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    Governor Jared Polis's September 8 press conference about COVID-19 was dominated by discussion of a deal to allow a limited number of fans to attend the September 27 game between the Denver Broncos and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — a contest that turned out to be agonizing on every level. Nearly lost amid the pigskin talk was a subject that deserved much more time in the spotlight than it received: a partnership with Google and Apple to launch the EN Express program, which will provide mobile-phone users with access to COVID-19 exposure notification technology. Sarah Tuneberg, of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, noted that the interface, accessible with a click on iPhones and through a free app for Android devices,...
    Andrew Wommack Ministries International defied the Colorado Attorney General's office when it staged an event for around 800 people during a late June-early July Bible conference. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment subsequently declared the gathering a COVID-19 outbreak, after two positive staff cases, six positive attendee cases and one probable attendee case. Now, Wommack and company are coming back for more. The organization sued Governor Jared Polis, among others, in federal court over safety protocols that could cramp its style during the AWMI Minister’s Conference, slated to start on October 5. On September 29, the court denied a ministry motion for a temporary restraining order to allow the event, prompting an appeal to the Tenth Circuit Court mere hours...
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland reported 1,552 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, close to last week's record high, as it is imposing restrictions on bars and restaurants in its most affected regions. For the past week Poland has seen more than 1,000 new cases per day. The authorities announced a record 1,587 new infections on Friday. The biggest rise in cases was in southeast Poland, the health ministry said. Poland announced new restrictions on Tuesday, saying restaurants and bars would have to close at 10 p.m. at the latest in areas worst affected by virus. Since the start of the pandemic, Poland has reported 91,514 infections and 2,513 deaths in total. The health ministry said that as of Wednesday there were...
    By Rocky Swift TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese health workers are snubbing the government's real-time COVID-19 database introduced in the middle of the pandemic to better deal with outbreaks, pointing to hurdles for the new prime minister's goal of digitising the government. Just 40% of medical institutions are using the online database known as HER-SYS that was rolled out in May, a health ministry survey showed this week. Respondents complained that the system is too time consuming to use or duplicated work that they still have to do with paper forms and fax machines. "There is a big shortage of personnel who can cope with this system," said Satoru Hashimoto, the director of intensive care at the Kyoto Prefectural University of...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed the 450,000 threshold on Tuesday with 3,677 infections identified in the last 24 hours, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV, as the Islamic Republic's death toll spiked to 25,986. Sima Sadat Lari said 207 people had died in the past 24 hours and the total number of infection cases reached 453,637. Coronavirus has surged in almost all of Iran’s 31 provinces, but President Hassan Rouhani said last week that his government had no plans to impose a complete lockdown despite the growing number of cases. However, Iranian authorities said some restrictive measures would be reimposed in Tehran and some other cities classified as "red", the highest category in Iran's coronavirus risk...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Health Ministry says reported coronavirus cases in the country have surpassed 6 million. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 4,494 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 271,339, official data from the health ministry showed on Saturday. The Southeast Asian country also reported 90 new deaths from the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 10,308. 199,403 have recovered from the novel coronavirus as of Saturday. (Reporting by Tabita Diela; Writing by Fathin Ungku; Editing by Sam Holmes) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    (Reuters) - Iran’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose by 207 to 25,222 on Friday, with the total number of identified cases spiking to 439,882, a health ministry spokeswoman said. It was the highest single-day death toll since the ministry registered 216 deaths on August 1. Ministry spokeSwoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 3,563 new cases were identified in the last 24 hours in Iran, the hardest-hit by the pandemic in the Middle East. Iran’s health officials have voiced alarm over a surge in infections, urging the nation to respect health protocols to control the spread of the disease. Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's death toll from the novel coronavirus rose by 175 to 25,015 on Thursday, the highest in the Middle East, with the total number of identified cases spiking to 436,319 in the country, according to health ministry. Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 3,521 new cases were identified in the last 24 hours in Iran. Iran's health officials have voiced alarm over a surge in infections, urging the nation to respect health protocols to control the spread of the disease. President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that some restrictions might be reinstated in the worst-hit provinces, Iranian media reported. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Toby Chopra) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of novel coronavirus infections in Iran has risen by 3,341 in the past 24 hours, the highest daily tally since early June, taking total cases to 425,481, the health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Monday. Sima Sadat Lari said 177 people had died in the past day, pushing the official death toll to 24,478 in Iran, one of the hardest hit countries in the Middle East. Iran's deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi said last week that the whole country was on coronavirus red alert as daily deaths and cases increased at an alarming rate. Iranian health officials have warned about a third wave of the pandemic, while the government has blamed the spike in...
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's coronavirus case tally surged to 5.4 million as it added 92,605 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed on Sunday. The country has posted the highest single-day caseload in the world since early August, and lags behind only the United States, which has 6.7 million cases in terms of total infections. A total of 1,113 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said, taking mortalities to 86,752, which is a relatively low 1.6% of all cases. (Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Jacqueline Wong) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The total number of coronavirus cases in Turkey rose above 300,000 on Saturday, the health ministry said, as authorities struggle to contain a resurgence in the outbreak. The ministry said there were 1,538 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 301,348. The death toll rose by 68 to 7,445. President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday the government needs to ramp up measures to curb the rise in cases, which has also prompted protests from doctors who say official data underplays the scale of the outbreak. (for details of the coronavirus in Turkey, click here: https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps/countries-and-territories/turkey) (Reporting by Dominic Evans; Editing by Gareth Jones) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    The regional authorities of Madrid, the epicenter of the second wave of the epidemic in Spain, reversed this Thursday after the announcement on the eve of possible selective confinements in the areas hardest hit by the covid-19. Antonio Zapatero, number two of the health authority in the region, had told the press on Wednesday that they were considering applying a confinement “by health areas” in the areas with the highest incidence of the disease among the population. The announcement immediately raised concerns in the areas likely to be affected, mostly neighborhoods and municipalities south of the capital with low income levels. Given the uproar created, this Thursday the regional minister of Justice, Enrique López, acknowledged that...
    COVID-19 | September 17 News of outbreaks, the second wave and measures against the pandemic Coronavirus | All the news about the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain and the world They are almost 28.8 million people infected by coronavirus worldwide, according to data from John Hopkins University, while the death toll reaches 920,231, already close to one million. The Ministry of Health reported this Wednesday that Covid-19 has already left 30,243 dead and that there are 614,360 cases diagnosed in Spain since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Update of data of # COVID19 in Spain https://t.co/gBIj1j5Unx Information materials about #coronavirushttps://t.co/3JRZJojRhCpic.twitter.com/qYw3VKZT29 ? Ministry of Health (@sanidadgob) September 16, 2020 10% of patients who have suffered...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Health Ministry says coronavirus cases in the country have surpassed 5 million and 82,066 people have died. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    COVID-19 : Photo: Ministry of Solidarity and Health Faced with the resumption of the Covid-19 pandemic, the French government has shared a prevention spot with a clear, direct and solemn message: no one is immune to the virus. Light on this video which challenges. This Saturday, September 12, the Ministry of Solidarity and Health struck hard by posting on its Twitter account a video with shocking images. It features a mother, infected after a birthday with her relatives. Lying on a hospital bed, intubated, we quickly understand that this is a severe form of the disease. The clip ends with these words: “We can all be affected, so we all have to protect ourselves. Together,...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran rose by 2,089 to 402,029, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Sunday, as the country reported 128 new deaths in the past 24 hours. Sima Sadat Lari said the official death toll stood at 23,157 in Iran, one of the worst-hit countries in the Middle East. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Susan Fenton) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The confirmed coronavirus death toll in Mexico is primed to hit 70,000 when official data is released on Friday, a grim milestone for a country among those most affected by the pandemic. Making matters worse, excess mortality data from mid-March through early August indicates that the total number of deaths beyond the official count is likely tens of thousands higher. The spread of the virus has ravaged an already ailing economy, which is now seen contracting by up to 13% this year, the deepest recession since the 1930s-era Great Depression. On Thursday, the health ministry announced that 652,364 infections and 69,649 deaths have been attributed to the strain of the coronavirus that was first detected late...
    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will have access to potential COVID-19 vaccines being developed by U.S. firms without any strings attached, the health ministry said on Friday, after the presidential spokesman had linked the pardoning of a U.S. Marine to ensuring access. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said none of the U.S. vaccine makers the government is in talks with had set conditions, adding all potential vaccines will undergo a regulatory process to ensure safety and efficacy. "No conditions were provided or given to us," Vergeire told a news conference. The Philippines, which is among a number of developing countries with big populations trying to secure a supply of COVID-19 vaccine, has met with U.S. vaccine manufacturers Moderna Inc and...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 35,816 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as well as 1,075 deaths from the disease, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. Brazil has registered nearly 4.2 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 128,539, according to ministry data. (Reporting by Pedro Fonseca, writing by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Sandra Maler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    RAMLE, Israel (AP) — Over a three-decade military career, Israeli Maj. Gen. Ori Gordin has led commando raids, fought in wars and even earned a degree at Harvard. But he has never seen anything quite like his latest mission. As head of the Israeli army’s Home Front Command, Gordin is now overseeing the military’s coronavirus “task force,” formed last month to bring one of the developed world’s worst outbreaks under control. Its main responsibility is taking the lead in contact tracing and breaking chains of infection. “This is a operation on a different scale,” Gordin told The Associated Press, speaking in his first interview since taking over the Home Front Command in May. Israel appeared to be a model of...
    Bogotá, Aug 27 . .- Colombia reached 582,022 cases of COVID-19 by confirming 9,752 positives this Thursday, for the fourth consecutive day of the decline in infections as the country prepares to lift a quarantine on September 1 older than five months. After the record of 13,056 cases on August 19, Colombia seems to be beginning to reduce daily infections and after the 10,549 positives on Monday, on Tuesday it was 10,432 and on Wednesday it reached 10,142. During the day today the Ministry of Health also reported 284 deaths that bring to 18,468 the number of fatalities left by the pandemic in the country. Regarding the deaths, the authorities indicated that 249 correspond to previous days that until now...
    Updated: 08/23/2020 06: 00h Save If you want to be up to date with all Today’s news updates, ABC makes available to readers a summary with the most important headlines of the Sunday, August 23 that you cannot miss, like these: The eight news this Saturday about the coronavirus The increase in cases has continued this Saturday, increasing the feeling that we are still far from controlling the outbreaks of the virus. For example, Cataloniaa registered 119,379 accumulated confirmed cases of coronavirus until this Saturday, 1,282 more than in the count on Friday, reports the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat through its website. Castile and Leon registered, for its part, a total of 188 admitted to its 14...
    It is the most talked about in online security services, platforms and companies: Confinement and the Covid-19 crisis have triggered cybercrimes of all kinds. And in case there were not enough scams and phishing scams to keep our data, we must add a new fraudulent campaign through SMS messages. A campaign that invites you to take an online self-assessment test to see if you have the Covid-19. Crown-smishing Detected by OSI, this campaign is based on an SMS message that says “Take the Covid19 self-assessment test http://xxxxxxxxxxx.net” This sms contains a link that redirects to a false website that simulates belonging to the Ministry of Health and the Carlos III Health Institute. From this, the user is urged...
    Updated: 08/23/2020 17: 21h Save Related news Localities with special measures increase in the region. The Provincial Delegation of Health of Toledo has proposed special measures to stop the expansion of coronavirus cases in the towns of Fuensalida and La Nava de Ricomalillo. Likewise, the Provincial Delegation of Health in the province of Guadalajara has proposed special measures in the towns of Azuqueca de Henares and Marchamalo. Given the appearance of new confirmed cases of coronavirus in recent days, the situation requires the adoption of complementary measures to the general measures that are already being applied by the Ministry of Health throughout the regional territory. These measures that come into force this Sunday include the closure of discos, dance...
    By Nicolás Misculin BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina confirmed a record 8,713 new cases of coronavirus on Monday and 381 resulting deaths in just 24 hours, as the Latin American nation battles a surge of contagions. The country's health ministry said that just weeks into a stricter quarantine in the capital Buenos Aires and its suburbs, cases were now springing up in other regions of the country. It put the total caseload at over 350,000, with 7,366 deaths so far. The announcement comes after thousands of Argentines participated in a march calling for the restrictions to be lifted and stalled economic activity restarted. Argentina has spent the past two years already mired in a serious economic crisis with recession, high...
    COVID-19 | August 23 News of the outbreaks, the second wave and the measures against the pandemic Coronavirus | All the news about the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain and the world. Are already nearly 23 million people infected with coronavirus worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll is close to 800,000. In Spain, the Ministry of Health reported this Friday that the COVID-19 has already left 28,838 dead and there are 386,054 diagnosed cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Data update of # COVID19 in Spain https://t.co/hEMwM10s88 Information materials about #coronavirushttps: //t.co/3JRZJojRhC#NoLoTiresPorLaBordapic.twitter.com/lOWtuLhjRp ? Ministry of Health (@sanidadgob) August 21, 2020 The United States reached 5,655,994 confirmed cases and 176,050 deaths from...
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases have surpassed 600,000, the health ministry said on Friday, even though the number of new cases has been declining since a peak in July. The country now has 603,338 confirmed cases of the virus and 12,843 people have died, the ministry said in a statement shortly after the figures were first posted by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases on Twitter. (Reporting by Emma Rumney; Editing by Sandra Maler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Share Tweet Share Share E-mail He General Council of Official Medical Associations (CGCOM), expressed its concern about the reactivation of COVID-19 in Spain in recent weeks. “We are in time to prevent the situation from getting out of control, and for this, Spanish society and its institutions must develop a clear strategy of persuasion, action, mobilization of resources, and vigilance and demand in compliance with regulations”, they indicate it’s a statement. According to them, only then can «stop reckless behaviors, silent but pervasive relaxation of physical distance, protection and hygiene, outbreaks due to preventable working and housing conditions, and expansion attributable to slow case identification and contact tracing by the health authorities themselves “. “Doctors and other professionals and health...
    COVID-19 | August 21 News of outbreaks, the second wave and measures against the pandemic Coronavirus | All the news about the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain and the world. Are already more than 22.4 million people infected by coronavirus worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, while the number of deaths has exceeded the figure of 787,000 deaths. In Spain, the Ministry of Health reported this Thursday that the COVID-19 has already left 28,813 dead and that there are 377,906 diagnosed cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Update of # COVID19 data in Spain https://t.co/1bB1lrQVAj Information materials about #coronavirushttps: //t.co/3JRZJojRhC#NoLoTiresPorLaBordapic.twitter.com/dvlfCcf03c ? Ministry of Health (@sanidadgob) August 20, 2020 The independent count from Johns Hopkins University...
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil reported 45,323 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,204 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Thursday. Brazil has now registered 3,501,975 cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 112,304, according to ministry data. The death toll reported on Thursday takes the total number of fatalities across Latin America to almost 250,000. (Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Jamie McGeever; Editing by Sandra Maler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Sao Paulo (CNN)Brazil is in the grips of a deadly virus, with the world's second highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the world -- and yet the health ministry continues to be run on an interim basis by an army general with no medical experience.Three months after Army General Eduardo Pazuello was named interim health minister on May 16, there is still no indication that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wants to confirm him in that role or swap him out. Both the Ministry of Health and the Office of the President have declined to comment about any plans to replace or officially appoint Pazuello as Health Minister. No other ministry has had an interim minister for such a...
    LL CARO Updated: 08/13/2020 09:02 AM Save Related news Given the inoperation of the Ministry of Health, which, as this newspaper reported on Sunday, has disregarded the management entrusted to the autonomies of immigrants as possible carriers of Covid-19, the Ombudsman has decided to act and address himself to Communities to find out what measures they are taking to address these cases and what places they are designating for compliance with mandatory quarantines. Specifically, the institution directed by Francisco Fernández Marugán, has stated in a statement concerned “about the situation posed by the arrival of boats after the cessation of the state of alarm ”, which has already generated multiple episodes of social unrest as a result, above...
    COVID-19 | August 18th All the news about the coronavirus pandemic in Spain and in the world. Are already more than 21.4 million people infected by coronavirus worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, while the number of deaths has exceeded the figure of 771,000 deaths. The Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday 28,646 deaths and 359,082 cases diagnosed in Spain since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Update of data of # COVID19 in Spain https://t.co/zV7mK2wTrg Information materials about #coronavirushttps: //t.co/3JRZJojRhC#NoLoTiresPorLaBordapic.twitter.com/R08fAui1Vm ? Ministry of Health (@sanidadgob) August 17, 2020 The National Health Commission of China reported on Tuesday 22 new cases of COVID-19 detected on Monday, all of them from abroad, the same number as the...
    Quito, Aug 17 . .- The first eight respirators, out of a batch of fifty donated to Ecuador by the Spanish NGO Ayuda en Acción to face the COVID-19 pandemic, arrived in Quito on Monday aboard a plane of the Air Europa company. The devices were received next to the plane by the Ecuadorian Minister of Health, Juan Carlos Zevallos, and the ambassador of the Andean country in Madrid, Cristóbal Roldán, reported the local Foreign Ministry. “The solution to the pandemic is not in the hospitals but in the international aid we receive and especially at the community level, the neighborhood, the street and the house,” said the Minister of Health. The respirators will be sent to the Ministry of...
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's total number of coronavirus cases rose to more than 250,000, with 1,233 new cases identified in the past 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Monday, as the death toll from the virus neared 6,000. The data showed 22 people had died in the past 24 hours in Turkey, bringing the death toll to 5,996, while the total number of recoveries rose to 231,971. "The majority of new patients can be easily treated. But the spread increases the number of seriously ill patients whose treatment is difficult," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter. (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    SLMADRID Updated: 08/10/2020 22: 02h Save Related news After almost a month of strikes, the resident interns yesterday called off the strike upon reaching a agreement agreement with the regional government. The text, signed by representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance and the MIR Strike Committee, includes improvements in three areas: training, organizational and remuneration. Regarding the first, it is guaranteed that they will have access to the training activities contained in the Continuing Training Plan of the Ministry of Health, with a certificate of attendance and teaching hours. The training offer of the Transversal Training Plan for Specialized Health Training will also be increased, prioritizing the availability of at least 15 days a year...
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran shut down a newspaper on Monday after it published remarks by an expert who said the official figures on coronavirus cases and deaths in the country account for only 5% of the real toll, allegations rejected by the Health Ministry. Mohammad Reza Sadi, the editor-in-chief of Jahane Sanat, told the official IRNA news agency that authorities closed his newspaper, which began publishing in 2004 and was mainly focused on business news. On Sunday, the daily quoted Mohammad Reza Mahboobfar, an epidemiologist the paper said had worked on the government’s anti-coronavirus campaign, as saying the true number of cases and deaths in Iran could be 20 times the number reported by the Health Ministry. He also...
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran shut down a newspaper on Monday after it published remarks by an expert who said the official figures on coronavirus cases and deaths in the country account for only 5% of the real toll. Mohammad Reza Sadi, the editor-in-chief of Jahane Sanat, told the official IRNA news agency that authorities closed his newspaper, which began publishing in 2004 and was mainly focused on business news. On Sunday, the daily quoted Mohammad Reza Mahboobfar, an epidemiologist the paper said had worked on the government's anti-coronavirus campaign, as saying the true number of cases and deaths in Iran could be 20 times the number reported by the Health Ministry. He also said the virus was detected in...
    There have been no new cases of the coronavirus due to community transmission in New Zealand in 100 days, the country's Ministry of Health reported on Sunday. The news came the same weekend the United States surpassed 5 million confirmed cases of the disease, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. New Zealand's director-general of Health, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, thanked those who have been tested and the people doing the testing for contributing to the success. However, Bloomfield said the country cannot become complacent amid the pandemic.  "Achieving 100 days without community transmission is a significant milestone, however, as we all know, we can't afford to be complacent," Bloomfield said, in a Ministry of Health news release. "We have seen overseas...
    (Reuters) - Brazil reported 49,970 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 905 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday. Brazil has registered 3,012,412 cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 100,447, according to ministry data, in the world's worst coronavirus outbreak after the United States. (Reporting by Sabrina Valle; editing by Jonathan Oatis) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - The holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala, which used to host pilgrims from all around the world, is now quarantining dozens of COVID-19 patients in apartment buildings owned by Imam Hussein shrine, one of Iraq's most powerful religious authorities. The shrine has also built 10 medical centres across the country and aims to build 10 more, to be put permanently at the disposal of the health ministry, adding 2,000 beds to the country's total capacity, said an official at the shrine. Iraq is increasingly relying on religious authorities to support its battered healthcare system as hospitals grapple with an influx of coronavirus patients and a shortage of supplies. Decades of chronic underinvestment, corruption and war have left the...
    By Khanh Vu and Phuong Nguyen HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam is close to completing the conversion of a sports stadium into a 1,000-bed field hospital in its new coronavirus epicentre Danang, the health ministry said on Thursday, as it battles an outbreak that has spread to at least 11 locations. Aggressive contact-tracing, targeted testing and strict quarantining had helped Vietnam halt an earlier contagion, but it is now racing to control infections in the central city and beyond after a new outbreak ended a run of more than three months without domestic transmission. Danang's Tien Son Sports Palace will from Saturday be used to treat an overflow of infected patients should the city's hospitals become overwhelmed, said the company behind...
    Asuncion, Aug 5 (EFE) .- Paraguay registered two new deaths from coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the number of deaths since March, when the first case was detected in the country, to 61, according to the Ministry of Health. in his daily report through social networks. The health ministry also confirmed on Wednesday the detection of 208 positives, of which 129 were produced by contact, 78 lacked a link and a last case came from abroad. With this figure, the total number of infected rose to 6,060 since last March 7, when the first case in the country was confirmed, in a traveler returning from a business trip to Ecuador. However, the number of active cases stood at 1,160, with a...
    U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar is planning to lead a delegation to Taiwan, marking the highest-level visit by a U.S. Cabinet member to the country in roughly 40 years, and a move that is likely to anger China, the agency’s statement reads. The visit is intended to demonstrate President Donald Trump’s support for Taiwan, particularly for being a “model of transparency and cooperation in global health during the COVID-19 pandemic and long before it,” Azar says in the statement. “I look forward to conveying President Trump’s support for Taiwan’s global health leadership and underscoring our shared belief that free and democratic societies are the best model for protecting and promoting health.” A man wearing a mask...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's health ministry reported 938 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the second-highest daily total since June, taking the cumulative number of positive test results to 305,623. The most recent peak in cases came on July 29, when health ministry data show there were 995 positive tests, the highest number since June 16. (Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Though Iran has long been dogged with accusations that the Middle Eastern nation has been lying about the true number of coronavirus-related deaths, a new breach in its records appears to finally confirm the allegations as fact. According to the BBC, an anonymous source working within the Iranian government sent the news agency documents to show the extent of the cover-up. One of the most staggering was the true number of deaths due to COVID-19, which were triple the official tally. As of July 20, the Iranian health ministry has claimed that 14,405 people died from the disease; however, internal data revealed that the number was actually 42,000. Similarly, though Iran has claimed that there had only been 278,827 recorded...
    HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's health ministry on Monday reported one new local coronavirus case linked to the recent outbreak in central city Danang, bringing the country's total tally to 621 infections. The country had gone 100 days with no locally transmitted case until the virus re-emerged on July 25. Vietnam has carried out 482,000 coronavirus tests and has quarantined around 103,000 people, the health ministry said in a statement. The country's death toll from the virus stands at 6. (Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; Editing by Himani Sarkar) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam reported 34 new novel coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the Southeast Asian country to 620. The country's COVID-19 death toll rose by two on Sunday to five, the Ministry of Health said in a statement. (Reporting by Khanh Vu; Editing by Gareth Jones) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's health ministry on Sunday reported four new coronavirus cases, including two locally transmitted and two imported cases. The Southeast Asian country has registered a total of 590 cases, of which 144 infections are linked to the recent outbreak in the costal city of Danang. Vietnam has recorded three deaths, the health ministry said in a statement. (Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; Editing by Cynthia Osterman) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, the health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million. Africa's most industrialised nation recorded 10,107 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, pushing the total to 503,290, the health ministry said, four months since the first case was confirmed in the country. (Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Daniel Wallis) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's confirmed coronavirus deaths rose to 46,688 on Friday, health ministry data showed, placing the country's death toll from the pandemic at third highest in the world, overtaking Britain, according to a Reuters tally. The health ministry registered 8,458 new cases, a record for a single day, as well as 688 additional deaths, bringing the total to 424,637 cases and 46,688 fatalities. The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases. (Reporting by David Alire Garcia) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    HANOI – There had been so few coronavirus cases in Vietnam that every patient was known by a number: Patient 17 brought the virus back from Europe after an initial wave of infections from Wuhan. Patient 91, a British pilot, almost died. Now there is a new number that has become an unwelcome marker. Patient 416, a 57-year-old man in the central city of Danang, tested positive for coronavirus last week after more than three months without a new infection in the Southeast Asian country. In just over a few days, a total of 47 people linked to Danang have tested positive, signaling the start of a third, untraceable and more concerning wave of infections in a country that had...
    (CNN)The US and Brazil aren't the only countries where political leaders have appeared to contradict the advice of medical experts. In Bolivia, several lawmakers are fighting to recognize a toxic cleaning agent as a Covid-19 therapy, even as health officials warn it could be deadly.In the city of Cochabamba, Dionisio Flores displayed two small plastic dropper bottles in his right palm and a larger bottle in his other hand, all of which he said contained chlorine dioxide -- a bleach-like substance health officials say is "highly toxic" and could be lethal -- but which Flores bought to prevent or treat coronavirus. He is one of dozens of residents of the Andean city to line up in front of stores to...
    HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's health ministry on Wednesday reported eight new locally transmitted coronavirus cases linked to three hospitals in the central city of Danang, taking the outbreak to 30 infections since the virus resurfaced at the weekend. The Southeast Asian nation is back on high alert after authorities on Saturday confirmed that new cases had appeared in Danang, the country's first community infections since April. Vietnam has registered a total of 446 coronavirus cases altogether, with no deaths. Nearly 83% of the infected patients have recovered, the health ministry said. (Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; Editing by Tom Hogue) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil registered an additional 555 deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus over the last 24 hours and another 24,578 confirmed cases, the health ministry said on Sunday. The South American nation has now registered 87,004 deaths and 2,419,091 total confirmed cases. (Reporting by Ana Mano; Editing by Daniel Wallis) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    By Lisandra Paraguassu SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil registered an additional 1,211 deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus over the last 24 hours and another 51,147 confirmed cases, the health ministry said on Saturday. The South American nation has now registered 86,449 deaths and 2,343,366 total confirmed cases. (Reporting by Ana Mano and Lisandra Paraguassu; Editing by Sandra Maler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic reported 15,081 cases of coronavirus as of July 24 as authorities reinstated measures to curb the spread of the virus, which has spiked in the past week. Czechs will have to wear face masks when attending indoor events with more than 100 persons present from Saturday as the daily number of confirmed cases surpassed 150 in the last five days and Prague was trying to contain an outbreak from a club. [nL5N2EU5TK] (Reporting by Robert Muller, editing by Louise Heavens) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivians desperate to avoid or cure COVID-19 are ingesting chlorine dioxide, which the senate has approved as a treatment even as the country's health ministry says people should stay away from it. Chlorine dioxide is a bleach-like substance that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers can jeopardize health and should not be purchased or drunk as a medical treatment. But in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba - where the provincial government has approved its use - some shoppers said they believed the substance could help. "I heard on the news that they were selling chlorine dioxide at the pharmacy. Acquaintances of mine took it, one for prevention and one for healing. It is...
    Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said Tuesday he thinks the military should take over the handling of stemming the spread of COVID-19, shifting responsibilities from the health ministry. "This virus will not leave us for an entire year. Therefore there needs to be a change in management," Ashkenazi told local publication Ynet News Tuesday. "Put ego aside. … I am saying this to Bibi [Netanyahu]. … I am saying we need to shift responsibility to the defense establishment." Ashkenazi, of the Blue and White Party, headed by Alternative Prime Minster Benny Ganzt, also said he expects decision “this week” on the transfer coronavirus containment responsibilities over to the Home Front Command. ISRAEL IMPOSES SWEEPING NEW CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONSIsrael, once an example...
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Downloads of Japan's coronavirus contact-tracing app have slowed since its debut last month, a blow to the government's aim to use smartphones to head off a second wave of infection. Just 27 positive cases have been registered through the app, named COCOA for Contact-Confirming Application, even as Tokyo saw new daily cases surge to almost 300 in recent days. Downloads stood at 7.69 million as of Monday, said health ministry official Yasuyuki Sahara. In the first week after its June 19 start, downloads had reached 4.4 million. An early bug in COCOA prevented users from registering positive coronavirus test results. The health ministry said the bug was fixed with a July 13 update. The app was designed...
    La Paz, Jul 20 (EFE) .- The Bolivian Ministry of Health announced on Monday that it will prosecute the promoters of treatments based on chlorine dioxide as a cure against COVID-19, for the damages that this disinfecting solution causes to the Health. “The promoters of these irregular (non-scientific) experimental procedures will be prosecuted with all the rigor of the law for attacking the public health of the population,” says a statement from the Bolivian health ministry. Several days ago, testimonies from people who pointed out that taking a dose of chlorine dioxide, a disinfecting substance, have helped them overcome the disease have circulated on social networks and the media. To the testimonies of some journalists and public figures, such as...
    COVID-19 | July 19 News with data, cases, deaths and recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic All the news about the coronavirus pandemic in the world. Are already More than fourteen million people infected with coronavirus worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rises to more than 600,000. On the other hand, Spain already has 260,255 cases, including 28,420 confirmed fatalities. after updating the Ministry of Health the figures. Update of # COVID19 data in Spain https://t.co/pa8hSlHole Information materials on #coronavirushttps: //t.co/3JRZJojRhCpic.twitter.com/8bgzNOFKrA ? Ministry of Health (@sanidadgob) July 17, 2020 The Ministry of Health registered up to 814 new cases in the last week, which would be 61% more than the previous seven...
    Guatemala, Jul 18 (EFE) .- The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance of Guatemala presented this Saturday a new data visualization system for the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, which reached 38,042 positive cases in total, since the first contagion was notified on March 13. The entity, leader of the fight against the coronavirus at the national level, assured that the information will flow daily through a link to a digital micro-site on the official site of the Ministry of Health, although during the first few hours active the page presented anomalies due to the saturation of visits. The new visualization system also modified the data collection criteria, so the total number of positive cases increased by 3,128 that...
    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Friday recorded 17 new coronavirus deaths and 1,841 additional infections, with the capital Manila still accounting for the bulk of newly confirmed cases and casualties. In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have reached 1,660 while confirmed infections have risen to 63,001. (Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's cases of novel coronavirus crossed the million mark, the health ministry data showed on Friday, as infections spread out into the smaller towns and the countryside following the lifting of a vast lockdown. Only the United States and Brazil have a higher number of cases. India's total deaths stood at 25,602 the health ministry said. (Reporting by Chandini Monappa and Derek Francis; Writing by Sanjeev Miglani; Editing by Shri Navaratnam) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Health Ministry says the country has surpassed 1 million cases of the coronavirus. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A 15-year-old Mongolian boy has died after eating a large rodent that was infected with the bubonic plague. The teen ate a marmot, a large rodent that lives in burrows in the North Asian grassland, the country's health ministry announced earlier this week. CHINA REPORTS SUSPECTED CASE OF BUBONIC PLAGUE IN INNER MONGOLIA At least two other teens ate the marmot as well but are being treated with antibiotics, ministry spokesperson Narangerel Dorj said, according to the Associated Press. Their conditions were not made clear. The government imposed a quarantine on a portion of Gobi-Altai province, where the cases occurred. The health ministry said 15 people who had contact with the boy who died were quarantined and are receiving antibiotics....
    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel reached a new daily record of confirmed coronavirus cases, the country’s Health Ministry said Thursday, as a new nationwide lockdown to curb the pandemic appeared imminent. Adding to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s troubles, a new economic bailout plan announced by the embattled premier came under tough criticism from some of the government’s top economic experts. The growing coronavirus outbreak, coupled with a struggling economy, have marked a dramatic turnaround for Netanyahu. The Israeli leader received widespread praise for moving quickly to contain the coronavirus last spring. But since lifting a series of restrictions in May, the country has experienced a surge in cases. With unemployment over 20%, the pandemic’s economic impact is generating domestic...
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - COVID-19 has killed four Kenyan health workers and infected 450, the health ministry said on Wednesday, as word emerged of a slew of cases in Kenya's biggest maternity hospital. "Health workers handling patients with confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus disease face an increased risk of exposure to the virus," Rashid Aman, the chief administrative secretary at the ministry of health, told a news briefing. At least 41 of the staff at Pumwani maternity hospital in the capital Nairobi have been infected, said Patrick Amoth, the acting director general of health at the health ministry, adding that the cases were mild. "Nobody has gone to hospital for care, and we are hopeful that they will be able...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa surpasses the UK in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry and Johns Hopkins data. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    TEL AVIV — Health Ministry officials warned that another lockdown was imminent if virus cases continue to spin out of control, with one official saying the High Holy Days would be spent with immediate family members only. Some 1,668 new infections were recorded in a 24-hour period, breaking a new record, with new cases doubling in 12 days. The total cases has passed the 40,000 mark and the number of serious cases had an increase of 32 in one day, totaling 183.  Hebrew University experts said 100 people are expected to die from COVID-19 before the end of the month. Already 368 Israelis have died from the disease. Channel 13 quoted an unnamed senior Health Ministry official as saying Israel was...
    JERUSALEM—Israel’s unchecked resurgence of COVID-19 was propelled by the abrupt May 17 decision to reopen all schools, medical and public health officials have told The Daily Beast.“We know Israelis have terrible discipline, but now, it’s the leadership. ”— Galia Rahav, Sheba Medical Center in Tel AvivThe assessment of Israel’s trajectory has direct bearing on the heated debate currently underway in the United States between the Trump White House, which is demanding a nationwide reopening of schools, and federal health authorities, which caution it could put the wider population at risk. On Sunday, for instance, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, “There’s nothing in the data that suggests that kids being in school is in...
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 1,681 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total count to 75,699, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto told a televised news briefing. Fatalities from the COVID-19 rose by 71 on Sunday, he said, bringing the total in the Southeast Asian nation to 3,606, the highest in East Asia outside China. (Reporting by Agustinus Beo Da Costa; Editing by William Mallard) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 1,671 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total count to 74,018, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto told a televised news briefing. Fatalities from the virus rose by 66 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 3,535, he said, while 34,719 people have recovered. (Reporting by Agustinus Beo Da Costa; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Kazakhstan is pushing back after China reported it was grappling with an outbreak of “unknown pneumonia” different from COVID-19 that has killed hundreds. China warned its citizens in Kazakhstan on Thursday about the supposed mystery illness and alleged it had killed more than 1,700 people. “Kazakhstani Health Department and other agencies are conducting comparative research and have not defined the nature of the pneumonia virus,” the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan said in a statement, according to CNN. The embassy said that new infections of the illness have been increasing since the middle of last month and that the regions of Atyrau, Aktobe, and Shymkent were particularly affected. “This disease is much deadlier than COVID-19,” the embassy...
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's embassy in Kazakhstan has warned its citizens to take precautions against an outbreak of pneumonia in the country that it says is more lethal than COVID-19. It said in a statement on its official WeChat account late on Thursday that there had been a "significant increase" in cases in the cities of Atyrau, Aktobe and Shymkent since mid-June. Pneumonia in Kazakhstan had killed 1,772 people in the first half of the year, with 628 deaths in June alone, including Chinese citizens, the embassy said. "The mortality rate of the disease is much higher than that of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus," it said. It remains unclear whether it is caused by a virus related to...
    Foreign health, dependent on the central government, has communicated to Madrid the detection of the first two positive cases of coronavirus in the controls that are carried out in the Baraja’s airport and that they are added to the more than 32 ‘imported’ that have been located in the Madrid health system. In addition, it has advocated establishing for visitors from countries with a “very complicated” epidemiological situation a system that allows you to supervise “with great caution” your stay, further insisting on the realization of PCR at source and perform «random» tests depending on the origin of the flight. In statements at the Assembly, Escudero has explained that in the Community, with “all prudence”, there is no regrowth except...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's total number of cases for the coronavirus has reached 250,458, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, adding that 221 people had died in the past 24 hours taking the toll to 12,305. Iran has been facing a sharp rise in the number of daily infections and deaths in past weeks as lockdown measures have eased. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Edmund Blair) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    (Reuters) - Iran's death toll from the coronavirus passed 12,000 on Wednesday, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said in a statement on state TV. There were 153 deaths from the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, giving a total of 12,084. The total number of infections in the country has reached 248,379, with 209,463 people having recovered, she said. (Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Alison Williams) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Gulf state of Oman exceeded 50,000 on Wednesday, the health ministry said. The country reported 1,210 new cases of the novel coronavirus and nine deaths in the last 24 hours, taking its total count to 50,207 cases with 233 deaths. A week ago, the health minister warned there had been a disturbing surge in infections in the last six weeks and urged people to comply with health measures. Oman, a country of 4.7 million people, will start a 10-week nationwide survey on Sunday to analyse the spread of the virus, including taking blood samples to detect antibodies. In March, Oman began to introduce lockdowns in certain regions such as...
    The Agriculture Ministry of Indonesia announced this weekend the creation of an “antivirus necklace” made of eucalyptus that could allegedly kill the Chinese coronavirus, later walking back its properties, but not before the nation’s health minister claimed it could boost the wearer’s “psychological mentality.” Indonesia has documented over 66,000 cases of Chinese coronavirus and 3,309 deaths since the pandemic erupted in Wuhan, central China, late last year. Its government has struggled to successfully enact social distancing measures and on occasion elicited embarrassment, such as when health officials confused the medical terms “Sars-CoV-2” and “COVID-19” World Health Organization (W.H.O.) branding for the Chinese coronavirus and the disease that it causes, respectively. The Indonesian Agriculture Ministry baffled the nation on Friday with...
    By Belén Carreño and Nathan Allen MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government is still not able to say how many nursing home residents have died because of the coronavirus, according to a Health Ministry document seen by Reuters, which puts the blame on a lack of good enough data from regional authorities. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has repeatedly pledged to disclose the impact of the coronavirus in nursing homes - whose elderly residents are particularly vulnerable to the respiratory disease it causes - but the document says it has been impossible to pinpoint the exact figure. One slide in the document showed official estimates of the numbers of residents who had died from all causes from the beginning of the...
    Coronavirus — With the arrival of the new normality on June 21, there have been several sprouts that have taken place in Spain. The return to the beaches, the meetings with friends, family gatherings, the transfer between communities, etc., have made it possible for the virus to worry the experts again, who warned in their day that with the arrival of this new situation, the country would again be immersed in a new coronavirus crisis. Lleida and Lugo, who have already had to confine their borders, are of particular concern to the Spanish authorities due to the increase in cases that have taken place in both territories in the last 24 hours. Thousands of weekly cases are already expected...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of coronavirus cases in Qatar exceeded 100,000 on Monday, adding 546 new cases and five deaths in the past 24 hours. With a population of about 2.7 million people, the energy-rich Gulf state has one of the world's highest per capita number of confirmed cases. (Reporting by Yousef Saba; Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Jon Boyle) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    By Daniel Ramos LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia's Health Minister María Eidy Roca has tested positive for COVID-19 though is in stable condition, the ministry said on Sunday, as a sharp rise in cases of the novel coronavirus strain hospitals and cemeteries in the South American country. The landlocked Andean nation of over 11.5 million people has registered some 38,000 confirmed cases of the disease and 1,378 deaths. Its daily burden of cases make Bolivia currently one of the worst affected countries per capita in the world. Latin America has become the epicenter for the virus, with Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru particularly hard hit, while Argentina and Bolivia have seen the number of new cases rise in recent weeks...
    (Reuters) - Iran recorded its highest number of deaths from COVID-19 within a 24-hour period, official health ministry figures showed on Sunday. The 163 deaths reported on Sunday exceed the previous record from last Monday, when the health ministry reported 162 deaths in a day. The Islamic Republic has recorded a total of 11,571 deaths and 240,438 infections from the coronavirus, health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said in a statement on state TV. There have been 201,330 recoveries, she said. The number of new daily infections and deaths has increased sharply in the last week following the gradual lifting of restrictions that began in mid-April. Iranians who do not wear masks will be denied state services and workplaces that...
    Madrid has registered the first outbreak of coronavirus after meeting five new positives in a company in the Spanish capital. This was announced this Friday by the Ministry of Health, noting that all workers are already isolated in their homes and with mild symptoms. 18 people are also under medical surveillance: six belonging to the same company and 12 family and social contacts. “None has required hospital admission and they have follow-up from the Primary Care physicians or the company’s Occupational Risk Prevention Service,” clarifies the Health Department. This entity highlights that the epidemiological investigation has allowed it to quickly identify these cases and isolate its “close contacts”. Health explains that those infected are aged between 18 and 54 years....
    Coronavirus — The General Directorate of Public Health of Castilla la Mancha has communicated the appearance of a coronavirus outbreak in a building in Albacete. As a precautionary measure to prevent further spread of the disease, their neighbors will be confined after contagions have been confirmed in two plants. The first focus was classified as family and affected five people. they were going through the relevant home isolation but two more cases of contagion were confirmed on Friday, that in addition required hospital admission. This situation has led to the quarantine of the property, proceeding to take the measures of study, surveillance and control thereof. All residents comply with the definition of contact according to the protocol of action...