Spike in mystery coronavirus infections hits Sydney as New South Wales records another 12 cases – and the worrying CBD cluster grows yet again New South Wales has recorded another 12 cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 3,902. … [Read more...] about Urgent alert for MILLIONS of Australians in new hot spot suburbs to get tested for coronavirus NOW – even if they have a runny nose – so is your area on the list?
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Roughly 7,000 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in California, including about 2,000 in intensive care units. That number may be artificially low due to several hospitals in Los Angeles County — the largest in the state by far — not reporting over the past few days, authorities there said. … [Read more...] about California aims to tamp down coronavirus hot spots in hard-hit Central Valley
"If the governor woke up tomorrow and said, 'I really want to get this outbreak under control in Mississippi,' and put in the policies that I'm describing, I believe that we would start to see dramatic decreases in cases within a couple of weeks," Jha said. "We would start seeing real decreases in hospitalizations in the week or two that follow." … [Read more...] about Next U.S. Coronavirus Hot Spot? Health Official Says Mississippi, Where Nearly 1 in 4 Tested Are Positive
The Iowa governor did take some action towards stricter mitigation measures late last month when on Aug. 27 she ordered bars in six counties to close according to a statement from her office. But that action still fell short of the Aug. 23 task force recommendations which recommended “bars must be closed, and indoor dining must be restricted to 50% capacity in yellow and 25% capacity in red zone counties and metro areas.” … [Read more...] about Iowa Is a National COVID-19 Hot Spot. Just Don’t Tell the Person in Charge
AstraZeneca’s decision to place the trial on hold comes after a pledge from nine leading U.S. and European vaccine developers on Tuesday to uphold scientific safety and efficacy standards for their vaccines despite the urgency to contain the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Australia not worried about vaccine trial pause, cases rise in hot spot