Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Common symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, sore throat, loss of smell and abdominal pain. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure. As of 8 April 2020, more than 1.47 million cases have been reported in more than 200 countries and territories, resulting in more than 86,900 deaths. More than 317,000 people have recovered.
New findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention align with trends observed so far in the US and abroad. Namely, fatality rates for the elderly are far higher than for the young. Also,..
Gary Harrell, a business owner in Louisiana, said he lost 10 family members and friends to the coronavirus. Most of them were African American. Their deaths come with the announcement that black people..
The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a "quarantine on politicising Covid-19" after facing criticism over the crisis. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, said..
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The death toll in the United Kingdom continues to surge, with figures just released confirming that 828 people have died in England alone in the past 24 hours from COVID-19, the disease caused by the..
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Southeast Asian ministers will hold a special video conference on April 14 to address what is needed to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak, Vietnam's foreign ministry said on Thursday. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was getting better on Thursday in intensive care where he is battling COVID-19 as his government extended its overdraft facility and reviewed the most stringent.. Reuters - Published
Three southeast Indiana counties have among the highest per-capita coronavirus infection rates in the US. Sean Durbin is working to stem the spread of the virus in Decatur County, while grieving the.. USATODAY.com - Published
U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a skin-deep shot instead of the usual deeper jab. Researchers are testing a vaccine by biotech.. USATODAY.com - Published
In New York City, an intensive care nurse treated patients for three days after she started displaying symptoms of COVID-19 - but couldn't get a test from her hospital. In Georgia, a nurse was denied a.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition is improving and he is able to sit up in bed and engage with clinical staff, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday as Johnson remained in.. Reuters - Published
The COVID-19 disease pandemic is still infecting and killing large numbers of people across Europe and there is no sign yet that the peak of the region's outbreak has been reached, the EU's disease.. Reuters - Published
The Rev. Jorge Ortiz-Garay, 49, was the first Catholic cleric in the U.S. to die from the coronavirus. His New York parishioners remembered his devotion to the community and how he gave them hope.. USATODAY.com - Published
U.S. health officials are planning ways for the country to return to normal activities if distancing and other steps to mitigate COVID-19 prove successful in curbing the outbreak, the top U.S... Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was "clinically stable" in intensive care on Wednesday and responding to treatment for COVID-19 complications, amid questions about how key coronavirus crisis.. Reuters - Published
North Korea, one of only a handful of countries not to have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, has said that it continues testing and has more than 500 people in quarantine, the World Health.. Reuters - Published
The largest, brightest supermoon of 2020 rose in the night sky on Tuesday over hushed cities, stilled factories and countries in lockdown due to the novel coronavirus that has killed tens of thousands.. Reuters - Published
Ireland's chief medical officer said on Tuesday he did not expect to be able to recommend a lifting of severe restrictions on economic activity and the movement of people by April 12 amid a spike in.. Reuters - Published
Britain is not seeing an acceleration in the number of cases of COVID-19 but it is too early to tell whether the coronavirus outbreak is peaking, the government's Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick.. Reuters - Published
The family of a Walmart Inc employee in Illinois who died after contracting COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, has filed a lawsuit accusing the retail giant of failing to adequately.. Reuters - Published
It was early spring when British scientists laid out the bald truth to their government. It was "highly likely," they said, that there was now "sustained transmission" of COVID-19 in the United.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was stable in intensive care on Tuesday after receiving oxygen support to help him battle COVID-19, while his foreign minister led the government's response to the.. Reuters - Published
School closures do not tend to help contain the spread of infections during outbreaks of disease such as COVID-19, but will have a big impact on how societies restart after lockdown, scientists said on.. Reuters - Published
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gheybresus sent his "heartfelt good wishes" to Boris Johnson on Monday after hearing that the British prime minister had been admitted to.. Reuters - Published
Nadia, the tiger who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in New York, and six other big cats who developed a dry cough at the Bronx Zoo appeared to be on the mend on Monday after doses of.. Reuters - Published
CVS sets up mass site for drive-thru testing for COVID-19 in Atlanta. Hundreds file in during first day in operation, pressing their IDs and cellphones against closed car windows to identify.. USATODAY.com - Published
The United States was preparing on Monday for what one official called the "peak death week" of the coronavirus, while across the Atlantic British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the most prominent.. Reuters - Published
The tiger that tested positive for the new coronavirus is the "first well-documented example of a person infecting an animal and an animal getting sick", said Dr. Paul Calle of the Bronx Zoo in New.. USATODAY.com - Published
Early data from U.S. states shows African Americans are more likely to die from COVID-19, highlighting longstanding disparities in health and inequalities in access to medical care, experts said. Reuters - Published
A Boeing 747 landed in Geneva on Monday with 92 tonnes of protective medical equipment including masks made in China for distribution to 13 Swiss hospitals and pharmaceutical associations as they.. Reuters - Published