New single-day record for NY virus deaths but hospitalizations fall

Credit: CC0 Public Domain America’s coronavirus epicenter of New York recorded a new single-day high of 799 COVID-19 deaths Thursday but Governor Andrew Cuomo said the rate of hospitalizations continued to fall. Cuomo said 799 people died in the last 24 hours, outdoing the previous high of 779 announced on Wednesday, but added that the curve was flattening because of […]

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COVID-19 expert explains what soap does to virus

Health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to drive home the message that excellent hand-washing is the most effective way to prevent illnesses, such as COVID-19. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, explains what soap does to SARS-CoV-2, and other viruses and bacteria. Q. Why is […]

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Asia virus latest: China epicentre starts to reopen, security talks off

Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: Wuhan eases travel rules Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, partly reopened on Saturday after more than two months of near total isolation for its population of 11 million. People are now allowed to enter Wuhan but not leave. State media […]

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