In tiny California county, 13 have died of COVID-19 in past week, 12 at one nursing home
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento’s smallest neighboring county, rural Amador, has quickly become a hotbed for coronavirus activity, with health officials and the state reporting a rapid spike in new cases and a flood of more than a dozen deaths in the past week — nearly all of the fatalities at one nursing facility.Amador County, which has a population of about 38,500, on Aug. 7 reported its first two resident deaths from complications of COVID-19. Both were in their 80s and had existing health conditions, according to a news release.Then in an update this Tuesday, Amador’s County public health...
The Sacramento Bee
COVID-19 is killing over twice as many Black Americans as whites, new report says
PHIILADELPHIA — Black individuals are nearly three times as likely to contract COVID-19 and twice as likely to die from the virus, compared to white individuals, according to a new report by the National Urban League.Researchers have struggled to measure with precision the race gaps in COVID-19 because much of the early data reported by hospitals did not include information about patients’ race — as of early August, Pennsylvania has reported race data for about half of its cases.But the National Urban League’s State of Black America report adds to a growing body of research that has found the ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Another 228 deaths reported from COVID-19 in Florida; state reports 6,218 new infections
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida reported 228 new deaths Friday, one day after the state crossed a grim marker of more than 9,000 people in the state who have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.The additional deaths in the state put the total dead at 9,276.The 228 deaths represent a jump from 148 on Thursday and a decline from the record 277 coronavirus deaths reported Wednesday. However, these daily totals do not reflect deaths in only the past 24 hours, but rather from recent weeks.State health officials also reported 6,218 new infections Friday, putting the total infections i...
Idris Elba feared COVID-19 could be the 'end'
Idris Elba feared it "could be the end" when he contracted coronavirus.He contracted COVID-19 in April and the couple admitted it was a very "scary" time as he's older and has asthma.Meanwhile, Idris previously admitted the "mental impact" of COVID-19 was "pretty traumatic" on him and his wife.The former star of 'The Wire' added that he was grateful for lockdown because it gave him the time to recover from the virus.He also said it felt the right thing to do to share his diagnosis as it "opened up a lot of conversation around it".
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White House warns of 'widespread and expanding' COVID-19 spread in Georgia
ATLANTA — President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force warns that Georgia continues to see “widespread and expanding community viral spread” and that the state’s current policies aren’t enough to curtail COVID-19.The task force “strongly recommends” Georgia adopt a statewide mandate that citizens wear masks, joining a chorus of public health officials, Democrats and others who have warned that Gov. Brian Kemp’s refusal to order face coverings has plunged the state into deeper crisis and will prolong recovery.“Current mitigation efforts are not having a sufficient impact,” the report said.Bu...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Cyprus Police report 12 premises and 15 citizens for breaching measures against COVID-19
Cyprus Police reported twelve premises and fifteen citizens within 24 hours – from Thursday morning until Friday morning – for breaching the measures against the spread of COVID-19. A total of 883 checks were carried out.According to the Police press office 108 checks were carried out in Nicosia. Four premises and six citizens were reported.In Limassol out of 184 checks one premise and seven citizens were reported while in Larnaca the Police carried out 228 checks without any violations being reported.In Paphos the Police reported seven primises after conducting 54 checks, while in Famagusta 1...
Cyprus News Agency
Pharma companies slam fake ads for COVID-19 circulating on social media
The inactivated COVID-19 vaccine production workshop of Sinopharm China National Biotec Group (CNBG) in Beijing Photo: Courtesy of CNBGBiological product companies told the Global Times on Thursday that their vaccines had not even entered the market, in response to a query about some online advertisements peddling "COVID-19 vaccines" produced by them.Recently, an advertisement for a "COVID-19 vaccine" has been appearing on some people's WeChat accounts. It claimed that the vaccine will cost 498 yuan ($71.70) per dose and three shots will be enough."Medical workers and those who need to travel ...
COVID-19: First IPL, now UAE could host 2021 T20 World Cup
The 2021 ICC T20 World Cup could be held in the UAE after it emerged that the country has been identified as a back-up, should India be unable to host the event.According to a report on ESPNCricinfo, the UAE and Sri Lanka have been placed on standby as a precaution, in case India cannot hold the competition.Cricket in India has been suspended since March due to coronavirus and the country is now the third worst affected by the global pandemic. The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was originally scheduled to start on March 29, was eventually postponed to an April 15 start....