43 new cases bring Ontario's COVID-19 caseload to 257

Neil Rau, Halton Healthcare's Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control. Yesterday, the province disclosed 25 positive cases . In the province, five people previously infected with the virus have since recovered, while two people have... More..

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World Health Organization chief says COVID-19 epidemic increasingly complex, calling for actions
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

World Health Organization chief says COVID-19 epidemic increasingly complex, calling for actions

This virus is NOT now spreading widely in the United States. It's also likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur, including in communities in the United States. on flights chartered by the U...More..

Three deaths from COVID-19 announced in MI
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Three deaths from COVID-19 announced in MI

She said some of these cases have a history of travel or close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Henry Ford Health System Thursday announced its first COVID-19 related death. If You T...More..

BC Officially Declares 'State Of Emergency' Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

BC Officially Declares 'State Of Emergency' Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The news release also notes people can visit the city's website at delta.ca/coronavirus for updates about Delta's response to COVID-19 as well as information on services that the city is continuing to provide. ...More..

N.J. family loses 3rd member to coronavirus as devastation continues
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

N.J. family loses 3rd member to coronavirus as devastation continues

The deaths have only added to the heartbreak of an already devastated family, Paradiso Fodera said. Fusco's family is awaiting additional COVID-19 test results. The gathering is believed to be the source of t...More..

Maryland will postpone primary election because of coronavirus, governor says
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Maryland will postpone primary election because of coronavirus, governor says

Maryland is the latest state to postpone primary elections amid the global pandemic, following Georgia , Kentucky , Louisiana and Ohio . Hogan also mentioned the 7th Congressional District seat, which w...More..

Fairbanks Blood Bank seeking donors, seeing decline amid pandemic
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Fairbanks Blood Bank seeking donors, seeing decline amid pandemic

The blood shortage could impact patients who need surgery, victims of vehicle accidents and other emergencies, or patients suffering from cancer, it said. With so many blood drives canceled, "the hospitals will...More..

by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Fact Check: What do we know about ibuprofen and COVID-19?

A few media outlets have reported that World Health Organization is now advising against using ibuprofen to treat fevers in patients with COVID-19 symptoms, but Lindmeier tells NPR that's not true. Professo...More..

US, UK shift coronavirus strategies after report by epidemiologists
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

US, UK shift coronavirus strategies after report by epidemiologists

Neil Ferguson, a professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College London , produced a projection of the coronavirus outbreak for the British government and was in Downing Street on Monday. Even with the...More..

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

This individual was a close contact of a positive case and COVID-19 was recently identified after death. The Tuesday afternoon statement explains that postponed events will be selected on a set of clear crite...More..

Chinese expert: Japan drug 'effective' against COVID-19
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Chinese expert: Japan drug 'effective' against COVID-19

Zhang said patients taking favipiravir tested negative after a median of four days, compared to 11 days in the control group. About 200 patients at hospitals in Chinese cities of Wuhan and Shenzhen are said...More..

New coronavirus can survive on some surfaces for days
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

New coronavirus can survive on some surfaces for days

And, 'our results indicate that aerosol and fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is plausible since the virus can remain viable and infectious in aerosols for hours and on surfaces up to days'. However, they said...More..

Huron Perth reports second case of COVID 19
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Huron Perth reports second case of COVID 19

Study co-author Dr. Yalan Liu of Huazhong University of Science and Technology said in a statement that it isn't clear whether the other symptoms, like rashes, were due to the mother having COVID-19. One i...More..

Schools in several states may not reopen until next year
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Schools in several states may not reopen until next year

The move impacts almost 500,000 K-12 students in Kansas . But as of Tuesday afternoon, Kelly appeared to be the only governor order closure through the remainder of the school year. Once buildings are thorou...More..

Gov. Justice: West Virginia has first COVID-19 Case
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Gov. Justice: West Virginia has first COVID-19 Case

West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin weighs in on coronavirus aid package and outbreak response. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday he has given Cuomo his "full commitment that we would get the...More..

by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Stable on Surfaces for Hours to Days

Garry, of Tulane University; Edward Holmes, of the University of Sydney; Andrew Rambaut, of University of Edinburgh; W. Ian Lipkin, of Columbia University. In any case, the scientists found that the SARS-CoV-...More..

Alberta declares state of public emergency
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Alberta declares state of public emergency

In total, the province will soon have 527-597 adult ventilators, and 78 pediatric ventilators to fight COVID-19, and other critical care needs, said Kerry Williamson, spokesperson with Alberta Health Services. ...More..

Stock market losses trigger another circuit-breaker, trading temporarily halted
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Stock market losses trigger another circuit-breaker, trading temporarily halted

After the market closed for the day, the New York Stock Exchange announced it will temporarily shift to all-electronic trading starting Monday. "The question is how deep the recession will be; it all depends ...More..

People with Blood Type A More Prone to COVID-19, Study Says
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

People with Blood Type A More Prone to COVID-19, Study Says

This likelihood is not small but significant. They found that while blood type O (34%) is more common in the general population in China than type A (32%), around 41% of Covid-19 patients had blood type A, ...More..

What's the COVID-19 plan for Burnaby schools? Find out more tomorrow
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

What's the COVID-19 plan for Burnaby schools? Find out more tomorrow

One of the reasons for the jump in numbers is that results of numerous tests done in emergency departments and urgent care centres in the Vancouver Coastal Health region have recently come back, said Henry. "Th...More..

Gov, DeSantis closes bars, nightclubs closed for 30 days
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Gov, DeSantis closes bars, nightclubs closed for 30 days

Tuesday to help combat the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. "We view that as something that could be problematic for spreading the virus". "If they're not meeting in those big groups, then the chance of th...More..

Senate approves House's coronavirus relief bill, sending measure to Trump
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Senate approves House's coronavirus relief bill, sending measure to Trump

The bill includes free coronavirus testing, expanded family and medical leave for some, paid emergency sick leave for some, unemployment benefits, food assistance, and protections for health care workers. Rep...More..

Trump administration seeks $45.8 billion in extra government funding amid coronavirus
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Trump administration seeks $45.8 billion in extra government funding amid coronavirus

Birx said the science discovering how long the virus can be transmissible on hard surfaces helped prompt the administration's tightening of recommendations on social distancing. As the USA struggles to ramp up ...More..

Japanese anti-flu medication proven to be effective against the coronavirus
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Japanese anti-flu medication proven to be effective against the coronavirus

The trials involved 340 patients in total, and since the drug has already been developed and approved for use in treating flu, it has a "high degree of safety", according to the official with the Chinese Mi...More..

All Ottawa area hospitals restricting visitor access to protect patients, staff
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

All Ottawa area hospitals restricting visitor access to protect patients, staff

Patients seeking emergency care are asked to use the emergency department entrance. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call y...More..

Los Angeles County Government Closes All Of Its Buildings To Combat Coronavirus
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Los Angeles County Government Closes All Of Its Buildings To Combat Coronavirus

The State Emergency Operations Center stated that the case is a woman as the Jackson County Probation Office with recent worldwide travel. "Our goal is to slow the transmission of COVID-19, but we can't do it...More..

No evidence ibuprofen worsens coronavirus: European Union drugs watchdog
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

No evidence ibuprofen worsens coronavirus: European Union drugs watchdog

But both national and global health authorities are not recommended it for managing coronavirus symptoms. "In the case of fever, take paracetamol", he wrote on Twitter . The statement added: "Consumer safe...More..

First Muskoka death related to COVID-19
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

First Muskoka death related to COVID-19

The move by more provinces to reserve COVID-19 testing for the highest risk cases, such as people with severe illness or health-care workers, could complicate Canada's fight to stop the spread of the disease ...More..

Nebraska dentists urged to stop non-emergency appointments
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Nebraska dentists urged to stop non-emergency appointments

Manitobans' regular tooth cleanings will have to be put off for now. "Anecdotally, we're seeing that many, many practices are posting either on social media or elsewhere that they have in fact taken heed of t...More..

Australian researchers find potential ‘cure’ for coronavirus
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Australian researchers find potential ‘cure’ for coronavirus

Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access! After China controlled its unexpected outbreak, other countries were blindsided by using massive epidemics. The team of experts at the University of Queenslan...More..

It's not just people with symptoms who can spread COVID-19
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

It's not just people with symptoms who can spread COVID-19

World Health Organization spokesman Christian Lindmeier told a Geneva press conference that there are no recent studies that link the anti-inflammatory drug with increased mortality rates but he added that e...More..

World Health Organization warns against ibuprofen use
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

World Health Organization warns against ibuprofen use

Despite an initial backlash to the minister's comments, the UK's NHS is also now advising people should not take ibuprofen if they suspect they have Covid-19. 'In the meantime, for treating symptoms such as ...More..

School during Coronavirus COVID-19 | Districts offer meals pick-up for students
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

School during Coronavirus COVID-19 | Districts offer meals pick-up for students

The video shows food distribution at Central Dauphin East High School. Park City School District will also be offering grab and go breakfast and lunch bags for all Park City School District students. The supe...More..

Coronavirus outbreak: NY governor says 'no plan' to quarantine NYC
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: NY governor says 'no plan' to quarantine NYC

Right? We have a plan. "The plan adjusts or moves as the facts move", Cuomo explained. Schools that exceed the closure period without state authorization will not be exempted from the 180-day rule. "I don't f...More..

Coronavirus: Manitoba cases up to 7, says province's top doc
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Manitoba cases up to 7, says province's top doc

All other adult day programs may continue, provided they comply with the recommendations of social distancing, appropriate screening and do not exceed the recommended restriction on social gatherings of more th...More..