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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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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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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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China defends its coronavirus response in new report

[ad_1] BEIJING — Senior Chinese officials released a lengthy report Sunday on the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, defending their government’s actions and saying that China had provided information in a timely and transparent manner. China “wasted no time” in sharing information such as the genome sequence for the …

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Nitric oxide being tested as an experimental treatment for COVID-19

[ad_1] TORONTO — In the race to find an effective, low-cost treatment for COVID-19, a powerful molecule that has long captured the attention of medical researchers is gaining popularity. Nitric oxide, a two-part nanomolecule made in the cells that line the blood vessels, is being examined as an experimental treatment …

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German engineer on China charter flight tests positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] BEIJING, CHINA — A German engineer on the first flight carrying European workers back to China has tested positive for coronavirus as an asymptomatic carrier, local authorities said Sunday. The man was on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to the northeastern city of Tianjin which landed with around 200 …

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A hairstylist worked while symptomatic and exposed 91 people to coronavirus

[ad_1] A hairstylist with coronavirus worked for eight days this month while symptomatic, exposing as many as 91 customers and coworkers in Missouri, health officials said. The case highlights the threats of community spread in the United States as businesses reopen after weeks of restrictions to combat the spread of …

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