Florida adds 6,236 coronavirus cases as death toll passes 8,900
MIAMI — Florida’s Department of Health on Thursday confirmed 6,236 additional cases of COVID-19, pushing the state’s known total to 557,137. An additional 148 Florida resident deaths were also announced, bring the statewide resident death toll to 8,913.The health department later updated its nonresident death toll with one additional death, bringing the count up to 134.One of the tools that officials rely on to determine whether the coronavirus situation is improving in the state is hospitalization data. Unlike testing, which might be limited or take days to report results, hospitalizations ca...
France Covid-19 cases 'growing fastest among young' amid second wave fears
French health authorities warned Thursday that new coronavirus cases were rising fastest among younger people, as the number of confirmed infections per day continued to tick up.In mainland France, the pace of growth in cases in the week of August 3-9 was fastest among people aged 15-44, the health ministry's DGS public health arm said, calling it a "troubling situation".In total 2,669 tests had come back positive in the past 24 hours, it added, pointing to "regular growth" in daily new cases.The figure was higher than Wednesday's 2,524, which itself had been the highest since May.Among the ne...
Jordan to close Syria border over coronavirus cases at crossing
Jordanwill close its border with Syria for a week starting Thursday, after staff at their only open land crossing tested positive for thenovel coronavirus, state media said.Jordan has seen a drop in virus cases, with new infections recorded mainly among travellers arriving from abroad, but it registered 25 cases of the Covid-19 illness in the past two days, mostly at the Jaber crossing with its war-torn northern neighbour.Interior Minister Salamah Hammad al-Sahaim decided on Wednesday "to close the Jaber border post for a week starting from Thursday morning," the official Petra news agency rep...
Can Atletico Madrid win the Champions League at last?
Atletico Madrid will hope that their two coronavirus cases at the weekend are the only hiccup as they make another attempt to win the Champions League from Thursday onwards.Atletico were seconds away from the title in 1974 against Bayern Munich and 40 years later against crosstown rivals Real Madrid, and then also lost the 2016 decider to Real on penalties.Now Diego Simeone's side arrive in Lisbon for the finals tournament on the back of a stunning last-16 upset over title holders Liverpool just before the Covid-19 lockdown, and with fine form since the restart in June.Atletico went unbeaten i...
Leipzig's Kroesche doesn't expect coronavirus cases at Lisbon finals
RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Kroesche doesn't expect any further coronavirus cases at the Champions League finals in Lisbon once all teams have arrived.Two players from Leipzig's quarter-final opponents Atletico Madrid, Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko, tested positive at the weekend and were left at home and in quarantine."When the teams travel to Portugal and are tested beforehand then I don't think that someone will get infected at the tournament because the overall conditions are good and the rules are very clear," Kroesche told a virtual news conference on Tuesday.Looking at the two ...
World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases
The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone Monday as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny killer that has upended life just about everywhere.The number as of 2215 GMT was 20,002,577 cases, with 733,842 deaths recorded, according to an AFP tally of official sources.In yet another staggering landmark, the death toll is expected to surpass 750,000 in a matter of days as the global health crisis that began late last year in China rages on.As more things once unthinkable became harsh reality - having to wear a facemask in touristy spots in Par...
Cuba reports record daily number of coronavirus cases
Havana (AFP) - Faced with a second wave of coronavirus cases, Cuba announced on Monday a record daily number of new infections.The 93 new cases beat the previous record from May 1 of 74, leading authorities to reimplement lockdown measures that had been gradually relaxed.The health ministry said most of the cases are in the capital Havana and the neighboring province of Artemisa."Total closure of Havana's beaches; closure of bars and swimming pools. Closure of recreation parks and areas of concentration for self-employed (informal) workers. Restaurants and cafes will only offer takeaway," said...
Iraq reports highest-ever daily virus case count
With 3,484 new coronavirus cases, Iraq on Monday reported the highest-ever daily COVID-19 infections, according to the Health Ministry, reports Anadolu Agency.Meanwhile, the ministry reported 72 additional fatalities from the virus.Monday’s divs bring the total case count to 153,599 and the number of fatalities to 5,464, along with 109,790 recoveries.Health centers in Iraq face shortages of oxygen supplies and protective equipment, prompting the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety to direct the Health Ministry to provide support for investors wishing to build medical oxygen product...
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U.S. tops 5 million coronavirus cases: threatens Midwest, Europeans shocked
DreamstimeYet another grim coronavirus milestone: the United States now has more than 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases -- one quarter of all the world's infections. President Donald Trump continues to assert that one day it'll go completely away and that higher numbers is because of higher testing.It took just six weeks for the number of Covid-19 infections to double in the U.S., which logged the last 1 million infections over the last two weeks, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.The latest grim record comes as growth in new cases in the U.S. appears to be leveling of...
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New German coronavirus case count lingers above the 1,000 mark
A resurgence in coronavirus cases in Germany entered its third day on Sunday as authorities reported another 24-hour period with more than 1,000 cases.Health officials tallied 1,122 new coronavirus cases for Saturday, the third time they have done so in a row. Before this new spurt, Germany had not logged more than 1,000 cases a day since May 9.The new figures mean Germany has documented 215,336 coronavirus cases within its borders. Thursday had seen 1,045 new cases while Friday's tally came in at 1,147. The country's numbers have been on the upswing since the end of July.The Robert Koch Insti...