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by | November 28, 2020 | 09:43

Halton Region recorded 130 new cases, a substantial one-day increase from 36. Seniors continue to be the age group hardest hit by the pandemic. 19 of the 20 deaths are in people who are 60 and older. Of today's case load, 612 are in Fraser Health, 168 in Vancouver Coastal, 18 on Vancouver Island, and 24 in Northern Health. It will be the first such data release since the Toronto and neighbouring Peel Region started facing the province's toughest restrictions earlier this week.

by | November 27, 2020 | 07:18

Of the four cases, local transmission is linked to two, one is through close contact and the fourth is still pending. One person remains in hospital but is not in the ICU or on a ventilator. Table 8 is a summary of confirmed and probable cases and deaths since late June in Dallas County. "Today we report 1,368 cases, 1,185 from PCR tests and another 183 cases from the antigen/rapid test".

by | November 27, 2020 | 07:25

Canada has reached agreements to procure up to 194 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with the option to purchase an additional 220 million more. Mr. Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet said the federal government should have moved sooner to help obtain manufacturing rights and beef up production capacity on Canadian soil.

by | November 24, 2020 | 00:52

An interim analysis of clinical trials of AZD122 in the United Kingdom and Brazil showed the vaccine had an average efficacy of 70% with protection occurring 14 days or more after two doses. Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at the University of Oxford, said the announcement took everyone a step close to a time when vaccines can be used to bring an "end to the devastation" caused by Covid-19.

by | November 24, 2020 | 01:47

It's already reduced COVID-19-related hospitalizations and emergency room visits for patients across the US, including President Trump who was treated with the antibody cocktail after his coronavirus diagnosis. Regeneron is set to have doses ready for 80,000 patients by the end of this month and come January 2021, around 3 lakh patients can be given doses for these.

by | November 23, 2020 | 02:18

Moderna on Monday became the second United States company to publish provisional data from a large study, claiming that its vaccine was 94.5% effective against Covid-19. Besides, the cold storage requirements also pose a challenge for developing countries like India in the procurement of the vaccines. Older adults have an increased risk of COVID-19, so it's crucial that vaccines against the disease are effective in this age group.

by | November 23, 2020 | 02:06

More studies are needed on virus elimination in this context, "explains lead author Antonia Ho, from the Virus Research Center at the University of Glasgow (UK)". "We can be confident that, at least in the short term, most people who get Covid-19 won't get it again", he said . The researchers believe this could suggest two possibilities.

by | November 23, 2020 | 00:53

The Serum Institute of India is conducting the phase-three trial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, while Bharat Biotech and ICMR has already started the phase-three trail of the indigenously developed COVAXIN jab. The company claimed this week to be "leading the world in all aspects" of vaccine development, although it did not offer clinical evidence from ongoing trials.

by | November 23, 2020 | 01:21

Steve Baker , one of 70 lawmakers who have written to Johnson with their concerns, said they can't support the approach unless the government can show the restrictions planned for after December 2 will have an effect on decreasing COVID-19 transmission, "and will save more lives than they cost".

by | November 21, 2020 | 01:23

The WHO's warning comes as health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for Covid-19, leading to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live. on a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 19, 2020 in Houston, Texas. "But its role in clinical practice has remained uncertain".

by | November 21, 2020 | 00:55

A surprise early easing of lockdown for South Australians tonight. but the cause and its implications are raising eyebrows. The man at the centre of the controversy initially told authorities he had only purchased a pizza from the shop when in fact he had worked several shifts at the location.

by | November 21, 2020 | 02:08

The dean of clinical practices at multi-state hospitals system announced that over the last two weeks, more than 900 Mayo Clinic staff members in the Midwest have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Fox News on November 19, 2020.

by | November 20, 2020 | 01:25

South Australia's Chief Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said those infected in the recent Adelaide cluster all began spreading the virus shortly after catching it. Authorities hold fears over the Woodville Pizza shop on Woodville Road where the guard worked part-time, which is now considered one of the Parafield cluster's hot spots.

by | November 18, 2020 | 00:45

Nail salons, tattoo parlors, and body waxing businesses may stay open with modifications. The state recorded 13,412 new cases Monday - a single-day record, according to The Times' coronavirus tracker . "Just three weeks ago we were talking about how we only had nine counties in purple", said Dr. Mark Ghaly, California's secretary of health and human services.

by | November 17, 2020 | 02:22

To date, the province has confirmed 95,496 cases of COVID-19 and has reported 79,295 recoveries and 3,371 deaths. However, as is often seen on weekends, provincial health officials also point out that a number of hospitals (approximately 40) did not submit data to the daily bed census for November 13, meaning the number of hospitalized patients may increase when bed reporting increases.

by | November 17, 2020 | 00:38

U.S. biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was nearly 95 percent effective, marking a second major breakthrough in the quest to end the pandemic. The vaccine can then be stored safely in a normal refrigerator for at least five days after being thawed out, possibly even longer, but again, we don't know yet.

by | November 16, 2020 | 00:48

Another volunteer, identified as Carrie, said she received her first shot of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine way back in September and another in October. South Korea's GL Rapha will make more than 150 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine per year, Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Friday, one of its biggest production deals announced so far as Moscow aims to boost output overseas.

by | November 15, 2020 | 01:09

Mr Biden now has 253 electoral college votes, giving him a commanding lead in the race to accumulate the 270 needed to win the White House under the state-by-state USA election system. We've seen throughout this entire election cycle, anxiety and tensions are very high right now, and we have tried in MI, really in a bipartisan way, with clerks on both sides of the aisle and election workers also on both sides of the aisle, to make sure that we focus on simply ensuring every vote can be ...

by | November 14, 2020 | 02:03

He has also cited encouraging news on a coronavirus vaccine. Pelosi and Schumer spoke with Biden on Thursday by phone and the three "discussed the urgent need for the Congress to come together in the lame duck session on a bipartisan basis" to pass more coronavirus relief, a statement from Biden's transition team said.

by | November 11, 2020 | 01:22

Anxiety, depression and insomnia were most common among recovered COVID-19 patients in the study who developed mental health problems . Services need to be ready to provide care, especially since our results are likely to be underestimates of the actual number of cases.

by | November 11, 2020 | 01:15

The health agency reported one new outbreak at a long-term care facility, for a total of 30 ongoing outbreaks, one new case in childcare or school institutions, with four ongoing workplace outbreaks. There are now 54 active cases of COVID-19 in the area. The province also reported 38 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths, including nine that have occurred in the last 24 hours.

by | November 11, 2020 | 01:21

For his part, Kavanaugh said recent decisions by the court suggest "that the proper remedy would be to sever the mandate and leave the rest of the act in place". "How is it that, you know, this mandate just by itself without any penalty is anything more than a supplication or entreaty?" asked Justice Stephen Breyer, who compared it to a non-enforceable government command to buy war bonds, plant a tree or clean your yard.

by | November 10, 2020 | 01:26

With the U.S. clocking its highest new coronavirus cases in a single day on Saturday, states across the country continue to report daily surges in the virus' spread, along with diminishing hospital capacity. The task force will be charged with developing a blueprint for containing the disease once Mr Biden takes office in January. "The extent to which economic stressors will impact that behaviour is in part a function of where we live", said study author Tahira Probst from Washington ...

by | November 09, 2020 | 01:33

Twenty-seven deaths have occurred in the last week. Hospital officials are also taking a hard look at whether they can accept out-of-count patients. The region's positivity rate increased from 12.7% to 12.9%. For a complete county-by-county list and additional data, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health's website . There were 50,471 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., November 6.

by | November 09, 2020 | 01:15

No further breakdown of the province's COVID-19 statistics was available on Saturday due to technical issues with the province's system. "We're not going to be sending out police to monitor this", he added. Saturday's increase broke the prior one-day record set on Thursday with 802 new cases. Opposition NDP Leader Rachel Notley doesn't want to see an economic lockdown either, but said Kenney's announcement again failed to take the steps needed to avoid extreme solutions down the road.

by | November 05, 2020 | 00:59

The director in charge of COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials at Oxford University said that there are "slim chances" that the vaccine will be ready before the Christmas period Wednesday. Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020.

by | November 04, 2020 | 01:40

When asked about the issue, Ontario's Minister of Health, Christine Elliott, said the province is dealing with increased demand but that Ontario's pharmacies knew what they were getting into months prior. "We ordered them back in last January". "There are shipments coming in on a regular basis and there are no delays with shipments at all". If you've booked in to get a flu shot at your local Rexall in recent days, you may have found yourself one of a number of residents who have had their ...

by | November 04, 2020 | 01:39

Scientists presenting the findings, from 100 non-hospitalised COVID-19 patients in Britain, said they were "reassuring" but did not mean people can not in rare cases be infected twice with the disease. 'However, there is an urgent need to collect more data on longer-term impacts on children, including ways the virus may harm the long-term physical health of infected children, as well as its emotional and mental health effects'.

by | November 03, 2020 | 01:02

There were 1,141 deaths in the month of April. As of 2pm today 330 Covid patients are hospitalised, of which 47 are in ICU. For a third straight day, no new covid-related deaths were reported by the county. "We have more to do but we are on the right track", he said. It also comes a day after Ontario recorded 402 cases.Previously, gathering limits were set at 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors."Folks, the alarm bells are ringing", said Ford on Saturday.

by | November 03, 2020 | 00:59

The three spaces take up more than 28 hectares in total. In addition to surrounding the 18-acre White House complex it will encompass the Ellipse and Lafayette Square and extend down 15th Street to Constitution Avenue and then over to 17th Street.

by | November 02, 2020 | 01:46

Under the new measures, which will be effective until December 2, people in England will only be allowed to leave their homes for specific reasons, such as education, work or food shopping, said Johnson. Documents from the government's Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M-O) revealed this week that England has breached its "reasonable worst-case" scenario for COVID-19 infections and hospital admissions for the winter months.

by | November 02, 2020 | 02:06

Prof Neil Ferguson, whose modelling was crucial to the decision to impose the first lockdown, said keeping universities and schools open meant infections would decrease more slowly this time . "I can say yes to the Premier League, I think, with authority", Goal.com quoted Johnson as saying. "Now is the time to take action because there's no alternative", he said in a televised address to the nation from Downing Street, adding "the virus is spreading even faster than the reasonable ...

by | November 02, 2020 | 01:49

Since the pandemic began, so far in Snyder County, there have been 505 cases, 726 in Union County, 1,585 in Northumberland County, and 309 in Montour. As of Friday, just under 77% of all COVID-19 cases in the county were classified as in recovery, according to the health department. There have also been 11 additional deaths reported by the Department of Health there.

by | November 01, 2020 | 00:27

Schools, universities and courts will remain open, he said. He said: "We're always ready for further measures that we can take, but I think the most important thing about further measures is that we continue on the track that we're on of targeting the virus".

by | November 01, 2020 | 00:46

The study explains that vitamin D is a hormone produced by the kidneys which controls blood-calcium concentration. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories . So, should everyone start taking vitamin D now even if it isn't clear whether it might help with Covid-19? Vitamin D is essential for bone health, but is also thought to have beneficial effects on the immune system too with some evidence that having sufficient vitamin D may give some protection against respiratory tract infections .