Oklahoma reports first pediatric coronavirus death

Texas reaches record of coronavirus hospitalizations Florida shatters the daily number of new coronavirus cases in any state and hospitalizations in Texas rise to record levels; Jonathan Serrie reports. Oklahoma health officials reported 510 new coronavirus cases on Monday, and the state’s first COVID-19-related pediatric death. Officials at Fort Sill, an Army post in southwest Oklahoma, confirmed a 13-year-old dependent […]

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Florida reports 15,000 new virus cases in a day, a US record

Florida has registered more than 15,000 new cases of coronavirus in a day, easily breaking a record for a US state previously held by California, according to official numbers published Sunday. The total of 15,299 cases in the hard-hit southeastern state was up sharply, 47 percent above the previous day’s total, the Florida state health department reported. The state also […]

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COVID-19 can be transmitted in the womb, study reports

A baby girl in Texas—born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19—is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, reports The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The findings “suggest in utero transmission” of COVID-19 from an infected […]

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Mexico reports new daily record virus caseload

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Mexico on Thursday posted 7,280 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, a daily record, and an additional 730 deaths, data from the health ministry showed. According to the ministry’s daily update, the Latin American country has recorded 282,283 infections and 33,526 deaths since its first case was reported in late February. “The risk of infection remains […]

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Iran reports record one-day coronavirus death toll of 200

Iran announced on Tuesday 200 more deaths from the coronavirus, the most in a single day since the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak began in February. The previous record was Sunday’s toll of 163 deaths. “Unfortunately in the past 24 hours we have lost 200 of our compatriots, bringing the total number of victims to 11,931,” health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat […]

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India reports record daily cases in coronavirus battle

India added a record number of coronavirus cases Sunday, as the world’s fourth worst-hit nation opened a huge treatment centre with 10,000 beds in the capital to fight the epidemic. The health ministry reported just under 25,000 cases and 613 deaths in 24 hours—the biggest daily spike since the first case was detected in late January. The surge took India’s […]

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Pfizer reports encouraging, very early vaccine test results

The first of four experimental COVID-19 vaccines being tested by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech showed encouraging results in very early testing of 45 people, the companies said Wednesday. Study volunteers given either a low or medium dose, in two shots about a month apart, had immune responses in the range expected to be protective, when compared to some […]

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US biotech firm Inovio reports encouraging virus vaccine results

The US biotech firm Inovio reported preliminary but encouraging results Tuesday from tests of an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Administered to 40 volunteers, it triggered an immune system response in 94 percent of those who completed the so-called phase one clinical trial, meaning they received two injections, four weeks apart. Inovio’s vaccine, called INO-4800, is designed to inject DNA into a […]

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