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WHO reports record level of new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase

[ad_1] TORONTO — The World Health Organization said its member nations reported more than 212,000 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the highest single-day total and increase since the start of the pandemic. The UN health agency said more than half of the new confirmed infections were reported in Brazil and …

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Florida coronavirus infections will rise for weeks to come: doctor

[ad_1] ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — As Florida enters the height of summer tourist season, the state’s largest cities and counties are closing beaches, mandating masks and halting business reopenings, hoping the measures will slow a steep resurgence of coronavirus cases. Many of the new cases are among younger adults and …

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The novel coronavirus has now infected more than 10 million people

[ad_1] PARIS, FRANCE — Global infections from the novel coronavirus have surpassed 10 million as the rate of new cases surges, according to an AFP tally on Sunday. One million new cases were recorded in only six days, according to the AFP count, just as countries start to unwind punishing …

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COVID-19 survivor receives US$1.1M hospital bill

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — A 70-year-old American man who nearly died of COVID-19 has been billed a heart-stopping US$1.1 million for his hospital expenses, the Seattle Times reported Saturday. Michael Flor was admitted to a hospital in the northwestern city on March 4, and stayed for 62 days — at one …

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How ‘superspreading’ helps drive the coronavirus pandemic – National

[ad_1] Around 30 people recently attended a family gathering in the Fraser Health Region in B.C. and 15 of them left infected with the novel coronavirus, according to the province’s top doctor. “Superspreading” events like these have happened before: at a funeral in Newfoundland, a choir practice in Washington …

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No students in school without coronavirus vaccine, Philippines says

[ad_1] MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Tens of millions of children in the Philippines will not be allowed back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, officials announced Monday, saying they may have to broadcast lessons on TV. Nations like France and South Korea began resuming face-to-face classes as they got …

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Coronavirus deaths top 400,000 worldwide – National

[ad_1] The confirmed global death toll from the COVID-19 virus reached at least 400,000 fatalities on Sunday, a day after the government of Brazil broke with standard public health protocols by ceasing to publish updates of the number of deaths and infections in the hard-hit South American country. Worldwide, …

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Ontario reports 415 new coronavirus cases, including 223 impacted by reporting delay

[ad_1] Ontario reported 415 cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 30,617. Of the 415 cases, 223 were impacted by a reporting delay, meaning 192 cases have been confirmed since Saturday’s report. That marks the lowest single-day increase in …

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Brazil gov’t yanks virus death toll as data befuddles experts

[ad_1] RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease in Latin America’s largest nation. Saturday’s move came after months of criticism from experts that …

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Will summer slow the coronavirus pandemic? – National

[ad_1] Summer is just around the corner, bringing hot weather, humidity and hopefully, lots of sunshine. And as we face the prospect of a pandemic summer, researchers have been digging into whether the nice weather might affect the spread of the novel coronavirus, and what that means for COVID-19 …

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