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Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 10: Members of Congress Exposed to Virus During Riot, World Hits 90 Million Mark

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 10: Members of Congress Exposed to Virus During Riot, World Hits 90 Million Mark

As the world crossed the 90 million mark in coronavirus cases, the United States set a new record for daily deaths from the virus, with 4,111 reported Sunday, for a second day in a row.
The total number of deaths from the virus on a global basis is almost two million.  It is over 380,000 in the United States.
A genetic study by researchers at Oxford University found that the new strain …

Coronavirus News – Jan. 6: In England, 1 in 50 Has Been Infected, Germany Extends Lockdown

Coronavirus News – Jan. 6: In England, 1 in 50 Has Been Infected, Germany Extends Lockdown

The world surpassed the 86 million mark for coronavirus infections, as the United States crossed 21 million. Over 1.8 million people have died from the virus as of Wednesday.
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German Bundeskanzler Angela Merkel announced the country’s national lockdown will be extended until at least the end of January.
Health officials in England said that one in 50 people there has had the coronavirus.
The positivity rate in …

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 4: U.S. Records 21 Millionth Case, Larry King is Hospitalized

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 4: U.S. Records 21 Millionth Case, Larry King is Hospitalized

The start of the New Year continues to look much like the prior year. Cases have skyrocketed since Thanksgiving and Christmas, and a post-New Year’s Day surge is expected within a week.
The United States recorded its 21 millionth case since the start of the pandemic, while New York State surpassed the one million mark.  Globally, there are almost 86 million coronavirus cases and a death toll of over 1.8 million.
Officials …

Coronavirus News Update – Dec. 23: England Tightens Restrictions, Trump Demands Changes to Relief Bill

Coronavirus News Update – Dec. 23: England Tightens Restrictions, Trump Demands Changes to Relief Bill

The U.K. government placed more of England under the new Level 4 restrictions early Wednesday as health officials emphasized the dangers of how quickly the newly discovered mutation of the coronavirus was spreading.“The new variant makes everything so much harder because it spreads so much faster,” said Matt Hancock, the British health secretary, at a news conference.
The closure of the French border resulted in a massive logjam of trucks bound …

Gatherings Gone Wild: Across the Globe, People Are Flouting Lockdown Rules

Thousands of people across the globe, from Europe to the Americas to Southeast Asia, have flouted local restrictions on gatherings as they flocked to parties with as many as 400 unmasked and in some cases unclothed attendees.
Meanwhile, any of us could be carrying the coronavirus and the collective consequences of the actions we take, such as attending large gatherings, can be staggering given the “dark winter” that President-Elect Joseph Biden …

Bay Area’s ‘Dark Covid Winter’: Stay-at-Home Order Goes Into Effect Sunday

Bay Area’s ‘Dark Covid Winter’: Stay-at-Home Order Goes Into Effect Sunday

Officials in the San Francisco Bay Area announced a new stay-at-home order late Friday.
The action came once day after the state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, warned that the state was reaching critical hospital capacity levels.
“The dark Covid winter that we feared has arrived in the Bay Area,” said Contra Costa County’s health officer, Christopher Farnitano.
While the Bay Area hasn’t reached the levels the governor had said would trigger new restrictions, local …

Coronavirus News Update – Dec. 4: On Deadliest Day of the Pandemic, L.A. Mayor Says ‘Cancel Everything’

Coronavirus News Update – Dec. 4: On Deadliest Day of the Pandemic, L.A. Mayor Says ‘Cancel Everything’

The United States plunged into what may be the darkest days of the pandemic, with a record number of deaths and new cases in the past 24 hours.
On this, the deadliest day of the pandemic, there were 2,885 new deaths and 199,988 new cases, as the total number of Americans who have tested positive for the coronavirus passed 14 million.
The CDC extended the travel warnings it issued for Thanksgiving into …