Tag Archives: Infectious diseases

Rising COVID-19 cases in California highlight risks of delta variant, as WHO head warns world in dangerous period of pandemic

[ad_1] A 17% increase in cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 in California in the last 14 days has increased concerns about the highly infectious delta variant of the virus, which is expected to become the dominant strain in the U.S. over time as it has in many other places. …

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India’s death toll from coronavirus crosses 400,000; vaccination drive falters

[ad_1] By Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Sumit Khanna MUMBAI/AHMEDABAD (Reuters) -India’s official death toll from the coronavirus topped 400,000 on Friday, though experts say the actual number of dead could have reached one million or even higher, with a possible third wave of infections looming. FILE PHOTO: Madhura Samel, 81, walks with …

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Australia Plots Covid-19 Exit Strategy

[ad_1] SYDNEY—Australia plans to experiment with shorter isolation periods for vaccinated travelers and the gradual return of foreign students, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in laying out a four-stage strategy to return life in the country to normal. Still, some health experts worry that the government’s push to reopen is …

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India’s death toll from coronavirus crosses 400,000; vaccination drive falters

[ad_1] By Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Sumit Khanna MUMBAI/AHMEDABAD (Reuters) -India’s official death toll from the coronavirus topped 400,000 on Friday, though experts say the actual number of dead could have reached one million or even higher, with a possible third wave of infections looming. FILE PHOTO: Madhura Samel, 81, walks with …

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Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 649

[ad_1] BERLIN, July 2 (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 649 to 3,729,682, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday. The reported death toll rose by 69 to 91,007 the tally showed. (Reporting by Caroline Copley; Editing by …

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J&J Covid-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Preliminary Signs of Protecting Against Delta Variant

[ad_1] Johnson & Johnson ’s Covid-19 vaccine showed promising signs in a small laboratory study of protecting against the Delta variant spreading across the U.S. and other countries, the company said. In laboratory testing, the vaccine triggered a strong immune response in blood samples taken from eight vaccinated people, J&J …

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California coronavirus cases rising as delta variant spreads

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — California broadly reopened its economy barely two weeks ago and since then an especially contagious coronavirus variant has spread among the unvaccinated, a development that has health officials on edge and already has prompted Los Angeles County to strongly recommend everyone resume wearing masks inside. The …

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Italy reports 21 coronavirus deaths on Thursday, 882 new cases

[ad_1] ROME, July 1 (Reuters) – Italy reported 21 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday against 24 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 882 from 776. Italy has registered 127.587 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, …

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Portugal imposes night-time curfew in areas to curb COVID-19 spike

[ad_1] LISBON (Reuters) -A night-time curfew will be imposed in several Portuguese municipalities, including the capital Lisbon and the city of Porto, as authorities scramble to bring under control a surge in COVID-19 infections, the government said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective mask walks in Lisbon …

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The Latest: Hawaii extends virus vaccine incentive program

[ad_1] HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are extending a vaccination incentive program to get more shots in arms. Hawaii Public Radio reports a second round of vaccine incentives will be launched this month. People can register for the second round of incentives beginning July 12, with new prizes include cars, cash …

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