CDC: US COVID-19 death toll could reach 321,000 by mid-December
ATLANTA — A new report issued this week by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the coronavirus death toll could reach up to 321,000 by the middle of December.According to the CDC’s “COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths,” models are predicting the number of coronavirus deaths will likely increase over the next four weeks, with between 10,600 and 21,400 new fatalities likely to be reported in the week ending Dec. 19, 2020.The model predicts between 294,000 and 321,000 total coronavirus deaths will have been reported by that time.As of Friday afternoon, Johns Hopkins Universit...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Virus cases, hospitalizations exploding as California records highest daily death toll in a month
SAN JOSE, Calif. — California has recorded more new cases of COVID-19 in the past 48 hours than any other two-day period of the pandemic, after another day of widespread infections detected across the state.On Tuesday, county health departments combined to report 16,730 new cases of the virus — more than any other day prior to Monday, when the state reported a record 20,000-plus new cases — plus an additional 110 lives lost due to COVID-19, according to data compiled by this news organization.The average number of new daily cases each day is at an all-time high — 13,338 per day over the past w...
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Florida's COVID-19 resident death toll hits 18,000 and state adds 6,331 confirmed cases
MIAMI — Florida’s Department of Health on Monday confirmed 6,331 additional cases of COVID-19 as dozens of Florida counties have hit a “tipping point” of infections just a few days before Thanksgiving, according to Harvard University data.Also, the state announced 94 COVID-19 related resident deaths, bringing the resident toll to 18,085.Florida now has a total of 944,745 confirmed cases, the third highest number of total confirmed cases in the country after Texas and California, according to The New York Times COVID-19 database.Two new nonresident deaths were also announced, bringing the nonre...
Ulysses death toll in Bulacan: 3, including 1 bitten by snake
CITY OF MALOLOS—At least five people have died at the height of Typhoon Ulysses in Bulacan, with two of the fatalities bitten by snakes believed to have been fleeing the massive flooding in the province.In a report, the Bulacan provincial disaster risk reduction and management office (PDRRMO) said the fatalities included a 31-year-old man bitten by a snake in the town of San Ildefonso.The PDRRMO said the snakes could have been seeking higher ground, too, at the height of floods in the town.The two other fatalities drowned or were electrocuted in the towns of Baliwag and Bocaue.A state of calam...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Coronavirus death toll surges past 250,000 in US
The still-raging coronavirus pandemic reached another grim milestone Wednesday, with the U.S. death toll surging past 250,000.The quarter-million milestone, confirmed by Johns Hopkins University, is higher than the number of American military deaths in every conflict since the Korean War as well as those recorded during the U.S. Civil War.The once-unthinkable tally follows a series of alarming records across the nation as the number of new cases and severe infections continues to skyrocket. The number of coronavirus hospitalizations topped 76,000 on Tuesday, the highest figure since the pandem...
New York Daily News
Powerful storm Iota claims 11 lives in Central, South America
The powerful storm Iota has claimed at least 11 lives as it swept over parts of Central and South America.The death toll includes six victims in Nicaragua, two in Colombia, one in El Salvador and one in Panama, according to official figures. A person was also reported to have been killed in Honduras, though the death has not been officially confirmed. Iota struck Nicaragua's Caribbean coast on Monday as a Category 4 hurricane, with winds of 250 kilometres per hour. It later weakened and was downgraded into a tropical storm.The storm was on Wednesday dissipating over El Salvador, though it is s...
‘Ulysses’ death toll reaches 73
‘Ulysses’ death toll reaches 73(Philstar.com) – November 17, 2020 – 4:57pmMANILA, Philippines — Death toll due to Typhoon Ulysses that hammered Luzon last week has reached 73, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.The NDRRMC said 24 of those who died due to the typhoon are from Cagayan Valley region which experienced massive flooding late last week. Broken down, six of those who died are from Central Luzon, 17 from Calabarzon, eight from Bicol region, 10 from CAR and eight from Metro Manila.In its latest situation report on Tuesday, the NDRMMC also said 24 others wer...
Ulysses death toll now at 73
The number of deaths due to the recent onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses has increased to 73 as of Tuesday, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).A total of 24 people were injured while 19 others are still missing in Region II, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, and the Cordillera Administrative Region, the NDRRMC said in its latest situational report.A total of 3,052,049 persons or 727,738 families from Regions I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, NCR and CAR have been affected by the typhoon, of which, 70,784 families or 283,656 people are being assisted in vari...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
COVID-19 death toll increases to 61 | Daily FT
The COVID-19 death toll yesterday rose to 61, with health authorities confirming three more COVID-19-related deaths.According to the Department of Government Information, all three deaths occurred in the Colombo District, with two being residents of Colombo city.An 84-year-old resident of Moratuwa passed away at home due to diabetes with COVID-19 infection.A resident of Colombo 10 was admitted to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) after he tested positive for the virus. However, the 70-year-old man died of chronic kidney disease and a stroke while suffering from COVID-19.Mean...
Daily Financial Times
COVID-19 death toll rises to 58 | Daily FT
Health authorities yesterday confirmed five COVID-19-related deaths, which brings the total COVID-19 death toll to 58.All individuals were residents of the Colombo municipal area, including two from Colombo-13. According to the Department of Government Information (DGI), a 54-year-old man from Colombo-13 passed away at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) when the lung cancer he suffered from for a lengthy period worsened due to COVID-19.The other resident of Colombo-13 was 88-years-old and passed away when he was being admitted to the NHSL. The cause of death is cited as COVID-19 and a h...
Daily Financial Times