictions on movement or economic activity but that public health officials were acting in the best interest of the entire county. And Ghaly stated that an examination of situation figures and estimates located that approximately one particular in each 400 L.A. County residents have been at present infectious, that means they have the coronavirus but have been not but symptomatic and have not been ... (more...)
45 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta and no additional deaths 45 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta and no additional deaths
- June 25, 2020

People who were in that delayed shipment are being contacted, and being advised to get another test just to ensure they are not infected. In addition to Dr. Alberta Health Services (AHS) will also make serology testing available for specific clinical purposes where testing can inform treatment decisions. (more...)
Pennsylvania Sees 38 More COVID-19 Deaths, 510 More Sickened Pennsylvania Sees 38 More COVID-19 Deaths, 510 More Sickened
- June 24, 2020

These newly identified cases are not considered an outbreak since they are members of the same household. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than the state's confirmed case count because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected without feeling sick. (more...)
Chinese military researchers move a new COVID vaccine candidate into human trial Chinese military researchers move a new COVID vaccine candidate into human trial
- June 24, 2020

The first candidate vaccine that went for the human trial was from Oxford University. AstraZeneca Chief Executive Officer Pascal Soriot last month warned that the company was running out of time to effectively test the vaccine as the number of cases decline in Europe. (more...)
United Kingdom to unveil lockdown easing plans this week, Health Minister says United Kingdom to unveil lockdown easing plans this week, Health Minister says
- June 24, 2020

Hancock claims England is "clearly on track" to further ease the coronavirus lockdown, with the hope pubs, restaurants and hairdressers could reopen as early as July 4. The advice for people shielding had already been partially relaxed in England. She said: "From July 6th, a time period where other lockdown measures have been eased, because of this we can ensure we are monitoring the epidemiology continuously". (more...)
New York City Marathon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic New York City Marathon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
- June 24, 2020

The 26.2-mile race, held annually in November while welcoming thousands of runners from other countries and inside the US, was slated to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Runners registered for the 2020 marathon and others will be invited to participate in a virtual 26.2-mile race from October 17-Nov. 1. Event organizers and the mayor's office said Wednesday it's just too risky to assemble some 50,000 runners in the middle of a pandemic, TMZ reports. (more...)

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