US coronavirus deaths pass bleak 10,000 milestone

US coronavirus deaths pass bleak 10,000 milestone

WASHINGTON: Americans were put on notice on Monday (Apr 6) not to let up in the fight against the coronavirus, as a grim milestone of 10,000 deaths cast a pall over the first signs of optimism about the trajectory of the outbreak. The United States has emerged as one of the world’s worst-hit nations, with a […]
France started including data from nursing homes last Thursday, which partially explains why the official number of deaths has more than doubled since Wednesday. The health ministry data showed that 605 people died from COVID-19 in hospitals in the last 24 hours – a new daily record – taking hospital fatalities to 6,494. The figure represented a 10% increase, up from 6% on Sunday and 9% on Saturday. Nursing homes deaths also rose 10% to 2,417, bringing the total to 8,911, an increase of 10% on Sunday’s tally. A total of 7,072 serious coronavirus cases were being treated in intensive care units, Veran added, a rise of just 1.3% from Sunday, giving the French health system small but much-needed relief.

France started including data from nursing homes last Thursday, which partially explains why the official number of deaths has more than doubled since Wednesday. The health ministry data showed that 605 people died from COVID-19 in hospitals in the last 24 hours – a new daily record – taking hospital fatalities to 6,494. The figure represented a 10% increase, up from 6% on Sunday and 9% on Saturday. Nursing homes deaths also rose 10% to 2,417, bringing the total to 8,911, an increase of 10% on Sunday’s tally. A total of 7,072 serious coronavirus cases were being treated in intensive care units, Veran added, a rise of just 1.3% from Sunday, giving the French health system small but much-needed relief.

PARIS: France’s coronavirus figures on Monday (Apr 6) showed that the rate of increase in fatalities – now at almost 9,000 – sped up again after several days of slowing, while the increase in people needing intensive care continued to decelerate. The...
US coronavirus deaths pass bleak 10,000 milestone

US coronavirus deaths top 10,000: Johns Hopkins tracker

WASHINGTON: More than 10,000 people have died of coronavirus complications in the United States since the outbreak began in late January, Johns Hopkins University said on Monday (Apr 6). The Baltimore-based school, which has been keeping a running tally of global...
Italian regions testing for signs of coronavirus immunity

Italian regions testing for signs of coronavirus immunity

PADUA, Italy: Authorities in northern Italy have begun testing health workers for antibodies that may help identify individuals with immunity to the coronavirus as they look for ways to ease the lockdown imposed a month ago to contain the epidemic. On Monday (Apr 6),...
Spain to widen coronavirus tests as hopes rise for easing lockdown

Spain to widen coronavirus tests as hopes rise for easing lockdown

MADRID: Spain said on Monday (Apr 6) that it plans to widen coronavirus testing to include people without symptoms as a first step towards slowly easing a lockdown in the nation with the second-highest death toll from the global pandemic. As with worst-hit Italy,...