Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

LONDON (AP) — More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air — a change that could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic. In a letterpublished this week in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, two […]

Hundreds test positive at Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tyson Foods is looking into reports that China’s customs agency has suspended poultry imports from a Tyson facility in the United States after coronavirus cases were confirmed among its employees. A Tyson spokesman said Sunday that the plant in question is in Springdale, Arkansas. “At Tyson, we’re confident our products […]

UN health chief: Fighting virus very hard in divided world

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Friday he is “truly concerned” about divisions the coronavirus has created globally and within individual countries, calling it an “invisible but a very small virus causing havoc.” “The world has never seen anything like this since the flu in 1918,” WHO Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom […]

Waterbury nursing home mourning death of employee who lost battle with COVID-19

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Abbott Terrace Health Center in Waterbury is mourning the death of one of their essential employees after her battle with coronavirus. Ilka Hernandez worked at Abbott Terrace for five years, where she was a registered nurse and supervisor. She was respected for her dedication and commitment to others. She was 56. […]

Wisconsin again shatters its record for single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases

NOTE: WFRV Local 5 will update this story once a day following the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ daily official update. This story will not include new cases announced by individual counties. FRIDAY 7/10/2020 1:55 p.m. (WFRV) – In its daily official update, the Wisconsin Department of Health has confirmed 34,753 total positive coronavirus test […]

Pandemic planning becomes political weapon as deaths mount

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first three years of his presidency, Donald Trump did not publicly utter the words “pandemic” or “preparedness.” Not in speeches, rallies or his many news conferences, planned and impromptu. But on Friday, the White House pointed to extensive planning exercises the administration conducted and reports it wrote warning of the […]

The Latest: SKorea continues upward trend in new infections

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has reported 51 additional cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, a continuation of an upward trend in new infections. The figures released Wednesday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took the country’s total to 12,535 with 281 deaths. It says 10,930 of them […]

Sailors on sidelined carrier get virus for second time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five sailors on the U.S. aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have tested positive for the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship, according to the Navy. The resurgence of the virus in the five sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt underscores the […]

The Latest: South Korea capital adds more coronavirus cases

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 49 new coronavirus cases. Most most of them are in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, where health authorities have been struggling to slow transmissions linked to entertainment and leisure activities, church gatherings and low-income workers who can’t afford to stay home. The figures released Saturday brought […]

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