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Bexar County sees slow increase in pediatric COVID-19 cases since May, health official says

SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Monday night. Here are a few of the […]

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To fight coronavirus spread, keep doing what you’re doing, state health official says

TAMPA — Residents “have to continue what we’re doing” to stem the spread of coronavirus, said the top state health official for Hillsborough County. Dr. Douglas Holt, director of the state Health Department for Hillsborough County, on Thursday thanked the public for wearing masks, and practicing social distancing and good hygiene habits. Despite continued public […]

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CDC Says Real Coronavirus Cases Number Might Be Much Higher Than The Official One : NPR

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges that the real number of the coronavirus cases might be 10 times the official count and says pregnant women have added risks. SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST: The CDC came out and publicly agreed with what scientists studying the coronavirus have been saying – the actual number of cases is […]

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Coronavirus Spread By People With No Symptoms ‘Appears To Be Rare,’ WHO Official Says – CBS Sacramento

(CNN) — The spread of Covid-19 by someone who is not showing symptoms appears to be rare, Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday. “From the data we have, it still seems to be […]

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Coronavirus official UK death toll rises by 204 amid call for inquiry | World news

Another 204 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus as of 5pm on Friday, taking the official death toll to 40,465. This number does not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which is thought to have passed 50,000. So far, a total of 284,868 people in the UK have […]

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Health official urges coronavirus tests for protesters

By Michael Erman | Reuters NEW YORK – A top U.S. health official cautioned on Thursday that protests sweeping across the country could increase the spread of the novel coronavirus, particularly in cities that have struggled to control the outbreak, and that participants should “highly consider” getting tested. Huge crowds have taken to the streets […]

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On top of official death toll, number of coronavirus-related deaths also up in NYC

People overlooking Hudson River and New York City. | AP Photo NEW YORK — The number of potential coronavirus-related deaths in New York City has jumped to 5,293 — up from roughly 3,000 in mid-April — according to health department data published Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last month, the […]

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Official Fired for Standing Up to Coronavirus Corruption

The U.S. government official overseeing the purchase and funding of vaccines, treatments, and tests for the coronavirus was fired in retaliation for his efforts to stand up to the Trump administration’s cronyism, according to a whistleblower complaint his attorneys made public today. Richard Bright, the deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response in the federal department […]

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Official Counts Understate the U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll

It is too late now to find out whether those patients’ deaths were related to the coronavirus. But Ms. Evans, who is also a nurse, is frustrated that she will never know. “When we go back to those deaths that occurred earlier this year, people who were negative for flu, now we’re having the ‘aha!’ […]

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