Pace of growth in COVID-19 outbreaks may be slowing in Colorado

Colorado identified 23 new coronavirus outbreaks in the past week, but also determined 20 were over, suggesting that the large spreading events that drove the state’s COVID-19 epidemic may be coming under control. As of data released Wednesday, 8,300 cases of the new coronavirus in Colorado and 835 deaths were linked to outbreaks in 292 facilities, including nursing homes, jails […]

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Zimbabwe COVID-19 infections spike to 132

Coronavirus cases in Zimbabwe more than doubled to 132 over two days, the state broadcaster reported Wednesday, after 76 new infections were detected mainly among citizens returning from neighbouring South Africa and Botswana. “Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 cases have now spiked to 132,” the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) reported. “All new cases except one have been registered among returnees from South Africa […]

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Student-built dashboard gives insight into global COVID-19 picture

Three graduate students at the University of Alberta developed a new, interactive tool to help provide insight into the COVID-19 pandemic. “The goal is to transform the dynamic big data to charts and graphs for ordinary people to easily understand the spread and identify trend patterns across countries,” explained Frincy Clement, who developed the new COVID-19 dashboard along with fellow […]

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Promising pre-clinical results for COVID-19 vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) has cleared another major milestone in moving towards human clinical trials: the novel vaccine has proven highly effective in ferrets, one of the commonly used animal models for COVID-19. To evaluate the effectiveness of the vaccine, the ferrets received two immunizations […]

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Newfoundland and Labrador offers $25M to support tourism sector through pandemic

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is launching a $25-million program to support the tourism sector that has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized tourism operators can apply for one-time funding contributions of $5,000 or $10,000, depending on their gross sales. The Tourism and Hospitality Support Program, announced Monday, is a short-term program aimed at helping […]

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Coronavirus: Montreal long-term care employee dies from COVID-19

Another Montreal long-term care employee has died after contracting COVID-19, confirmed the CIUSSS of Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal on Sunday. The man in his 40s died Thursday, said Racha-Michèle Asso, media relations officer for the CIUSSS, adding that his family has decided not to identify him publicly. He had worked for five years as a beneficiary at the Montreal Chinese Hospital, a long-term […]

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2 new coronavirus cases in Peterborough area, health unit reports

Peterborough Public Health has reported two cases of the novel coronavirus  for its jurisdiction on Friday. In its daily update release at 4:40 p.m., the health unit says there are now 79 confirmed cases of COVID-19, two more than was reported on Thursday for Peterborough, Peterborough County, Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation. The health unit now has […]

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No evidence blanket ‘do-not-resuscitate’ orders for COVID-19 patients are necessary

It’s inappropriate to consider blanket do-not-resuscitate orders for COVID-19 patients because adequate data is not yet available on U.S. survival rates for in-hospital resuscitation of COVID-19 patients and data from China may not relate to U.S. patients, according to a new article published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. There is a presumption that COVID-19 […]

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