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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Colorado reports 552 coronavirus deaths as older cases are added to fatality totals

Colorado reported at least 552 deaths from the new coronavirus Thursday as officials worked to add older cases to the state’s total. The state for the first time also included in that daily total 25 deaths that have been deemed “probable” for COVID-19. These include people who did not have a lab-confirmed positive test result, but their death certificate lists […]

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Hong Kong reports virus death as workers strike at hospitals

Hong Kong hospitals cut services as medical workers were striking for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely to ward off a virus that caused its first death in the semi-autonomous territory. All but two of Hong Kong’s land and sea crossings with the mainland were closed at midnight after more than 2,000 […]

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Initial reports suggest new dengue vaccine safer than prior vaccines

A team of researchers at Takeda Vaccines has announced the results of the first phase of trial testing a new vaccine to prevent dengue infections. In their paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine, they outline their trial and how well the drug is working in test cases. The dengue virus infects hundreds of millions of people every […]

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Researcher reports skin properties that may limit cancer and aid stem cell regeneration

Two images published in a Cell Stem Cell paper in September 2018 summarize years of relentless questioning on how skin stem cells regenerate, which has driven much of the research of Valentina Greco, Ph.D., Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics and professor of cell biology and of dermatology, and her lab members. The side-by-side images feature individual mouse cells in […]

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