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Coronavirus outbreak latest: Oct. 25, 2020

coronavirus outbreak latest: oct. 25, 2020

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Here are the latest updates from Japan and beyond on the coronavirus outbreak:

Fireworks light up the night sky at the port of Nagoya in central Japan on Oct. 24, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 25 (Japan time)

As of 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24 (Japan time)

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos – October 10~16

Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter shows autumn leaves surrounded by Lake Chuzenji in the Tochigi Prefecture city of Nikko, eastern Japan, on Oct. 24, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Useful resources for foreign residents and visitors in Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s “Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS)” multilingual hotline- Available in Simple Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Khmer, and Burmese, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays except national holidays. 0120-296-004 (toll free)
AMDA Medical Information Center’s “Multilingual Consultation Service” – Available in Simple Japanese and English, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Also available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese on designated weekdays. Check schedule here.03-6233-9266 
Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s COVID-19 infohttps://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/flow/
Tokyo Metropolitan Government hotline- Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese, 9 a. …

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The Latest: Colombia hits 1 million confirmed virus cases

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By The Associated PressBOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, its health ministry says, becoming the second country in Latin America to report that number in less than a week.
The nation of 50 million saw cases peak in August and has seen a decline since but still continues to register around 8,000 new infections a day.
Eight countries now have more than 1 million confirmed cases, and three are in Latin America. Argentina hit 1 million confirmed cases on Monday. Brazil ranks third worldwide in the number of virus cases, with more than 5 million, and passed 1 million infections back in June. Peru and Mexico are expected to reach 1 million cases each in the coming weeks.
Overall, Latin America continues to register some of the highest caseloads, diagnosing more than 100,000 confirmed infections each day, though the World Health Organization reports that Europe is now seeing even larger numbers as a second virus wave strikes.
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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:
— US sets daily record of more than 83,000 virus cases
— Pope Francis, Spanish PM Sanchez meet at Vatican without masks
— Italy’s daily coronavirus cases reach nearly 20,000
— Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for the …

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FDNY chief doctor used ungloved hands to vaccinate department brass

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Maybe the FDNY’s top doc should take a refresher course on how to properly administer a flu shot.
The department posted photos on Twitter last week showing its esteemed Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Prezant, giving a flu shot to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and two other department brass — with his bare hands.
But Prezant wasn’t following FDNY protocol: He wasn’t wearing gloves, which is always important when injecting patients — but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What’s worse, Prezant had a small cut on his thumb, which is seen pressing against Nigro’s shoulder.
Photos also show Prezant vaccinating First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh and Chief of Department John Sudnik.
FDNY spokesman Frank Dwyer noted that Prezant, as well as his patients, importantly wore masks while they were doing the vaccinations.
But, Dwyer added, “The doctor did acknowledge that gloves should have been worn in this instance.”
The photo-ops aimed to promote the FDNY’s Operation BioPOD, an emergency-preparedness initiative. All department personnel are given the option to receive the flu vaccine while they are on duty.

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Marin treatments for coronavirus similar to Trump’s

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Dr. Gregg Tolliver, an infectious disease specialist, looks over paperwork at MarinHealth Medical Center in Greenbrae on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal) MarinHealth Medical Center nurse Torhalla Dabalos and infectious disease specialist Dr. Gregg Tolliver look over patient information at the hospital in Greenbrae on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal) MarinHealth Medical Center employees chat at the hospital in Greenbrae on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. From left: Tanesha Cooper, Dr. Gregg Tolliver and Patricia Ballard. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal)Two of the three coronavirus treatments that President Donald Trump reportedly received are among the therapies that patients get at Marin hospitals.
Trump’s positive diagnosis was confirmed on Oct. 1. The next day, the president received two monoclonal antibodies and the first of five doses of remdesivir, an antiviral. Then, late on Oct. 3, Trump was given the steroid dexamethasone.
“The monoclonal antibodies were definitely an experimental treatment,” said Dr. Gregg Tolliver, medical director of infection control at MarinHealth Medical Center. “The other treatments are pretty standard care that we have been using at the hospital since they became available.”
Dr. Shilpa Marwaha, chief of infectious diseases at Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center, wrote in an email that …

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Colombia reaches 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases

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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, becoming the second country in Latin America to report that number in less than a week. The nation of 50 million saw cases peak in August and has seen a decline since but still continues to register around 8,000 new infections a day.  Argentina hit 1 million cases on Monday and Peru and Mexico are expected to reach the grim marker in the weeks ahead. Brazil ranks third worldwide in the number of virus cases and passed 1 million confirmed infections back in June. Experts say the region is experiencing a table-top like effect in which cases remain relatively high instead of dramatically dropping. 

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Coronavirus: DOH reports 90 new cases, with 3 additional fatalities

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LANAI CITY, Hawaii (KHON2) — Maui County officials announced the closure of the Voter Service Center and Place of Deposit on Lanai after the island reported 65 coronavirus cases in a matter of days.
The Voter Service Center was originally opened for voters who preferred to cast their ballot in person instead of by mail. Another option fo Lanai resident was to drop off their ballots in a Place of Deposit ahead of the 2020 General Election. Both services, located at the Lanai Police Station’s conference room, were closed to slow the spread of the virus among the community.

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Coronavirus cases break records as states in every part of U.S. reel under the surge

coronavirus cases break records as states in every part of u.s. reel under the surge

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As the United States set records for the number of new coronavirus cases, states in every part of the country are reeling under the surge.Two back-to-back daily records for single-day increases in U.S. cases were set on Friday, with 79,303 new cases, and on Thursday with 77,640, according to NBC News’ tally. The previous high of 75,723 was set July 29.The total number of cases has reached 8.6 million, with over 225,000 deaths.And the toll is being felt around the country.Among the dead is an 18-year-old who was a student at University of Dayton in Ohio. “I think it is a wake-up call,” said a fellow student of the death of the teen, who had gone home to Illinois in September for remote study.Illinois’ top public health official broke down in tears during a news conference Friday as she reported over 3,800 new coronavirus cases, bringing the state’s total to more than 370,000.Ohio set another single-day case record after reporting 2,518 new cases Friday, bringing its total to 192,948, according to NBC News’ tally. “We can’t let this situation continue to domino out of control,” the governor said this week as the state put out a new ad with a visualization of how …

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Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 4,471 new cases, 77 new deaths reported in the state

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As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there have been 776,251 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 766,305 Florida residents and 9,946 non-Florida residents. There are 16,417 Florida resident deaths reported, 204 non-resident deaths, and 48,127 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.
*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m. but are occasionally delayed.
STATEWIDE NUMBERS
Total number of recorded cases: 776,251 (up from 771,780)Florida resident deaths: 16,417 (up from 16,340)Non-resident deaths: 204 (unchanged)Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 16,621 (up from 16,544)

4,471 total new cases reported Saturday
77 new resident deaths reported Saturday
0 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday
Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 3.68%

This percent is the number of people who test PCR- or antigen-positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day, excluding people who have previously tested positive. 

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total recorded cases in SWFL: 44,563 (up from 44,287)Deaths: 994 (up from 991)

276 total new cases reported Saturday
3 new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: 22,619 (up from 22,480) – 506 deaths (1 new)Collier County: 14,025 (up from 13,927) – 253 deaths (2 new)Charlotte County: 3,487 (up from 3,463) – 157 deathsDeSoto County: 1,651(up from 1,644) – 29 deathsGlades County: 593 (no change) – 6 deathsHendry County: 2,188 (up from 2,180) – 43 deaths
TESTING NUMBERS

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Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 2,043 new cases, 29 new deaths

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That brings the statewide total to 192,622 cases and 8,654 total deaths attributed to COVID-19

by: WKBN Staff

Posted: Oct 24, 2020 / 12:00 PM EDT
/ Updated: Oct 24, 2020 / 12:00 PM EDT

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 2,043 positive cases of COVID-19 and 29 new deaths since Friday’s report, when 2,219 new cases and 33 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 192,622 cases and 8,654 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between October 17 and October 23 is 232,253 with 11,679 positive cases. There were 38,088 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., October 23.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

There are 2,395 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 647 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. 

There are 2,215,057 individuals who have tested negative to date. Of those who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;Nearly 2% are ages 5-12;Approximately 5% are ages 13-18;Nearly 14% are ages 19-24; Nearly 36% are ages 25-49; Approximately 21% are ages 50-64; andNearly 21% are ages 65 or older.

Most of the patients …

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The Latest: US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000 – Portland Press Herald

the latest: us sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000 – portland press herald

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BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge.
The U.S. death toll, meanwhile, has grown to 223,995, according to the COVID-19 Dashboard published by Johns Hopkins University. The total U.S. caseload reported on the site Friday was 83,757, topping the 77,362 cases reported on July 16.
The impact is being felt in every section of the country — a lockdown starting Friday at the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s reservation in South Dakota, a plea by a Florida health official for a halt to children’s birthday parties, dire warnings from Utah’s governor, and an increasingly desperate situation at a hospital in northern Idaho, which is running out of space for patients and considering airlifts to Seattle or Portland, Oregon.
“We’ve essentially shut down an entire floor of our hospital. We’ve had to double rooms. We’ve bought more hospital beds,” said Dr. Robert Scoggins, a pulmonologist at the Kootenai Health hospital in Coeur d’Alene. “Our hospital is not built for a pandemic.”

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