Spain virus death toll tops 70,000: health ministry

Spain’s coronavirus death toll surged past the 70,000-mark on Wednesday, health ministry figures showed, after the country in February suffered its second-worst month for virus deaths since the start of the pandemic. However, the number of daily infections continued its downwards trend as the country appears to have turned the corner of the third wave of infections. Another 446 people […]

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US tops 500,000 coronavirus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, all but matching the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. The lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater than that of Miami; Raleigh, North Carolina; or Omaha, Nebraska. And despite the […]

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Brazil tops 4 mn cases as probe launched into origin of virus

Brazil surpassed four million coronavirus cases on Thursday, as an international panel looking into the global response to the pandemic vowed to uncover how it was able to spread worldwide. “This is a strong panel poised to ask the hard questions,” said former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, co-chair of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR), which […]

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Colorado tops 1,000 coronavirus deaths, as 20,000 people have been confirmed with the virus

Almost exactly two months after an El Paso County woman in her 80s became Colorado’s first victim of the novel coronavirus, the state now has topped 1,000 deaths in connection with the pandemic. State health officials on Tuesday confirmed 1,009 people have died in connection with the COVID-19 respiratory disease, while there now are more than 20,000 known cases of […]

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US vaping illness count tops 500, but cause still unknown

U.S. health officials say 530 people have now been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 38 states and one U.S. territory. The total number of illnesses is up from 380 a week ago. Seven deaths have been reported. […]

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