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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first coronavirus case CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first coronavirus case
- March 11, 2020

He, however, noted that the patient has been confined to a hospital. According to the minister, those who have been in close contact with the infected person are being tested and may be put under quarantine in order to limit contamination. (more...)
Santa Clara County Bans Events Over 1,000 People, Including Sharks Games Santa Clara County Bans Events Over 1,000 People, Including Sharks Games
- March 11, 2020

The Santa Clara ban means that at least three scheduled home games for the San Jose Sharks will be impacted at the SAP Center, and the county's health officer, Dr. There are now 43 confirmed cases in the county, with about half of those attributed to community spread. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (more...)
Michigan Primary 2020: what you need to know before you vote Michigan Primary 2020: what you need to know before you vote
- March 11, 2020

Most of the effects of this proposal will be relevant following the 2020 census, which is now being collected. Voters could go to the new balloting centers starting more than a week before the official Election Day. If Padilla and his cohorts at the county level don't make big fixes before the November runoff election, they probably all ought to be fired, just like the folks who created Iowa's debacle. (more...)
Four more cases of Coronavirus in England brings total to 40 Four more cases of Coronavirus in England brings total to 40
- March 11, 2020

The Scottish government reportedly said that the patient, who is a Tayside resident, was under treatment in isolation at a hospital. In a statement on Saturday, Chris Whitty, UK chief medical officer, said three among the new patients were close contacts of a known case. (more...)
Test results show London man is likely to be cured of HIV
- March 11, 2020

Adam Castillejo , the 40-year-old who has remained anonymous and known only as the "London patient" throughout last year, went public on Monday in an interview with The New York Times . "This is a unique position to be in, a unique and very humbling position", said Castillejo. Said Castillejo: "I don't want people to think, 'Oh, you've been chosen.' No, it just happened". (more...)
Trump Campaign Releases Statement on Super Tuesday 2.0 Trump Campaign Releases Statement on Super Tuesday 2.0
- March 11, 2020

Joe Biden won Michigan's Democratic primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders' insurgent candidacy four years ago. Sanders, who has vowed not to drop out regardless of Tuesday's results, may be unable to catch Biden, and perhaps only be left trying to deny him an outright delegate win ahead of the Democratic National Convention this summer in Milwaukee. (more...)
US coronavirus testing threatened by shortage of critical lab materials
- March 11, 2020

That money would support efforts to help state and local health departments move their data capacities toward "the desired future state", improving CDC's own internal capacities to support advanced tools and capabilities, carry out strategic hospital and workforce development activities that enhance data science and informatics capabilities and engage with other public-health organizations. (more...)
Drive-thru COVID-19 tests start for UW Medicine employees Drive-thru COVID-19 tests start for UW Medicine employees
- March 11, 2020

If workers have a fever, dry cough or other symptoms of COVID-19, they can fill out an online questionnaire, then receive an appointment time at the drive-thru. Healthcare workers in its system who show symptoms of the novel coronavirus can now be tested for influenza A, B, respiratory syncytial virus, and COVID-19. (more...)
Rutgers cancels classes, tells students to leave campus due to coronavirus fears Rutgers cancels classes, tells students to leave campus due to coronavirus fears
- March 11, 2020

Belmont University is keeping students off campus by extending Spring break through March 22 and will begin classes in an online-only form for at least two weeks amid Tennessee's COVID-19 outbreak. Classes will be online for the rest of the semester. Exemptions will be granted when necessary. Officials say non-classroom activities, including research, will still be held in accordance with new travel and event restrictions. (more...)
Third Wisconsin resident tests positive for COVID-19 Third Wisconsin resident tests positive for COVID-19
- March 11, 2020

But the local health department is working to identify and contact anyone who is determined to be at a higher risk, she said. Officials say the man was in his 60s and from Pennington County in the western part of the state. The agency says that person also contracted it while they were traveling within the United States. The vast majority of people recover from the virus. (more...)
Donald Trump snubs reporters and walks away when questioned over coronavirus test Donald Trump snubs reporters and walks away when questioned over coronavirus test
- March 10, 2020

There are more than 700 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., and 27 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Washington state has been the hardest hit, with a nursing home in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland accounting for the bulk of the state's 22 confirmed deaths. (more...)
France v Ireland in Six Nations this weekend postponed France v Ireland in Six Nations this weekend postponed
- March 10, 2020

Six Nations Rugby have confirmed that Wales' final clash with Scotland will go ahead on Saturday in the Principality Stadium despite fears over Covid-19. Maracineanu said it was not possible to postpone the football match because of the "crowded" calendar. There are now no cases of community transmission in Northern Ireland, with all 16 patients who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 linked with travel to northern Italy . (more...)
2nd COVID-19 patient identified in Indiana 2nd COVID-19 patient identified in Indiana
- March 10, 2020

In Illinois, the state health department has created a hotline. The individuals reside in Marion, Hendricks, and Noble counties. In connection with these specific cases, ISDH is working closely with health officials in all three counties, the Avon Community School Corp. (more...)
Kentucky Now Has 4 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus, Beshear Announces Kentucky Now Has 4 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus, Beshear Announces
- March 10, 2020

As of now, there are two confirmed cases in Harrison County, one in Fayette, and one in Jefferson County. That brings the total number of cases in Kentucky to six: three cases in Harrison County, two cases in Fayette County and one case in Jefferson County. (more...)
Coronavirus: Laboratories to infect volunteers with virus to find vaccine Coronavirus: Laboratories to infect volunteers with virus to find vaccine
- March 10, 2020

The strains, known as 0C43 and 229E, are thought to cause mild respiratory symptoms and are believed to be much less severe than the coronavirus that is now causing panic around the world. Scientists testing for coronavirus. "If it [a vaccine] works on our little virus, it is very likely to work in the real world", Prof Oxford said . (more...)
Coronavirus is so contagious it warrants 2-week quarantine, experts say Coronavirus is so contagious it warrants 2-week quarantine, experts say
- March 10, 2020

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans. However, there is a wide range of incubation periods, with some people taking up to two weeks. "It's not like quarantine doesn't have costs , particularly if it's a health care worker". Definitive answers remain unknown, but the virus appears to be easily passed and the two-week quarantine period that has become standard is reasonable, according to researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and ... (more...)
Male associated with Bons contracts Covid-19 virus in Cork Male associated with Bons contracts Covid-19 virus in Cork
- March 10, 2020

One case involves a female in the south of the country, associated with close contact with a confirmed case and another woman in the West of the country, also associated with close contact with a confirmed case. Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; "We are particularly aware that older people may have additional concerns and worries about the spread of this disease". (more...)
Family of Missouri Woman with Coronavirus Broke Quarantine to Attend School Dance Family of Missouri Woman with Coronavirus Broke Quarantine to Attend School Dance
- March 10, 2020

Louis County Executive Sam Page , addressing the public for the second time in two days when announcing the first possible case. They left once they did learn. Amtrak said in a news release that it is notifying passengers and employees who were on Amtrak train 303 with the woman. The daughter attends Villa Duchesne and Oak Hills School. (more...)
Washington state reports 2 more coronavirus deaths
- March 10, 2020

On Sunday, the department added a Lakewood woman in her 30s. The results for another 20 residents are still to come Kirkland Life Care CenterThe death toll rose to 19, and three more COVID-19 deaths occurred Monday. The facility said that it has 63 residents remaining - down from 120 before the outbreak - and that six of them have symptoms. Officials said the transportation facility would have to close for cleaning and that would impact the ability to transport students. (more...)
B.C. records Canada’s first COVID-19-related death B.C. records Canada’s first COVID-19-related death
- March 10, 2020

Vancouver Coastal Health is conducting an investigation to track where else the infected employee may have worked. "The message I believe is so critical for British Columbians now is that you want to stay home if you are ill", Henry stated. (more...)

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