Valneva reports ‘positive’ COVID vaccine results

Franco-Austrian biotech lab Valneva announced Monday positive results from clinical trials of its COVID vaccine candidate, a month after the UK government terminated a supply deal with the company. Britain had ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine for 2021-2022—the only order so far for Valneva, which has a production facility in Scotland. The French government has said that the […]

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Russia reports record virus deaths for second day

Russia on Wednesday recorded its highest coronavirus death toll for a second day running, as infections are on the rise driven by the Delta variant and slow vaccination rates. A government tally reported 857 fatalities over the past 24 hours and 22,430 new cases. The new figure brings the country’s total deaths from COVID-19 to 206,388—the highest in Europe. Authorities […]

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Colorado reports COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes are down for first time since September

The second wave of COVID-19 in Colorado nursing homes may finally have crested, with more homes declared free from the new coronavirus than found to have new outbreaks for the first time since September. On Oct. 7, 11 homes had active outbreaks of COVID-19. That increased every week through Jan. 6, when the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment […]

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Colorado reports 1,000 COVID-19 cases in a day as positivity rate surpasses key 5% threshold

Colorado recorded 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and again Monday, raising concerns about hospital capacity over the coming weeks, Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday. Increased testing doesn’t explain the rise, because the percentage of tests coming back positive also has grown. Colorado’s three-day average positivity rate on Tuesday was 5.4%, Polis said. The World Health Organization recommends keeping […]

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Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any one state since the beginning of the pandemic. According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases. California had the previous record of daily positive cases — 11,694, four days ago. New York had […]

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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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Fiji reports first coronavirus case in 78 days

Fiji’s 78-day run without coronavirus is over, with Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama confirming Monday a 66-year-old man tested positive after returning from India. It is the 19th case in the small South Pacific island nation, and more are now expected. “We’ve confirmed a border case of COVID-19 among a returning citizen while he was securely in the confines of government-funded […]

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Colorado reports no additional deaths tied directly to COVID-19 as 426 remain hospitalized

Colorado health officials on Saturday reported 1,327 people who had contracted COVID-19 have died since the new coronavirus was first confirmed in the state, and that death-certificate data shows 1,088 fatalities were directly due to the virus. That’s an increase of three deaths of people with the virus and zero additional fatalities from COVID-19 over Friday’s tallies, though there’s a […]

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Colorado reports 1,257 people have died with COVID-19 in their systems as outbreaks at contained facilities rise

Colorado health officials on Tuesday reported 1,257 people have died with COVID-19 in their systems, and that death-certificate data shows 968 fatalities were due to the virus. On Friday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment revamped the way it reports deaths related to the new coronavirus, listing the total number of fatalities in which the person had contracted […]

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