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Texas blames faulty data for a record surge in coronavirus tests

[ad_1] After plummeting for days, the number of COVID-19 tests reported in Texas suddenly jumped by 124,693 on Thursday, which state health officials said was a result of coding errors and a system upgrade. Backlogs at a hospital lab and a commercial lab accounted for most of the tests, which …

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U.K. strikes two Covid-19 vaccine deals for 90 million doses

[ad_1] The U.K. government said on Friday that it has signed deals for a further 90 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, as the country races to secure supplies of experimental shots to fight the pandemic. Under the new in-principle agreements, U.S. drug developer Novavax NVAX, +8.31% will provide 60 million …

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Dr. Fauci says people should not politicize coronavirus: ‘We’ve been through a Depression, we’ve been through a World War. We pulled together through 9/11’

[ad_1] Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, delivered some blunt messages to the public during an online video interview on Thursday evening. He told actor Matthew McConaughey there are a few key reasons why many island nations and Asian countries have managed to …

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says state is investigating high positivity rate

[ad_1] Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. In response to Texas’ recently plummeting coronavirus testing numbers and heightened rate of people testing positive, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that state …

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Coronavirus update: Global cases top 20.6 million and U.S. suffers biggest one-day death toll since May

[ad_1] The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose above 20.6 million on Thursday and the U.S. suffered its biggest death toll since May with almost 1,500 fatalities counted in a single day. The U.S. has averaged more than 1,000 deaths a day for two weeks, …

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Coronavirus update: Global cases top 20.3 million, U.S. tally tops 5.15 million as Florida and Georgia see record one-day deaths

[ad_1] An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that students and teachers in a Georgia school district were quarantined after all tested positive for COVID-19. Only 59 tested positive. The article has been corrected. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 20.3 million …

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These are the most widely shared coronavirus myths shared in 25 languages across 87 countries

[ad_1] Six months into the coronavirus pandemic, some people are on edge, while others are just plain confused. Adding to the increasingly chaotic nature of the information superhighway in 2020, others are sharing misleading information and outright falsehoods across the internet and on television. Some outlandish rumors persist. To adherents …

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Watch Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s press conference on coronavirus at 12 p.m.

[ad_1] Gov. Greg Abbott will travel to Beaumont on Tuesday to meet with local officials and provide an update on the state’s coronavirus response. The meeting will happen at the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office and feature the state’s chief of emergency management, Nim Kidd. Later Tuesday, Abbott and Kidd will …

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Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally tops 5 million, and is more than one-quarter of global cases of near 20 million

[ad_1] The U.S. reached another dire milestone on Monday in confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as the new case tally topped 5 million, which is more than one-quarter of the global total of nearly 20 million cases, as uncertainties over the U.S. response continue to grow. The …

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